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Internet Law and Policy (IT and Telecommunications Law) LLM/PGDip/PGCert

University of Strathclyde

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  • Qualification

    LLM - Master of Laws

  • Location

    University of Strathclyde

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date


  • Duration

    24 months

Course summary

Why this course?

Internet law, internet policy, IT and telecoms law are fast-changing areas of legal specialisation that have a large international reach and strong employment prospects.

You'll gain the skills and expertise required to become an expert in reguation of the internet and the information economy, with a focused understanding of digital policy in developed and emerging markets.

The LLM is completed fully online via part-time study giving you the flexibility to gain a Masters-level qualification while continuing to work.

What you'll study

The programme is delivered fully online via Myplace, our virtual learning environment. You'll complete six classes – the class in legal research is compulsory and the remainder are chosen from a selected list or from other Law School Masters programmes.

Classes will be taught through weekly discussion forums and podcasts (Legal Research only). The course structure and class choices are almost identical for both pathways; for the IT and Telecommunications Law pathway, it is necessary to take the class Telecommunication Law and also to write a dissertation a telecoms-related subject.

Satisfactory completion of three classess qualifies you for the PgCert. If you complete six classes you'll gain the award of PgDip. To qualify for the LLM, you must submit a dissertation of 15,000 words on an approved topic.


Your engagement with online discussions amounts to 20 per cent of the class grade. You're expected to contribute at least 200 words to each of the 10 sessions.

You're also required to submit a 1,500-word report in the same format as the final assignment. This is worth 10% of the grade to determine your understanding of the course material.

Finally, a written assignment of approximately 4,500 words will be submitted, worth 70% of your grade.


This course is an ideal choice for law graduates, lawyers and IT specialists, recently graduated or those who've been working for some time.

It's suitable for those who'd like to gain the skills and knowledge to formulate and apply law in the information society.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 6,800per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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University of Strathclyde

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  • Campus address

    University of Strathclyde, McCance Building, 16 Richmond Street, Glasgow, Glasgow, City Of, G1 1XQ, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    8th out of 103 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    203 92%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    89 89%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.88 78%



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