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  • Qualification

    LLM - Master of Laws

  • Location

    University of Hertfordshire

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    17-SEP-22, 21-JAN-23

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

About the course

Many exciting opportunities await the graduate with an LLM in IT Law and Policy. Graduates with specialist knowledge of IT law and policy are in high demand in this fast-moving and swiftly growing sector. You will study two compulsory modules – International Electronic Communications Law and Emerging Technologies and Law – in combination with two further modules of your choice from a wide range of options. This will give you a solid grounding on which to build with further specialisations, and you can tailor your course specifically according to your desired career path.

The International Electronic Communications Law module explores the existing legal framework around the electronic communications sector in the UK and Europe. It also examines emerging areas such as cloud computing, net neutrality and surveillance, along with questions relating to spectrum management. Changes to European law are also investigated. In the Emerging Technologies and Law module you will study a range of internet and emerging technologies law and policy principles. You will also consider consumer protection online and the rules relating to digital marketing, distance selling and e-payment, as well as the legal requirements for online company presence and advertising. The module also offers the exciting opportunity to examine in depth any emerging legal issue in the area of the internet and emerging technology.

Why choose this course?

This highly relevant, contemporary course will provide you with the knowledge and understanding you need to work within the exciting, dynamic technology sector. Taught by specialists in their fields and continually updated and underpinned by the latest research and practice, you can be sure that you will graduate with up-to-date knowledge and skills to thrive in your chosen career. Innovative, practical teaching methods are designed to develop your intellectual, transferable, interpersonal and practical skills. These skills, in combination with the knowledge and critical understanding you will receive of the history and current and emerging developments within the sector, will ensure that you are very attractive to potential employers! In addition to your study modules, the University’s co-curricular programme offers a wide range of options that will further enhance your skills.

What will I study?

A combination of theoretical teaching and hands-on practice will provide you with the knowledge, skills and experience you need. Class seminars are supported by group work, collaborative projects, role plays and debates, to develop those all-important skills of negotiation, persuasion, presentation, teamwork and leadership. Independent study is, of course, essential, and you will have the opportunity to demonstrate and apply what you have learnt in the written assignments, which are the assessment vehicles for the two compulsory modules. There will also be a practical assessment in the Emerging Technologies and Law module, which will help you learn, for instance, how to design and present a poster, or how to work effectively in a group. A peer support and mentoring scheme is also available, to help students settle into university life, and to offer further opportunities to develop your mentoring, teamwork and leadership skills.

Careers

Successful completion of the LLM will qualify you to work in a wide variety of technological organisations and departments and/or start-ups, in the private or public sector. Alternatively, you may wish to consider a regulatory path, or a future within civil society or advocacy groups, international organisations, or even academia or research.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 13,950per year

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

University information

University of Hertfordshire

  • University League Table

    81st

  • Campus address

    University of Hertfordshire, College Lane, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 9AB, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    79th out of 110 2

    92nd out of 103 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    104 44%

    96th

    13
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    79 79%

    62nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.79 76%

    87th

    19
  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    106 48%

    77th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    61st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.82 76%

    78th

    12

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