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  • Qualification

    LLM - Master of Laws

  • Location

    University of Portsmouth

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Do you have a background in law or computing? Would you like to develop the skills and knowledge to use new technologies to offer innovative legaltech services or software?

On this LLM Law and LegalTech Master's degree, you'll take introductory modules on law or computing (depending on your background), giving you the knowledge you need to move into more advanced areas later in the course.

You'll explore how to use technology to make legal services more accessible to clients and how to make technology easier to use for legal professionals. You'll also be trained how to use ContractExpress from Thomson Reuters'; the industry standard in legal services software.

This is one of a handful of LLM legaltech courses in the UK, bringing together the specialisms of law and computing. The skills and knowledge you gain on this Master's in legal technology course will boost your career prospects in sectors related to law and IT and allow you to take advantage of emergent technologies such as blockchains, electronic contracts and artificial intelligence (AI) to develop and deliver innovative law services and software.

What you'll experience
On this Law and LegalTech LLM course, you'll:

  • Learn how to apply technology in the legal profession
  • Explore how to use legaltech to offer legal services more quickly, accurately and cost effectively to clients
  • Choose introductory modules that give you the law and computing knowledge you need to embark on advanced modules
  • Learn how to adapt technology to access a wider audience in the legal profession
  • Boost your existing qualifications, or build on your current professional experience, to further your career
  • Learn how to construe a legal argument and make use of the law and legal provision
  • Be taught by staff who have professional experience and active research experience, giving you access to the latest insights and research
  • Study alongside students from related disciplines in shared modules, allowing you to share ideas and experiences
  • Develop an understanding of contract law and electronic contracts and the impact of emerging technology such as blockchains
  • Be able to choose the modules that address the gaps in your personal knowledge or match your career situation and aspirations
  • Have the opportunity to take the CILEx Level 6 Diploma in Legal Practice if you're a law graduate
  • Learn how to use ContractExpress from Thomson Reuters' to automate legal documents and predict case success rates

Teaching on this course includes:

  • Workshops
  • Presentations
  • Simulation sessions
  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Group discussion
  • Teaching staff on this course have a combination of professional legal and academic experience.

You can access all teaching resources on Moodle, our virtual learning environment, from anywhere with a Web connection.

For more about the teaching activities for specific modules, see the module list above.

Tuition fees

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University information

University of Portsmouth

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  • Campus address

    University of Portsmouth, University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 2UP, England

Around 5,200 of the university's 29,000 students come from 150 countries around the world. The Global Community networking scheme helps them to meet.
The University of Portsmouth Global team is dedicated to supporting international students from enquiry, through application and arrival, to graduation.
International students can get specialist advice on matters including visas and immigration, settling in to the UK and adjusting to a new culture.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    51st out of 104 13

  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    122 54%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    62.0 62%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%



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