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Information Technology and Commerce Law

Privacy, intellectual property, data protection, big data, information security, digital threats and cyber space are issues that are becoming increasingly challenging. This programme provides a comprehensive grounding in the legal and regulatory environment in which these technological developments are taking place. Combining the all-important aspects of commercial law with the ever-increasing impact of information technology law, you will develop an in-depth understanding of the legal response to these changes and why the law is moving in a particular area. With a sound understanding of this important area of law and a readiness to apply that knowledge commercially, you will be well-equipped to compete for careers in the corporate and business world."

Entry requirements

LLM: Entry requirements: a UK bachelors degree with upper second-class honours or higher in law or in a degree with substantive legal component. See international equivalent qualifications Work experience also considered English language: band 2D.

Course modules

Optional modules include: 30 credits: Commercial Conflicts of Law and International Litigation; Insurance Law; International
Commercial Arbitration; International Law of the Sea; International Trade Law 15 credits: Corporate Governance: Regulating Boards of Directors; Corporate Governance - Shareholders' Rights; Digital Identity; Enforcement of Intellectual Property rights over the Internet; Global Trends in Copyright and Trademark Laws; Internet Intermediaries and Data Protection Law; The Law of Ship Sale and Purchase; Ship Finance.

Assessment methods

Assessment will vary depending on modules selected, but will include exams and coursework as well as your dissertation. Students are required to complete a total of 180 credits across their modules (credits are based on Credit Accumulation Transfer Scheme - CATS). The core LLM dissertation is awarded 60 credits, and students are free to choose remaining modules that total 120 credits.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
LLM Full-time September 2019 17,546 (Year 1) International 1 Years
LLM Full-time September 2019 9,250 (Year 1) Home/EU 1 Years
LLM Full-time September 2019 9,250 (Year 1) EU 1 Years
LLM Full-time September 2019 9,250 (Year 1) Channel Islands 1 Years
LLM Full-time September 2019 9,250 (Year 1) Scotland 1 Years
LLM Full-time September 2019 9,250 (Year 1) Northern Ireland 1 Years
LLM Full-time September 2019 9,250 (Year 1) Wales 1 Years
LLM Full-time September 2019 9,250 (Year 1) England 1 Years

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