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Internet Law and Policy/IT and Telecommunications Law

The LLM in Internet Law and Policy is also known as the LLM in IT and Telecommunications Law. The course structure and module choices are identical. Students have the choice of an interchangeable title that best reflects their desired sector and country of employment. 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. This course is offered on a full-time, part-time and distance learning basis

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree in Law or a degree with a substantial legal content. We also recognise other qualifications, especially where your work experience is in a field relevant to the subject of the course.

For postgraduate studies, the University of Strathclyde requires a minimum overall score of IELTS 6.5 (no individual test score below 6.0) or equivalent. Tests are valid for two years.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: Legal research. Elective modules: Cybercrime; e-commerce law; intellectual property law; international intellectual property; internet governance; telecommunications law; privacy, crim and security; digital copyright law and policy-making; domain name regulation.
Compulsory modules: Legal research.
Elective modules: Cybercrime; e-commerce law; intellectual property law; international intellectual property; internet governance; telecommunications law; privacy, crim and security; digital copyright law and policy-making; domain name regulation.

Assessment methods

Full and part-time attending students

For most of the modules, you'll receive 10 per cent of your final grade from attendance and participation in class activities. This assessment is based on both the quantity of classes attended, and the quality of participation in those classes. You'll be considered to have made a substantive contribution through engaging in class discussion, asking questions, and participating in semi-structured activities such as 'simulation' exercises.

The remaining 90 per cent of your grade comes from the completion of two 3,500-word assignments. These are equally weighted so each is worth 45 per cent of the overall grade. One assignment is to be submitted in the second half of the teaching semester. The second assignment will be given to you once you've received feedback on your first assignment.

Distance learning students

20 per cent of the class grade is your engagement with online discussions. 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 per cent of your grade.

Fees

Please note the Internet Law & Policy pathway costs £4,750 for the LLM/PgDip/PgCert (via distance learning). The Information Technology & Telecommunications Law pathway costs £5,000 for the LLM/PgDip/PgCert (via distance learning).

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
LLM Full-time September 2017 13,500 (Year 1) International 12 12 Months
LLM Full-time September 2017 6,500 (Year 1) Home/EU 12 12 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2017 3,250 (Year 1) Home/EU 8 8 Months
LLM Distance learning September 2017 4,750 (Year 1) Home/EU 24 24 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Distance learning September 2017 4,750 (Year 1) Home/EU 24 24 Months
LLM Distance learning September 2017 5,000 (Year 1) Home/EU 24 24 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Distance learning September 2017 5,000 (Year 1) Home/EU 24 24 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2017 13,500 (Year 1) International 21 21 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2017 6,500 (Year 1) Home/EU 21 21 Months
LLM Part-time September 2017 3,250 (Year 1) Home/EU 24 24 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Distance learning September 2017 5,000 (Year 1) Home/EU 24 24 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2017 13,500 (Year 1) International 9 9 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2017 6,500 (Year 1) Home/EU 9 9 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Distance learning September 2017 4,750 (Year 1) Home/EU 24 24 Months

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