Taught course

Information Technology Law

Institution
Aberystwyth University · Department of Law and Criminology
Qualifications
LLM

Entry requirements

An Honours Degree 2:2 (minimum). Degrees in law, the social sciences, or other similar subjects are preferred. Those from other disciplines or with suitable professional experience will be considered on an individual basis. Equivalent international qualifications are acceptable especially if ECTS evidence is available. Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) and/or Accreditation of Experiential Prior Learning (APEL) are considered on an individual basis according to current University Regulations Further information including applications forms, reference forms and information on fees can be found on: www.aber.ac.uk/en/postgrad

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Aberystwyth LLM in Information Technology Law is a relatively new discipline within law and one which provides you with ample opportunity to explore issues which are at the cutting edge of legal development. In addition to providing significant academic challenges, this course will equip you with the necessary experience to succeed in law in this rapidly growing area of IT law.

On this degree scheme you will study the practical response of the law to these developing technologies. You will also assess the adequacy and effectiveness of measures taken at both a national and international level to deal with the novel problems which continue to arise. In the light of the global nature of this subject, a particular consideration will be given to consistency and the need for a uniform approach between jurisdictions.

You will begin by securing a comprehensive grounding in the current legal framework regulating ICT before exploring the rapidly developing legal perspectives on digital technologies, rights issues, intellectual property, commerce, product marketing, communication, computer programming and much more.

An important part of the course is the writing of a detailed dissertation within the specialism of your choice. This is your opportunity to select a project topic which has a direct bearing on your professional life. Previous LLM students at Aberystwyth have found this opportunity to be invaluable in establishing a successful career.

You will benefit from the knowledge and experience of members of Aberystwyth University's Law and Criminology Department who will also guide and encourage you as you tackle your Master's dissertation. Alongside your subject-specific learning, you will also complete regular assignments and exercises designed to strengthen your rigorous analytical skills, your abilities in argument formation and your capacity for independent thought, making you highly employable in legal and other professional work contexts.

Information for international students

If you have a Bachelor's degree from a UK University, you do not need to take an English proficiency test. Non-native English speakers who do not meet this requirement must take a University-recognised test of academic English language proficiency. For further details see: http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/postgrad/howtoapply/before-you-apply/english-language/

Fees and funding

The Department of Law and Criminology is pleased to
be able to offer five departmental scholarships of £5000
each for taught masters programmes.

For more information on funding please see: http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/postgrad/funding-fees/

Qualification and course duration

LLM

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Dominika Komaniecka
Email
pglaw@aber.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1970 622 720