Taught course

International Cyber Regulation and Policy

Institution
Edge Hill University · Department of Law and Criminology
Qualifications
LLM

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Entry requirements

You should have a degree equivalent to UK first-class or second-class honours (2:2 or above) in law, a relevant science-based discipline, or a relevant non-law degree in the humanities or social sciences. Relevant professional qualifications or suitable work experience will also be considered. An interview forms part of the selection process for applicants with non-law degrees.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Investigating an increasingly dominant aspect of our social and economic interactions, this taught Masters degree examines the policies, regulatory frameworks and policing of both cyberspace and current and emergent telecommunications technologies. Developing legal research and problem-solving skills, you will gain expert insight into resolving complex regulatory issues and discover the major challenges faced by lawmakers in regulating cyberspace. You will explore topics such as regulatory and governance theory, cyber property and cyber rights, the place of cyber law, and the legal frameworks and modalities of the regulation of technologies, including telecommunications networks and service providers. The programme will be highly appealing to law graduates with an interest in practice in these areas of the law. It is also particularly suitable for social science graduates aspiring to employment in cyberspace-related industries, members of IT law enforcement organisations, and those working in the telecommunications industries, who are seeking to develop expertise in the regulation of cyberspace and connected technologies.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for full-time study on this LLM are £5,580 for UK students and £13,500 for international students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2021/22. Exemptions apply for EU/EEA and Swiss students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, as well as Irish nationals, who may be eligible for the UK full-time tuition fee rate.Tuition fees for part-time study on this LLM are £31 per credit for UK students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2021/22, i.e. £620 per 20 credit module. 180 credits are required to complete a Masters degree. EU/EEA and Swiss students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, as well as Irish nationals, may be eligible for the UK part-time tuition fee rate.If you’re an Edge Hill University graduate joining this programme in academic year 2021/22, you may be eligible for a reduction in tuition fees. You could receive a 50% reduction if you graduated in academic year 2020/21 or a 20% reduction if you graduated in academic years 2018/19 or 2019/20. This offer is available to eligible UK students, EU/EEA and Swiss students who have settled or pre-settled status, and Irish nationals. Please see www.edgehill.ac.uk/feereduction2021 to find out more.The University may administer a small inflationary rise in part-time postgraduate tuition fees in subsequent academic years as you progress through the course.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • LLM
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Assessment

Typically, you will be assessed through the submission of one piece of coursework for each taught module and the submission of a dissertation that may be a work-related research project. The coursework may be in the form of essays or problem-based case scenarios. You will be assessed individually though on some occasions you will be invited to work as part of a team with your peers.

Course contact details

Phone
+44(0)1695 575171