Taught course

Law and Technology

Institution
King's College London · Dickson Poon School of Law
Qualifications
LLM

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Entry requirements

Undergraduate degree with high 2:1 honours (assessed as an overall average of at least 65% across all years of study) in Law or a degree with at least 70% law content, or an equivalent international qualification and grading.

Exceptionally, you may be considered where a comparable academic level has been achieved through other graduate studies (such as a Graduate Diploma in Law) and where work or experience (at least three years legal work experience) has made you a suitable candidate for the LLM.

Please note: Meeting the minimum requirements for your application to be considered does not guarantee an offer. Applications for this programme are competitive.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our LLM in Law and Technology is an internationally recognised postgraduate law degree which offers students a rare opportunity to systematically acquire academic training in the interdisciplinary area of Law and Technlogy. We offer a wide range of relevant modules taught by leading academics and practioners, including e-commerce law, cyberspace law, biotechnology and health law, intellectual property and copyright, media law, law of artificial intelligence, law of cryptocurrencies and blockchain, international financial law and venture capital, law and policy of financial technlogy, and competition law in relation to digital economy.

The education will focus on cultivating students’ problem-solving skills, critical thinking ability, and the adaptability to the ever-changing economy of 21st century driven by technological innovations. The LLM in Law and Technology will greatly improve students’ employability for tomorrow’s job market in legal, finance, and technology industries.

  • We have a world-class teaching team consisted of dedicated full-time academics at The Dickson Poon School of Law and leading practitioners from legal, finance, and technology industries who collectively contribute to an extensive module offering as part of the LLM in Law and Technology pathway.
  • Based on our strong research and educational expertise in Law and Technology, we offer a wide range of modules for LLM students including e-commerce law, cyberspace law, intellectual property and copyright, media law, law of artificial intelligence, law of cryptocurrencies and blockchain, international financial law and venture capital, law and policy of financial technology, and competition law in relation to digital economy. It will allow you to build your own portfolio of professional knowledge, skills, and expertise to suit your own career needs.
  • We will study and research Law and Technology from an international, comparative, and transnational perspective, as we have academics specialising in tech laws and regulations in important jurisdictions such as UK, US, EU, and China.
  • We adopt innovative and research-led teaching pedagogy that focuses on cultivating students’ problem-solving skills, critical thinking ablity, and the adaptability to the ever-changing economy of 21st centry driven by technlogical innovations. It will greatly improve students’ employability and prepare them for the future job market where employees with Law and Technlogy knowledge and skills will be highly sought-after.
  • We combine our educational endeavour with research spirit, as the LLM in Law and Technology will be supported by the Centre for Technology, Ethics, Law & Society (TELOS) which is a key Research Centre at The Dickson Poon School of Law and aims to engage in rigorous, policy-relevant research exploring the legal, ethical and social implications of new and emerging technologies. TELOS has been at the forefront of seeking to nurture the nascent but rapidly growing literature in Law and Technology, which has witnessed an explosion of interest in light of the breath-taking pace of technological innovation since TELOS was established in 2007.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
admissions@kcl.ac.uk