Research course

International Cyber Law and Policy

Liverpool Hope University · Arts and Humanities
LLM by research

Entry requirements

A minimum of a Second-Class Honours degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. Law) awarded by a UK university, or an equivalent higher education qualification, or equivalent professional experience

Months of entry

February, October

Course content

Interaction in cyberspace and telecommunications plays an increasingly significant role in the practice of everyday life be it commercial, cultural, political, criminal, creative or personal activities. The School of Law has responded to this by offering a course that seeks to provide students with the opportunity to develop a research and ethical focused approach to the study of the regulation, the regulatory challenges, policing of cyberspace, and current and emergent telecommunications technologies. It will provide students with the opportunity to investigate topics such as regulatory and governance theory, cyber property and cyber-rights, the place of Cyber Law, the policy and legal frameworks and modalities of regulation of technologies in cyberspace, alternative regulatory models, internet governance, cyber rights, cybercrime, emergent technologies, critical legal and political questions surrounding the implications of the use of technology, digital information devices, the influence of social norms, values and interests on the regulatory design of cyberspace regulation of Artificial Intelligence and the rules regarding Cybersecurity.

At its core, the programme will provide postgraduate students with the opportunity to first develop a research focused, advanced, and evaluative understanding of the national and international regulatory and policy frameworks governing and shaping cyberspace and how to design and undertake advanced legal research by completing three taught courses and then go on to complete a significant research project on an aspect of cyber regulation and policy.

Information for international students

For students whose first language is not English there is a language requirement of IELTS 6.5 overall with 6.0 minimum of all components. In addition to this, we also accept a wide range of International Qualifications, for more information please visit our English Language Requirements page.

For additional information about country specific entry requirements visit the your country pages.

Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • LLM by research
    part time
    27 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Student Futures
+44 (0) 151 291 3111