Taught course

Emerging Technologies and the Law

Institution
Newcastle University · Newcastle Law School
Qualifications
LLM

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Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in any subject.

We will also consider applications on an individual basis if you have lower or non-standard qualifications or experience in relevant professional practice.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The LLM in Emerging Technologies will equip you with the substantive knowledge and skills essential for tackling the legal questions of tomorrow.

This LLM focuses on the interactions between economics, politics and society in regulating complex new technological problems.

It combines the study of existing rules and regulations with case studies and human experiences of the impacts of innovation.

It raises questions such as:

  • Is your meme copyright protected?
  • Where, how, and why should Meta be taxed?
  • Will AI decision-making change legal processes?
  • What happens when Twitter and the European Commission discuss social media content?
  • Can science fiction teach us about regulation?

This Law programme is open to graduates from any discipline. We welcome students with an interest in the regulation of complex real-world problems that are the result of technological innovations. This course is for you if you not only care what the law is, but what it could be.

Our subject experts will provide you with extensive knowledge. You will gain critical and transferrable skills required by employers in both the public and private sector.

This LLM is also suitable for applicants with an interest in further study. You will develop the skills necessary for the development of a PhD proposal on law and technology-related subjects.

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Information for international students

Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.5 in writing, and 5.5 in all other sub-skills).

If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English course.

Fees and funding

See Fees and Funding tab in the Programme information in our online Prospectus.

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
Dr Benjamin Farrand
Email
ben.farrand@ncl.ac.uk