Taught course

Postgraduate Distance Learning Diploma in Computer and Communications Law (6 years Part-time)

Institution
Queen Mary, University of London · Centre for Commercial Law Studies - CCLS
Qualifications
PGDip

Entry requirements

You should apply for this course through Informa. An upper second class honours degree in law (or with law as a major element) at a British university or the equivalent in other universities. Equivalent professional qualifications and experience are accepted at the discretion of the Programme Director. If you are unsure if you are suitable for the programme please contact Informa so that we can advise you. All applicants should apply through Informa, not through Queen Mary University of London.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The LLM in Computer and Communications Law by Distance Learning programme is one of a suite of online learning programmes that can lead to the award of a Queen Mary University of London, Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma or LLM in Computer and Communications Law.

The programme draws on our established teaching and research expertise in IT law, e-commerce law, communications law, computer law and media law.

Law as a subject is particularly suitable for online learning in that it is primarily text-based, so delivery of teaching materials is not restricted by bandwidth limitations. Most of the relevant materials for computer and communications law are available in digital format from databases such as Lexis and Westlaw to which you gain access through your Queen Mary student account.

Your e-learning experience is enhanced by tutorials using discussion boards, blog postings and live chat for class discussions and question and answer sessions. We have designed the course to allow as much interaction and feedback between students and tutors as possible. Your understanding will be deepened by discussing your reading with fellow students and your course tutor and carrying out short tasks related to the course. We also use audio and audio-visual presentations. Completion of the LLM takes from two to six years, part-time and is tailored for the needs of busy practitioners or other lawyers who would like to obtain specialist knowledge in the computer and communications law field.

This programme will:

  • Give you expertise in the legal regimes governing the supply and use of computer and communications technology.
  • Examine the complex issues concerning national and international law and policy relating to computer and communications technology.
  • Analyse how computer and communications technology has affected the application of traditional legal principles.
  • Enable you to apply your learning, knowledge, skills and expertise to your work straight away and help to further your career.
  • Allow you to decide how far you wish to take your study.

Fees and funding

UK students
www.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/tuitionfees
International students
www.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/tuitionfees

Tuition fees for Home and EU students

2014 entry
DL £11,300

Tuition fees for International students

2014 entry
DL £11,300

Funding

Distance learning students are not eligible for Queen Mary funding.

Qualification and course duration

PGDip

distance learning
72 months

Course contact details

Name
Adam Hayward
Email
qmul@informa.com
Phone
+44 (0)20 7017 5906
Fax
+44 (0) 20 7017 5858