Taught course

Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law

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

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Entry requirements

UK

Degree requirements

A 2:1 or above at undergraduate level in Law or a degree with substantial law content.

Law graduates with a 2:2 honours degree who also have other legal qualifications and/or substantial professional legal experience may also qualify.

Other routes

Non-law graduates with a minimum second class honours degree, that have also obtained a Merit (or 60 per cent) in the Common Professional Examination (CPE) or Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) recognised by the UK professional bodies, may also qualify. Non-law graduates may also be considered on the basis of exceptional professional experience (of at least five years) in a legal area or an area directly related to their programme of study.

Find out more about how to apply for our postgraduate taught courses.

PGCert

Degree requirements

A 2:1 or above at undergraduate level in Law or a degree with substantial law content.

Other routes

Equivalent professional qualifications and experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Find out more about how to apply for our postgraduate taught courses.

PGDip

Degree requirements

A 2:1 or above at undergraduate level in Law or a degree with substantial law content.

Other routes

Equivalent professional qualifications and experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Find out more about how to apply for our postgraduate taught courses.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This LLM gives you the opportunity to analyse how technology, media and telecommunications law has affected the application of traditional legal principles. Examine the complex issues, precedence and developments of law and policy and learn how to apply this knowledge to current events and cases.

For the academic year 2020/21, you can start this LLM either in September 2020 or January 2021. An accelerated LLM is also available for January 2021 entry. Part-time is only available for September entry.

What you'll study

The importance of technology, the media and telecommunications in modern society has grown exponentially in recent times. The Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law LLM explores the legal regimes governing the supply and use of computer and communications technology and those governing key aspects of the media.

Through the examination of national law, international law and policy, you will learn to analyse complex legal issues arising from technology, media and telecommunications and examine how the developments in these areas have affected the application of traditional legal principles.

You will critically evaluate the regulation of all key forms of media content and the channels via which that content is delivered, including traditional, new and still-developing media.

The School of Law offers a selection of elective modules, enabling you to gear your qualification to your desired career trajectory. You will also have voluntary access to an excellent series of lectures in Critical Thinking and Writing in Law to help you to improve your writing and research in law skills. Please note that not all modules will be available in any one year.

Structure

You will need to complete 180 credits in total.

Full year programme:

  • 180 credits of taught modules (this can include a 30 credits elective dissertation)

Accelerated programme

  • 120 credits of taught modules
  • 60 credits by dissertation of 15,000 words

As this is an accelerated programme, the workload will be greater than the full-time 1 year programme with reduced study breaks and may not be suitable for everyone.

Please see the link to the academic year plan for each of the start dates for an idea of the structure of the programme and key periods of assessment:

Note that part-time is only available for September entry. Part time study allows the student to complete the same number of credits as the full-time programme over a 2-year period.

Programme changes for 2020

At Queen Mary, we have been adapting to the challenges of Covid-19 so we are ready for the new academic year, with all the academic, pastoral and community support you need to settle in and thrive. For your chosen programme of study, the result is an innovative blended learning offering, giving you access to a world-class education whether or not you can join us on campus from September. For more information, please visit our dedicated FAQ pages.

Please note that the modules listed below are for students starting the programme in September 2020. There may be some variation in module choices for students joining the accelerated 9 month programme; these will be available very soon.

Coronavirus FAQs

Coronavirus FAQs

Advice and guidance for applicants

Guidance for applicants

Modules

When reviewing the modules below, please ensure that you refer to the list available for the teaching periods applicable to your chosen programme of study.

For the January full year programme the modules listed for A20 September – December 2020 will form the basis for your final teaching period in September – December 2021. (Not all listed modules may be available)

Please note: It may be possible to choose up to 60 credits from other LLM programmes and still qualify for your chosen degree. More information on this will be available at induction.

View the full list of modules on this programme.

Assessment

  • You will be assessed by a range of methods combining examinations and coursework which will be fully explained in your student pack available during induction
  • For any elective dissertation, you will undertake self-directed research and writing in completing this elective assessed dissertation

PGCert

This PGCert gives you the opportunity to analyse how technology, media and telecommunications law has affected the application of traditional legal principles. Examine the complex issues, precedence and developments of law and policy and learn how to apply learned knowledge to enhance your career.

  • Study at one of the top 10 law schools in the UK for the quality of our research and teaching (REF 2014)
  • Set your own pace on this flexible part-time course that can be completed in one to two years depending on your other commitments
  • Network and share ideas with fellow students via online forums, which provide additional support and professional development
  • Your fellow students will come from the UK and more than 80 other countries, each able to draw on prior academic and professional experience from different jurisdictions
  • We also offer the Online PG Diploma and LLM in Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law

PGDip

This PGDip gives you the opportunity to analyse how technology, media and telecommunications law has affected the application of traditional legal principles. Examine the complex issues, precedence and developments of law and policy and learn how to apply this knowledge to current events and cases.

  • Study at one of the top 10 law schools in the UK for the quality of our research and teaching (REF 2014)
  • Set your own pace on this flexible part-time course that can be completed in one to two years depending on your other commitments
  • Network and share ideas with fellow students via online forums, which provide additional support and professional development
  • Your fellow students will come from the UK and more than 80 other countries, each able to draw on prior academic and professional experience from different jurisdictions
  • We also offer the Online Postgraduate Certificate in Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law and the Online LLM in Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law

Information for international students

English language requirements

If you got your degree in an English speaking country or if it was taught in English, and you studied within the last five years, you might not need an English language qualification - find out more.

Visas and immigration

Find out how to apply for a student visa.

Fees and funding

Queen Mary alumni get a £1,000 discount on their fees. Find out more about the Alumni Loyalty Award

Funding

There are a number of ways you can fund your postgraduate degree.

School of Law scholarships

The School of Law offers a range of scholarships for Law Masters programmes each year. Full details are made available on the law funding page from October – November each year.

Other sources of funding

Our Advice and Counselling service offers specialist support on financial issues, which you can access as soon as you apply for a place at Queen Mary. Before you apply, you can access our funding guides and advice on managing your money:

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
  • PGDip
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    Programme changes for 2020 At Queen Mary, we have been adapting to the challenges of Covid-19 so we are ready for the new academic year, with all the academic, pastoral and community support you need to settle in and thrive. For your chosen programme of study, the result is an innovative blended learning offering, giving you access to a world-class education whether or not you can join us on campus from September. For more information, please visit our dedicated FAQ pages. Please note that the modules listed below are for students starting the programme in September 2020. There may be some variation in module choices for students joining the programme in January 2021; details of these will be available from week commencing 15th June.

Course contact details

Name
School of Law
Email
pglaw-reception@qmul.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7017 4237