Taught course

Innovation, Technology and the Law

Institution
University of Edinburgh · School of Law
Qualifications
LLM

Entry requirements

A minimum UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in law.

We will also consider candidates with a UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a social science subject.

Your other qualifications and professional experience will also be considered as part of your application.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This unique and internationally-focused LLM programme explores how the law responds to, regulates and promotes new and emerging technologies.

Innovative technologies and convergence in technologies are causing unprecedented societal change. New legal issues are arising, and new regulatory responses emerging. The law can help – or hinder – society’s ability to reap the optimal rewards from technological development.

Across the programme, you will study different modes of regulation – the law, the markets, the technology itself – and critically analyse the advantages and disadvantages of each. The potential of technology to support legal and judicial processes is also examined.

This LLM will enable you to develop an advanced knowledge of domains where law engages with technology, awareness of the problems in the area and understanding of the differing approaches to their solution.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • LLM
    full time
    12 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    20-36 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Edinburgh Law School Online Learning Office
Email
llm.online@ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)131 650 2386