Taught course

LLM Information Technology and Commerce

University of Southampton · School of Law

Entry requirements

Minimum upper second-class degree in law (or degree with a substantive legal component) from an approved University or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University; work experience also considered.

Months of entry


Course content

Privacy, intellectual property, data protection, big data, information security, digital threats and cyber space are issues that are becoming increasingly challenging. This programme provides a comprehensive grounding in the legal and regulatory environment in which these technological developments are taking place. Combining the all-important aspects of commercial law with the ever-increasing impact of information technology law, you will develop an in-depth understanding of the legal response to these changes and why the law is moving in a particular area. With a sound understanding of this important area of law and a readiness to apply that knowledge commercially, you will be well-equipped to compete for careers in the corporate and business world.

Optional modules:
Commercial Conflicts of Laws and International Litigation; Online Intellectual Property Enforcement (half option); Global Copyright and Trade Mark Law and Policy (half option); Digital Identity (half option) Ship Finance (half option); Internet Intermediaries and Data Protection Law (half option); The Law of Ship Sale and Purchase (half option); Intellectual Property Law and Theory; Corporate Governance: Regulating Boards of Directors (half option); Corporate Governance – Shareholders’ Rights (half option); EU Competition Law; Insurance Law; International and Comparative Competition Law; International Commercial Arbitration; International Trade Law; World Trade Organization and Regional Economic Integration.

Information for international students


Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Business and Law
+44 (0)23 8059 4393