Taught course

LLM Information Technology and Commerce

University of Southampton · School of Law

Entry requirements

An Upper Second Class Bachelors Degree in Law (or a degree with a substantial legal component) is normally required, but account may also be taken of practical work experience or professional qualifications within the relevant field of study. We welcome applications from international students. Mature applicants without formal qualifications but relevant work experience are also encouraged to apply.

Months of entry


Course content

This masters programme is designed to meet the growing need for specialists who understand – and can anticipate – the legal issues that arise when the worlds of IT and commerce meet. Tackling topics such as IP, e-commerce, data protection, and intermediary liability, it offers a thorough grounding in the current legal frameworks and emerging debates that impact on today’s digital and data-driven economy. Interdisciplinary in nature, the course draws on Southampton’s world-renowned expertise in law, computer science and Web science, exposing you to cutting-edge developments in all three fields. Part of a supportive and dynamic law school community, you’ll learn from academics who are at the forefront of their specialist areas. They bring insights from their practice and research to their teaching; you’ll also learn from guest lecturers from major corporations. You’ll graduate with a sound understanding of this important and ever-evolving area of law, advanced critical thinking skills and the ability to apply your knowledge commercially, ensuring you are highly sought after by businesses and law firms.

Core Module: Dissertation.

Optional Modules: International Trade Law, Commerical Conflicts of Laws and International Litigation, International Commercial Arbitration, Insurance Law, Principles of Secured Transactions, Corporate Governance - Regulating Boards of Directors, Global Trends in Copyright and Trademark Laws, The Law of Ship Sale and Purchase, Advanced Secured Transactions, Corporate Governance - Shareholders' Rights and Responsibilities, Enforement of Intellectual Property rights over the Internet, Ship Finance.

Information for international students


Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Further details of qualification

Our LLM (Master of Laws) at Southampton is an internationally recognised postgraduate law degree. Our LLM pathways draw on the highly-acclaimed research strengths of our academic staff that are at the cutting edge of international and national legal reform and development.

Course contact details

Business and Law
+44 (0)23 8059 4393