Taught course

Law, Technology and Innovation

University of Strathclyde · School of Law

Entry requirements

First or second-class Honours degree, or overseas equivalent, in Law or any other discipline. Other qualifications may be accepted where the applicant has relevant work experience. Please note that a Law or Computer Science degree is not required for entry to this programme.

Months of entry


Course content

Developed through discussions with a range of international stakeholders, this programme is understood to be globally unique in teaching technological skills, technology law, innovation and leadership. It does not require prior knowledge of coding or law.

Graduates will have the opportunity to build their own technological projects while gaining an understanding of the law that regulates the design, development and distribution of technology internationally.

You will explore legal issues related to innovation and leadership in the context of shifts toward automated decision-making and algorithmic regulation driven by AI, machine learning, big data and other advances in computing power. There will be opportunities to learn coding languages and gain a better understanding of algorithmic bias.

Elective modules include:

  • Coding for lawyers and legal applications
  • Statistics and machine learning for lawyers and legal application
  • Cyber crime, cyber security and anti-theft law
  • Intellectual property, commerce and innovation
  • Law, power and accountability in the algorithmic state
  • Law and economics for digital markets
  • Human rights and digital technologies

Modules are delivered by an expert team of academics actively researching the field of technology law. Teaching will also be supported by eminent visiting academics who are major names in their field.

Hear from students and graduates from the Strathclyde Law School.

Students will have the opportunity to apply to:

  • undertake placement or consultancy projects to develop their skills through more advanced coding projects, or
  • explore a technology law issue in detail through a dissertation or enhanced research proposal

Work placement

Students have the opportunity to apply to do an internship or consultancy as their summer project in preference to a dissertation. Students will spend a minimum of 100 hours working for or embedded with an external organisation; specific arrangements will vary depending on the needs of the external organisation.

Major projects

Students have the opportunity to build basic technology projects in the technological modules, and can then go on to build a more advanced technology project as their summer project in preference to a dissertation.

Guest lectures

The Law School attracts highly prestigious speakers. In recent years, this has included:

  • Richard Susskind OBE, independent adviser to international professional firms and national governments on technology law and a visiting professor at Strathclyde Law School
  • Nicola Sturgeon, former First Minister of Scotland
  • Humza Yousaf, current First Minister of Scotland
  • Lord Robert Reed, President of the UK Supreme Court

Information for international students

Please check our English requirements before making your application.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Visit our website for information on Scholarships and funding opportunities.

£10,000 tuition fee scholarship available for applicants from European Union countries.

Up to £5,000 tuition fee scholarship available for international applicants.

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

Course contact details

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