Taught course

Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law

University of Sussex · Law

Entry requirements

A first- or upper second-class undergraduate honours degree in law or a relevant subject (such as international relations, political science, history, criminology, criminal justice or sociology) but applicants from other backgrounds may be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

The future of the law is digital and critical and this highly innovative LLM specialises in the rapidly developing area of information law and practice.

The course offers a critical and intellectual consideration of information law, while exploring many of the issues responsible for placing the international legal system at the forefront of both global and national concern in governance of the internet. It has been designed, and will be taught, by senior expert faculty with over 40 years' combined experience in academia and professional practice.

Professor Chris Marsden and Dr Andres Guadamuz will provide both the theoretical and practical insights to enable you to master the intertwined areas of information technology and intellectual property law in the Information Age.

  • Both Prof Marsden and Dr Guadamuz are Principal Investigators in the European Commission Internet Science project, the Openlaws.eu project.
  • Dr Guadamuz is a Fellow of CreatE
  • Prof Marsden a Fellow of Keio University and GLOCOM
  • Both have consulted for governments and parliaments worldwide on digital law issues.

Our close proximity to Gatwick Airport means you’ll have opportunities to visit European Union institutions in Brussels and Luxembourg, along with WIPO and other UN agencies in Geneva.

Course Structure

We continue to develop and update our modules for 2017 entry to ensure you have the best student experience. In addition to the course structure below, you may find it helpful to refer to the Modules list.

Modules are assessed by a combination of coursework, essays and a 10,000-word dissertation.

Autumn term:

  • Advanced Research for LLM Students
  • Aspects of Intellectual Property Law
  • Critical Approaches to Information Law

Spring term: You choose options from:

  • Communications Law and Regulation
  • Regulating the Creative Industries
  • International Aspects of Intellectual Property and Technology Regulation
  • Commercial Conflicts of Laws. (The range of options available in any one year may vary.)

Summer term: supervised work on the LLM dissertation.

Information for international students

Please visit: International qualifications for Masters courses or Fees and Scholarships.

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Please visit our website for latest fees information: Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law

The University of Sussex aims to attract the most talented students to postgraduate study and offers one of the most generous scholarship programmes of any UK university. For full details of our scholarships please visit: Masters scholarships

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Student Recruitment
+44 (0)1273 678655