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This unique degree programme explores how the law responds to, regulates, and promotes new and emerging technologies.
The programme aims to promote advanced knowledge and understanding of the relationship between law, technology, commerce and society in the widest possible sense.
A UK 2:1 honours degree or its equivalent if outside the UK. English language standard: 7.00 IELTS or equivalent.
All applicants must meet our general entry and language requirements. Detailed advice for international students is available here:
This programme provides an in-depth study of the relationship between law, technology, commerce and society in the widest possible sense. It explores the role of the law in responding to, regulating and promoting new and emerging technologies, and also emphasises the role of technology in supporting and guiding legal and judicial processes.
The programme covers intellectual property law, information technology law and medical law and the flexible structure of the programme provides the opportunity to explore a wide range of interests, or select modules to focus on a particular field in greater depth.
The innovative potential of technology to support legal and judicial processes will also be covered. This programme will therefore enable you to develop an advanced knowledge of domains where law engages with technology, and a sophisticated awareness of problems and differing solutions in the area.
The focus of the degree is on the international nature of the subject matter and each module offers a comparative analysis of current legal developments.
You must complete a total of six courses (120 credits), four of which must be from the compulsory courses listed below. You also complete a dissertation (60 credits) over your chosen period of study.
Our distance learning courses are delivered via eSCRIPT - our flexible online learning environment developed by the University.
Through eSCRIPT you will access learning materials and interact with your tutor and fellow students. eSCRIPT is accessible from any computer via the internet. A fast connection is an advantage, but you do not need any special equipment, applications or plug-ins to use it.
We aim to provide challenging, research-led teaching with students benefiting from the expertise of a multidisciplinary team of tutors and the results of innovative cross-cutting research of the highest quality.
By the end of your studies you should have acquired a high level of knowledge in the field of law and technology, a sophisticated awareness of the problems in the area and of the differing approaches to their solution.
Graduates of our online distance learning programmes progress to a range of careers in Law and related legal fields, including work in local and international firms, government legal departments, other public institutions, international organisations and in academia. The programmes are also an ideal platform for advanced research.
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This article was published on Apr 25, 2013