LLM IT Law and Policy

Why choose Herts?

Teaching Excellence: You will be taught by experts, including practising solicitors and barristers who will train you to work on real-life scenarios at our £10m Law Building inclusive of a full-scale replica Crown Court Room.

Work-Related Learning: You will gain client-facing casework experience working in legal services within our award-winning pro-bono Law Clinic providing community-based legal services.

Industry Connections: Students have access to Law Fairs and benefit from our strong relations with Law firms, regulators, consultancies, and international organisations including Ofcom, Microsoft, Squire Patton Boggs, and WIK-Consult GMBH.

About the course

If you wish to apply for LLM IT Law and Policy, please apply through the LLM Masters of Law course page.

Please note that this pathway will not be offered Academic Year 2021-2022. Please email the LLM Admissions Tutor for more information. 

Many exciting opportunities await the graduate with an LLM in IT Law and Policy. Graduates with specialist knowledge of IT law and policy are in high demand in this fast-moving and swiftly growing sector.

You will study two compulsory modules – International Electronic Communications Law and Emerging Technologies and Law – in combination with two further modules of your choice from a wide range of options. This will give you a solid grounding on which to build with further specialisations, and you can tailor your course specifically according to your desired career path.

The International Electronic Communications Law module explores the existing legal framework around the electronic communications sector in the UK and Europe. It also examines emerging areas such as cloud computing, net neutrality and surveillance, along with questions relating to spectrum management. Changes to European law are also investigated.

In the Emerging Technologies and Law module you will study a range of internet and emerging technologies law and policy principles. You will also consider consumer protection online and the rules relating to digital marketing, distance selling and e-payment, as well as the legal requirements for online company presence and advertising. The module also offers the exciting opportunity to examine in depth any emerging legal issue in the area of the internet and emerging technology.

We also offer a range of other Master of Law pathways.

Why choose this course?

This highly relevant, contemporary course will provide you with the knowledge and understanding you need to work within the exciting, dynamic technology sector. Taught by specialists in their fields and continually updated and underpinned by the latest research and practice, you can be sure that you will graduate with up-to-date knowledge and skills to thrive in your chosen career.

Innovative, practical teaching methods are designed to develop your intellectual, transferable, interpersonal and practical skills. These skills, in combination with the knowledge and critical understanding you will receive of the history and current and emerging developments within the sector, will ensure that you are very attractive to potential employers!

In addition to your study modules, the University’s co-curricular programme offers a wide range of options that will further enhance your skills.

Hertfordshire Law School has helped graduates forge successful careers for 40 years. You’ll benefit from our reputation for being forward thinking, innovative, and responsive to the world around us.

What will I study?

A combination of theoretical teaching and hands-on practice will provide you with the knowledge, skills and experience you need. Class seminars are supported by group work, collaborative projects, role plays and debates, to develop those all-important skills of negotiation, persuasion, presentation, teamwork and leadership.

Independent study is, of course, essential, and you will have the opportunity to demonstrate and apply what you have learnt in the written assignments, which are the assessment vehicles for the two compulsory modules. There will also be a practical assessment in the Emerging Technologies and Law module, which will help you learn, for instance, how to design and present a poster, or how to work effectively in a group.

A peer support and mentoring scheme is also available, to help students settle into university life, and to offer further opportunities to develop your mentoring, teamwork and leadership skills.

  • Level 7
    Module Credits Compulsory/optional
    Dissertation 60 Credits Compulsory
    Emerging technologies and law 30 Credits Compulsory
    International Electronic Communications Law 30 Credits Compulsory
    Research Methods and Skills 0 Credits Compulsory
    Alternative Dispute Resolution 30 Credits Optional
    Banking Law 2 30 Credits Optional
    Public International Law 2 30 Credits Optional
    Intellectual Property 2 30 Credits Optional
    International Commercial Law 2 30 Credits Optional
    Legal Risk Management, Governance and Compliance 30 Credits Optional
    Company Law 2 30 Credits Optional
    International Environmental Law 30 Credits Optional
    International Energy Law 30 Credits Optional
    Medical Law and Ethics 30 Credits Optional
    International Human Rights Law 30 Credits Optional
    Islamic Finance Law 30 Credits Optional
    International Development Law 30 Credits Optional
    Private International Law 30 Credits Optional
    Data Protection Law 30 Credits Optional
    Corporate Governance 30 Credits Optional
    Employment law 30 Credits Optional
    International Financial Law 2 30 Credits Optional
    Employability Skills and Career Planning 0 Credits Optional
  • Key staff

    Felipe Romero Moreno
    Admissions Tutor
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    Julia Hovanessian
    Senior Lecturer
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    Further course information

    Course fact sheets
    LLM Masters Degree in Law Semester A entrants Download
    LLM Masters Degree in Law Semester B entrants Download
    Programme specifications
    LLM Masters Degree in Law Download
    Additional information

    Sandwich placement or study abroad year

    n/a

    Applications open to international and EU students

    Yes

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