Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University

Information Technology Law

Students begin by securing a comprehensive grounding in the current legal framework regulating information communication technology before exploring the rapidly developing legal perspectives on digital technologies, rights issues, intellectual property, commerce, product marketing, communication, computer programming and much more. An important part of the course is the writing of a detailed dissertation within the specialism of the student's choice. This is an opportunity to select a project topic which has a direct bearing on the student's professional life. The course is particularly attractive to those seeking a career in transnational corporations, software developers, corporate lobby groups, international law firms and a range of governmental and non-governmental organisations.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree (2.2 minimum). Degrees in law, the social sciences, or other similar subjects are preferred. Those from other disciplines or with suitable professional experience are considered on an individual basis. Equivalent international qualifications are acceptable, especially if ECTS evidence is available. Non-graduates with at least 24 months of relevant work experience may be considered.

Course modules

Modules include: international commercial law; the law relating to e-commerce; computer systems and the law. Optional modules: aspects of commercial contractinginternational copyright law regulation of business cartelscross (border legal issues).

Assessment methods

Assessment takes the form of: research proposals including a related bibliographic element, case studies, oral assessments and essays. Each student will complete a Master�s dissertation of 15,000 to 20,000 words which deals with an area of chosen study in the 3rd semester.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time £ 6,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
LLM Full-time £ 11,750 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
LLM Distance learning £ 8,130 per Whole course (home fees) 2 years
LLM Distance learning £ 8,130 per Whole course (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Distance Learning
Penglais Campus Aberystwyth SY23 3AR Wales

Key information

Department of Law and Criminology
Telephone number: 
01970 622857