Edinburgh Law School

University of Edinburgh

Information Technology Law

This course promotes advanced knowledge and understanding of information technology law, in its broadest sense, within international, European and domestic settings. You will develop an understanding of information technology law not just in its legal but also its social, ethical, cultural and commercial contexts. The programme gives you the opportunity to study subjects where information technology law interfaces with other disciplinary dimensions of the law, with modules in intellectual property law, commercial law and medical law. This programme focuses on the regulatory framework that governs information technology within international, European and domestic settings. The programme is highly topical, exploring the 2nd generation (and sometimes even 3rd generation) of regulation that has evolved from the legal framework of the early 2000s. New developments in technology are also a key focus, as these force us to constantly review the very concept of information technology and appropriate legal responses. Information technology regulation operates across jurisdictions, and a cross-fertilisation of regulatory responses occurs at the interface between, domestic, regional and international law. Our aim is to enable you to understand this cross-fertilisation, to be able to contextualise it and place yourself within it.

Entry requirements

A UK 2.1 Honours degree or its equivalent if outside the UK. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 7.0 (with at least 6.5 in each module); TOEFL internet-based test 100 (with at least 23 in each module); PTE(A) 67 (with at least 61 in each of the communicative skills sections); or CPE grade B or CAE grade A.

Course modules

Core courses: Communications law; electronic commerce law; forensic computing (electronic evidence); information (control and power); information technology law; law of robotics; international and European media law.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
LLM On-line study September 2016 - 1 years
LLM On-line study September 2016 - 2 years
LLM On-line study September 2016 - 3 years
LLM On-line study September 2016 - 20 months
LLM On-line study September 2016 - 32 months

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