Edinburgh Law School

University of Edinburgh

Innovation, Technology and the Law

This unique degree programme explores how the law responds to, regulates and promotes new and emerging technologies.

The programme promotes advanced knowledge and understanding of the relationship between law, technology, commerce and society in the widest possible sense.

Innovative technologies and convergence in technologies are causing unprecedented societal change. New legal issues are arising, and new regulatory responses emerging. The law can help - or hinder - society's ability to reap the optimal rewards from technological development.

Across the programme, you will study different modes of regulation - the law, the markets, the technology itself - and critically analyse the advantages and disadvantages of each. The potential of technology to support legal and judicial processes is also examined.

This LLM will enable you to develop an advanced knowledge of domains where law engages with technology, awareness of the problems in the area and understanding of the differing approaches to their solution.

Assessment methods

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
LLM On-line study January 2017 - 20 months
LLM On-line study January 2017 - 32 months
LLM On-line study September 2017 - 1 years
LLM On-line study September 2017 - 2 years
LLM On-line study September 2017 - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9JU Scotland

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Key information

Contact: 
School of Law Distance learning team
Telephone number: 
0131 650 7129