University of Sussex

University of Sussex

Information Technology and Intellectual Property

The future of the law is digital and critical and this course specialises in the rapidly developing area of information law and practice. The course offers a critical and intellectual consideration of information law, while exploring many of the issues responsible for placing the international legal system at the forefront of both global and national concern in governance of the internet. It is designed and taught by senior faculty with over 40 years' combined experience in academia and professional practice. You will gain both the theoretical and practical insights to enable you to master the intertwined areas of information technology and intellectual property law in the information Age. You will be based at Silicon Beach in Brighton, just a short train journey from London. You will have the opportunity to experience the work of digital law firms in London through activities of the Society for Computers and Law, and to experience the formation of legislation in European institutions and United Nations bodies. You will also have opportunities to visit European Union institutions in Brussels and Luxembourg, along with the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) and other United Nations (UN) agencies in Geneva.

Entry requirements

A 1st- or upper 2nd-Class undergraduate Honours degree in law or a relevant subject (such as international relations, political science, history, criminology, criminal justice or sociology) but applicants from other backgrounds may be considered.

Course modules

Autumn term: Advanced research for LLM students; aspects of intellectual property law; cyber law. Spring term: You choose 2 options from: Communications law and regulation; law and the creative industries; data protection law and regulation; World Trade Organisation (WTO), intellectual property and technology regulation; EU competition law. Summer term: Supervised work on the LLM dissertation.

Assessment methods

Modules are assessed by a combination of coursework, 5,000-word essays, and a 20,000-word dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time GBP 6,060 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
LLM Full-time GBP 14,450 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
LLM Full-time GBP 6,060 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
LLM Full-time GBP 6,060 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
LLM Full-time GBP 6,060 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years

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