Here at the Edinburgh Law School we pride ourselves on the quality and creativity of the teaching and course subject matter which we offer on the IT law programme.
The programme aims to promote advanced knowledge and understanding of information technology law, in its broadest sense, within international, European and domestic settings.
This programme explores the wealth of legal issues associated with computerisation and the Internet, a key theme being the evolution - and increasing convergence of - information and communications technologies.
The programme also investigates the growing value attached to information and will enable you to contribute to many current areas of debate in information technology law.
The programme covers:
* regulatory approaches to information technology
* content liability
* privacy and data protection
* intellectual property
* standards and competition
* the digital divide
* the use of new technologies in investigation and evidence, and in dispute adjudication
By the end of your studies you should emerge with an understanding of information technology law not just in its legal but also its social, ethical, cultural and commercial contexts.
We are pleased to announce that we have added six new modules to our already wide range of Masters modules for 2012/13.
The LLM in Information Technology Law requires that you complete a total of six modules (120 credit points), four of which must be core modules, and complete a dissertation (60 credit points) over your chosen period of study. Please note the available choice of modules in any given year may change.
LLM Modules 2013/14
You must complete the four core Information Technology Law modules over your chosen period of study:
* Information Technology Law (core module)
* Information: Control and Power (core module)
* Communications Law (new core module)
* eCommerce Law (new core module) - module information will be available towards the end of March 2013
During your period of study you must also complete two modules from the list below:
* Intellectual Property Law - Copyright and Related Rights
* International Intellectual Property Law
* Intellectual Property Law - Industrial Property
* Managing Intellectual Property
* International Public Health Law and Security
* Law and Medical Ethics - Fundamental Issues in Consent and Negligence
* Law and Medical Ethics - Start and End of Life Issues
* Biotechnology, Law and Society
* Health Research and Commercialisation
* European Health Care Law
* Introduction to European Union Law
* Contract Law in Europe
* Dispute Resolution Methods
* Global Corporate Compliance: Case Studies in Law and Ethics
* Law of Climate Change
New modules for 2013/14
* European Competition and Innovation
* International Commercial Arbitration
* Principles of International Taxation
* International Sales Law and the Commodities Markets
* International and Comparative Corporate Governance Law
* International Oil and Gas and Law
Please note that the available choice of modules in any given year may change.
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
Edinburgh Global Online Distance Learning Master's Scholarships
The University of Edinburgh will offer six Master's scholarships for eligible distance learning Master's programmes offered by the University, these include our LLM programmes by online distance learning:
* LLM in Law
* LLM Information Technology Law
* LLM Innovation, Technology and the Law
* LLM Intellectual Property Law
* LLM Medical Law and Ethics
* LLM Information Technology Law
Applicants should already have been offered a place at the University of Edinburgh and should have firmly accepted that offer or be intending to do so.
The closing date for applications for these scholarships is 31 May 2013. Eligible applicants should complete an online scholarship application.
Further information about the Edinburgh Global Online Distance Learning Scholarships is available on the University's Scholarships and Student Funding Services website
Edinburgh Law School Scholarships
Edinburgh Law School offers a number of scholarships for postgraduate study.