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Full time | Birkbeck, University of London | 1 year | 03-OCT-22

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

03-OCT-22

Key information
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Qualification type

LLM - Master of Laws

Subject areas

Law Technology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Birkbeck’s innovative new LLM in Law and New Technologies is a research-led programme that focuses on how new technologies are transforming the way society operates - the way we communicate, the way we work, the way we do business, the way we travel - and the profound consequences of these changes for the law.

The programme is centred around seminars in which you will discuss contemporary challenges posed by new technologies. Following an introduction to practical and theoretical ideas on the most pressing questions connected to law and technology, you will then apply these ideas to contemporary world problems such as the erosion of democracy, climate change, economic inequality, political radicalisation, cybercrime and the new wave of automation facing labour markets.

The programme is aimed at both law and non-law graduates.

ASSESSMENT

Assessment is an integral part of your university studies and usually consists of a combination of coursework and examinations, although this will vary from course to course - on some of our courses, assessment is entirely by coursework. The methods of assessment on this course are specified below under 'Methods of assessment on this course'. You will need to allow time to complete coursework and prepare for exams.

CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY

Graduates may use the degree to advance their existing career or to help them change or develop a new career path in, for example, policy development, practice and analysis, from within organisations across public, private and non-governmental sectors, including local and national government bodies, law enforcement and justice agencies, think-tanks, media outlets and universities.

Modules

This module engages with the practical and conceptual problems that arise when seeking to regulate new technology. By examining a range of policy, governance and regulatory instruments and approaches, we practically and critically engage with the academic and policy questions that are currently playing out over the law?s role in governing technology, assessing how they work in the normative, political, economic and practical registers. This module takes a broad overview of the key themes and theories required to gain a practical understanding of the technological problems presented to the law. Some of the key themes are developed in greater detail in the option modules, making this module an important platform on which you will build specialist knowledge.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£11,850

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

£18,090

Entry requirements

A second-class honours degree (2:2) or above in law or in any degree programme related to the aims and content of the programme. Applications are reviewed on their individual merits and your professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support and encourage applications from mature learners.

University information

Based in the heart of London, Birkbeck has established a reputation for providing its postgraduate students with an engaging, exciting learning experience, and positive feedback from its community of professional alumni is testimony to the university’s continued success. With a history that dates back almost 200 years, Birkbeck, University of London offers a unique learning experience which delivers a competitive program of nearly 300...more