LLM Law, Innovation and Technology
This is a distinctive course that offers a unique opportunity to master the legal knowledge and skills needed to tackle problems and challenges related to technology development and innovation.
Offering in-depth, intensive study in a range of areas, you will gain expertise in IT law, IP law, privacy and data protection, e-commerce and online business development, digital markets and virtual competition, and digital technology in legal practice.
You will understand the impacts of law on the development and use of digital technologies and the impacts of emerging technologies on law.
You will also develop a productive familiarity with computer science, data science, and economics. As a result, you will be confident facing interdisciplinary issues and producing accurate legal assessments of the relevant matters.
Choosing this LLM means you will be challenged and inspired by world-leading academics dedicated to progressive and innovative thinking - with many of those teaching on the course belonging to the Law School's Centre for Global Law and Innovation.
The intellectually demanding, research-rich curriculum they deliver is what makes our graduates stand out, able to demonstrate excellent legal, analytical and interdisciplinary research skills and empowered to pursue top-flight careers in a variety of fields.
The LLM in Law, Innovation and Technology has particular appeal for aspiring and established professionals who want to meet the global demand for efficient and robust legal advice in a turbulent and fast-changing world of digital technology.
Find out how you can do more with law at the University of Bristol Law School.
We have a large and vibrant international community and University of Bristol LLM students benefit from small class sizes taught by world-leading experts. This programme provides an exciting range of optional units that reflect the expertise of our globally renowned academics and an opportunity to further specialise your degree.
You will take four units (120 credit points overall, 30 credit points each) and a compulsory dissertation (60 credit points). You have the option of taking three specialist units linked to the Law, Innovation and Technology, and one unit from any of our other LLMs.
Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content.
An upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) in Law. Applicants who do not have a Law degree but have obtained a 2:1 in a related degree with at least 3 modules/units at 2:1 related to law, regulation or computer ethics can be considered. Previous or professional experience is not required. If an applicant has a 2.1 in another degree but has not studied related modules we will consider relevant work experience of at least one year in a discipline closely related to the focus of this programme.
See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.
Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.
If English is not your first language, you will need to reach the requirements outlined in our profile level B.
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.
Fees and funding
- UK: full-time
- £12,200 per year
- UK: part-time (two years)
- £6,100 per year
- Overseas: full-time
- £24,700 per year
Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to an 8% increase in fees each year.
More about tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a 25% reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni discount.
Funding for 2023/24
Further information on funding for prospective UK and international postgraduate students.
Graduating from a world-leading law school* opens doors in a variety of sectors. The content and approach to teaching on this LLM will develop and deepen your understanding of law, innovation and technology, whilst building many transferable skills.
This LLM would be of interest to aspiring and established professionals wanting to understand key legal and ethical issues relating to technological and digital innovation, data economy, digital markets, and online business development.
Our careers and employability page provides more information about the support and opportunities we offer during your studies.
*A top 50 Law School (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021)
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