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Discover the new LLM Law, Innovation and Technology from University of Bristol

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Press release issued: 3 November 2022

If you are interested in a degree that gives you a unique opportunity to master the legal knowledge and skills needed to tackle the challenges and harness the potential of technology development and innovation - then our new LLM in Law, Innovation and Technology is for you.

Introduced for the 2023/24 academic year, the LLM in Law, Innovation and Technology is a distinctive, master’s level degree that goes beyond traditional courses on law and technology to offer one of the most comprehensive range of units available – alongside a productive familiarity with disciplines such as computer science, data science and economics.

Core Units include:

  • Information Technology law
  • Intellectual Property law
  • Privacy and data protection
  • E-commerce and online business development
  • Digital markets and virtual competition
  • Digital technology in legal practice

With options to tailor your degree further with units in areas such as legal informatics, health and IT law and videogaming copyright law.

Choosing this LLM means you will graduate able to meet the global demand for efficient and robust legal advice in a turbulent and fast-changing world of digital technology – with a deep understanding of the impacts of law on the development and use of digital technologies and, vice versa, the impacts of emerging technologies on law.

“It is an outstanding initiative by the University of Bristol to introduce this course. Information technology has become a great part of our lives only recently and it is not surprising that legal systems are finding it hard to regulate it. It is important that more lawyers become aware about those issues and are prepared to tackle them in the future. It will be an extremely exciting course because of all the fast changes that are happening in the technology sector.” 

Ana Tolmacheva, (LLB 2022), co-founder of Legislait  

Why Bristol? Coming to Bristol means studying at a top 10 UK Law School (Complete University Guide 2023), top 50 in the world (Times Higher Education 2022) and with research recently ranked third for legal excellence in the country (REF 2021).

Here you will be challenged and inspired by world-leading academics dedicated to progressive thinking – with many of those teaching on the course belonging to the Law School’s Centre for Global Law and Innovation and dedicated to investigating the drivers of innovation and global regulatory trends in law.

Further information

Receive a 25% discount for University of Bristol students and alumni. Part-time options are also available.

To discuss in more detail please contact our Postgraduate Admissions Team. 

The Centre for Global Law and Innovation (CGLI) brings together scholars with an interest in drivers of innovation and global regulatory trends in law. Taking a broad and inclusive approach to innovation, the work of its members focuses on areas such as trade, procurement, investment, finance, intellectual property, information technology, regulation and health law.

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