MSc Legal Technology


Award Master of Sciences Legal Technology (MSc)
Locations Leeds, London Moorgate, Nottingham, Online
Duration 12 months
Next Start 16 September 2019 and 6 January 2020
Course Fees per year £8,750 (UK/EEA) /  £12,000 (International)

MSc LEGAL TECHNOLOGY

The MSc Legal Technology is an innovative, flexible programme designed for law and non-law graduates who would like to gain essential in-depth knowledge of Legal Technology. Whether you want to progress within your existing firm, have plans to create your own start up or simply want to know more about how technology is changing the legal landscape, this programme will provide you with the knowledge to help you achieve your ambitions.

The Award-Linked Module for this programme (Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain in Law) will consider how disruptive technologies are bringing about a fundamental shift in decision-making and shaping a new normal in legal practice operations. The module will look at the two key technologies facilitating this change: artificial intelligence and blockchain. This module will allow you to get hands-on with the technology, exploring how it works as well as the legal and regulatory issues its use presents.

The programme structure is highly flexible, meaning that you can design a degree that meets your career objectives, whatever they might be. 

  •          Stay ahead of the competition. As one of the few education providers offering this programme, gain insight into the latest insights of this emerging and rapidly evolving area. 
  •           Taught by subject matter experts. Across all of our academic Master’s Programmes in Law, you will be taught by a combination of former and current practitioners and research and teaching focused academics.
  •          Focus on legal practice, not just theory. We are committed to teaching the law in context, so that you understand the importance of legal rules as they are applied in the real world. 
  •         Benefit from strategic partnerships with firms, regulators and accreditation bodies which inform our programme development.
  •         Enjoy flexibility. Design your own degree pathway; transfer between courses and study modes.*
  •          Improve your employability. Gain those all important transferable skills and benefit from clear career mapping with our careers team
  •          You could be eligible for a Postgraduate Student Loan

For students who would like to gain essential in-depth knowledge of Legal Technology without having to complete a dissertation, we also offer the PG Dip Legal Technology.

*Subject to cut off dates and programme compliance

Course Content

Term 1:

Induction: in addition to a general induction to the programme, there is a two-week induction covering the foundations of the English Legal System. This is compulsory for students with a non-law background.

Taught Module Content (60 credits): typically, you will study your award-linked module (30 credits) and one other module (30 credits) in this term.

Research Methods Training: in preparation for the dissertation, there will be a series of optional and compulsory research methods training workshops delivered by academic faculty and the library team. These research sessions will help prepare you for the research and writing up phases of your dissertation.

Term 2:

Taught Module Content (60 credits): typically, you will study two 30 credit modules in this term.

Research Methods Training: As term 1 above.

Term 3:

Dissertation (60 credits): You will complete a 15,000 dissertation. This is an opportunity for you to explore an area linked to your award-linked module in further depth, producing a piece of independent legal research.  

Programme

Leeds

London Moorgate

Nottingham

Online

MSc Legal Technology

Compulsory Modules

Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain in Law

Dissertation

Elective Modules (students must choose three modules)

Advocacy and Bar Skills

x

 

 

x

Board Dynamics and Strategy

x

x

 

x

Civil and Criminal Litigation

x

 

 

x

Company Law in Practice

x

x

 

x

Corporate Governance and Disruptive Technology*

x

x

x

x

Corporate Governance in Practice

x

x

x

x

Finance, Accounting and Risk Management

x

x

 

x

Intellectual Property, Cyber Security and Regulation*

x

x

x

x

International Trade Law

 

x

 

x

International Corporate Governance

 

x

 

x

International Criminal Law

x

 

 

x

International Human Rights

x

 

x

x

Investigative Legal Journalism

 

 

 

x

Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

x

 

 

x

Medical Law and Ethics

 

 

 

x

*Award linked


Course Structure

All Master’s Programmes in Law can be studied either face to face in one of our campuses or entirely online. The face to face, Campus based mode is referred to as Blended Learning as it combines classroom based workshops with preparatory and consolidation materials provided via the University’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). The online mode is entirely online, with all workshops taking place in an online classroom.

Blended learning (Face to face attendance)

The course is delivered through full-time attendance at our Leeds, London Moorgate or Nottingham campus over one year, divided into three terms. There is an induction at the beginning of the course which will be held at the Leeds, London Moorgate or Nottingham campus.

Each taught module is delivered over ten teaching weeks, with two hour workshops each week. All preparatory material, including any lecture content, is provided on the VLE, as is all consolidation material.

The dissertation is undertaken in Term 3. All taught modules must have been completed before students begin their dissertation.

Online

This course is delivered entirely online and is divided into three terms over one calendar year. There is an online induction at the beginning of the course.

Each taught module is delivered over ten teaching weeks, with two hour workshops each week. All preparatory material, including any lecture content, is provided on the VLE, as is all consolidation material.

The dissertation is undertaken in Term 3. All taught modules must have been completed before you begin the dissertation.

Flexibility Built In

Both modes run concurrently, meaning students can elect to study face to face and online at the same time. This means that if you wanted to study our MSc at our Nottingham campus but not all of your preferred modules are running out of Nottingham, you could join our online classroom for those modules you wish to study online.*

*Not available for students studying on a Tier 4 visa


Assessment

Modules in terms 1 and 2 are either assessed by a three hour unseen written examination or 4,500 word coursework assignment.

For both blended (face to face) and online study modes, attendance at one of our UK campuses (or an approved overseas centre by prior arrangement) is required for examinations. 

The dissertation module will be assessed by submission of a thesis (15,000 words). The dissertation provides an opportunity for sustained, in-depth and intensive investigation into, and reflection upon, a specialist area of Legal Technology. 


Course Fees

UK/EEA course fees per year £8,750 

International course fees per year £12,000 

 


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