MSc

Legal Technology

The Master of Sciences in Legal Technology is a postgraduate Master’s degree designed for law and non-law graduates who want to develop an in-depth knowledge of Legal Technology and how the legal landscape is being changed by technology. This exciting specialist field is perfect for the modern lawyer because it examines how innovative technologies are changing the way the legal sector operates.

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Key Facts

Entry requirements

Minimum second class honours undergraduate degree

 

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Next start date

September 2020

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If you’re looking for a more flexible approach to your studies, why not consider our online study option?

 

An innovative, flexible programme for law and non-law graduates who would like to gain essential in-depth knowledge of Legal Technology in the real world.

The programme structure is highly flexible. You can design your own degree pathway that suits you and meets your career objectives, whatever they might be.

Taught by a combination of former and current practitioners, as well as research and teaching academics who are focussed on legal practice, not just theory.

Course Details

MSc 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 innovative, flexible law and technology degree will provide you with the knowledge to help you achieve your ambitions.

When you study the MSc Legal Technology with us you will:

  • Stay ahead of the competition by gaining insight into the latest insights of this emerging and rapidly evolving area
  • Be taught by subject matter experts, former and current practitioners and research and teaching focused academics
  • Focus on legal practice, not just theory
  • Benefit from strategic partnerships with firms, regulators and accreditation bodies
  • Improve your employability by gaining important transferable skills and mapping your career with our careers team

The award-linked module for this programme (Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain in Law) will consider how disruptive legal 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.

In addition to a general induction to the programme, there is a two-week induction covering the Key Principles of the English Legal System. This is compulsory for students with a non-law background.

To help prepare you for your dissertation in Term 3, Terms 1 and 2 include a range of compulsory and further optional Research Methods Training sessions.

Course Structure

Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain in Law

Research Methods Training (sessions throughout Terms 1 and 2)

Choose three*:

  • Board Dynamics and Strategy
  • Company Law and Compliance
  • Corporate Governance and Disruptive Technology
  • Corporate Governance in Practice
  • Cyberlaws (The Laws of Data and Digital Assets)
  • Finance, Accounting and Risk Management
  • International Criminal Law
  • International Corporate Governance
  • International Human Rights
  • International Trade Law
  • Medical Law and Ethics
  • Technoethics in Law
  • The Internet of Things

*All elective modules are subject to availability.

  • Dissertation in Legal Technology

Course Start Dates

  • MSc Legal Technology (Master of Sciences)
    • Full-time: Bristol, Guildford, Leeds, London Moorgate, Nottingham and Reading
  • MSc Legal Technology (Master of Sciences)
    • Full-time: Bristol, Guildford, Leeds, London Moorgate, Nottingham and Reading
  • MSc Legal Technology (Master of Sciences)
    • Full-time: Bristol, Guildford, Leeds, London Moorgate, Nottingham and Reading

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Study Online

You can also study this course online.

The online version of this course covers the same content as the on campus version, while still offering you the same high level of professional tutor support. The only difference is that you can study when and where you want, over a variety of different course lengths.

Please note that students who require a Tier 4 visa to study with us are not permitted to select online modules and can only choose face-to-face taught modules. Home Office regulations do not allow Tier 4 students to undertake online study.

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Course Information

 

With so many options for studying this course, you can be sure to find a start date and study option to suit your needs.

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Modules are assessed by a three hour unseen written examination or 4,500 word coursework assignment.

Attendance at one of our UK campuses (or an approved overseas centre by prior arrangement) is required for all examinations, including for online study.

The default campus location for online study is London. 

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.

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This course has an innovatively flexible structure, with specific assessments that are conducive to effective learning.

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You can apply for this course directly with the University.

Please note: Our Hong Kong courses are not yet open for applications. If you are interested in finding out more about studying in Hong Kong, please register your interest today.

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£8,750 (UK/EEA students)

£12,000 (International students)

Studying a Master’s Degree means that you could be eligible for a postgraduate student loan.

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We have students from over 120 different countries throughout our campuses, with a dedicated team to help international students.

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