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.
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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.
International Students: we are no longer accepting applications from people who need a Student Route visa for full-time courses that start before July 2023.
Minimum second class honours undergraduate degree
October 2023See all Start Dates
If you’re looking for a more flexible approach to your studies, why not consider our online study option?
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:
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 you’ll study a range of compulsory and further optional Research Methods Training sessions in your first terms.
We also offer the Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) and Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert) in Legal Technology if you would like to gain essential in-depth knowledge of Legal Technology without having to complete a dissertation.
This document outlines the programme demands so you can assess your ability for the course.
You will complete:
You may then choose three from the list of elective modules* which includes modules such as:
*All elective modules are subject to availability.
Study MSc Legal Technology Online starting January 2023, October 2023 or February 2024
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 Student Route 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 Student Route students to undertake online study.
With so many options for studying this course, you can be sure to find a start date and study option to suit your needs.
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.
This course has an innovatively flexible structure, with specific assessments that are conducive to effective learning.
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2022/23 Course Fees
Outside of London: £9,500
Outside of London: £12,000
2023/24 Course Fees
Outside of London: £11,350
Outside of London: £15,100
By studying a Master's degree you could be eligible for a Student Loans Company Postgraduate Loan.
If you’re a ULaw alumnus, you may be eligible to receive our £1000 Academic Master's Alumni Discount.
We also have a range of scholarships and bursaries available which make studying with us more affordable than ever.
We have students from over 120 different countries throughout our campuses, with a dedicated team to help international students.
If you are an international student and are coming to the UK to study, then you must apply to the Home Office for a visa. In most cases you will need to obtain a Student Route visa. In order to apply for this visa you must be sponsored by an education provider which is licensed by the UK Home Office.
The Home Office has also introduced a Graduate Work visa which allows Graduates to work flexibly, switch jobs and develop their career in the UK for 2 years post completion of a UK degree. The Graduate route is an unsponsored visa, meaning students will not need a job offer to apply for this visa.
Please note that the University does not currently provide visa sponsorship to students for part-time study. We also cannot sponsor students for online courses due to Home Office regulations.