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PG Dip and PG Cert

Legal Technology

The Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate in Legal Technology are innovative, flexible programmes designed for law and non-law graduates who would like to gain essential in-depth knowledge of Legal Technology without completing a full Master’s programme.

If you would prefer to study the full Master's programme, we have an Master of Sciences (MSc) in Legal Technology available.

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Key Facts

Entry requirements

Minimum second class honours undergraduate degree in any subject

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Entry requirements


Bristol, London Moorgate and Online

Next start date

September 2024

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


A flexible programme for graduates to gain essential in-depth knowledge of Legal Technology in the real world without having to complete a dissertation.

95% of postgraduate students in employment were in highly skilled employment 15 months after graduating (2020/21 Graduate Outcomes data). Contains HESA Data: Copyright Jisc 2022.

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

Course Details

PG Dip and PG Cert Legal Technology

The PG Dip and PG Cert in Legal Technology are vocational courses designed to further your skills in the diverse and fast-moving area of technologies affecting the legal sector. The courses focus specifically on developing an in-depth knowledge of Legal Technology and how the legal landscape is being changed by 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, these programmes will provide you with the knowledge to help you achieve your ambitions.

When you study the PG Dip or PG Cert 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
  • Enjoy flexibility - We understand that everyone’s circumstances are different. That’s why we offer a wide range of study modes (full-time, part-time, on campus, online) across our courses to provide you with the greatest choice and flexibility you need to succeed in your studies.
  • Improve your employability by gaining important transferable skills and mapping your career with our careers team

Take a look at our Centre of Excellence for Legal Technology, for more information about how you can benefit from our specialist programmes, strategic partnerships, expert teaching and resources to help you succeed in the field legal technology.

The award-linked module for both programmes (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.

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.

Course Structure

Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain in Law

PG Dip students may choose three and PG Cert students may choose one from the list of elective modules* which includes modules such as:

  • Corporate Governance and Disruptive Technology
  • Cyberlaws (The Laws of Data and Digital Assets)
  • Technoethics in Law
  • The Internet of Things

View the elective module guide

*All elective modules are subject to availability.

Course Start Dates

  • PG Cert Legal Technology (Postgraduate Certificate)
    • Full-time: Bristol
    • Part-time: Bristol and London Moorgate
  • PG Dip Legal Technology (Postgraduate Diploma)
    • Full-time: Bristol and London Moorgate
    • Part-time: Bristol and London Moorgate
  • PG Cert Legal Technology (Postgraduate Certificate)
    • Part-time: Bristol and London Moorgate
  • PG Dip Legal Technology (Postgraduate Diploma)
    • Full-time: Bristol and London Moorgate
    • Part-time: Bristol and London Moorgate


Study Legal Technology Online starting September 2024 or February 2025

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Course requirements

The course demands show you the requirements, prior knowledge and commitments our course will involve.

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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 lecturer 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.

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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.



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.

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

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Employability We Set You Up For Success

We care about your career, which is why we offer support with job applications and other work experience opportunities as soon as you accept your place.

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Fees and Applying


You can apply for this course directly with the University.

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PG Dip Domestic students
London: £8,350
Outside of London: £7,600

PG Dip Non-domestic students
London: £11,700
Outside of London: £10,050

PG Cert Domestic students
London: £4,200
Outside of London: £3,800

PG Cert Non-domestic students
London: £5,850
Outside of London: £5,050

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.

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