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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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Next start date

September 2022

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STUDY ONLINE

 

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.

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

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. Designed to enhance your skills for the future of the legal profession, these 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
  • Improve your employability by gaining important transferable skills and mapping your career with our careers team

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.

Programme Demands

This document outlines the programme demands so you can assess your ability for the course. 

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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

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*All elective modules are subject to availability.

Course Start Dates

  • PG Dip Legal Technology (Postgraduate Diploma)
    • Full-time: Bristol, Leeds, London Moorgate and Nottingham
    • Part-time: Bristol, Leeds, London Moorgate and Nottingham
  • PG Dip Legal Technology (Postgraduate Diploma)
    • Full-time: Bristol, Leeds, London Moorgate and Nottingham
    • Part-time: Bristol, Leeds, London Moorgate and Nottingham
  • PG Dip Legal Technology (Postgraduate Diploma)
    • Part-time: Bristol, Leeds, London Moorgate and Nottingham

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Study Legal Technology Online starting September 2022 or January 2023

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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 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.

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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.

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

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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: £7,000
Outside of London: £6,350

PG Dip Non-domestic students
London: £9,350
Outside of London: £8,000

PG Cert Domestic students
London: £3,500
Outside of London: £3,175

PG Cert Non-domestic students
London: £4,675
Outside of London: £4,000

We also have a range of scholarships and bursaries available which make studying with us more affordable than ever. 

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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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