Northumbria University Newcastle - Law (Cyber Law) LLM

Northumbria University Newcastle

Law (Cyber Law) LLM

As technology rapidly evolves it can be a challenge for our legal systems to keep up. Professionals in this fast-paced sector require detailed and up-to-date knowledge from a source of reputable academic authority, as well as the critical skills to analyse future developments and respond decisively.

  • As part of Northumbria’s innovative and flexible LLM Law framework, the Cyber Law specialism has been designed to meet the needs of cyber legal practitioners, as well as other professionals working in the technology field who may benefit from a deeper contextual understanding.
  • It is not necessary to have an undergraduate law qualification and there are no jurisdictional restrictions, so you will be part of a diverse and intellectually stimulating cohort. You will learn from each other’s experiences in a relaxed and collaborative environment.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should normally have:

A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in either law, a relevant social science based discipline, or a relevant non-law degree. Relevant professional qualifications or suitable work experience will also be considered.

English language requirements:

International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*).

Career Prospects

You will graduate from this course with independence of thought, boundless curiosity and a talent for collaboration – traits valued by every employer.

If you already have a qualifying UK law degree, this course will help you to enhance your CV with a specialism so that you stand out when competing for training contracts.

If you are joining us from another legal jurisdiction you will be able to apply your specialist skills and knowledge in your home country, contributing to local priorities for growth in relevant areas. For students from countries that follow the Bologna Process and require two year of postgraduate study, it will be possible to study the LLM framework twice, choosing a different specialism each time. You will qualify for an alumni discount on the second year.

Course Details

  • You will study alongside a diverse cohort of LLM Law framework students, and have the flexibility to choose modules that inspire you and support your career aspirations.
  • You will study ‘Cyber, Space and Telecommunications: the Global Context’ in your first semester, a module giving you an insight into the broad area of law in which your specialism sits. Alongside that you will study Research for Advanced Legal Studies, which will equip you with the skills you need to thrive on the course. Your third module will examine the law surrounding Intellectual Property, which is a key issue in relation to the regulation of the internet.
  • In the second semester you will study the specialist module on Cyber Law, led by an academic with an international reputation for research in this field. You will also study modules on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and the Law and the law relating to Data Management both of which are linked to cyber law. In the third semester you will undertake a dissertation on a topic of your choice related to Cyber Law.

Year One

Academic Language Skills for PG Law Students (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)
Intellectual Property (Core,20 Credits)
Research for Advanced Legal Studies (Core,20 Credits)
Legal Research Project (LLM Framework) (Core,60 Credits)
Cyber, Space and Telecommunications: The Global Context (Core,20 Credits)
Cyber Law (Core,20 Credits)
The Law of Data Management (Core,20 Credits)
Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and the Law (Core,20 Credits)

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