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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 18.3k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 18.3k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 3454pts.
  • Duration:
  • 6 years

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    The Postgraduate LLM in Computer and Communications Law by Distance Learning programme is one of a suite of online interactive learning programmes that can lead to the award of a Queen Mary University of London, Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma or LLM in Computer and Communications Law.

    The programme draws on our established teaching and research expertise in IT law, e-commerce law, communications law, computer law and media law.

    Law as a subject is particularly suitable for online learning in that it is primarily text-based, so delivery of teaching materials is not restricted by bandwidth limitations. Most of the relevant materials for computer and communications law are available in digital format from databases such as Lexis and Westlaw to which you gain access through your Queen Mary student account.

    Your e-learning experience is enhanced by tutorials using discussion boards, blog postings and live chat for class discussions and question and answer sessions. We have designed the course to allow as much interaction and feedback between students and tutors as possible. Your understanding will be deepened by discussing your reading with fellow students and your course tutor and carrying out short tasks related to the course. We also use audio and audio-visual presentations. Completion of the LLM takes from two to six years, part-time and is tailored for the needs of busy practitioners or other lawyers who would like to obtain specialist knowledge in the computer and communications law field.

    This programme will:

    • Give you expertise in the legal regimes governing the supply and use of computer and communications technology.

    • Examine the complex issues concerning national and international law and policy relating to computer and communications technology.

    • Analyse how computer and communications technology has affected the application of traditional legal principles.

    • Enable you to apply your learning, knowledge, skills and expertise to your work straight away and help to further your career.

    • Allow you to decide how far you wish to take your study.

    London-based LLM

    We also offer a London-based Students have full access to all Queen Mary e-resources including specialists law databases, for exampleWestlaw, Lexis, Nexis, Hein-Online, Justis and relevant online collections.

    You will not need to have access to a local law library, a basic internet connection and browser is all that is needed to do the course.

    You can study Computer and Communications Law to Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma or LLM level, by distance learning.

    You will need to gain 180 credits for the LLM, which can be completed as follows:

    • six taught modules (may include the optional research seminar paper/presentation) as well as three 10,000-word dissertations, (or one 20,000-word dissertation in addition to one 10,000-word dissertation), or

    • eight taught modules (may include the optional research seminar paper/presentation) as well as two 10,000-word dissertations, (or, with approval, one 20,000-word dissertation)

    Distance learning

    Increasingly we all face more pressures in our business lives and finding the time to attend courses can be very difficult. Distance learning is the solution to your training needs; it allows you the full benefits of studying for a recognised UK university qualification whilst still in full-time employment using this freedom and flexibility to your advantage.

    You can set the pace at which you learn and decide when, where and how long you want to study for.

    This programme is delivered via our web-based virtual learning environment (VLE). All written assignments are submitted through the e-learning system. You are encouraged to interact with teaching staff and other students in online discussion forums, join group activities and be part of the student community.

    Modules and Dissertations

    The year is divided into three four-month terms, with a selection of modules and dissertations being offered each term.

    • Taught modules (15 credits)

      • Each module requires around seven and a half hours of work a week over one term. Each module will consist of assessed tasks, a module essay and final assessment exercise (take-home exam

    • Dissertations – topic of your own choice

      • 10000 dissertations (30 credits) – taken over two consecutive terms

      • 20000 dissertation (60 credits) – taken over four consecutive terms

    • Research seminar paper/presentation (optional) (15 credits) (January – May)

      • This involves a 30 minute presentation at the residential weekend on a topic of your choice agreed with your supervisor followed by the submission of a 5000 word essay during the May – August term.

    During each term a selection of three to four modules from the list below will be offered. Modules are usually offered on a two year cycle. The terms are as follows:

    • Autumn Session: From the beginning of September until December

    • Spring Session: Beginning of January until April

    • Summer Session: Beginning of May until August


    • CCDM008 Online Banking and Financial Services

    • CCDM009 Computer Crime

    • CCDM010 Online Dispute Resolution in E-commerce

    • CCDM011 IT Outsourcing

    • CCDM013 Advanced IP Issues: Protection of Computer Software

    • CCDM014 Privacy and Data Protection Law

    • CCDM015 Advanced IP Issues: Digital Rights Management

    • CCDM016 Intellectual Property: Foundation

    • CCDM018 Internet Content Regulation

    • CCDM019 Information Security and the Law

    • CCDM020 Internet Jurisdictional Issues and Dispute Resolution in E-commerce

    • CCDM021 European Telecommunications Law

    • CCDM025 Mergers and Acquisitions in the ICT Sector

    • CCDM026 International Telecommunications Law

    • CCDM027 E-Commerce Law

    • CCDM028 Online Media Regulation

    • CCDM029 Taxation and Electronic Commerce

    • CCDM031 Information and Communications Technology and Competition Law

    • CCDM037 Broadcasting Regulation

    • CCDM038 Regulation of Cross-Border Online Gambling

    • CCDM039 Internet Governance

    • CCDM040 Online Trademarks

    • CCDM043 Cloud Computing

    For more information:

    • Postgraduate Certificate in Computer and Communications Law by Distance Learning

    • Postgraduate Distance Learning Diploma in Computer and Communications Law

    • Distance Learning LLM in Computer and Communications Law

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.

    University requirements

    Program requirements

    You should apply for this course through Informa. An upper second class honours degree in law (or with law as a major element) at a British university or the equivalent in other universities. Equivalent professional qualifications and experience are accepted at the discretion of the Programme Director. If you are unsure if you are suitable for the programme please contact Informa so that we can advise you.All applicants should apply through Informa, not through Queen Mary University of London.Apply now via the online application form on the Informa website.Informa work with Queen Mary to promote and recruit to our Distance Learning programmes in Computer and Communications Law. For application or course enquiries queries please contact Informa. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 7 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.


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