Queen Mary University of London

Course Introduction

This course aims to give students expertise in the legal regimes governing the supply and use of computer and communications technology. The programme examines the issues concerning national and international law and policy relating to computer and communications technology.

Course Modules

Modules include: Online banking and financial services; computer crime; online dispute resolution in e'commerce; it outsourcing; advanced ip issues: protection of computer software; privacy and data protection law; advanced ip issues: digital rights management; intellectual property: foundation; internet content regulation; information security and the law; internet jurisdictional issues and dispute resolution in e'commerce; European telecommunications law; mergers and acquisitions in the ICT sector; international telecommunications law; e'commerce law; online media regulation; taxation and electronic commerce; information and communications technology and competition law; broadcasting regulation; regulation of cross'border online gambling; internet governance; online trademarks; cloud computing.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Distance Learning
1 year
Full Time
2 years
Part Time
1 year
Distance Learning Part Time
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert

Qualifications required:

  • Law graduates
  • Entry to the programme is a degree in law, or a degree with a substantial law content, of at least 2.1 honours (or equivalent). Law graduates with 2.2 honours who also have other legal qualifications and/or substantial professional legal experience may also qualify.
  • If you do not meet the above entry requirments then you should consider the 'Pre-Sessional Module on Legal Systems, Research Skills and Writing for IT Law'.
  • If you are unsure if you are suitable for the programme please contact KNect365 Learning – An Informa Business for advice.
  • All applicants should apply through KNect365 Learning – An Informa Business, not through Queen Mary University of London. Apply now via the online application form on the KNect365 Learning – An Informa Business website.
  • KNect365 Learning – An Informa Business 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 KNect365 Learning – An Informa Business.
  • Non-law graduates
  • Non-law graduates with a minimum second class honours degree, that have also obtained a Merit (or 60 per cent) in the Common Professional Examination (CPE) or Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) recognised by the UK professional bodies, may also qualify. Non-law graduates may also be considered on the basis of exceptional professional experience (of at least five years) in a legal area or an area directly related to their programme of study.
  • In all cases, a full online application is required in order for a fair assessment and decision to be made. Each application is considered on its merits and on sight of full application documents.
  • A full and detailed CV is required for all applications and is particularly relevant where professional experience needs to be considered.