Keele University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Law, Artificial Intelligence and New Technologies (Taught)

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Course summary

Data and the associated technologies that analyse and process it are transforming our personal, professional and public lives. The risk of data security breaches and technological abuse has become a global priority as businesses and governments try to realise their potential. This multidisciplinary course capitalises on Keele’s internationally-renowned expertise in Law and Computer Science, developing your knowledge and understanding of the technological and legal aspects of Artificial Intelligence (AI), big data, data protection and privacy law. It prepares you for careers in law firms and tech companies, as data protection officers or advisors on new technologies governance. Why choose this course?

  • Keele is ranked among the top 200 universities in the world for the teaching of Law (Times Higher Education World University Subject Rankings 2022)
  • Research-led teaching capitalises on our internationally recognised expertise in ethics and law, computational neuroscience, evolutionary systems, machine learning and AI
  • Tailor your studies choosing from a huge range of optional modules in law, computer science, politics or business - you can even learn a modern foreign language if working abroad appeals
  • 24/7 access to wide range of specialist equipment, including over 200 PCs with relevant hardware and software (Microsoft and Linux), a VR lab, gaming lab, cloud infrastructure and Makerspace
From cyber-security protection and regulatory compliance to core data asset rights and the long-term management of technology systems, the list of challenges posed by new and emerging technologies is expanding as rapidly as the technology itself. Our MSc/LLM in Law, Artificial Intelligence and New Technologies offers the chance to gain a deeper, more systematic understanding of the problems that can arise when businesses and organisations attempt to harness the full power of new technology. You'll explore issues such as data privacy law, AI and robotics regulation, as well as the underlying principles and concepts of Internet technologies, web-based applications and enterprise and data analytics systems. Whether you come from a background in law, have an interest in technology or already work for a tech company or a business processing data, it will prepare you to provide appropriate guidance and solutions to successfully manage risks. About Keele Keele University was established in 1949 by the former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. Founded to meet the needs of a changing world, Keele has always had a pioneering vision to be a different kind of university. We excel in both teaching and research, with some of the most satisfied students in England, and research that is changing lives for the better at a regional, national and global level. Our beautiful 600-acre campus is one of the biggest in Britain – but all the most important services and facilities are on your doorstep, with accommodation, teaching spaces, facilities including a medical centre, sports centre and pharmacy, and a range of shops, eateries and entertainment venues – including the Students’ Union – clustered around the centre.


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Entry requirements

You should have a first or second class honours degree (or foreign equivalent) in Law or a related discipline. Applications are welcome from current legal practitioners or any other person with appropriate professional qualifications and/or experience. Applicants for whom English is not a first language must provide evidence of a qualification in English language. The minimum score for entry to the LLM is academic IELTS 6.5 (or TOEFL 91). Students who have taken one of the English language qualifications but did not achieve the required grade may be admitted to the programme provided that they study on a pre-sessional English Language course before they start their degree studies. Keele University currently accepts Tofel iBT tests that have been taken outside of the United Kingdom. All Tofel iBT tests will need to be taken no longer than two years prior to your start date at Keele and must be verifiable with ETS. If you have taken your Tofel iBT test in the UK please contact the admissions team for more information.

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From Wednesday 5 July: 9.00 am - 5.00 pm (weekdays only) Thursday 17 August: 8.00 am - 8.00 pm Friday 18 August: 8.30 am - 6.00 pm Saturday 19 August: 10.00 am - 3.00 pm Sunday 20 August: 10.00 am - 1.00 pm From Monday 21 August: 9.00 am - 5.00 pm ( weekdays only)

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