Immerse yourself in the legal and policy regimes governing the supply and use of telecommunications and cyber technology, exploring the regulation of networks, services, communications and infringements. Investigating the legal, social and economic issues surrounding digital technology, digital currency and artificial intelligence, this interdisciplinary taught Masters allows you to bring together the profound and exciting areas of computing and law. This Masters will allow you to examine the legal and regulatory frameworks, and policing of cyber space, current and emerging technology. Delivered by leading academic and practitioner experts, you will discover the major challenges faced by lawmakers in regulating cyberspace and technology, such as artificial intelligence. Developing legal research skills and problem-solving skills to gain specialist insight in resolving complex issues, you can explore topics such as regulatory and governance theory, cyber property and cyber rights, terrorism and serious organised criminal use of technology, cybercrime and information security.
Typically, you will be assessed through the submission of one piece of coursework for each taught module and the submission of a dissertation that may be a work-related research project. The coursework may be in the form of essays or problem-based case scenarios. You will be assessed individually though on some occasions you will be invited to work as part of a team with your peers.
You should have a degree equivalent to UK first-class or second-class honours (2:2 or above) in law, a relevant IT-based discipline, or a relevant non-law degree in the humanities or social sciences. Relevant professional qualifications or suitable work experience will also be considered. An interview forms part of the selection process for applicants with non-law degrees.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£7000||Year 1|
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