Edge Hill University

Degree level: Postgraduate

International Cyber Regulation & Policy (Taught)

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Course summary

Cybercrime. Cryptocurrency. Artificial intelligence. NFTs and intellectual property. Investigate the legal challenges created by the evolving digital world on our international cyber regulation and policy course. We’ll teach you how to police cyberspace. Discover how to combat terrorism and serious organised crime online. Define cyber property and digital rights and develop specialist knowledge of online regulations and governance. Most internet servers are in international territories, so we need international cooperation and agreements. You’ll debate how well international law and governance responds to digital crime today. Then you’ll analyse current legal and regulatory frameworks and explore the connections between society, economics and IT laws. Add experience to your CV Our team of experts in cyber regulation and our experienced policing team bring their real-world experiences of detecting and investigating cyber crime into the classroom. We also help you find relevant work experience so you can put your knowledge into practice. This could be in an appropriate legal practice or in a relevant role in an IT or telecommunications company. Throughout the course, you’ll develop a deep knowledge of the issues surrounding current and emerging technology as you become a cybersecurity legal expert. What you'll study Traditional laws don’t always translate to cyberspace. Your studies will help you untangle the relationship between the law and the nature of computer code and systems. You’ll debate the struggle between the government and industry gatekeepers and argue the pros and cons of different schools of thought as you become an expert in international cyber regulation and policy. New technology raises legal and ethical issues. You’ll develop an advanced understanding as you pick up valuable skills in assessing technology for its suitability, impact and application in different situations. Tailor your modules to your interests. You could specialise in intellectual property. Or find out more about detecting, investigating and prosecuting cybercriminals. You could also explore the intricacies of communications law and online terrorism. Or you could choose to specialise in information systems security management in the public and private sectors. Gain additional sought after legal research skills preparing for your 15,000-word dissertation.

Assessment method

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.

Entry requirements

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

Tuition fees

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International Cyber Regulation & Policy at Edge Hill University - UCAS