Edge Hill University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Artificial Intelligence, Digital and Cyber Law (Taught)

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Course summary

Cybercrime. Cryptocurrencies. Artificial intelligence. Blockchain. Data protection. Investigate the legal challenges created by the evolving digital world on our artificial intelligence, digital and cyber law course. We’ll teach you how to understand and regulate cyberspace and the world of AI. Discover how to regulate digital financial crime and serious organised crime online. Explore the rules relating to AI, digital platforms and develop specialist knowledge of online regulations and governance. You’ll debate how well international agencies regulate digital platforms and personal data. You’ll analyse current legal and regulatory frameworks and explore the connections between society, information technology and cyberspace. Our team of experts in artificial intelligence, digital and cyber regulation, as well as our highly qualified policing team, bring their real-world experiences of regulating and and investigating cyberspace and AI 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 company or online platform. Throughout the course, you’ll develop a deep knowledge of the issues surrounding current and emerging technology as you become an expert in AI, digital and cyber law. What you'll study The artificial intelligence and digital law sectors are amongst the fastest-moving and dynamic in the world. Your studies will help you untangle the relationship between the law and the nature of AI, digital systems and cyberspace. You’ll debate the struggle between the government and industry gatekeepers as well as be exposed to cutting edge practice and research in the regulation and investigation of online activities, as you become an expert in these fields. 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 blockchain and cryptocurrency regulation. Or find out more about detecting, investigating and prosecuting cybercriminals. You could also explore the role of large digital platforms and their use of data. 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 12,000-word dissertation.

Assessment method

Assessments on modules vary depending upon the subject matter: some modules are assessed by coursework, whilst others are assessed by written exams and oral presentations. You will be assessed individually, though on some occasions you will be invited to work as part of a team with your peers. You will also submit a 12,000 word dissertation at the completion of the programme.


Entry requirements

You should have a degree equivalent to UK first-class or second-class honours (2:2 or above) in law or a relevant science 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 normally forms part of the selection process for applicants not in possession of a 2.2 undergraduate honours degree.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Artificial Intelligence, Digital and Cyber Law at Edge Hill University - UCAS