Creating multi-disciplinary legal professionals and technologists, this course provides you with an interdisciplinary skillset that distinguishes you from other graduates through teaching in computing skills, corporate, financial and technology law. The course is industry focused, with international firms offering work placements, prizes and specialist teaching input to its students. This distinct LLM/MSc degree programme suits aspiring and current lawyers, as well as other legal, business, and computing professionals wishing to gain specialised skills and enhance career opportunities. You will explore the effect of emerging disruptive technologies in the field of law and develop practical skills in legal technology through the expertise of industry partners. Graduates in this area are in high demand and can work in law firms, in-house legal teams, financial services, banking, consulting and technology firms. The LLM/MSc is also the ideal platform for advanced research, including Doctoral study in Law or Computing.
Applicants must: 1. have gained: a. a second class honours degree or better in law, accounting, finance, computer science, software engineering, computing, or a related discipline from a university of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, from the Council for National Academic Awards, the National Council for Educational Awards, the Higher Education and Training Awards Council, or from an institution of another country which has been recognised as being of an equivalent standard; or b. an equivalent standard (normally 50%) in a Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate, Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma in law or an approved alternative qualification; or c. a degree in any discipline with appropriate work/professional experience in the field of law or computing; or d. a comparable professional qualification; or e. In exceptional circumstances, where an individual has substantial and significant experiential learning, a portfolio of written evidence demonstrating the meeting of graduate qualities (including subject-specific outcomes, as determined by the Course Committee) may be considered as an alternative entrance route. Evidence used to demonstrate graduate qualities may not be used for exemption against modules within the programme; And 2. Provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English (GCSE grade C or equivalent)
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