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Course Highlights

Hey, LLM Law and Technology is a 12-months full-time, Masters level course & here are the top highlights:

  1. This innovative and employment-focused LLM programme in Law and technology draws on the School of Law’s substantial experience in technology, e-governance and innovation, the law’s role in regulating technology and technology’s role in transforming governance and legal practice
  2. The prestigious School of Law that opened in 2016 features world class facilities to support an innovative culture of learning with a number of innovative teaching spaces
  3. Law at Queen’s is ranked in the Top 150 in the World (QS World Rankings 2021).
  4. The school also ranks Top 10 in the UK for graduate prospects (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021).
  5. Law at Queen's is taught by world-leading experts in the area of Law. Their staff have close research links with the professions, government and civil society.
  6. Research in Law was ranked 15th in the UK in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (REF 2014). Over 95% of Research Activity in the School was judged to be of international quality and above
  7. This employer focused programme places employability skills at the core of the student experience (including problem-based learning and leadership modules), introducing students to the interplay of and interfaces between technology and law.
  8. Queen’s has some of the best campus facilities in the UK and Ireland. Investing £700m over a 20-year capital development programme, the university continues to transform Queen’s historic campus into a beacon of learning and innovation
  9. 94% of Queen's postgraduates are in employment or further study six months after graduation (Source-HESA graduate outcome survey 2018)

 

Course Eligibility

So, Let’s have a look at the Key Eligibility Requirements LLM Law and Technology

Graduate -  2.1 Honours degree ( 60% average minimum) or above or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in Law, Social Sciences, Humanities or a cognate discipline.

Exemption from these requirements may be considered for those applicants who hold a Master's degree (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University) OR for those applicants with a 2.2 Honours degree (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University) along with a minimum of 2 years relevant experience

  • English language requirements
     
  • IELTS grade -
    An IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each test component or an equivalent acceptable qualification*
  • *For admission to most postgraduate degree programmes, the University will normally accept 70% in English Language in Standard XII in lieu of an IELTS Academic test, if awarded by CBSE, AICSE or other equivalent Indian examination boards:
  • Slight waiver may be applicable case by case
  • Students with relevant experience are also encouraged to apply
  • Selection & offer is at the sole discretion of the University

Course Fees

Let’s look at the Course fee & other related expenses 

Tuition fees- for a single year of study -  £17,700- ( For the intake year 2021-2022)

Hostel & Meals – 5,434 pounds (This is an average cost and is dependent on the choice of accommodation selected)

Living Expense £50.00 p/w (food), £40.00 p/w (Entertainment, Social Life), £5.00 p/w (transport) (This is an average cost)

All tuition fees quoted are for the academic year 2021-22, and relate to a single year of study unless stated otherwise. Tuition fees will be subject to an annual inflationary increase, unless explicitly stated otherwise.

*The above are Fees & Expenses For 1st year and are subject to change

Career Prospects

Let me take you through the career opportunities with this unique course at Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

  1. Legal work and practice, as is the case across the professions, is increasingly focused on technological innovation. Employers are very interested in law graduates who are tech-savvy both in terms of awareness of legal matters in technology, but in terms of how technology is coming to operate within the profession (such as for research and also for promotional purposes).
  2. There are a number of global law firms with offices in Belfast, such as Allen and Overy, Eversheds Sutherland, Fieldfisher, Axiom and Herbert Smith Freehills, who sponsor the student hub beside the Law School.
  3. The School of Law aims to address that gap, through an employer-partnered LLM programme in Law and Technology that introduces students to the interplay of and interfaces between technology and law
  4. The Law School at Queen's is ranked as one of the top Schools in the UK and Ireland.
  5. There are over 850 undergraduate students enrolled in the School, 200 postgraduates, 50 PhD students and over 50 members of academic
  6. The university is dedicated to student employability and our strong industry links mean over 94% of Queen's postgraduates are in employment or further study six months after graduation.
  7. This employer focused programme places employability skills at the core of the student experience (including problem-based learning and leadership modules), introducing students to the interplay of and interfaces between technology and law
  8. Employers will be involved in assisting on project-based learning and in delivering guest lectures to students.
  9. Queens University Belfast's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, bolster their commitment to employability, while innovative leadership and executive programmes alongside sterling integration with industry experts helps their students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally

Key Learnings

  1. You will be taught by scholars from all over the world, many of whom have international reputations in their fields and all are committed teachers and researchers.
  2. Students will also have access to an excellent law section in the new McClay library and extensive IT facilities.
  3. Queen’s delivers a high quality learning environment that embeds intellectual curiosity, innovation and best practice in learning, teaching and student support to enable students to achieve their full academic potential.
  4. This is done by providing a range of learning experiences which enables the students to engage with subject experts, develop attributes and perspectives that will equip them for life
  5. You will have a combination of lectures, project-based learning, practical assignments, e-learning opportunities, advisor of studies, seminars, tutorials, self-directed study assessments, and a dissertation

Study Benefits

  1. This programme will equip you with a thorough and crucial understanding of the key questions we face regarding the regulation and governance technologies.
  2. You will possess a deep appreciation of matters in the regulation of technology, borne from both classroom and project-based experience.
  3. You will develop a sophisticated sense of how technology interacts with law, but also a sense of how law and technology are operationalized in legal practice.
  4. At Queen's you will be part of a thriving postgraduate culture built on teaching excellence, leading-edge research, innovation, collaboration and engagement. These components are woven together in the Graduate School which is ranked third worldwide. It is here you will develop new skills and increased personal effectiveness that will enable you to stand out in the crowded and increasingly competitive global job market.
  5. Life at Queen's is not just about the degree. Students have the opportunity to really enrich their studies. Whether you're into student societies, sports, music, dance, or just a coffee with your friends, Queen's has exceptional facilities to cater for all interests.
  6. Queen' s was ranked 2nd worldwide for satisfaction with social facilities.
  7. This innovative programme is designed to prepare you for a career on the interface of legal practice and technology. With employability embedded in the curriculum, graduates will be familiar both with the legal regulation of technology and with technology’s effects on the practice of law

Core Modules

Key modules:

There is an introductory module to Cell Biology and Computational Analysis during the first two weeks, following that compulsory module shall be taught from the following topics-

• Law and the Challenges of Technology

• Regulating Innovation

• Law and Technology : project based learning

• Approaches to Legal Research

Research Project : Dissertation-  A major component in the LLM- law & technology will be the successful completion of a research project or dissertation-

 

Optional Modules

The following are the optional modules for LLM law and technology –

Computational methods and skills

Foundations of Cybersecurity

Copyright in the Digital Environment

International Financial Law

Business and Human Rights

Medical Law and Ethics

Leadership and Innovation Skills for Law Students

Comparative Competition Law: The Case of the EU as the Leading Model

Data, privacy and the law

Regulating digital communications

 

Scholarships

Hey, The Queen’s University, Belfast offers many exciting scholarship opportunities for International postgraduate students, some of them are

  1. International Office Postgraduate Taught Scholarships The International Office Postgraduate Taught Scholarship is exclusively for new international students beginning their first year of full-time postgraduate study in Queen's University Belfast

with one award of £2000 (LLM Law programmes).

Details-

For the academic year 2021-22 who meet the conditions of their academic offer.

No separate application for this scholarship is required. If you are holding an offer for an eligible programme and meet the criteria as set out in these terms & conditions, you will automatically be awarded an International Office Postgraduate Taught Scholarship upon enrolment.

 

  1. Queen's Loyalty Scholarship – The Queen's Loyalty Scholarship is 20 % fee reduction for first year tuition fees Available for Queen's University alumni returning for full-time postgraduate taught study or Exchange and Study Abroad students progressing to a full-time postgraduate taught programme at Queen’s University Belfast
    Available for eligible international students enrolling 2021/22. For Queen's University alumni returning for full-time postgraduate taught study and Exchange and Study Abroad students progressing to a full-time postgraduate taught programme at Queen’s University Belfast. 20% tuition fee reduction on year 1. Exclusions apply, Application necessary

 

  1. Early Bird Reward– The ‘Early Bird Reward ’ is for New International students with unconditional offers  who may receive a discount of when paying their fees by the deadline

For new International Students enrolling onto a full-time undergraduate programme in. Exclusions apply. The discount on net fees - may be used in conjunction with other scholarships Pay rest of the fees of Year 1 fees by 30 June 2021, or within 5 days of offer becoming unconditional.

  1. Queen's Family Scholarship – The Queen's Family Scholarship is 20 % fee reduction for first year tuition fees Available for children, grandchildren or brothers and sisters of Queen’s alumni and current students beginning a full duration course at Queen’s University Belfast
    Available for eligible international students enrolling 2021/22. For children, grandchildren or brothers and sisters of Queen’s alumni and current students beginning a full duration course at Queen’s University Belfast. 20% tuition fee reduction on year 1. Exclusions apply , Application necessary

 

  1. Vice-Chancellor's International Attainment Scholarship- The Vice-Chancellor's International Attainment Scholarship is a 50% discount on tuition fees for four new international students enrolling on a full-time postgraduate programme.
     Exclusions apply. 50% discount on tuition fees paid for the year of programme. Application necessary. Please Adhere to application deadline (note that this has closed for applications for 2021 entry).

Last updated on January 17, 2022

Hey, LLM Law and Technology is a 12-months full-time, Masters level course & here are the top highlights:

  1. This innovative and employment-focused LLM programme in Law and technology draws on the School of Law’s substantial experience in technology, e-governance and innovation, the law’s role in regulating technology and technology’s role in transforming governance and legal practice
  2. The prestigious School of Law that opened in 2016 features world class facilities to support an innovative culture of learning with a number of innovative teaching spaces
  3. Law at Queen’s is ranked in the Top 150 in the World (QS World Rankings 2021).
  4. The school also ranks Top 10 in the UK for graduate prospects (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021).
  5. Law at Queen's is taught by world-leading experts in the area of Law. Their staff have close research links with the professions, government and civil society.
  6. Research in Law was ranked 15th in the UK in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (REF 2014). Over 95% of Research Activity in the School was judged to be of international quality and above
  7. This employer focused programme places employability skills at the core of the student experience (including problem-based learning and leadership modules), introducing students to the interplay of and interfaces between technology and law.
  8. Queen’s has some of the best campus facilities in the UK and Ireland. Investing £700m over a 20-year capital development programme, the university continues to transform Queen’s historic campus into a beacon of learning and innovation
  9. 94% of Queen's postgraduates are in employment or further study six months after graduation (Source-HESA graduate outcome survey 2018)

 

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So, Let’s have a look at the Key Eligibility Requirements LLM Law and Technology

Graduate -  2.1 Honours degree ( 60% average minimum) or above or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in Law, Social Sciences, Humanities or a cognate discipline.

Exemption from these requirements may be considered for those applicants who hold a Master's degree (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University) OR for those applicants with a 2.2 Honours degree (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University) along with a minimum of 2 years relevant experience

  • English language requirements
     
  • IELTS grade -
    An IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each test component or an equivalent acceptable qualification*
  • *For admission to most postgraduate degree programmes, the University will normally accept 70% in English Language in Standard XII in lieu of an IELTS Academic test, if awarded by CBSE, AICSE or other equivalent Indian examination boards:
  • Slight waiver may be applicable case by case
  • Students with relevant experience are also encouraged to apply
  • Selection & offer is at the sole discretion of the University
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Let’s look at the Course fee & other related expenses 

Tuition fees- for a single year of study -  £17,700- ( For the intake year 2021-2022)

Hostel & Meals – 5,434 pounds (This is an average cost and is dependent on the choice of accommodation selected)

Living Expense £50.00 p/w (food), £40.00 p/w (Entertainment, Social Life), £5.00 p/w (transport) (This is an average cost)

All tuition fees quoted are for the academic year 2021-22, and relate to a single year of study unless stated otherwise. Tuition fees will be subject to an annual inflationary increase, unless explicitly stated otherwise.

*The above are Fees & Expenses For 1st year and are subject to change

Show More

Let me take you through the career opportunities with this unique course at Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

  1. Legal work and practice, as is the case across the professions, is increasingly focused on technological innovation. Employers are very interested in law graduates who are tech-savvy both in terms of awareness of legal matters in technology, but in terms of how technology is coming to operate within the profession (such as for research and also for promotional purposes).
  2. There are a number of global law firms with offices in Belfast, such as Allen and Overy, Eversheds Sutherland, Fieldfisher, Axiom and Herbert Smith Freehills, who sponsor the student hub beside the Law School.
  3. The School of Law aims to address that gap, through an employer-partnered LLM programme in Law and Technology that introduces students to the interplay of and interfaces between technology and law
  4. The Law School at Queen's is ranked as one of the top Schools in the UK and Ireland.
  5. There are over 850 undergraduate students enrolled in the School, 200 postgraduates, 50 PhD students and over 50 members of academic
  6. The university is dedicated to student employability and our strong industry links mean over 94% of Queen's postgraduates are in employment or further study six months after graduation.
  7. This employer focused programme places employability skills at the core of the student experience (including problem-based learning and leadership modules), introducing students to the interplay of and interfaces between technology and law
  8. Employers will be involved in assisting on project-based learning and in delivering guest lectures to students.
  9. Queens University Belfast's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, bolster their commitment to employability, while innovative leadership and executive programmes alongside sterling integration with industry experts helps their students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally

Show More

  1. You will be taught by scholars from all over the world, many of whom have international reputations in their fields and all are committed teachers and researchers.
  2. Students will also have access to an excellent law section in the new McClay library and extensive IT facilities.
  3. Queen’s delivers a high quality learning environment that embeds intellectual curiosity, innovation and best practice in learning, teaching and student support to enable students to achieve their full academic potential.
  4. This is done by providing a range of learning experiences which enables the students to engage with subject experts, develop attributes and perspectives that will equip them for life
  5. You will have a combination of lectures, project-based learning, practical assignments, e-learning opportunities, advisor of studies, seminars, tutorials, self-directed study assessments, and a dissertation
Show More

  1. This programme will equip you with a thorough and crucial understanding of the key questions we face regarding the regulation and governance technologies.
  2. You will possess a deep appreciation of matters in the regulation of technology, borne from both classroom and project-based experience.
  3. You will develop a sophisticated sense of how technology interacts with law, but also a sense of how law and technology are operationalized in legal practice.
  4. At Queen's you will be part of a thriving postgraduate culture built on teaching excellence, leading-edge research, innovation, collaboration and engagement. These components are woven together in the Graduate School which is ranked third worldwide. It is here you will develop new skills and increased personal effectiveness that will enable you to stand out in the crowded and increasingly competitive global job market.
  5. Life at Queen's is not just about the degree. Students have the opportunity to really enrich their studies. Whether you're into student societies, sports, music, dance, or just a coffee with your friends, Queen's has exceptional facilities to cater for all interests.
  6. Queen' s was ranked 2nd worldwide for satisfaction with social facilities.
  7. This innovative programme is designed to prepare you for a career on the interface of legal practice and technology. With employability embedded in the curriculum, graduates will be familiar both with the legal regulation of technology and with technology’s effects on the practice of law
Show More

Key modules:

There is an introductory module to Cell Biology and Computational Analysis during the first two weeks, following that compulsory module shall be taught from the following topics-

• Law and the Challenges of Technology

• Regulating Innovation

• Law and Technology : project based learning

• Approaches to Legal Research

Research Project : Dissertation-  A major component in the LLM- law & technology will be the successful completion of a research project or dissertation-

 

Show More

The following are the optional modules for LLM law and technology –

Computational methods and skills

Foundations of Cybersecurity

Copyright in the Digital Environment

International Financial Law

Business and Human Rights

Medical Law and Ethics

Leadership and Innovation Skills for Law Students

Comparative Competition Law: The Case of the EU as the Leading Model

Data, privacy and the law

Regulating digital communications

 

Show More

Hey, The Queen’s University, Belfast offers many exciting scholarship opportunities for International postgraduate students, some of them are

  1. International Office Postgraduate Taught Scholarships The International Office Postgraduate Taught Scholarship is exclusively for new international students beginning their first year of full-time postgraduate study in Queen's University Belfast

with one award of £2000 (LLM Law programmes).

Details-

For the academic year 2021-22 who meet the conditions of their academic offer.

No separate application for this scholarship is required. If you are holding an offer for an eligible programme and meet the criteria as set out in these terms & conditions, you will automatically be awarded an International Office Postgraduate Taught Scholarship upon enrolment.

 

  1. Queen's Loyalty Scholarship – The Queen's Loyalty Scholarship is 20 % fee reduction for first year tuition fees Available for Queen's University alumni returning for full-time postgraduate taught study or Exchange and Study Abroad students progressing to a full-time postgraduate taught programme at Queen’s University Belfast
    Available for eligible international students enrolling 2021/22. For Queen's University alumni returning for full-time postgraduate taught study and Exchange and Study Abroad students progressing to a full-time postgraduate taught programme at Queen’s University Belfast. 20% tuition fee reduction on year 1. Exclusions apply, Application necessary

 

  1. Early Bird Reward– The ‘Early Bird Reward ’ is for New International students with unconditional offers  who may receive a discount of when paying their fees by the deadline

For new International Students enrolling onto a full-time undergraduate programme in. Exclusions apply. The discount on net fees - may be used in conjunction with other scholarships Pay rest of the fees of Year 1 fees by 30 June 2021, or within 5 days of offer becoming unconditional.

  1. Queen's Family Scholarship – The Queen's Family Scholarship is 20 % fee reduction for first year tuition fees Available for children, grandchildren or brothers and sisters of Queen’s alumni and current students beginning a full duration course at Queen’s University Belfast
    Available for eligible international students enrolling 2021/22. For children, grandchildren or brothers and sisters of Queen’s alumni and current students beginning a full duration course at Queen’s University Belfast. 20% tuition fee reduction on year 1. Exclusions apply , Application necessary

 

  1. Vice-Chancellor's International Attainment Scholarship- The Vice-Chancellor's International Attainment Scholarship is a 50% discount on tuition fees for four new international students enrolling on a full-time postgraduate programme.
     Exclusions apply. 50% discount on tuition fees paid for the year of programme. Application necessary. Please Adhere to application deadline (note that this has closed for applications for 2021 entry).
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Last updated on January 17, 2022

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