This master’s programme offers advanced study of a range of law or law-related subjects, with an opportunity to develop more detailed knowledge, understanding and research skills in a chosen dissertation topic.
This unique degree programme explores the role of the law in responding to, regulating, and promoting new and emerging technologies. The courses on offer allow students to examine legal, ethical and regulatory issues as these relate to a number of technology-related fields, including information technology, intellectual property, biotechnology, medical sciences, audio-visual media and artificial intelligence. The core subjects of the degree are intended to provide an advanced knowledge of domains where law engages with technology, laying a foundation for a specialised dissertation.
By the end of their studies for this degree, students will have acquired a high level of knowledge in the field of law and technology and a sophisticated awareness of the problems in the area and the differing approaches to their solution.
You will study a total of 180 credits, which consists of a 10,000 word dissertation worth 60 credits and 120 credits of taught courses that may include the following topics: Communications, Networks and the Law; Data Protection and Information Privacy; The Legal Challenges of Information Technologies; Robotics and the Law; Contemporary Issues in the Law and Policy of e-Commerce, the Digital Economy and International Information Governance; Information: Control and Power; International and European Media Law; Law and New Technologies: Artificial Intelligence, Risk and the Law; Law of E-Commerce; Intellectual Property Law 1: Copyright and Related Rights; International Intellectual Property System; Intellectual Property Law 2: Industrial Property; Intellectual Property Law, Innovation and Creativity; Fundamental Issues in Medical Jurisprudence; Risk and Regulation: Health and the Environment; Contemporary Issues in Medical Jurisprudence; Biotechnology, Bioethics and Society; Medical Negligence.
The University of Edinburgh and the Edinburgh Law School is an Internationally recognised Higher Education institution accredited to provide advanced education. It should be noted that a postgraduate masters degree in Law from the University of Edinburgh does not qualify for entry into the Scottish (or other country's) Legal Practice. Advice from your local Bar Association or Law Society should be sought if you wish to pursue legal practice in your country of domicile.