International Information Technology Law (PG Cert)

Robert Gordon University

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The award
PG Cert

How long you will study
15 weeks

Domestic course fees
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How you will study

Course starts
January, September

International course fees
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About International Information Technology Law at Robert Gordon University

Commercial and public organisations are increasingly recognising the importance of awareness of legal aspects of information technology relevant to their business. This course provides the knowledge required to evaluate this delicate but essential ‘balance’ of different interests, rights, obligations and legal liability.

The course aims to equip students with current knowledge of and an ability to critically evaluate of key legal issues relating to information and communication technology within the global business environment. Individual modules may be used by members of the legal profession in order to comply with Continuing Professional Development/Continuing Legal Education requirements.

What you will study

Semester 1:

  • International Business Law

  • Contemporary Intellectual Property Law

  • Cyber-Liability

  • E-communications Law

Semester 2:

  • Competition Law

  • International Commercial Dispute Resolution

  • Human Rights in a Business Context

  • Information and Communication Technologies

Semester 3:

  • Dissertation


Once the Postgraduate Diploma stage has been completed, students are expected to present a written research proposal in respect of their intended dissertation topic. Once approved, this will normally form the basis of the Masters thesis. Students undertake research and prepare the dissertation independently but under supervision by a member of academic staff.

Entry requirements

This course is ideal for students who possess a first degree in law, business, media studies or information technology related degrees. Other qualifications and professional experience will be considered with entry being subject to the University's judgement that the person has a reasonable expectation of being able to fulfil the requirements of the award. All international students, for whom English is not their first language, must provide evidence of linguistic ability, by gaining either IELTS 6.5 or its equivalent in TOEFL prior to receiving an unconditional offer of a place on the course.

Fees and bursaries

UK/EU Students

  • New students: entire course £8276 for academic year 2010/11

International Students

  • New students: entire course £8600 for academic year 2010/11

The above tuition fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

If you are already a student at Robert Gordon University, you can find information on fees for academic year 2010/11 on the Student Finance web pages.

How to apply

All students can apply online by visiting Apply Online at

If you prefer to apply on paper, please contact the Postgraduate Admissions Office to request that an application be posted out to you.

If you have any queries, please contact our Admissions Office:

  • Email

  • Call +44 (0) 1224 262132

If you are an International Student and would like further information and application advice:

  • Complete our International Enquiries form

  • Call 0044 1224 262726

  • Email

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