The LLM Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law programme has a key focus on the relationship between law and technology and the social, economic and cultural consequences of new, or amended, forms of regulation and governance. It brings together two of the most important legal questions of the 21st century: the fate of law in the information age, and the management and exploitation of diverse forms of creativity, reputation and innovation. Students can choose from a range of specialised, internationally-focused modules on IT and IP, but can also take the opportunity to study subjects in the closely related field of media law, or other subjects offered in the School on commercial and competition law.
The LLM Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law is offered over one year full-time, or two years part-time. Students undertake a range of compulsory and optional modules, but they may also, with the consent of the Course Director, choose modules worth up to 40 credits from other postgraduate courses offered by UEA. This degree also offers an optional Research Methods Training component.
Building on a long record of teaching at the cutting edge of law and technology, the UEA Law School is home to a strong team of scholars investigating everything from IP enforcement to the rights and risks associated with 'Web 2.0'. The Law School postgraduate student community rarely exceeds 100 each year, as the aim is to offer small group teaching, allowing students to benefit from the knowledge and experience of lecturers who are national and international leaders in their field.
The LLM Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law is designed to develop legal knowledge and skills for those intending to specialise in a legal career in information technology law (including the Internet and e-commerce industries) or any area of intellectual property law.