Innovation, Technology and the Law

University of Edinburgh


Off Campus


This unique and internationally focused LLM programme explores how the law responds to, regulates, and promotes new and emerging technologies.

Innovative technologies and convergence in technologies are causing unprecedented societal change. New legal issues are arising, and new regulatory responses emerging. The law can help – or hinder – society’s ability to reap the optimal rewards from technological development.

Across the programme, you will study different modes of regulation – the law, the markets, the technology itself – and critically analyse the advantages and disadvantages of each. The potential of technology to support legal and judicial processes is also examined.

This LLM will enable you to develop an advanced knowledge of domains where law engages with technology, awareness of the problems in the area and understanding of the differing approaches to their solution.

Entry Requirements

A minimum UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in law.

Candidates with a UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a social science subject will also be considered.

Entry to this programme is competitive. Meeting minimum requirements for consideration does not guarantee an offer of study.

Start Date



Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning

Course Length

1-3 years


College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences


Law School

SCQF Level