Information Technology Law

University of Edinburgh


Off Campus


This LLM in Information Technology Law focuses on the regulatory framework that governs information technology within international, European and domestic settings.

The programme is highly topical, exploring the second generation – and sometimes even third generation – of regulation that has evolved from the legal framework of the early 2000s. New developments in technology are also a key focus, as these force us to constantly review the very concept of information technology and appropriate legal responses.

Information technology regulation operates across jurisdictions, and a cross-fertilisation of regulatory responses occurs at the interface between domestic, regional and international law. Our aim is to enable you to understand this cross-fertilisation, to be able to contextualise it and place yourself within it.

Entry Requirements

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

Candidates with a degree in a non-law subject which includes relevant prior study of law or IT policy will also be considered.

Your other qualifications and professional experience will also be considered as part of your application.

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