LLM Law, Innovation and Technology
This is a distinctive course that offers a unique opportunity to master the legal knowledge and skills needed to tackle problems and challenges related to technology development and innovation.
Offering in-depth, intensive study in a range of areas, you will gain expertise in IT law, IP law, privacy and data protection, e-commerce and online business development, digital markets and virtual competition, and digital technology in legal practice.
You will understand the impacts of law on the development and use of digital technologies and the impacts of emerging technologies on law.
You will also develop a productive familiarity with computer science, data science, and economics. As a result, you will be confident facing interdisciplinary issues and producing accurate legal assessments of the relevant matters.
Choosing this LLM means you will be challenged and inspired by world-leading academics dedicated to progressive and innovative thinking - with many of those teaching on the course belonging to the Law School's Centre for Global Law and Innovation.
The intellectually demanding, research-rich curriculum will allow you to demonstrate excellent legal, analytical and interdisciplinary research skills and be empowered to pursue top-flight careers in a variety of fields.
The LLM in Law, Innovation and Technology has particular appeal for aspiring and established professionals who want to meet the global demand for efficient and robust legal advice in a turbulent and fast-changing world of digital technology.
Find out how you can do more with law at the University of Bristol Law School.
We have a large and vibrant international community and University of Bristol LLM students benefit from small class sizes taught by world-leading experts. This programme provides an exciting range of optional units that reflect the expertise of our globally renowned academics and an opportunity to further specialise your degree.
You will take four units (120 credit points overall, 30 credit points each) and a compulsory dissertation (60 credit points). You have the option of taking three specialist units linked to the LLM Law, Innovation and Technology, and one unit from any of our other LLMs.
Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content.
An upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) in Law. Previous or professional experience is not required. Recognised Prior Learning is not currently accepted.
For applicants who are currently completing a degree, we understand that their final grade may be higher than the interim grades or module/unit grades they achieve during their studies.
We will consider applicants whose interim grades are currently slightly lower than the programme's entry requirements. We may make these applicants an aspirational offer. This offer would be at the standard level, so the applicant would need to achieve the standard entry requirements by the end of their degree. Specific module requirements may still apply. We will consider applicants whose grades are slightly lower than the programme's entry requirements, if they have a relevant postgraduate qualification.If this is the case, applicants should include their CV (curriculum vitae / résumé) when they apply, showing details of their relevant qualifications.
See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.
Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.Go to admissions statement
Fees and funding
- UK: full-time
- £13,700 per year
- UK: part-time (two years)
- £6,850 per year
- Overseas: full-time
- £26,700 per year
Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to an 8% increase in fees each year.
More about tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a 25% reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni discount.
Funding for 2024/25
Information about funding and scholarships can be found on the University of Bristol Law School fees and funding webpages. This includes information about the Law School's Think Big about Global Justice Scholarships, open to international postgraduate students.
Further information on funding for prospective UK and international postgraduate students.
Graduating from Bristol opens doors in a variety of sectors. The content and approach to teaching on this LLM will develop and deepen your understanding of law, innovation and technology, whilst building many transferable skills.
This LLM would be of interest to aspiring and established professionals wanting to understand key legal and ethical issues relating to technological and digital innovation, data economy, digital markets, and online business development.
Our careers and employability page provides more information about the support and opportunities we offer during your studies.