Law - Corporate Law Computing & Innovation

Ulster University - Belfast

Law - Corporate Law Computing & Innovation

Creating multi-disciplinary lawyers, legal professionals and technologists, this course provides you with an interdisciplinary skillset that distinguishes you from other graduates through teaching in computing, data science, and business intelligence skills, alongside corporate, financial and technology law. The course is industry-focused, with international firms offering paid work placements, prizes, and specialist teaching input to students.

This distinct LLM/MSc degree programme suits aspiring and current lawyers, as well as other legal, business, and computing professionals wishing to gain multi-disciplinary skills and enhance career opportunities. You will explore the effect of emerging disruptive technologies in the field of law and develop practical skills in legal technology through the expertise of industry partners.

Graduates in this area are in high demand and can work in law firms, in-house legal teams, financial services, banking, consulting, and technology firms.

The LLM/MSc is also the ideal platform for advanced research, including doctoral study in law or computing.
Work placement / study abroad
Students in the Progamme can compete for post-graduate Placement Opportunities within industry or industry-driven applied projects, including paid work placements at Citi, Allen & Overy, Baker McKenzie, Herbert Smith Freehills & Factor Law.

In addition, students can enrol in an optional Advanced Practice module, which extends the course beyond 1 year of full-time study. Through this module, students will undertake an internship with a company or complete an applied consulting project for a company under the supervision of University staff.

For further course details please see "Course Web Page".

Subjects taught

Year one
• Professional Software Development I
• Business Intelligence and Analytics
• Data Science Foundations
• Corporate Law
• Intellectual Property and Data Protection Law
• Innovation in Legal Work

Optional Modules
• Project
• Dissertation

Optional Modules
Year two
• Advanced Practice - Applied Consulting Project
• Advanced Practice - Internship and Professional Development Project.

Entry requirements

Standard entry conditions
To apply to our postgraduate taught programmes, you must meet the University’s General Entrance Requirements and any course-specific requirements.

Entry Requirements
Applicants must:
1. have gained:
a. a second class honours degree or better in law, accounting, finance, computer science, software engineering, computing, or a related discipline from a university of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, from the Council for National Academic Awards, the National Council for Educational Awards, the Higher Education and Training Awards Council, or from an institution of another country which has been recognised as being of an equivalent standard; or
b. an equivalent standard (normally 50%) in a Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate, Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma in law or an approved alternative qualification; or
c. a degree in any discipline with appropriate work/professional experience in the field of law or computing; or
d. a comparable professional qualification; or
e. In exceptional circumstances, where an individual has substantial and significant experiential learning, a portfolio of written evidence demonstrating the meeting of graduate qualities (including subject-specific outcomes, as determined by the Course Committee) may be considered as an alternative entrance route. Evidence used to demonstrate graduate qualities may not be used for exemption against modules within the programme;

2. Provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English (GCSE grade C or equivalent).

Application dates

Your Application
Application is through the University's online application system (see "Application Weblink").

Enrolment dates

Start Dated: September 2024 and January 2025

Post Course Info

Career options
Graduates from this Programme can work in:
• Law firms
• In-house legal teams
• Financial services
• Banking
• Consulting firms
• Technology firms

The Course provides you with an interdisciplinary skillset that distinguishes you from other graduates through teaching in computing and areas of law essential to modern practice in finance, banking, corporate law, and technology law.

For those interested in pursuing a career as a solicitor or barrister, the Programme gives you hands-on experience, meaningful exposure to key industry employers and a competitive advantage in securing a training contract.

The LLM/MSc is also the ideal platform for advanced research, including Doctoral study in Law or Computing.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters at UK Level 7,Postgraduate Diploma at UK Level 7,Postgraduate Certificate at UK Level 7

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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