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Gain a competitive advantage in a difficult job market and equip yourself with the professional skills that businesses are looking for today

Flexible, cost effective, global classroom - just some of the reasons why distance learning is the best solution for you to increase your professional skills

Benefit from tuition from Queen Mary University of London, one of the UK's highest ranking universities in law, and member of the exclusive Russell Group of leading UK Universities

Benefit from the experienced and highly acclaimed faculty from academia and professional practice who are on hand to guide you through every aspect of the programme

Gain an LLM, PgDip or Certificate in Computer and Communications Law from one of the UK’s leading law schools - Queen Mary University of London

Studying at Queen Mary University of London

This unique distance-learning programme draws on the established teaching strengths and leading research reputation of CCLS in the fields of Digital IP Law, Media Law, Telecoms Law and IT Law.

By studying for either the LLM, Postgraduate Diploma or Certificate you will:

• Gain expertise in the legal regimes governing the supply and use of computer and communications technology

• Examine the complex issues concerning national and international law and policy relating to computer and communications technology

• Analyse how computer and communications technology has affected the application of traditional legal principles.

View the latest Computer and Communications Law by Distance Learning programme.

Programme start date: 12th January 2015

Why Study This Programme?

This programme is highly relevant to today’s international market and is designed with employability in mind:

• Undertake a flexible, alternative study solution to the traditional on campus programmes, tailor-made for working professionals in the areas outlined below and studied 100% ONLINE

Improve your career prospects by gaining a high level qualification without compromising your work commitments and gain the professional skills and practical experience that businesses are looking for today

• Benefit from teaching which includes industry experience and is informed by world-leading research

• Choose the modules and the dissertation to tailor the programme precisely to your needs and to the needs of your business and ensure you have the best opportunities in your career progression

This unique programme draws on the established teaching strengths and leading research reputation of the Centre for Commercial Law Studies and is a career driver for those working internationally in the areas of:

• Data Protection & Privacy
• Telecommunications Regulations
• IP, Digital IP (Software Protection, Trademarks, Copyright)
• Cybercrime, Information Security, Cybersecurity
• Internet & Computer Forensics
• ICT Outsourcing and Cloud Computing
• Online Gambling
• Media Law
• Information Law


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What will I study on the programme?

View full Computer and Communications Law 2014 Module Descriptions here

During each term a selection of 3-4 modules from the list below will be offered (see below for module availability in 2014-2015). Modules are usually offered on a two-year cycle. The terms are as follows:

• Spring Session: Beginning of January until April
• Summer Session: Beginning of May until August

Complete List of Modules Offered on the Programme
• Online Banking and Financial Services (TBC)
• Computer Crime
• Online Dispute Resolution in E-commerce
• IT Outsourcing
• Advanced IP Issues: Protection of Computer Software
• Privacy and Data Protection Law
• Advanced IP Issues: Digital Rights Management
• Intellectual Property: Foundation
• Internet Content Regulation
• Information Security and the Law
• Internet Jurisdictional Issues and Dispute Resolution in E-commerce
• European Telecommunications Law
• International Telecommunications Law
• E-Commerce Law
• Online Media Regulation
• Taxation and Electronic Commerce
• Information and Communications Technology and Competition Law (TBC)
• Broadcasting Regulation
• Regulation of Cross-Border Online Gambling
• Internet Governance (TBC)
• Online Trademarks
• Cloud Computing

Modules available Spring 2015:

Intellectual Property: Foundation

Privacy and Data Protection Law

Online Banking and Financial Services (TBC)

Modules available Summer 2015:

Online Trademarks

Information and Communications Technology and Competition Law (TBC)

Internet Jurisdictional Issues and Dispute Resolution in E-Commerce

You will receive a module option form to make your module choices for the upcoming academic year.

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What did previous students think of the programme?

"Studying for the Distance Learning LLM in Computer and Communications Law at Queen Mary is both inspiring and challenging as an advanced learning experience. From the first day I received my syllabus to the minute I started getting stuck into my 20,000 word dissertation I have been greatly impressed by the depth and breadth of knowledge my tutors have. Their professional approach and working knowledge of the industry has always helped make the most technical and challenging aspects of this niche area of law so much easier to understand. The hardest part has always been deciding which modules to take! The flexibility of the course overall, which allows students to choose the number of modules they wish to take each semester, is coupled with a very strong internal structure and course outline within each module. Tutors are on-hand via the web discussion pages which also make for ideal forums in which students can exchange ideas. The format of the online tutorial programme standing alongside regular written assessments provides for a perfectly balanced and motivating pace of study which both captivates and stretches abilities. The residential weekends are a great opportunity for students at home and abroad to present seminars in areas they have studied and for us all to meet the tutors. It is always amazing to sit in a lecture theatre or in an online tutorial with study partners from another continent. The Institute of Computer and Communications Law delivers a level of expertise in its teaching staff which I have found absolutely invaluable and they provide insight and guidance in respect of a specialist area that constantly develops and changes. ICCL has enabled me to study for the LLM whilst at the same time completing the Legal Practice Course and practising as a Trainee Solicitor with a London firm which has been an excellent way of both broadening and expanding my theoretical and practical legal skills whilst attaining other goals. I would thoroughly recommend this course to both budding academics and practitioners."
Emma Brooks
Computer and Communications Law Distance Learning LLM Graduate, UK