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The University of Sussex is a leading research-intensive university near Brighton. Sussex Law School provides cross-cutting teaching and research in LLM course in Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law (IT&IP). The future of the law is digital. This innovative LLM offers you critical and intellectual specialisation in this rapidly developing area.

You’ll learn from today’s leading lawyers, and our research underpins our teaching. You’ll explore the issues responsible for placing the legal system at the forefront of governance of the internet. You’ll also gain theoretical and practical insights, enabling you to master the intertwined areas of information technology and intellectual property law.

The Sussex Law School provides a truly international, stimulating and engaging learning environment for you to build a rich base of knowledge. We will prepare you for your future career – our courses are designed with skills training at their core, teaching you to think logically about legal problems.

Based minutes away from silicon beach in Brighton and just an hour’s train journey from London, you’ll also have the opportunity to experience the work of digital law firms, and the formation of legislation in European institutions and United Nations bodies.

Full-time and part-time study
Choose to study this course full time or part time, to fit around your work and personal life. Modules for the full-time course are listed below.

Core modules
Core modules are taken by all students on the course. They give you a solid grounding in your chosen subject and prepare you to explore the topics that interest you most.

Autumn teaching

  • Advanced Legal Research and Writing
  • Aspects of Intellectual Property Law
  • Critical Approaches to Information Law

Options
Alongside your core modules, you can choose options to broaden your horizons and tailor your course to your interests.

Spring and summer teaching

  • LLM Dissertation
  • Cyber Law
  • Digital Intellectual Property Law
  • International Aspects of Intellectual Property and Technology Regulation
  • Privacy and Data Protection Law
  • Regulating the Creative Industries
  • Study visit: You have opportunities to visit European Union institutions in Brussels and Luxembourg, along with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and other UN agencies in Geneva.
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