Digital Economy LLM
Master the legal and policy issues raised by the Digital Economy. Develop cutting-edge strategic business skills and as well as advanced legal knowledge to become a strategic digital business leader or legal practitioner.
- Master advanced international law in the English language, alongside legal practitioners from diverse jurisdictions and backgrounds.
- Benefit from small classes: receive close support and form lifelong friendships.
- Study at the centre of Cambridge’s legal quarter, halfway between the crown count and county court.
- Join a Law School with satisfied students: our law undergraduates were the UK’s most satisfied in 2015 and 2016*
- Volunteer for our Law Clinic: put legal theory into practice by helping members of the public
- Get first-hand advice and guidance from a professional on our mentoring scheme
Develop your legal and business skills to an advanced level
On our LLM Digital Economy, you will develop the skills to become a strategic digital business leader, able to guide companies, organisations and governments to harness the potential of the Digital Economy while also protecting their legal rights.
Your legal reasoning, critical analysis, research skills and independent judgement will all be exercised as you gain a detailed familiarity of the major legal and policy matters at the heart of the Digital Economy.
Learn the fundamental themes, and specialise
Focusing on the challenges and opportunities of the modern age, our core modules will introduce you to the practice of law in such areas as communications, competition, intellectual property and data.
On our optional modules, you can specialise in globalisation and world trade, international competition law, corporate governance, or transnational commercial law.
At the end of the course, you will use all the skills and knowledge you have learned to research and complete a Major Project in the area of the digital economy that most interests you, under expert supervision.
Benefit from small classes
All of our modules involve small group seminar work complemented by independent study, allowing you to tackle each issue one at a time and giving you a clear distinction between them. Our small classes will allow you to receive dedicated support from lecturers and form close friendships with your fellow students.
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Digital Economy LLM
How long it takes:
One Years, Two Years Sandwich
Distance learning/ Campus
Find out more about
Newcastle Law School
Modules & assessment
Law in the Global Context
Legal Research Methods
Major Research Project (LLMs)
Intellectual Property Law and Social Media
Globalisation and World Trade
Competition Law in the International Context
Transnational Commercial Law
- A first degree, with honours, in a related subject and at a minimum final classification of a lower second (2:2) or equivalent.
- If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 ( Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by the University of Newcastle.
USA, UK & EU students, 2019/20 (per year)
International students starting 2019/20 (per year)
Careers / Further study
Combining law and business gives you more career options and a greater freedom of choice.
Depending on your specialism, you could choose a career in management, law, finance and banking and the public sector. Our graduates have secured roles at Rolls Royce, HP, IBM, NHS, Hayes, Microsoft, Maclaren F1 and Lidl.
You may want to progress to train as a barrister or solicitor through the LLM in Advanced Legal Practice (LPC LLM) or Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC), or undertake a business related postgraduate degree.
Our award-winning careers service will develop your employment potential through career coaching and find you graduate jobs, placements and global opportunities.
We can also help find local volunteering and community opportunities, provide support for entrepreneurial activity and get you access to employer events.
Visit our employability pages to learn more about careers, employers and what our students are doing six months after graduating.