The University of London- Queen Mary offers a three to four term programme in Computer and Communications law (LLM). Students who are interested in studying communications law online, through distance education format, should consider this programme. Even though the program is online, you will receive the same degree as if studying physically at Queen Mary. There is no formal degree distinction between the online and on-ground degree structures. Students looking for an ideal program that fits well with online learning, as a primarily text driven program  may consider how this program could fit their needs.

First students complete the program certificate which takes one to two years. Subsequently students can continue on to gain their Post Graduate Diploma, or LLM and to choose between any of the following module options under digital media, IP and IT, E-commerce, or communications law :

  • Computer Crime
  • Privacy and Data Protection Law
  • Internet Content Regulation
  • Online Media Regulation
  • Information and Communications Technology and Competition Law
  • Broadcasting Regulation
  • Regulation of Cross-border Online Gambling
  • Online Dispute Resolution in E-commerce
  • IT Outsourcing
  • Advanced IP Issues: Protection of Computer Software
  • Advanced IP Issues: Digital Rights Management
  • Intellectual Property: Foundation
  • Online Trademarks
  • Cloud Computing (Subject to approval)
  • Among many other module options!

Entry Requirements

 Entry into this programme are only based on academic merit. Usually students may qualify to enter LLM programme with a law degree, or with another degree that held a high concentration on law content. The UK upper second-level honours degree is these areas are the usual requirements. Candidates may also qualify if they have any of the following:

  • A non-law degree with good honours and have gained good honors in CPE and Bar Finals/legal practice examinations
  • Passing scores on the solicitors’ qualifying exam
  • Law Graduates with 2.2 honours and  five years professional legal experience
  • Non-law graduates with exceptional professional experience that directly relates to the LLM programme.


Course Fees

Home and EU students – £9000 / academic year
International students –  £13,000 / academic year


Contact Information

If you would like more information about this programme, or need assistance with an application, or in the or have questions before starting or submitting an application please contact:

Adam Hayward

Tel: +44 (0)20 7017 5906


To enrol for this course please apply through UCAS (see link under ‘IT Course providers’)