Masters | Postgraduate Course - Computer and Communications Law - Distance Learning PG Dip Course Details within Queen Mary University of London

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Computer and Communications Law - Distance Learning PG Dip

Study Details

PGCert Distance learning 2 years Part time

The Computer and Communications Law by Distance Learning programme is one of a suite of online learning programmes that can lead to the award of a Queen Mary University of London, Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma or LLM in Computer and Communications Law.

The programme draws on our established teaching and research expertise in IT law, e-commerce law, communications law, computer law and media law.

Law as a subject is particularly suitable for online learning in that it is primarily text-based, so delivery of teaching materials is not restricted by bandwidth limitations. Most of the relevant materials for computer and communications law are available in digital format from databases such as Lexis and Westlaw to which you gain access through your Queen Mary student account.

We enhance your e-learning experience is enhanced by tutorials using discussion boards, blog postings and live chat for class discussions and question and answer sessions. We have designed the course to allow as much interaction and feedback between students and tutors as possible. Your understanding will be deepened by discussing your reading with fellow students and your course tutor and carrying out short tasks related to the course. We also use audio and audio-visual presentations.

Completion of the Diploma takes minimum two years; maximum six years part-time study and is tailored for the needs of busy practitioners or other lawyers who would like to obtain specialist knowledge in the computer and communications law field.

Students may continue onto the LLM (180 credits) after completing the Diploma.

This programme will:

  • Give you 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.
  • Enable you to apply your learning, knowledge, skills and expertise to your work straight away and help to further your career.
  • Allow you to decide how far you wish to take your study.

Module details

  • CCDM010 Online Dispute Resolution in E-commerce
  • CCDM008 Online Banking and Financial Services
  • CCDM011 IT Outsourcing
  • CCDM013 Advanced IP Issues: Protection of Computer Software
  • CCDM014 Privacy and Data Protection Law
  • CCDM015 Advanced IP Issues: Digital Rights Management
  • CCDM016 Intellectual Property: Foundation
  • CCDM018 Internet Content Regulation
  • CCDM019 Information Security and the Law
  • CCDM020 Internet Jurisdictional Issues and Dispute Resolution in E-commerce
  • CCDM021 European Telecommunications Law
  • CCDM026 International Telecommunications Law
  • CCDM027 E-Commerce Law
  • CCDM028 Online Media Regulation
  • CCDM029 Taxation and Electronic Commerce
  • CCDM031 Information and Communications Technology and Competition Law
  • CCDM037 Broadcasting Regulation
  • CCDM038 Regulation of Cross-Border Online Gambling
  • CCDM039 Internet Governance
  • CCDM040 Online Trademarks
  • CCDM043 Cloud Computing
  • CCDM047 Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and the Law
  • CCDM114 Advanced  IP Issues: Video Games
  • CCDM046 Cyber crime

These modules are also available to study on the LLM Flexible Study and Diploma Flexible programme.

Entry Requirements

An upper second class honours degree in law (or with law as a major element) at a British university or the equivalent in other universities. Equivalent professional qualifications and experience are accepted at the discretion of the Programme Director.

Programme Funding

Distance learning students are not eligible for Queen Mary funding.