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The University of Law Postgraduate Programmes PGDip Legal Technology - Full-time
The University of Law Postgraduate Programmes

PGDip Legal Technology - Full-time

35 Weeks

English

Full time

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Sep 2024

GBP 11,700 *

Distance learning, On-Campus

* £7,000 Domestic, London, £6,350 Domestic, Non-London, £9,350 International, London, £8,000 International, Non-London, £6,350 Online

Introduction

Our PGDip in Legal Technology is available for both law and non-law graduates, providing you with an insight into this rapidly developing area. You will learn the basics of this exciting and often disruptive technology in a legal context and the regulations that are being formed around it.

PGDip Legal Technology - Full-time

The Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate in Legal Technology are innovative, flexible programs designed for law and non-law graduates who would like to gain essential in-depth knowledge of Legal Technology without completing a full Master’s program.

Legal tech-focussed

A flexible program for graduates to gain essential in-depth knowledge of Legal Technology in the real world without having to complete a dissertation.

Flexible study

The program structure is highly flexible. You can design your degree pathway that suits you and meets your career objectives, whatever they might be.

Taught by subject experts

Taught by a combination of former and current practitioners, as well as research and teaching academics who are focussed on legal practice, not just theory.

Course Details

The PG Dip in Legal Technology is a vocational course designed to further your skills in the diverse and fast-moving area of technologies affecting the legal sector. Designed to enhance your skills for the future of the legal profession, these courses focus specifically on developing an in-depth knowledge of Legal Technology and how the legal landscape is being changed by technology. Whether you want to progress within your existing firm, have plans to create your start-up, or simply want to know more about how technology is changing the legal landscape, these programs will provide you with the knowledge to help you achieve your ambitions.

When you study the PG Dip or PG Cert Legal Technology with us you will:

  • Stay ahead of the competition by gaining insight into the latest insights of this emerging and rapidly evolving area.
  • Be taught by subject matter experts, former and current practitioners, and research and teaching-focused academics.
  • Focus on legal practice, not just theory.
  • Benefit from strategic partnerships with firms, regulators, and accreditation bodies.
  • Improve your employability by gaining important transferable skills and mapping your career with our careers team.

The award-linked module for both programs (Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain in Law) will consider how disruptive technologies are bringing about a fundamental shift in decision-making and shaping a new normal in legal practice operations. The module will look at the two key technologies facilitating this change: artificial intelligence and blockchain. This module will allow you to get hands-on with the technology, exploring how it works as well as the legal and regulatory issues its use presents.

In addition to a general induction to the program, there is a two-week induction covering the Key Principles of the English Legal System. This is compulsory for students with a non-law background.

Course Requirements

UK Entry Requirements

  • Students should possess a UK bachelor’s degree in any subject at 2:2 or above or an equivalent qualification.

English language requirements for applicants whose first language is not English

  • An English language level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or above, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.

Course Structure

Award-linked module

  • Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain in Law

Elective modules

PG Dip students may choose three from the list of elective modules* which includes modules such as:

  • Corporate Governance and Disruptive Technology
  • Cyber laws (The Laws of Data and Digital Assets)
  • Technoethics in Law
  • The Internet of Things

*All elective modules are subject to availability.

Course Information

Assessment

A three-hour unseen written examination or a 4,500-word coursework assignment assesses modules.

Attendance at one of our UK campuses (or an approved overseas center by prior arrangement) is required for all examinations, including for online study. The default campus location for online study is London.

Structure

This course has an innovatively flexible structure, with specific assessments conducive to effective learning.

How to Apply

  • You can apply for this course directly with the University.

Fees

PG Dip Domestic students

  • London: £8,350
  • Outside of London: £7,600

PG Dip Non-domestic students

  • London: £11,700
  • Outside of London: £10,050

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