Skip to main content

Postgraduate Taught

Master of Laws LLM in Law and Technology

Please note: The below is for 2025 entries. Click here for 2024 entries.
UCAS code 1234
Duration 1 year full time
2 years part time
Entry year September 2024
Campus Streatham Campus
Discipline Law
Typical offer

View full entry requirements

2:2 Honours degree

Contextual offers


  • Acquire skills in the regulation and governance of technology and relevant policy-making, as well as the implications for and use of legal technology innovation in legal practice 
  • Gain a foundation in the regulation of technological innovation and relevant legal skills essential to technological governance, such as data protection and regulation theory 
  • Opportunities to develop in-depth knowledge in areas such as artificial intelligence, autonomous transport (shipping and vehicles), blockchain, digital copyright, and internet law 
  • Join a dynamic and vibrant academic environment that attracts students from all over the world creating a truly international learning community 
  • Develop your research skills by joining one of our research centres and become an active member of our vibrant research community. 

Apply online

View 2024 Entry

Fast Track (current Exeter students)

Open days and visiting us

Get a prospectus


Programme Director: Robin Pierce

Web: Enquire online

Phone: +44 (0)1392 72 72 72

Top 200 in the world for Law

QS World University Subject Rankings 2024

Top 20 in the UK for our world-leading Law research

Based on research impact rated 4* + 3* in REF 2021

Personal tutor support and close contact with academic staff who are leaders in their field

Entry requirements

We will consider applicants with a high 2:2 Honours degree with at least 57% or above (or equivalent). There’s no requirement to have studied law prior to joining the course, we welcome students from any academic background. 

​While we normally only consider applicants who meet this criteria, if you are coming from a different academic background which is equivalent to degree level, or have relevant work experience in legal or business professions, we would welcome your application.

Entry requirements for international students

English language requirements

International students need to show they have the required level of English language to study this course. The required test scores for this course fall under Profile B2. Please visit our English language requirements page to view the required test scores and equivalencies from your country.

Course content

Studying a Master of Laws in Law and Technology offers a rewarding learning experience with opportunities to deepen your understanding of the legal implications of technological innovation, and to acquire academic knowledge and interpersonal skills required for a career – in legal practice or in academia – in the field of law and technology, including private practice, law firms, corporate or public employment.   

The Exeter LLM is a rigorous programme of postgraduate study designed for the most ambitious and capable students. Delivered by eminent scholars in law and technology, the Exeter LLM in Law and Technology allows you to create a bespoke programme of learning addressing your specific academic and professional interests, readying you to fulfil your career ambitions or for doctoral study.  

To enhance your research and learning experience, and to create a vibrant community of postgraduate students enrolled on this programme, you will be affiliated with one of the Law School’s research centres for the duration of your programme. This will provide a forum where you can discuss your interests with fellow students and members of academic staff and receive constructive feedback on your ideas during in-class discussions (oral feedback), as well as following the completion of formative and summative assessments (written individualised feedback with oral feedback upon request).  

The modules we outline here provide examples of what you can expect to learn on this degree course based on recent academic teaching. The precise modules available to you in future years may vary depending on staff availability and research interests, new topics of study, timetabling and student demand.

Stage 1: 60 credits of core modules, 120 credits of optional modules

Compulsory modules

CodeModule Credits
LAWM640 Dissertation 60

Optional modules

CodeModule Credits
LAWM165 Automated and Autonomous Transport: Cars and Ships 15
LAWM167 Blockchain, Policy, Property 15
LAWM169 Data Protection and Privacy 15
LAWM170 Digital Copyright Law 15
LAWM171 E-Commerce and Consumers 15
LAWM181 Regulating AI: Law, Policy, and Ethics 15
LAWM183 International Banking and Fintech Law and Regulation 15
LAWM186 Legal Technology Innovation 15
LAWM187 Internet, Crime and Online Harms 15
LAWM188 Medical Technology and the Law 15


2024/25 entry

UK fees per year:

£12,000 full-time, £6,000 part-time

International fees per year:

£24,300 full-time, £12,150 part-time


We invest heavily in scholarships for talented prospective Masters students. This includes over £5 million in scholarships for international students, such as our Global Excellence Scholarships*.

For more information on scholarships, please visit our scholarships and bursaries page.

*Selected programmes only. Please see the Terms and Conditions for each scheme for further details.

Teaching and research

Learning and teaching

Formal teaching is delivered via weekly lectures or seminars, depending on group size. Course materials are delivered directly by academic staff, and you are encouraged to actively engage in discussions and debates. You will be in control of your own learning, appropriately supported by peers and staff including a personal tutor.


As well as the dissertation, assessment is comprised almost entirely of extended coursework essays, with written examinations in some modules where appropriate.


In addition to your studies, you’ll have the opportunity to benefit from a stimulating programme of research seminars designed to enable staff and postgraduate students to experience cutting-edge research by members of the academic and legal community both within and outside of Exeter.

Extra-curricular activities

Formal learning is enhanced by opportunities to participate in a range of exciting extra-curricular activities including pro bono projects, internships, mooting and networking events.

We have close and active links with Exeter Law School alumni and honorary doctorates, many of whom occupy powerful and prestigious roles in the legal community throughout the world. Where possible, we invite individuals from this community and the broader legal profession to engage with our postgraduate students, whether through research seminars or more informal events, providing you with valuable networking opportunities.


The Lasok Law Library, located in the Forum holds in excess of 40,000 volumes and is open 24 hours a day. You can choose from diverse study spaces to suit your specific learning needs, whether dedicated quiet study, group work, or social learning over a coffee.

Our custom-built Moot Court offers students invaluable opportunities to take part in mooting activities and is equipped with the latest technology, including high-spec video conferencing.

Read more


Employer-valued skills this course develops

The transferable and problem-based skills you will develop will prepare you for employment in multiple sectors such as private practice, law firms, corporate or public employment. You will also acquire useful tools should you plan to set up your own businesses involving or promoting innovative technologies.

Graduate destinations

The wealth of knowledge and transferable skills gained with the LLM Law and Technology will allow you to pursue employment in a wide range of careers including:  

  • Senior legal positions in private practice, corporate or public employment –   
  • Positions in fields requiring specialisation, such as shipping and transport, copyright, and FinTech, tech development.  
  • Positions in the rapidly growing field of data protection and privacy management  
  • Positions requiring expertise in the regulation of technological innovation and the policy-making process, such as with the European Commission or the Governments of EU or UK.  
  • General management and leadership positions across all market sectors, such as Graduate Manager, Management Consultant, Business Development Manager, Operations Manager, Project manager.    

Careers support

When it comes to securing a graduate level position, we enjoy extremely good relations with members of the legal profession regionally, nationally and internationally. You will be supported by an Employability Officer, the wide range of services offered by Career Zone and have the opportunity to meet potential employers face-to-face through our annual Law Fair, workshops and careers sessions.

Read more