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MSc Telecommunications with Law (Applications Pathway)

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  • Entry requirements
    You should have a first or upper-second class degree in Electronic Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, or a related discipline. Have good Java programming skills gained at Undergraduate degree level. Applicants with unrelated degrees will be considered if there is evidence of significant industrial experience. Applicants with lower-second class degrees may be considered if the undergraduate degree specialised in relevant subjects.
  • Academic Title
    MSc Telecommunications with Law (Applications Pathway)
  • Course description
    MSc

    Programme description

    Fifteen months full-time

    The Telecommunications with Law programme is a joint collaboration between Electronic Engineering and the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS). The programme consists of eight taught modules; five of these are technical and three concentrate on legal issues. In addition students also undertake a compulsory law orientation weekend and a preparatory law module, before starting the three legal modules.

    This programme is aimed at graduates with an entrepreneurial approach who see themselves
    working in e-Commerce applications in small businesses or start-up companies where a knowledge of the applications software, infrastructure and legal issues is necessary. The programme combines in-depth coverage of the applications and software technologies for e-Commerce plus advanced law modules relevant to the sector.

    Programme outline

    Our Telecommunications with Law programmes are taken over 15 months. The first two semesters run from September to April where you would study the five technical modules of the programme and start your project. The written examination for the technical modules takes place in May and June of each year. The three optional law modules begin the following September and conclude in December, with the examinations in January.

    Semester 1

        * Advanced Software Technologies
        * Network
        * Computing and Internet Technologies
        * Internet Infrastructure
        * Law Orientation Weekend – compulsory but not assessed as part of the degree

    Semester 2

        * Intelligent Agents and Multi-Agent Systems
        * Protocols for the Electronic Marketplace

    Semester 3
    A choice of  three Law modules* taught by the Centre for Commercial Law Studies from the following list of options:

        * Computer Crime
        * IT Outsourcing
        * Internet Content Regulation
        * Intellectual Property Foundation
        * European Telecoms Law
        * International Telecoms Law
        * Privacy and Data Protection
        * Trade Marks and Domain Names
        * e-Commerce

    *Subject to availability

    Assessment

    All students are required to take written examinations in May/June. To obtain an MSc, students must gain passes in six of the eight modules taken with an overall average of 50 per cent.

    In addition to the above, the MSc requires that a satisfactory individual project should be completed. MSc students who do not pass the written examinations are only allowed to attempt the project after passing resit examinations the following May.

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