New for September 2021
LLM/MSc in Corporate Law, Computing & Innovation
The LLM/MSc Corporate Law and Computing Masters degree is a practical and highly innovative programme designed with high levels of industry input and with industry placements available. It will develop the students’ knowledge of the intersection between corporate law and legal technology/computing to make for a highly sought-after graduate in this emerging area.
In particular, it will enable students to identify appropriate applications of legal technology in practice, to understand the strengths and weaknesses of competing algorithmic approaches, and to apply techniques in data science and data analytics to optimise legal business processes. Modules are available in both law and computer science, and, depending on the preponderance of credits in either area, the student will graduate with either an LLM or an MSc. The course is available for full-time and part-time study.
Firms are Increasingly seeking lawyers and legal professionals with computing skills or technologists with corporate legal skills. This unique course provides you with the skills that are attractive to employers and will make you stand out from other applicants. Within the course you have the unique opportunity for exposure to practitioners who will teach on the course, competitive prizes and placements with leading international legal and technology firms.
Students also have the option of an earlier EXIT from the course with a Post Graduate Diploma or Post Graduate Certificate in Corporate Law, Computing & Innovation.
Companies were very happy to provide us with the following testimonials:
"The delivery of legal services is evolving quickly, and depends increasingly on the overlapping disciplines of data science. Ulster University’s new 'Corporate Law and Computing' course is an exciting opportunity to acquire the practical knowledge and skills that are much in demand, as legal practices of all types equip themselves with the resources they need to support markets, commerce and society in the new data-centric era."
Stephen Bartlett, EMEA Regional General Counsel & Global Co-Head Markets and Securities Services Legal, Citi
"Allen & Overy is a significant employer of law graduates in Northern Ireland and is supportive of the proposed new LLM/MSc law & technology masters programme. We are increasingly interested in employing graduates with multi-disciplinary skill-sets, particularly those with legal technology and computing backgrounds."
Angela Clist, Partner, Head of Legal Services Centre, Belfast, Allen & Overy LLP
"We would very much be interested in employing candidates that graduated from your programs that had legal / law training paired with computer science. It’s very much a skillset that will be increasingly in demand as we look for individuals who can bridge the data science through to practical legal application."
Nick Thomson, GM, iManage RAVN
"The lawyers of tomorrow will need to be tech-savvy. Pinsent Masons are increasingly committed to employing graduates with multi-disciplinary skillsets. We hope to be in a position to offer competitive prize and ad hoc specialist teaching input to attendees on the new LLM/MSs Corporate Law & Computing from Ulster University. We are excited by this ground-breaking initiative from our partners in the Legal Innovation Centre."
Joanna Robinson, Partner, Pinsent Masons
“We are increasingly interested in employing graduates with multi-disciplinary skill-sets of law, legal technology and computing. We would be interested in exploring a range pf opportunities such as projects/placements/teaching input to support and partner with attendees on the masters programme, one finalised.”
Melanie Colwill, Learning and Development Manager, Herbert Smith Freehills
Nicola Russell - Associate, Factor Law (Axiom)
Aine Hughes - Solicitor, A&L Goodbody
George McKinney - Director, InvestNI
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If you would like someone from the Legal Innovation Centre to contact you about the course, please fill out the form at the bottom of the page.
Corporate Law Short Course
Our short course on Corporate Law is running in September 2021. For more information on this short course or to register please visit
This course covers concepts, principles and rules of law relating to business structures; corporate personality; corporate governance; director's duties and the board; shareholder's rights; share capital; plcs; corporate finance; and insolvency, in the commercial and legal context within which such businesses operate. It is taught with input from specialist commercial lawyers and practitioners.
In addition, participants will need to acquire certain skills, such as those of instant recall, critical analysis, argumentation and articulation, and the ability to apply legal concepts and principles to practical problems or to refer such problems to appropriate dispute resolution methods.
Technology and Internet Law Short Course
Our Short Course on Technology and Internet Law is running in January 2022. For more information on the Short Course or to register please visit
The course covers contemporary issues spanning law and technology, such as machine learning, privacy, natural language processing, encryption, intellectual property, blockchain, and emerging technology.
The Legal Innovation Centre has also partnered with several technology solutions providers to give students exposure to some the applications and platforms widely used by some of the largest law and professional service firms.