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Regulating Technology


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On this short course, Regulating Technology, you will explore the practical and conceptual problems that arise when seeking to regulate new technology. By examining a range of policy, governance and regulatory instruments and approaches, you will practically and critically engage with the academic and policy questions that are currently playing out over the law’s role in governing technology. You will also assess how these work in the normative, political, economic and practical registers.

This postgraduate-level course takes a broad overview of the key themes and theories required for you to gain a practical understanding of the technological problems presented to the law. It is ideal if you have a professional or personal interest in the field of law. You will also find it of particular interest if you wish to enhance your career through Continuing Professional Development in this area. 

This course is assessed by a 2500-word summative essay (60%), 1500-word regulatory case study (30%), in-class participation and preparation (5%) and research diary (5%).

30 credits at level 7

  • Entry requirements

    Entry requirements

    Most of our short courses have no formal entry requirements and are open to all students.

    This short course has no prerequisites.

    As part of the enrolment process, you may be required to submit a copy of a suitable form of ID.

    International students who wish to come to the UK to study a short course can apply for a Visitor visa. Please note that it is not possible to obtain a Student visa to study a short course.

  • How to apply

    How to apply

    You register directly onto the classes you would like to take. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis - so apply early. If you wish to take more than one short course, you can select each one separately and then register onto them together via our online application portal. There is usually no formal selection process, although some modules may have prerequisites and/or other requirements, which will be specified where relevant.