Master of Law in Legal Issues,Crime & Security of Information Technologies
This multidisciplinary programme worth 90 credits is the outcome of collaboration between the Faculty of Law and Criminal Justice, the Faculty of Business and Economics (HEC Lausanne) and the School of Criminal Justice of the University of Lausanne and the Faculty of Law of the University of Geneva. This generalist Master’s degree course, with its flexible architecture, is a continuation of the student’s basic studies in law, economics and forensic science (Criminalistics). The knowledge acquired – at the crossroads of multiple areas of competence – serves to overcome the legal and security challenges of the information society.
The objective of the courses and the seminars in the various disciplines is to offer:
- a good understanding of the issues of a legal, criminal, economic, managerial and technological nature related to the use of information technologies
- solutions for achieving control over these technologies.
The teaching approach encourages the development of interdisciplinary research capable of responding to the new challenges of the information society.
The maximum duration of the programme is five semesters. The students are first brought up to the required level in relation to their initial orientations through preparatory courses.
The programme is accompanied by work on a Master’s dissertation incorporating the knowledge acquired.
Although this programme does not require any particular prior knowledge, a propensity for information technologies is necessary to ensure the maximum involvement of the students in the degree course.
-- Organiser: University of Lausanne - Faculty of Law and Criminal Justice, School of Criminal Justice and Faculty of Business and Economics (HEC Lausanne), in collaboration with the Faculty of Law of the University of Geneva
-- Degree Awarded: Master of Law (MLaw) in Legal issues, Crime and Security of information Technologies
-- Program Duration: 3 to 5 semesters
-- Teaching Language: French
-- Examinations: The examination series are held at the end of each semester.
With digitalisation extending to all sectors of our environment (public administration, insurance, audiovisual media, banks, publishing, lawyers’ offices), Switzerland once again leads in information technologies. Many jobs are now created by information technologies in the public administration and in the operational activities of multinationals, or in the creation of start-ups.
The aim of this multidisciplinary programme is to respond to these new needs by adapting every year to the most recent developments. It gives students the competence necessary to achieve a global understanding of the issues posed by new technologies, in terms of law, information technology, or criminalistics.
The candidate must be the holder of a:
- Bachelor of Law
- Bachelor of Science in Economics
- Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science awarded by the University of Lausanne
- another university degree or academic title judged to be equivalent