Information is the central building block of markets and societies. New ways of creating, disseminating and using information impacts the workings of democracy, science and education, and creativity and culture. Reliance on personal data and personalised online services affects individuals and their human rights. As a result, new and important issues are emerging for which our laws are not optimally adapted.

Complex legal issues in the information society

The Research Master's in Information Law provides ambitious students with the legal skills that enable them to tackle the complex legal issues that arise in an information society, both from a scientific and practical perspective. The programme offers outstanding students with an interest in scientific research in the field of information law the opportunity to enhance their knowledge of subjects relevant to information law, to obtain hands-on research experience embedded in one of the world's leading research centres and a semester at a foreign law school abroad.

Study programme

Students in the Research Master's in Information Law have a variety of unique opportunities both inside and outside the classroom.

The programme consists of 120 ECTS credits. This includes two compulsory ‘theory and practice’ courses covering Information Law and Intellectual Property as well as a number of elective courses. At the beginning of their second year, students have the opportunity to study abroad. Students complete the programme by researching and writing an original master’s thesis.

Career prospects

Information Law (Research Master's)

The Research Master's in Information Law is an ideal programme for students who aspire to careers as researchers inside and outside a university, policymakers and leading lawyers of information law at national and international levels. It gives highly talented students a head start on research, and the opportunity to specialize, explore and reflect on important concepts in this particular area.

If you aspire to a career in university research, the Research Master's provides the research skills you will need to pursue a doctorate.

The Research Master’s will also help you acquire the skills required to meet the high demands of working in ministries, courts, national and intergovernmental organisations and law firms. The programme’s high-level debate coupled with thorough training in analytic skills, ensure that you will graduate with excellent employment prospects.

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Last updated February 28, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 2019
24 months
2,060 EUR
The tuition fees for the academic year 2018-2019 are: EU/EEA students €2,060 per year; non-EU/EEA students €14,740 per year. Additional fees may apply.
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