Are you interested in privacy and data protection, intellectual property rights, or cybercrime? Do you want to know more about law and IT, or law and biotechnology? You don’t have a technological background, but you do have affinity with the social aspects of such technologies? And you are interested in issues that play a role in regulation? Than the master Law and Technology might be the right master for you.
Cutting-edge and interdisciplinary expertise within the burgeoning field of technology regulation
During the international Master's program Law and Technology you will develop cutting-edge and interdisciplinary expertise within the burgeoning field of technology regulation. The master incorporates both European and international law. In addition to traditional legal doctrine, the content covers regulatory issues in the public, private and criminal sphere, as well as subjects such as comparative law, jurisprudence, ethics and public administration. You will develop a broad, contextual awareness of additional modalities of regulation such as social morality and techno regulation. Graduates of this master work as consultants, policy makers, lawyers, or academic researchers in the area of law and technology.
Why Law and Technology in Tilburg?
Develop both multidisciplinary knowledge and an area of specialized expertise
- The Law and Technology program offers you a diploma within a young, fast developing and multidisciplinary field. You get the opportunity to develop a specialization in a particular subject area thanks to a curriculum that covers different technologies, such as ICT and biotechnology, and different legal domains, such as intellectual property rights, privacy and data protection and cybercrime.
Learn from top scholars
- The program is closely affiliated with the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society (TILT), an institute consistently ranked amongst the top in Europe for both research and education by the Legal Research and Education Assessment Committees.
- These scholars come together from diverse disciplines such as science and technology studies, ethics and public administration.
- When possible, TILT actively involves students in its research projects. Sometimes even through the possibility of an internship at TILT.
No background in science or technology required
- Prospective students do not require background knowledge in technology or science. Of more importance is your affinity with the social aspects of technology.
- Students with backgrounds in areas other than law can apply if at least 90 ECTS of the courses in their bachelors were similar to those of the bachelors at Tilburg Law School. A Pre-Master's program (currently only in Dutch) is available for students who do not meet this criteria.
International, interactive and close-knit learning environment
- The masters in Law and Technology is consistently rated one of the best international master's programs within Tilburg Law School.
- You join an international student body, within which students regularly work in international teams, participate in discussions and present their ideas on legal concepts and issues.
- You are encouraged to interact with your TILT lecturers, made possible by numerous extracurricular events such as seminars. The lecturers are also easily to contact for questions and discussion.
Good practical training opportunities and excellent career prospects
- Learning is closely connected to professional practice, with lawyers from international offices systematically involved in the lectures. Students also have the opportunity to take part in internships during their studies. You will be taught how to write web policies, position papers, and policy documents as preparation for your future career.
- TILT has excellent contacts with government and semi-government agencies, companies, and law firms. TILT is frequently approached by these professional bodies about practical training opportunities and internships and, together with students, actively endeavors to find appropriate trainee projects for students.
Student Rodney Terarai Mhungu
"I'm currently in an internship at an EU funded research project that focuses on cloud computing law. It's gratifying that my knowledge can be put to good use!"
The Master's program Law and Technology in short
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admission requirements and application procedure
- Non-EU/EEA students: 1 April 2017
- EU/EEA students: 1 July 2017
- Dutch students: 1 August 2017
- Non-EU/EEA students: 1 October 2016
- EU/EEA students: 1 December 2016
- Dutch students: 1 January 2017
or lawyer specialized in law and technology.
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