Law and Technology (LLM)
Technology is affecting society in each and every domain. There are legal questions everywhere regarding the impact of technology on society and regarding the way technology is shaping and regulating our society. Law and Technology gives answers to challenges of today’s technology driven society. In addition to traditional legal theory, the master's program is about the mutual shaping and impact of law, technology and society. Become a legal expert in regulation of technology and regulation by technology.
Online and on campus education in 2022/2023 | Law and Technology
In the academic year 2022/2023, this Master's program offers hybrid education, meaning the following:
- Students can choose to attend the classes either online or on campus.
- Exams will be organized exclusively online.
- Classes and exams will be scheduled according to the Central European Time zone.
- Recordings are made of most lectures, but we do not guarantee this.
Students starting in February 2023, can opt for either online or on campus education for their first semester. However, no decision has been made yet concerning the educational format for 2023/2024, which means that we can not yet guarantee online education for the second semester starting in September 2023.
If you apply for the Master Law and Technology, you will receive more information about the online and on campus option after you have been (conditionally) admitted.
For the latest updates on the corona situation, see our FAQs for prospective students.
Program and courses
- Learning is closely connected to professional practice, with lawyers from international offices actively involved in the lectures.
- No background in science or technology required. More important is your affinity with the social aspects of technology.
- Legal +, the program is multidisciplinary: the program has a legal outset, but broadens your perspective by including insights from other scientific domains such as economy, ethics, market mechanisms and techno-regulation. It offers a broader perspective on both legal and non-legal regulation.
- Assessment in most courses consist of two elements: your knowledge and skills are tested!
- The master's degree, in combination with a Dutch bachelor's degree in law, provides civil effect. This means you can get access to court positions, and can qualify for the Dutch bar association and become practicing trail attorneys.
Typical courses are:
- Regulation: Ethics, Acceptance, Legitimacy
- Capita Selecta Privacy and Data Protection
- Advanced Topics in Intellectual Property Law
Stefano FantinPolicy Researcher Security and Cybercrime at KU Leuven
"The program gave me an extensive legislative and doctrinal view on the principles of privacy and data protection, something that I apply to my daily job."
Chloë BaartmansAssociate Bird & Bird
"People really come to us when the legal issue becomes complex and unobvious, so the work you do is most often very intellectually challenging."
Tineke BroerCoordinator Master Law and Technology
"The program focuses on regulatory and legal aspects of the introduction of innovative technologies. Students are trained in assessing the mutual relationships between technology, law, and society."
Please feel free to contact me with any questions you have regarding the Master Law and Technology.
A Master of Laws in Law and Technology opens doors to a wide variety of careers all over the world. Pursue a leading position as a consultant, researcher, policy-maker, or lawyer specialized in law and technology.
Some examples of our graduates' jobs:
- Legal Consultant IP/IT & Commercial at Deloitte Nederland, Netherlands
- Privacy and Data Protection Legal Counsel at Philips, Netherlands
- Legal Counsel at ASML, Netherlands
- Regulatory & Compliance Advisor at PwC Luxembourg
Alumni facts Law and Technology
- Would choose the same Master's degree program at Tilburg University again: 94%
- Gross monthly income of our graduates in the first year: € 3.026,-
Source: National Alumni Survey, 2021 | n = 18
Application and admission
This Master’s program starts:
End of August and end of January
Best preparatory programs:
A Bachelor’s (= undergraduate) degree:
- in Law
- in Liberal Arts and Sciences (with a major in Law)
- with an equivalent of 90 ECTS in legal courses
Available, but only in Dutch and for students with a HBO Recht Bachelor’s degree. The one-year Pre-Master’s program starts end of August.
Tuition fees and scholarships
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