Law & Technology alumnus Rodney Mhungu

Program and courses Law and Technology

Cover different technologies, such as ICT and biotechnology, and different legal domains, such as intellectual property rights, privacy, and competition.

Program structure

This one-year program consists of 60 credits (ECTS):

  • 2 core course (12 ECTS)
  • 6 elective courses (36 ECTS)
  • Master's thesis (18 ECTS)

You can start either at the end of August or at the end of January.

Please note, that to remain at the forefront of the rapidly evolving field of Law & Technology, the curriculum is liable to changes in each new academic year.

Program content

Core course

These core course are mandatory:

Fall semester (End of August - January)

  • Regulation: Ethics, Acceptance, Legitimacy (6 ECTS)
  • Researching Law and Technology (6 ECTS - in fall or in spring semester)
Elective courses

Choose 6 electives from this list:

Fall semester (End of August - January)

  • Capita Selecta Privacy and Data Protection (6 ECTS)
  • Competition Law and Technology Industries (6 ECTS)
  • Cybercrime (6 ECTS)
  • Privacy and Data Protection (6 ECTS)
  • Regulating Competition ( 6 ECTS)

Spring semester (End of January - June)

  • Advanced Topics in Intellectual Property Rights (6 ECTS) 
  • Climate Change Law (6 ECTS) 
  • European Intellectual Property Law & Technology (6 ECTS) 
  • Health, Care, Technology and Regulation (6 ECTS) 
  • Law, Technology and the Environment (6 ECTS)  
  • Regulation and Governance of Artificial Intelligence ( 6 ECTS) 
Master’s thesis

In both semesters you will be working on your Master's thesis (18 ECTS):

  • The Master Law and Technology is concluded with a thesis (12 ECTS). 
  •  A mandatory preparatory course Researching Law and Technology (6 ECTS) is part of the thesis process.
  • We work with Thesis Focus Groups to guide you through the thesis process.
  • Obligatory lectures are offered to develop and improve your ability to formulate a strong research question, to structure an introduction, to choose and report methodology, and to write a discussion.
  • You can start in September following the trajectory until June. When you start end of January you follow the trajectory until December.

You will find a detailed description of the courses and required literature in our course catalog.

Go to the course descriptions


Please note: programs are subject to change. We advise you to look up the current program in OSIRIS Student at the start of the year.


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Short overview of Law and Technology

Cover different technologies, such as ICT and biotechnology, and different legal domains, such as intellectual property rights, privacy, and competition.

  • Learning is closely connected to professional practice, with lawyers from international offices systematically 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: it will cover perspectives from law and other scientific domains such as economy, psychology and technology since the difficult changes we face today in society cannot be solved by only involving the legal discipline. 

Interested in the LLM Law and Technology?

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