Law and Technology (LLM)
Technology affects our society in many ways. It can be used to regulate society, but it also needs to be regulated. In this program, you investigate how technology, law and society affect and shape one another. You will become a legal expert in the regulation of technology, as well as regulation by technology. Law and Technology aims to answer legislative questions related to a technology-driven society. You can choose to join the program online or on campus.
Online or On Campus
National Student Survey, 2022 | n=58
Program and courses*
With this hybrid Master's program, one of the best law schools in the Netherlands (THE, 2024) opens its doors to all students, in Tilburg or anywhere else in the world. Courses take place both on-campus and online, giving you, maximum flexibility. In fact, throughout the year, you can choose whether you want to take classes online or on-campus.
- A wide variety of electives** (36 ECTS) allows you to apply focus to your program and specialize in your area of interest.
- 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 economics, 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 civiel 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
*Please note that starting September 2024, this program will offer three new specializations. More information will be shared on the program & courses webpage as soon as possible.
**The elective course 'Cybercrime' will not beoffered in 2024. Instead, an alternative will be offered between October and December of 2024. This alternative consists mostly of self-study. On the program & courses page, you can find more information.
StefanoPolicy 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."
ChloëAssociate 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 and is offered on campus.
Tuition fees and scholarships
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