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Law and Technology (LLM)

1 year English Starts end of August and end of January

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.

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Online or On Campus

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Program and courses

With this 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.

  • Choose one of three tracks to specialize in or combine electives (36 ECTS) to choose your own areas of focus. 
    • Privacy and Security
    • Competition, Innovation and Digital Markets
    • Just and Sustainable Technologies
  • 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

More on the program and courses

**The elective course 'Cybercrime' will not be offered 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.

  • Stefano Fantin - master Law and Technology


    Policy 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."

  • Chloe Baartmans - Law and Technology


    Associate 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 Broer

    Tineke Broer

    Coordinator 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.

Career prospects

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

More on your career prospects

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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

Pre-Master’s program:

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

International students find all information about tuition fees and scholarships here.

Interested in this Master's program?

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More information on this Master's program

Create your own e-brochure with information on program content, admission requirements, career prospects, and student life in Tilburg. Throughout the year you can take part in various types of events: on-campus, abroad or online.

Interested in the LLM Law and Technology?

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