Law & Technology alumnus Rodney Mhungu

Program and courses Law and Technology

The program covers different technologies, such as ICT and biotechnology, and different legal domains, such as intellectual property rights, privacy and competition. Because of its multidisciplinary character, not all lecturers will have a legal background. This means the program will broaden your perspective by including insights from other scientific domains such as economy, ethics and technology. By combining all these different disciplines, you will learn how to solve today’s societal challenges.

Program structure

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

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

Hybrid education | Online and on-campus education

In the academic year 2023/2024, this Master's program offers hybrid education, meaning the following: 

  • The program offers you the flexibility 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 Timezone

  • Recordings are made of most lectures, but we do not guarantee this. Live attendance during classes fosters the community of online and on campus students.
  • The pre-Master’s program is only offered on campus

If you apply for the Master's Law and technology, you will receive more information about the online and on campus options after you have been (conditionally) admitted. 

Core courses

Fall semester (End of August - January)

  • Regulation: Ethics, Acceptance, Legitimacy (6 ECTS)
  • Research Law & Technology (6 ECTS)

Spring semester (End of January - August)

  • Master's Thesis
Elective courses

Choose 6 electives (36 ECTS) from this list**. 

Fall semester (End of August - January)

  • Capita Selecta Privacy & Data Protection (6 ECTS)
  • Competition Law & Technology Industries (6 ECTS)
  • Cybercrime (6 ECTS)*
  • Privacy and Data Protection (6 ECTS)
  • Regulating Competition ( 6 ECTS)
  • Governance & Regulation of Financial Technology (6 ECTS)

Spring semester (End of January - June)

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


*Please note that because of a change in the course schedule, the Cybercrime course will be offered in the spring semester of 2025, instead of the fall semester of 2024. If you are starting this Master's program in January 2024 and are aiming to finish your Master's within one year, we will offer you an alternative to the Cybercrime course from October to December of 2024. More information will follow via email after you've registered for this Master's program. If you have any questions about the Cybercrime course now, please contact Tineke Broers (


**Please note that starting September 2024, this program will offer three new specializations. More information will be shared on this webpage as soon as possible.

Master’s thesis

In both semesters you will be working on your Master's thesis:

  • 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 mentor groups to guide you through the formation of the thesis topic and proposal.
  • Master classes and tutorials 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.

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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: 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!
  • Choose your own specialization.

Interested in the LLM Law and Technology?

Check your eligibility and the deadlines for application.