In the modern globalised world, privacy and security are two topics that do not lose their relevance. On the contrary, incidents demonstrate how they affect our daily life. This LLM programme discusses the need to protect the privacy of citizens online, the influence of the private sector and the effectiveness of law enforcement.
Our students have a variety of backgrounds. What they have in common is that they are interested in studying how governments deal with challenges of digitalisation. They use their background knowledge of the legal frameworks and governance structures in order to develop this interest.
Consequently, if you are a law student, in addition to your degree, you will need an understanding of governance theories and social research methods before you commence with the degree. If you do not have prior knowledge in this area, you can acquire it by following our online, premaster programme offered between February and May. A successful completion of this programme provides you with proven knowledge of these domains, making you eligible for this Master’s degree.
If you have a social science background, it might be necessary to develop a greater understanding of the law before the start of the Master’s programme. You can acquire this knowledge by completing the premaster during the spring semester. After successful completing the programme you have proven knowledge of the relevant areas of law, such as European and international law, and will be eligible for the Master’s programme. A similar premaster is offered for students of International Relations, which deepens the knowledge of governance structures and legal frameworks.
This master’s programme degree offers you current academic insights to develop knowledge about the topics discussed. In addition, by means of guest speakers, excursions, internships and research, you will gain practical experience with digitalisation issues in a public sector context. After this study, you will have all the necessary skills allowing you to successfully pursue a meaningful career in this highly dynamic and complex environment.
This master responds to an increasing demand of the labour market, since there is a great need for lawyers with knowledge of public administration to deal with the issues of digitalisation. As a graduate of this programme, you will be highly demanded by employers.
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The LLM Governance and Law in Digital Society is registered under the LLM CROHO label Law and Public Administration (66461). Please note this LLM is taught at the University of Groningen Campus Fryslan in Leeuwarden (not Groningen).