Law and Digital Technologies (Advanced)

1 Jahre

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EU/EEA students: 15 June (September intake); Non-EU/EEA students: 1 April (September intake)

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Law and Digital Technologies

The focus of the programme is the deepening and widening of knowledge in t he field of law and governance of digital technologies, such as internet, computers, mobile devices, persuasive technologies, and ambient intelligence, in an international and multidiscipli nary context.

The programme provides students with a thorough insight into the multiple modes (i.e. law, contract, and technology) of regulating emerging and converging digital technologies at the global international level, EU level, national level or business level.

The programme develops students' confidence in the h andling and presentation of complex and difficult legal materials, orally and in writing, using the specific vocabulary of the various topics of Law and Digital Technologies by providing the tools to enable students to deal with this effectively later in t heir professional life. Moreover, it lays the groundwork for further academic research in the area of Law and Digital Technologies.

Curriculum and Overview

This programme will teach you about a range of legal, regulatory and ethical issues with respect to digital technologies.

More specifically, your coursework will help you develop a deeper understanding of:

  • Internet governance
  • Technology regulation 
  • International media law 
  • European telecommunications law

Your courses will also address the transnational sources of hard law, relevant case law and techno - law. Particular focus is given to the differences in addressing novel legal questions that arise from technological developments.

For detailed information on the courses and curricula, see the e-Prospectus:

Job and Career prospects

The Law and Digital Technology programme prepares you for a variety of successful careers in an ever - advancing global field. Our alumni have gone on to careers at international law firms, tech companies, the judiciary, governmental institutions, NGOs, academic and research institutions.

Do you want to apply for this programme at Leiden University? Find out how to apply by following the step-by-step guide:

About Leiden University

Are you curious, critical and involved in the world around you? At Leiden University, the oldest university in the Netherlands, you can make a valuable contribution to tackling the various national and international challenges facing modern society. Together with academics and fellow students from all over the world, you will actively address these challenges. We keep an open mind, do not shy away fr om difficult discussions and allow one another the space to disagree. We expect the same active, open - minded an d critical attitude from you.

We challenge you to look beyond your own boundaries. Leiden University welcomes anyone who wants to achieve their full potent ial. Our modest community size in the historical cities of Leiden and The Hague creates a highly pe rsonal and committed atmosphere. Together, we map out a learning path that suits you and your ambitions. You will also be encouraged to conduct research in cooperation wit h eminent and enthusiastic scholars. The knowledge and skills you develop here will b enefit you for the rest of your life, regardless of the career path you choose!

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