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Governance and Law in Digital Society


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The LLM Governance and Law in Digital Society combines the distinctive disciplines Law and Public Administration in order to study consequences of IT (including privacy, safety and security).

Recent advances in digitalisation have resulted in an increasing number of parties becoming involved in privacy and security issues. But how should we approach obstacles and issues brought about by digitalization? Governance and Law in Digital Society offers an integrated programme to study the challenges and opportunities faced in a digital society, combining key themes of governance, law, and security.

Which approaches do governments have to address continuously evolving issues concerning digitalisation? Do governments take advantage of digitalisation in their governance structures? Which ethical problems arrive from the fight against cybercrime? And which different types of accountability arise as a consequence of illicit acts committed in cyberspace? This all are questions that are addressed during this master.

This master combines theoretical knowledge and practical insights. You will become familiar with problems the public sector faces through discussions about present-day topics, practical assignments during the seminar, guest lectures and foremost an internship.




Master of Laws


1 year

ECTS credits



Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2023/2024

€ 2,314

€ 17,800


Application requirements

Since the programme Governance and Law in Digital Society (GLDS) is a mix of law and social sciences, most students will have to participate in a pre-LLM programme in order to be admitted. Therefore, two types of pre-LLM programmes are presented here: an intensive online Pre-LLM for law students and regular (onsite) pre-LLMs for social science students and for International Relations:

Native speakers of English may request exemption from providing proof of proficiency. Otherwise you will need to provide proof of English language proficiency: * TOEFL: 100 (all sections need to be at least 21; the writing section needs to be at least 23) * IELTS: 7 (all sections need to be at least 6.0; the writing section needs to be at least 6.5) * Cambridge C2 Proficiency (CPE, Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English); * Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE, Cambridge Certificate of Advanc

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Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
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