Career Prospects

The M.A. in Data Protection and Privacy, MDPP aims to help meet the demand from industry and government for recruitment of personnel, with significant exposure to this emerging and rapidly expanding field.

The programme is suitable for both experienced professionals and recent graduates.

It enables professionals with a number of years’ experience, to re-train in this interdisciplinary field and to improve proficiency in advanced topics in computing or law while updating skills beyond the narrow remit of training courses. It also supports recent graduates of law or computing and cognate disciplines to gain specialised knowledge and skills for higher level industry entry at an early stage in their careers.

Graduates will be equipped to engage in IT systems, legal and policy advice and analysis across a wide range of fields impacted by European Data Protection Law and Policy. This includes roles such as:

  • Chief Information Officer (CIO)
  • Data Protection Officer (DPO)
  • Data Protection Specialist
  • Regulatory Compliance Officer
  • Legal Review Analyst
  • Privacy Engineer
  • Cyber Security Manager/Architect/Engineer
  • Risk and Compliance Officer
  • IT Systems Manager/Architect/Engineer
  • Data Architect and Technical Lead
  • Data Registrar

It has a special relevance to Enterprise/Systems Architect/Engineer roles in IT systems development or deployment for industries or multinationals reliant on managing personal information like the Health or Social Media domains.