Course Structure

The M.A. in Data Protection and Privacy Law, is designed to be completed in one calendar year of full-time study or two years of part-time study. It consists of two (full-time) or four (part-time) taught semesters, followed by a practical project, completed between May and early September.

During semesters, students undertake an integrated group of taught modules, as follows: Students take designated core modules depeding on whether they are in the law or computing stream to gain the necessary specialised expertise. Elective modules from other areas of interest, depending on your stream and past experience, may also be offered in some cases.

Please note:  Not all modules may be offered every year, and choices of elective modules are subject to normal timetabling constraints.

Students will acquire up-to-date legal and technical skills, covering formal and informal, theoretical and practical aspects. They will familiarise themselves with data protection and privacy concerns or legal demands and how to design and deploy compliant systems in practical situations, and will be well prepared to undertake work within mixed teams of developers, policy-makers or lawyers. Additionally, they will be introduced to professional issues surrounding the development and implementation of data processing and governance software.

Indicative Academic Structure for each stream is below:

 

M.A. in Data Protection and Privacy (Computing Stream) - Full-time: MDPP

Semester 1 /Semester 2

Type

Module Title

Credit

Total

Type

Module Title

Credit

Total

Core

Professional and Research Practice

10

 

Core

Artificial Intelligence, Information and Information Seeking

10

 

Core

European Data Protection Law

10

 

Core

Data Governance

10

 

Optional

Data Management and Visualisation OR
Cloud Architectures

10

 

Optional

LG523 European & International Human Rights Law OR
Comparative Privacy Law

10

 
 

Credits

 

30

 

Credits

 

30

Additionally: Core Practicum (CA623) Credits = 30 giving a total 0f 90 credits for the programme.

Practicum Work: May - late Aug

M.A. in Data Protection and Privacy (Law Stream) - Full-time: MDPP

Semester 1 /Semester 2

Type

Module Title

Credit

Total

Type

Module Title

Credit

Total

Core

Legal and Socio-Legal Research Skills

10

 

Core

Artificial Intelligence, Information and Information Seeking

10

 

Core

European Data Protection Law

10

 

Core

Data Governance

10

 

Optional

LG5024, EU Institutional Law OR
LG5015 Contemporary Legal Issues in Commercial Practice

10

 

Optional

LG523 European & International Human Rights Law OR
Comparative Privacy Law

10

 
 

Credits

 

30

 

Credits

 

30

Additionally: Core Dissertation Credits = 30 giving a total 0f 90 credits for the programme.

Practicum Work: May - late Aug