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Information and Communication Technology Law, LL.M.

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
    Duration
University rank #119 (QS) ,
The Master in Information and Communication Technology Law at University of Oslo examines legal issues associated with the use of information and communication technology (ICT).

About

To what extent should anonymous use of electronic communications be legally permitted and protected? What legal rights does one have when participating in online social networking communities, such as Facebook? To what extent may one lawfully circumvent a copy-protection mechanism on a compact disc (CD) in order to play the CD contents through another medium? What are and should be the legal rules on liability for use of data and applications in cloud computing? To what degree may Internet search engines like Google lawfully register data on their users? How is the basic infrastructure of the Internet regulated, and how ought it to be regulated?

These are some of the burning questions of the “Information Age” in which we live, and it is with these, along with a large number of other similar questions, that the LL.M. in Information and Communication Technology Law deals.

The principal aim of this Master in Information and Communication Technology Law at University of Oslo is to impart understanding of the central legal issues that arise as a result of developments in the use of ICT. In very general terms, such issues concern the ways in which ICT affects the application of existing law, and existing law affects the use of ICT, and the manner in which ICT functions as a regulatory mechanism in itself.

Knowledge

  • Thorough knowledge of the relationship between law and information and communication technology (ICT) within the areas of electronic communications, intellectual property, privacy/data protection and electronic commerce.
  • Thorough knowledge of the relevant law of the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA).
  • Knowledge of the relevant law in certain non-European jurisdictions, particularly the USA.
  • Thorough knowledge of the ways in which ICT challenges the application and enforcement of law on point.
  • Knowledge of relevant soft law (eg guidelines, codes of practice, forms of alternative dispute resolution).

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Electronic Communications Law
  • Intellectual Property Law in the Information Society
  • Internet Governance
  • Privacy and Data Protection

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
  • Credits
    90 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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General Requirements

  • Scan of non-Norwegian passport or ID card        
  • Documentation of English language proficiency        
  • Documentation of completed upper secondary education        
  • Final bachelor's degree diploma(s)/certificate(s)        
  • Transcript of records for your bachelor's degree        
  • Degree/ relevant courses to be completed - Only applicable for Nordic and EU/EEA/Swiss Citizens and applicants with a permanent or renewable residence permit in Norway
  • Final degree diploma and transcript of records        
  • Documentation of financing (if applicable)        

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
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Living costs for Oslo

  • 11682 - 19230 NOK/month
    Living Costs

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