M.A. On Campus

Data Protection and Privacy Law

Dublin City University

12 months
15000 EUR/year
6950 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The MA in Data Protection and Privacy Law from Dublin City University is an interdisciplinary degree run jointly by the School of Law and Government and the School of Computing.


The aim of the MA in Data Protection and Privacy Law from Dublin City University is to combine the University’s expertise in law and computing to provide students with advanced expertise in the technological and legal aspects of data protection and privacy law.

The growth of the digital economy has resulted in personal data processing becoming a global industry of enormous value. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which came into effect in May 2018, aims to protect EU privacy rights and harmonise data protection law across the EU. The GDPR changes the way in which personal data must be collected, stored and processed. Given that personal data is used so widely, the GDPR impacts upon a vast number of sectors and data privacy has become an important concern for businesses, internet users, lawyers and public bodies.


  • The legal profession as specialised experts in privacy and the GDPR. 
  • Technology and data–driven sectors such as prospective data protection officers for businesses or advisors on data governance and best practice models. 
  • Privacy experts in one of the many tech companies operating in Ireland. 
  • Public bodies such as the Data Protection Commission.
  • Academic or research career in an expanding field. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Legal and Socio-Legal Research Skills 
  • Professional and Research Practice
  • European Data Protection Law
  • Information Access
  • Data Governance
  • Data Management and Visualisation
  • Cloud Architectures

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Computing stream applicants must have an Irish or UK Honours undergraduate degree (H2.2 or above) or equivalent in Computer Science, Computing, Computer applications or a related discipline. 
  • Law stream applicants must normally have achieved a Second Class Honours Grade One (H2.1) in a primary degree (level 08) in law or an interdisciplinary degree which includes law as a significant component. 
  • If an applicant has not yet completed their degree, then a conditional offer may be made on the basis of most recent grades and pending the achievement of no less than a H2.2 degree.
  • Applicant with appropriate combinations of professional qualification and experience may also be considered. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15000 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6950 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6950 EUR per year during 12 months.


  • EU/EEA: €3,700
  • NON-EU/EEA: €7,400

Living costs for Dublin

1100 - 1800 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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