Information Technology Law

University of Tartu

M.A. On Campus
12 months
3800 EUR/year
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Designed for lawyers interested in pursuing careers in the field of information technology and cyber security, the programme trains highly qualified IT Law experts much needed at law firms, IT companies, public agencies, international organizations, and consulting firms.


The study programme has a very practical focus. A significant part of teaching in this programme will simulate real-life situations. Students gain access to 30 IT Law practitioners and IT specialists from around the world participating in the programme. As consultants, lecturers, or mentors, they synchronize the legal education with the technical developments in the ICT sector.

Broad and comprehensive understanding of IT Law: we provide a systematic understanding of all major subfields of IT law as well as skills necessary for practicing in this area. Along with that, we create extensive links between technical, legal, and policy aspects of development and uses of ICTs, putting heavy emphasis on case studies, real-life exercises, trend assessments, and problem-solving.

The students will master a set of technical skills typically required in the ICT sector, e.g. elementary skills in programming, cryptography, database technology, and software engineering.

Graduates will be ready to provide legal advice on ICT related matters across jurisdictions and work anywhere in the world. They will be able to perform interdisciplinary and comprehensive regulatory, analytical, and expert work in the field of IT Law, having all necessary skills to face the challenges posed by the extraterritoriality, novelty, and complexity of its problems.

Estonia is considered an international leader in the field of IT for its technological and legal solutions as well as population that is open to technological advancements: We provide access to its best practices and cutting-edge developments.

Why study Information Technology Law at UT?

  • UT is ranked in the top 300 universities in the world in Law (QS Rankings 2019) 
  • The programme is designed to provide both technical and legal skills for working as an IT lawyer.
  • The programme is taught by academics and practitioners in the field.
  • Take part in conferences, summer schools and competitions, provide legal services to the start-up community in the TechStartup Legal Clinic and work on current challenges in the IT Law Lab.
  • Estonia is considered as an international leader in IT for its e-solutions and openness to technological advancements.


Programme Structure

1-year MA in IT Law curriculum is divided into 6 components:

General Knowledge:

  • Fundamentals of ICT (3 ECTS)
  • Information Infrastructure And Architecture (3 ECTS)
  • Introduction to Programming (3 ECTS)
  • Information Security (3 ECTS)
  • Public E-Services (3 ECTS)
  • Privacy and Data Protection (3 ECTS)
  • E-Commerce and IT-Contracts (3 ECTS)
  • Legal Steps in IPR Intensive Enterprise Life Cycle (6 ECTS)
  • IP Protection in the Field of Information Technology (3 ECTS)
Cyber Crime and Cyber Security:
  • Cyber Defence and International Cyber Security (3 ECTS)
  • ICT Litigation, Digital Evidence, Computer Forensics, and Cyber Crime (3 ECTS)
Meeting Challenges in IT Law:
  • Practical Training in IT Law (incl. TechStartup Legal Clinic and Simulations) (3 ECTS)
Master’s Exam (incl. IT Law Lab) (15 ECTS)
Electives (6 ECTS)


Anette Aav-Büth, Programme Director. 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines






On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 4-year Bachelor's degree in Law (240 ECTS) or equivalent qualification
  • English language proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3800 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.


Tuition waivers and monthly stipends are available for top-ranked candidates.

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