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Information Technology Law, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (WUR) ,
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.

About

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.

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)
E-Environment:
  • Information Security (3 ECTS)
  • Public E-Services (3 ECTS)
  • Privacy and Data Protection (3 ECTS)
E-Entrepreneurship:
  • 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)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    75

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  • Minimum required score:

    537

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  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

    160

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Academic Requirements

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

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3400 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3400 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Tartu

  • 300 - 600 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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