The Master Law & Technology equips you with the multidisciplinary knowledge essential for responding to the possibilities and risks presented by new technologies. The program covers regulatory issues in the public and private spheres, as well as subjects such as comparative law, jurisprudence, ethics and public administration, in addition to traditional legal doctrine. Students develop a broad, contextual awareness of additional modalities of regulation such as social morality and economic self arrangement. The Law & Technology program well-prepares you to operate in an international context by continuously applying an international perspective to the issues at hand.
The Law & Technology program offers you the opportunity to develop a specialization in a particular subject area thanks to a curriculum that covers everything from intellectual property law to biotechnology or ICT. The program consists of two compulsory courses (12 ECTS), five elective courses (30 ECTS) and the master’s thesis (18 ECTS). The compulsory courses are Regulation: Ethics, Acceptance, Legitimacy and European Intellectual Property Law and Technology. For the elective courses you could choose, for example, Cybercrime, Privacy and Data Protection, Health, Care, Technology and Regulation, Global E-commerce & Internet Liability or International and European Regulation of Biotechnology.
At the beginning of the year a lecture is held on how to choose your thesis topic. The students can send in their topics of choice and the thesis-coordinator will find a matching supervisor per topic. One month before graduating, a second supervisor will be found to read and comment on the students’ thesis and a date for the defense will be set. The defense is an individual defense open to the public. The two supervisors will be present and the student has to do a ‘pechakucha’ presentation: a ’20 images x 20 seconds’ format. After this, there will be 20-25 minutes of questions. The grade for the written thesis can be influenced by the presentation and defense by 0,5 points. There are two graduation days, one in July and one in January, these are shared with two other international master programs and offer a wonderful opportunity for the students to invite family and friends to celebrate their achievement.