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Advanced Master Law and Digital Technologies - Leiden University

Law and Digital Technologies (Advanced LL.M.)

Programme structure

We aim to engage your mind through our multidimensional approach to legal and regulatory theory.

Programme overview

In this programme, you will learn about a range of legal, regulatory and ethical challenges related to digital technologies in the areas of amongst others privacy, data protection, cybercrime, internet governance, fundamental rights in the digital environment, law and artificial intelligence and autonomous systems, platform regulation etc. Your coursework will help you develop a deeper understanding of technology regulation and governance of digital infrastructures and applications. Your courses will address both the transnational sources of hard law, relevant case law and techno-regulation. Special attention will be paid to differences in addressing new legal questions arising from technological developments.  In addition, the program offers a practicum in different modules, to practice relevant professional activities for the field of Law and Digital Technologies.

We offer courses with different orientations: courses to develop a holistic perspective on regulation of digital technologies (e.g. the core course Regulating Digital Technologies, or Ethics and Digital Technologies), courses around specific types of digital technologies (e.g. the core course Internet Governance, or Electronic Communications Law and Law and Human-Machine Interaction), courses centred around a specific body of law (e.g. Internet Privacy and EU Data Protection), and courses around specific themes in Law and Digital Technologies (such as Fundamental Rights and Digital Technologies, Cybercrime and Cybersecurity, Digital Children’s Rights, Platforms and Law). Throughout these courses, you will develop a variety of academic and practical skills through the use of different teaching and assessment methods. You will be introduced to a wide variety of perspectives through the diversity of teachers and guest lecturers and through working together in a highly international group of students who bring different experiences and perspectives to the classroom.


For detailed information on the courses and curricula, see the Prospectus. Please note that this guide refers to the current academic year, which means that the curriculum for next year may differ slightly. We re-evaluate the curriculum on a regular basis to follow the trends in our rapidly developing field and the most current active expertise of our staff.

TechTrends Workshops and other extra-curricular activities

We organise a series of workshops – TechTrends Workshops – for you to get acquainted with the latest trends in the industry. We also sometimes conduct extracurricular workshops. Moreover, we organise other extracurricular activities. Such activities include a trip to Brussels for Computer Privacy & Data Protection Conference (CPDP) and other study trips.  

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