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LLM Governance and Law in a Digital Society

Governance and Law in Digital Society students
Governance and Law in Digital Society students

LLM Governance and Law in a Digital Society in a nutshell

This international master’s degree programme (LLM) aims at building bridges between technology, law and public administration.

Our world is digitalizing at high speed. The coronacrisis has aided this process, with an unparalleled increase in online communication and education. Governments were already visibly struggling with governance issues in a digital world: how to influence and regulate the strategy of platforms such as Uber, AirBnB and Booking.com when public order is at stake? How can governments themselves facilitate automated decision-making systems that make use of big data or algorithms? How are principles of good administration and transparency safeguarded in a digital society? These issues are highlighted by contemporary developments.  

If you are interested in helping governments and businesses to answer these questions and contribute to a stable and innovative digital society, then the LLM Governance and Law in Digital Society is what you are looking for. This master's degree will help you to answer these questions using a multidisciplinary approach that focuses on both law and social sciences.

This master’s degree of the Faculty of Law of the University of Groningen is taught at Campus Fryslân, the newest faculty of the University of Groningen. Our close-knit academic community will provide you with the skills necessary to reach your full potential, growing as a scholar, a policy advisor and a person.

Our application deadline for this year is May 1st 2021. There are 40 places in this masters degree programme.

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Why Governance and Law in Digital Society?

  • Study in an international and challenging environment
  • Attend lectures by top scholars who are currently conducting relevant research
  • Develop a new perspective
  • Learn from professionals working in the field

Meet us online!

Throughout the year, various online events are organized for you to learn more about the study programme, to talk to current students and to ask all your questions.

The path to your LLM Degree

Looking to pursue an LLM? Check what steps you need to take to make it happen.

  • From LLB to LLM
    Students who have a LLB may be considered for admission to the LLM Governance and Law in Digital Society after following a Pre-LLM or a Winter Pre-LLM. The preliminary deadline for the Winter Pre-LLM is 15th January 2021, the regular Pre-LLM 1st June 2021.
  • From Bsc to LLM
    Students who have a social science degree may be considered for admission to the LLM Governance and Law in Digital Society after following a Pre-LLM or the Spring courses. The preliminary deadline for the Spring courses is 15th January 2021, the regular Pre-LLM 1st June 2021.
  • From HBO to LLM
    Students who have a Dutch HBO Bachelor LLB, or closely related, or a bachelor’s degree certificate of a programme with an emphasis on Public administration can apply to be admitted to the LLM Governance and Law in Digital Society after following a Pre-LLM. The deadline for admission to this Pre-LLM is 1st June 2021.

Useful Information

What students say

“I was looking for a study that would enable me to help solve social problems and involve my special interest in digitization. For that reason the choice for the master programme Governance and Law in Digital Society was made quickly.'' - Jorn Travaille

“I can strongly recommend the master’s programme Governance and Law in Digital Society. The study responds to current events and the field of study is constantly evolving." - Nynke Dijkstra

Read the GLDS blog to find out how current students experience the programme and more!

General Information

Studying at the University of Groningen means studying at a university ranked among the top 100 worldwide. This Faculty of Law programme Governance and Law in Digital Society is hosted at Campus Fryslân, the branch campus of the University of Groningen located in Leeuwarden, the capital of the province of Friesland. Campus Fryslân is an interdisciplinary faculty that conducts teaching and research of societal importance at a national and international scale.

Questions?

Would you like to know more about the degree programme Governance and Law in Digital Society, the Faculty of Law or Campus Fryslân? Or do you have questions about studying in Leeuwarden or about how the application and selection procedure works? If so, contact us by email, b.brink rug.nl (programme coordinator) and l.haitsma student.rug.nl (current student). We are more than happy to help you!

Last modified:17 December 2020 2.50 p.m.