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About us Faculty of Law International programmes LLM programmes 2021-2022 Governance and Law in Digital Society

Career prospects


Important notice
If you are a new incoming student for the 2021-2022 academic year, please read here.

In the job market, there is a demand for graduates with an interdisciplinary profile capable of interpreting development in digital society and responding to them accordingly. This Master’s programme is designed to meet such demands and prepare students for a career within the field.

Graduates of this programme go on to work in a variety of positions in the public sector. Career opportunities are not limited to traditional authorities such as ministries or subnational authorities but also found within organizations surrounding them, for example the Public Prosecution Service, consultancy agencies, and police organisations.

Job examples

  • Data specialist, coordinator of a shared data centre or information manager at a subnational authority.
  • Consultant, for example of IT risks, digital transformation, digital safety or law enforcement in digital society.
  • Specialist at a regulatory body, such the Data Protection Authority.

In the second half of the academic year (blocks 3 and 4) of the programme, students must complete a thesis project that consists of an internship of at least seven weeks and 140 hours, and a master’s thesis. So students are able to get work experience as part of the programme. You can read about some of the organizations previous students have interned at here.

Further, all students have access to the university Careers Services Law which can help them in finding and preparing for employment.

Do you have a question about an LLM programme? Contact the Faculty of Law directly through our information request form.

If you'd like to know more about the special features of this LLM, there will be online webinars for the programme on:


As the programme is a hybrid of both law and the social sciences, applicants must have an LLB or equivalent with a minor in Social Sciences or a BSc in Social Sciences with a minor in Law. If you do not have a minor in one of the required fields, you can apply to the Pre-LLM programme for this programme.

Also, please be advised this programme is taught at our Campus Fryslan in Leeuwarden (not Groningen).

Last modified:04 May 2021 12.43 p.m.