Programme

Computing Stream

If you have a computing background and you are interested in the technical aspects of data protection, data governance, cybersecurity and AI, the computing stream is the right pathway for you. Please double-check here the entry requirements for this stream.

Computing stream students will complete the first year at DCU, gaining an introduction to the main topics related to law, data and AI. In year 2, students will complete their mobility at one of our partner universities, specialising in either data governance (Study Track A, taught in French and offered by Avignon Université) or cybersecurity (Study Track B, taught in Spanish and offered by Universidad de León).

Please click on the tabs below for a detailed description of the programme:

Study Stream

Computing

Year

1

Area of Specialisation

Introduction to Law, Data and Artificial Intelligence

Partner University

Dublin City University

Language

English

Optional language module (non credit-bearing)

English for Academic Purposes (3 weeks; 20 hours per week; offered in August at DCU)

Compulsory modules (20 ECTS)

  1. Professional and research practice (10 ECTS)
  2. EU Data Protection Law (10 ECTS)

Optional modules (10 ECTS)

  1. Data management and visualization (10 ECTS)
  2. Cloud technologies (10 ECTS)

Optional language modules (5 ECTS; non-contributory)

  1. Advanced English Language Skills 1 (5 ECTS)
  2. Intermediate French Language Skills 1 (5 ECTS)
  3. Intermediate Spanish Language Skills 1 (5 ECTS)

Compulsory modules (20 ECTS)

  1. Artificial Intelligence, Information and Information Seeking (10 ECTS)
  2. Data Governance (10 ECTS)

Optional modules (10 ECTS)

  1. Comparative Privacy Law (10 ECTS)
  2. Law and Politics of Brexit (10 ECTS)
  3. European and International Human Rights Law (10 ECTS)

Optional language modules (5 ECTS; non-contributory)

  1. Advanced English Language Skills 2 (5 ECTS)
  2. Intermediate French Language Skills 2 (5 ECTS)
  3. Intermediate Spanish Language Skills 2 (5 ECTS)

Compulsory modules (non credit-bearing)

Summer school (organised on a rotating basis by one of the PUs)

Optional modules (non credit-bearing)

Work placement (June-August)

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