Programme

Law Stream

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

Law 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 two mobility periods. In semester 1, you will specialise in either data governance (Study Track A, taught in French and offered by AU) or cybersecurity (Study Track B, taught in Spanish and offered by ULE). In semester 2, you will focus on AI law and ethics and complete your dissertation at UNIPI (no prior knowledge of Italian is required as modules are taught in English).

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

Study Stream

Law

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. Legal and socio-legal research skills (10 ECTS)
  2. EU Data Protection Law (10 ECTS)

Optional modules (10 ECTS)

  1. EU institutional law (10 ECTS)
  2. Contemporary legal issues in commercial practice (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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