Scope and Workload of the Study Programme

The Certificate's study programme is designed to take 2 semesters to complete. 24 Credit Points can be obtained from four modules, which equates to a workload of 600 to 720 study hours (including attendance of 180 hours).

Certificate Study Programme: Overview of Modules

It is possible to complete the study programme required to obtain the Certificate over a longer period of time and this means it is accessible to those who, due to their other commitments, cannot complete the required workload within a year. The system of modular exams offers flexibility to participants as they can take individual modules as it suits them.

The Certificate study programme's lectures, seminars and tutorials can be used as continuing professional development training by, for example, specialist lawyers and Data Protection Officers. If required, we can certify participation in individual lectures, tutorials or seminars.

Lectures, tutorials and seminars in the winter semester

  • The Civil Law Foundations of IT-Law
  • The technical foundations of the Internet
  • Foundations of electronic process – eJustice
  • Colloquium for IT-Law (IMK)
  • Seminar on IT-Law or Legal Informatics (there is the option to take this in the summer or winter semester)

Lectures, tutorials and seminars in the Summer Semester

  • Advanced IT-Law
  • Introduction to Internet Security
  • Introduction to Data Protection Law
  • The practical application of Data Protection Law
  • Introduction to legal writing
  • Colloquium for IT-Law (IMK)
  • Seminar on IT-Law or Legal Informatics (there is the option to take this in the summer or winter semester)

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