Law & Technology

Key programme benefits to future students

Develop a strategic plan on how new and emerging technologies are changing how a business will operate.

Create and implement new legal and regulatory governance structures within these new technologies.

Plan for, advise and offer consultancy on the relevant compliance and governance frameworks necessary for business to ensure best practice and minimise legal liability.

Subjects taught

Autumn Modules

• Law, Technology and Artificial Intelligence

• Law of Regulated Digital Technologies

• Future-Focused Professional Portfolio

Spring Modules

• Data Governance and Privacy

• Cybersecurity Law and Policy

• Future-Focused Professional Portfolio

Entry requirements

Possession of a NFQ Level 8 qualification in any discipline, or relevant prior experiential learning is required, in accordance with the University of Limerick's application policy.

Alternative Entry Route: In accordance with the University of Limerick's policy on Recognition of Prior Learning, if you do not meet the minimum entry criteria, you may be considered through learning gained in a work-based environment to support your personal and career development.

What to Include with your Application

Qualification transcripts and certificates

A copy of your birth certificate or passport

If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice

If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:

• English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts


• English language competency certificate

Application dates

Preparing your Application:

1. Research your programme: Each postgraduate programme at University of Limerick is unique. Explore your course content, duration, fees, and entry requirements on

2. Check Eligibility: Ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria for the course you are interested in. This usually includes your undergraduate degree award, subject specialities, English language proficiency (for non-native speakers), and any specific requirements for the course.

3. Prepare Documents: Gather all the necessary documents. This typically includes your academic transcripts, CV, personal statement, and references. If English is not your first language, you’ll also need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency.

4. Online Application: Once you are ready to apply, visit your postgraduate programme page on and use the Apply Now button to access UL’s online application system. You will need to create an account if you are a new user.

5. Complete the Application: Fill in the application form with all the required details. This will include personal information and academic history.

6. Upload Documents: Upload all the necessary documents that you prepared earlier. Make sure they are clear and legible.

7. Submit Application: Review your application thoroughly to ensure all information is correct and then submit your application. The application fee for your postgraduate application is €50. This includes an option to choose a second choice.

8. Track Your Application: After submission, you can track the status of your application through the online application system.

9. Interview: Depending on the programme, you may be invited for an interview. This could be in person or online.

10. Acceptance: If your application is successful, you will receive an offer email from the university. You will need to accept this offer to secure your place.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and places offered to successful candidates. This means that it’s a good idea to apply as early as possible to increase your chances of securing a place.

Please note that these steps are a general guide and the exact process may vary depending on the specific programme and your individual circumstances. Always check the University of Limerick website or contact the postgraduate admissions department for the most accurate and up-to-date information.


1 year part-time, on-campus.

Enrolment dates


Post Course Info

Graduate careers

Successful graduates will find themselves ideally qualified to progress into promotional prospects within their existing career by offering a niche specialism in an area of growing importance namely in the regulation of cybersecurity, data governance, digital technology and artificial intelligence.

More details
  • Qualifications

    Minor Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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