Law & Technology

University of Limerick

Law & Technology


Differentiate your skill set.

Open new consultancy specialisms within your organisation.

Know how to respond when impacted by the interface between legal and regulatory governance and new technologies.

Achieve a postgraduate qualification to enhance your career opportunities.

Provide informed responses to challenges in legal, compliance and governance roles in law, aviation, social media, technology consultant, privacy consultant, business advisor, financial advisor, data and cybersecurity advisor.

Focusing on three specific outcomes, this Professional Diploma will empower you with the following skills:

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 you or your client's business to ensure best practice and minimise legal liability.

Award: Professional Diploma
Qualification: NFQ Level 9 Minor Award

Subjects taught

Semester 1
Law, Technology and Artificial Intelligence - LA 6081
To understand the role that legal and regulatory frameworks will play as new technologies and artificial intelligence become more integrated into commercial activities and also within the criminal justice system.

Law of Regulated Digital Technologies - LA 6171

To examine the law relating to new digital technologies and the need for regulation particularly as it relates to social media platform, and in particular the implications of competition law and liability issues.

Future-Focused Professional Portfolio - MN5141

This module provides a structure for documenting and reflecting upon your assumptions, understandings, and experiences. More broadly, you will be guided in a series of future-facing industry-relevant talks on technology and the future of markets and society.

Semester 2
Data Governance and Privacy - LA 6091

To examine and analyse the theory behind privacy law, its legal foundation and EU and US legislative and regulatory frameworks which impose an obligation to protect personal data in specific situations, including both commercial and criminal.

Cybersecurity Law and Policy - LA 6212

To examine the legal provisions and developing policy applicable to cybercrime and the obligations on business to protect against cybercrime activities in the modern world.

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.

Application dates

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


1 year part-time

More details
  • Qualifications

    Minor Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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