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Data Protection Law and Information Governance Postgraduate Certificate

Data Protection Law and Information Governance Postgraduate Certificate

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Study mode

Distance without attendance

Duration

1 year

Start date

25-SEP-23

Key information
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Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Data Protection Act

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Course Overview

Typically information governance/security and law have been taught as distinct subjects in different discipline areas. In recognition of the relationship that exists between information governance/information security and the protection of personal data this programme brings together these subjects in one multi-disciplinary qualification.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Data Protection Law and Information Governance is a distance learning course that has been specifically designed to meet the needs of professionals already working in data protection and/or information governance.

You will study three modules. The first of these, the legal research module, will develop your ability to undertake legal research and to present your research findings appropriately. In the second module you will develop your understanding of information governance and security principles that underpin the management of an organisation’s information assets. The third module will focus upon data protection law and practice.

The programme will not only provide you with valuable knowledge of current law and proposed developments to the law and to the principles of information governance, it will also enhance your ability to advise upon both information governance and data protection. The research, writing and presentation skills you will develop will also be of use to you in your working environment. Unlike typical CPD type learning this programme will challenge you to undertake critical evaluation of the law and to consider the application of information governance and security to your own/a chosen organisation.

Your Future

This course provides academic recognition of your knowledge of data protection and information governance law and your ability to apply that knowledge to practice.

It also provides a strong foundation for further study. Should you decide upon completion of the programme that you wish to further develop your knowledge then you can move towards an LLM (Master of Laws) qualification. The certificate exempts you from study of the first three modules on the Pg Dip/LLM in Information Rights Law and Practice.

Modules

You will learn about the information governance and security principles that underpin the management of an organisation?s information assets. You will critically analyse the key concepts, theories, standards and frameworks of information governance and security, including risk management. This will enable you to evaluate an organisation?s current approach to information governance and security and to advise on the design and implementation of an appropriate strategy for managing an organisation?s information assets to meet legal, regulatory, organisational and/or societal needs for information governance and security.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

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International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

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Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have: A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in Law, or an honours degree with law modules. Relevant professional qualifications or suitable experience will also be considered.

University information

Northumbria is an innovative and pioneering university with a mission to ‘Take on Tomorrow’. Through cultivating the next generation of visionaries and innovators, Northumbria empowers students to challenge the status quo and tackle tomorrow’s challenges head on. Northumbria is a research-rich, business-focused university with a keen focus on professional practice and a global reputation for academic excellence. It is also renowned for its...more

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