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Information Law

Standard period of study 6 Semester
Darmstadt
winter semester
DE
Without admission restriction.

Content

A practice-oriented and academically sound legal education tailored to the extrajudicial handling of information law tasks - this is what the six-semester Bachelor's programme "Information Law" offers. The focus is on issues from the areas of IT and media law, intellectual property law and data protection law. One focus is on European and Anglo-American law. Small class sizes of approximately 60 students allow for optimal supervision. Graduates are expected to be qualified and specialised lawyers for the field of information law in the respective special subjects and yet distinguish themselves from the classical fully-fledged lawyers by their understanding of other disciplines from the information technology and economic environment. For more in-depth information on the degree programme, please visit the website of the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Perspective

Information lawyers are active in the following areas (selection):

  • Software distribution (licence agreements)
  • Copyright law
  • data protection law
  • social media
  • E-commerce (e.g. online shops, online auction houses)
  • Publishing houses and music publishers
  • Film productions, television
  • Brand management in companies, law firms

Building on the Bachelor's degree, the following Master's programmes are possible:

International Licensing Law – Master of Laws

Structure

The required qualifications and competences are taught in the modules of the Information Law degree programme. The curriculum includes seminars and project work. The overview below serves as an illustration. A detailed presentation of the study contents can be found in the module manual (German). The Bachelor's degree qualifies students for a profession, but also enables them to transfer to Master's degree programmes.

Access

The following degrees, among others, are valid as admission prerequisites:

  • General higher education entrance qualification
  • Subject-related higher education entrance qualification valid in Hesse
  • University of Applied Sciences entrance qualification valid in Hessen

Enrolment requires proof of English language skills at level B1. This can be proven either by the Abitur or Fachabitur certificate. Alternatively, various language certificates are recognised.

A detailed description of the admission requirements can be found in the Special Provisions of the Examination Regulations (German).

Registration deadline (German certificate)

01.09.