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What makes this Advanced LLM programme unique?
How do the elements of the emerging European tech regulation frameworks work and interact?

LAW+ approach

We go beyond the law, and teach how non-legal tools of governance, such as technology design, economic incentives, institutions, and social, cultural norms contribute to technology governance. 
This LLM is driven by renowded research institutes like IViR and ACIL

World class excellent research

The Amsterdam Law School is known for it's high quality of teaching and research. We rank in the world’s Top 40 law schools and in the Top 5 continental European law schools.
Focus on digital ecosystems, platforms and infastructures

Knowledge of techno-social systems in info-communication

Technology is more than the algorithm, ‘AI’, platform, software, or machine. Technologies come in complex stacks and arrangements, that are part of the socio-technical systems we want to take govern.
Students from all disciplines with a Master’s degree, or relevant work experience

Advanced level education

Solid technology governance frameworks are produced through the collaboration of multiple skills and expertise. This ranges from law, via computer science to sociology, economics, and humanities.

This programme is for you if

  1. You (plan to) work for a technology company and you need to understand the regulations that you need to comply with if you want to do business in Europe.
  2. You (want to) work in the public sector on technology policy.
  3. You (want to) work in the non-profit sector, on societal issues.
  4. You (want to) work in the public sector on technology policy and contribute to ensuring a human-centric and inclusive digital transformation.
  5. You (want to) work in the non-profit sector as an advocate for civil rights and societal issues holding technology companies and governments accountable.
  6. You want to understand the strengths and the limits of law in technology regulation.
  7. As a lawyer, you want to work with non-legal experts on technology governance.
  8. You want to learn from people with extensive research experience, and a world class research record.
  9. You have an international orientation and intellectual curiosity.
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Complex techno-social systems permeate our private lives and societies. This requires a 360 degree, multidisciplinary approach, and this is exactly what we are offering! Dr. Balazs Bodo, social scientist, Institute for Information Law, UvA

What will you get? 

As a student of an Advanced LLM, you will receive extra resources unique to this programme.

  • The core courses are co-taught by a lawyer and a non-lawyer (economist, sociologist, ethicist, computer scientist).
  • You will be studying using innovative learning methods and knowledge spaces in which tutors and students with diverse backgrounds and practical experience collaborate.
  • In the courses you will work on issues with strong practical relevance.
  • In your capstone project you have the opportunity to go beyond the traditional thesis format, and work on other output, such as software, a policy recommendation, etc.
  • You’ll work together with the world-class UvA research groups on law, technology and society.
  • You‘ll get mentoring, guidance and support to work on the research question you bring to the table.
  • You’ll be member of a highly dedicated, selective, and diverse group of students from all over the world. 
Facts & Figures
Degree programme
LLM Technology and Governance
Contract teaching
60 ECTS, 12
Language of instruction
Starts in
CROHO code
Roeterseiland campus