Taught course

Data Protection Law and Information Governance

Institution
Northumbria University · Faculty of Business and Law
Qualifications
PGCert

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have a minimum of a 2:2 honours degree, or equivalent, or a relevant professional qualification.

Applicants without these qualifications but with relevant experience will be considered.

Months of entry

September

Course content

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.

Information for international students

International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent).

Qualification and course duration

PGCert

online
12 months
distance learning
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Admissions Office
Email
et.admissions@northumbria.ac.uk
Phone
0191 227 4453