Taught course

Information Rights Law and Practice

Northumbria University · Faculty of Business and Law

Entry requirements

Ideally suited to practitioners, this course will suit those specifically charged with processing information, and those working in environments where information is held, including central and local government, health, education and commerce. It is open to students who hold an appropriate degree or a comparable professional qualification and those without a degree but who have suitable work experience.

Months of entry


Course content

This distance learning course is the first postgraduate qualification designed to unravel the complexities of information rights.

Information Rights has developed as a profession in its own right in recent years, particularly since the introduction of landmark Data Protection, Freedom of Information and Environmental Information legislation. This course is designed to meet the distinct needs of those working in the area, where a detailed knowledge of the relevant legislation and an ability to apply it in practice is essential.

The linked structure of the course gives you maximum flexibility in your studies. The PG Cert is the first stage award; you can either exit at this stage or progress to the PG Dip and LLM. This course is not eligible for the postgraduate government loan.

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, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    12 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Admissions Office
0191 227 4453