Taught course

Information Rights Law and Practice

Northumbria University · Faculty of Business and Law

Entry requirements

The programme is available to lawyers and non-lawyers. Applicants should normally possess one of the following: an appropriate degree a comparable professional qualification. Candidates without a degree or equivalent but with suitable work experience may also be considered for admission to the programme.

Months of entry


Course content

The Information Rights programme developed by Northumbria University in conjunction with the Ministry of Justice.
This programme aims to respond to the specific needs of information rights practitioners, providing a structured framework within which they can acquire and update knowledge whilst gaining a qualification that recognises their specialist expertise. It also recognises the importance of effective records management and information handling. This programme is therefore likely to be attractive both to practitioners specifically charged with processing information and other professionals working in environments where information is held, including central and local government, health and education.

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum score in each component of 5.5. Pearson Academic score of 62 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of 51

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
24 months


distance learning
18 months


distance learning
9 months

Course contact details

Admissions Office
0191 227 4453