Taught course

Information Governance and e-Disclosure

Northumbria University · Faculty of Engineering and Environment

Entry requirements

Please contact our Admissions team for entry requirements for this new programme

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This course brings the areas of Information Governance and eDisclosure together to provide you with an understanding of these within a modern corporate environment. Information Governance and eDisclosure is a growing and evolving field that involves working in conjunction with a wide range of individuals such as digital forensic investigators, lawyers and representatives from corporate HR and IT departments.

Within this course you will be supported by academics, practitioners and experts in the field of information governance and eDisclosure by introducing you to key theoretical and practical aspects using real world scenarios and case studies. You will also be encouraged to question current approaches and process and investigate new approaches, processes and solutions in this fast moving environment.

For the first two years you will take taught modules, while in the final year you'll complete a research dissertation, supervised by an academic. This course will be delivered via distance learning and for some modules supported by block delivery to gain access to the specialist software required.

Upon leaving the course you will have developed technical skills to investigate a variety of information governance and e-discovery problems and issues and gain experience to conduct and support investigations as part of a team.

The course will allow graduates from a variety of undergraduate backgrounds and established professionals to enhance their career opportunities, producing highly skilled postgraduates with the relevant theoretical and practical skills to address these issues.

Information for international students

IELTS score of 6.5 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking 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
36 months

Course contact details

Admissions Office
0191 227 4453