In a world where big data is central to innovation, knowledge of data protection, legal, ethical and social issues surrounding the use of AI and the emerging biotech sector (The Augmented Human) is crucial. This programme will help you develop into the 'Lawyer 2.0' that the modern world demands.
The micro-credential Law and Technology consists of 3 courses:
- Privacy and data protection (6 ECTS, 1st semester)
- The augmented human – health, technology and the law (6 ECTS, 2nd semester)
- Legal, Ethical and Social issues of Artificial Intelligence (6 ECTS, 1st semester)
After your studies
Students with a background in law and technology will have an advantage in a range of crucial sectors. Beyond legal practice and academic research, this micro-credential as a Law and Technology specialisation will pave the way to key professions such as data protection officer in fields ranging from multinational cooperation to hospitals and schools.
One academic year
Two courses take place in the 1st semester. The third course takes place in the 2nd semester.
Each of the three courses consists of 6 credits
VUB Main Campus
Courses are organised on the VUB Main Campus located in Etterbeek
What is a Micro-credential?
Micro-credentials are small, academic programmes that focus on specific subjects and competences. They consist of one or more courses or course parts taught in a Bachelor or Master programme at the university. Usually, they are taught for a few hours spread over one semester or one academic year. They are literally micro-courses.
If you pass the micro-credential, you receive a certificate proving that you have acquired the competences. These are official credits. This is where micro-credentials differ from other programmes, such as study days or trainings. The credits and competences you obtain are recognised throughout your career and can lead to exemptions from future programmes, for example, even at other institutions.
Micro-credentials are important for lifelong learning. After all, in our rapidly changing society, it is essential that everyone keeps working to renew their own competences. Micro-credentials are blocks that you can stack and combine throughout your life and career to further direct your own pathway. There are several advantages to taking micro-credentials. Since they are short, specific courses, you only learn what you need to upskill or specialise.
In addition, the certificate guarantees your acquired competences and the credits are often recognised abroad. They are a great asset on your CV.
The costs consist of a fixed amount and a variable amount. The fixed amount is a fee paid once per academic year. The variable amount is a specific fee per credit.
An overview of the costs can be found here.
The VUB is committed to blended learning, a combination of online and on-campus lessons. Therefore, students need not necessarily be on campus if they do not have to be, but we still believe in the added value of physical teaching moments. Classes are usually taught for a few hours spread over one semester or one academic year. You can always check the class timetable, where you can see if a course is online, on campus or taught through recorded lessons. It is best to view the timetables for each individual course.
Want to know if this programme is available in evening classes? Scroll down this page to 'day/evening classes'.
You can take this micro-credential in day or evening courses.
This new training offer micro-credentials was developed and announced with the support of the European Union.