Northumbria University

Northumbria University

Information Governance and E-Disclosure

This course brings the areas of information governance and e-disclosure together to provide students with an understanding of these within a modern corporate environment. Information governance and e-disclosure 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 students are supported by academics, practitioners and experts in the field of information governance and e-disclosure by introducing students to key theoretical and practical aspects using real world scenarios and case studies. Students are also encouraged to question current approaches and process and investigate new approaches, processes and solutions in this fast moving environment.

Entry requirements

English language requirements: international applicants are required to have 1 of the following English language qualifications with grades as shown below: British Council International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of reading, writing, listening and speaking of 5.5; Pearson Academic score of 54 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of reading, writing, listening and speaking of 51.

Course modules

In the first 2 years, students take taught modules, while in the final year students complete a research dissertation, supervised by an academic. This course is delivered via distance learning and for some modules supported by block delivery to gain access to the specialist software required.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Distance learning September 2016 - 3 years

Campus details

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Online/Distance learning

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