Northumbria University

Northumbria University

Information Rights Law and Practice

This programme responds to the specific needs of information rights practitioners, providing a structured framework within which students 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.

Entry requirements

A degree in law; or a degree incorporating law; or elements or a joint Honours degree incorporating law; or a comparable professional qualification; students with non-law degrees but appropriate work experience are also considered; candidates without a degree or equivalent but suitable work related experience may also exceptionally be considered for admission to the diploma; applicants for whom English is not their 1st language should have attained a score of 6.5 or better in the IELTS test.

Course modules

Data protection; foundations of information rights; legal research.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
LLM Distance learning - 2 years
PgCert Distance learning - 9 months
PgDip Distance learning - 18 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Online/Distance learning

Key information

Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
0191 227 4453