The Master of Laws programme Information Technology and Law focuses on IT law and legal informatics and teaches students the fundamental legal and technical knowledge required in a digital society and the skills needed to apply it in practice.


Further information can also be found form the LL.M.`s own website


Target group

The program is aimed at graduate students from all disciplines: Graduate students of law and other "non-technical" degree programs are introduced to the technical basics. Graduates of "non-law" courses of study receive training in the fundamentals of law. In addition, certain courses may be used as further professional training for specialized lawyers, in house-lawyers and legal trainees.


Objectives, programme content and occupational fields

In terms of content, the programme is geared towards interdisciplinary further education in areas that are essential to the digital age. The modules cover, among other subjects, the basics of the Internet, specific issues of IT law, legal tech, data protection law, and basic principles of IT security. Please refer to the module handbook for further information. Successful graduates are awarded the academic degree of "Master of Laws (LL.M.)" by the Faculty of Law at Saarland University.



Entry requirement is a successfully completed university degree comprising at least 240 credit points (CP) as set out in the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS).
Applicants with 210 CP can also apply for admission under the condition that they catch up on their missing 30 CP at an early stage of their Master-studies.


Course structure, duration of programme & study effort

The typical duration of the program, including the examination period, is two semesters of full-time study, comprising a total of 60 CP. Students are required to complete one basic module (13 CP), two "major" elective modules (9 CP each) and two "minor" elective modules (6 CP each). A total of 12 modules are offered. The master thesis comprises 17 CP. Throughout  the program, each student is supervised by a mentor from among the university professors, in particular with regard to the planning of the study curriculum.


Format of the study program 

The study programme is an in-class programme that full-time students can complete within one year. It can also be pursued as a part-time programme alongside studies or work and may be prolonged. Most of the courses are taught by professors from Saarland University, with additional top-class lecturers bringing their practical experience to the programme.


Application and enrollment 

The programme begins each winter term. Applications can be submitted via the LL.M.'s own website ( The application deadline for 2022/2023 is the 30.09.2022.



The tuition fee is €3,750 for a one-year full-time programme. For part-time students, costs of €600 per semester are added from the third semester onwards (see the table of fees for details). In addition to the tuition fee, a semester fee must be paid to the office of student affairs.

All information at a glance



Should you have any further queries regarding the study program, please contact Salome Margvelashvili or Selina Klier-Ringle.


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