• Graduation

    Master of Laws - LL.M.

  • ECTS-Points


  • Learning format

    Blended learning

  • Duration

    2 semesters

  • Start

    1 October 2024

  • Costs

    EUR 8.800,--

  • Admission requirements

    Bachelor's degree and professional experience

  • Language


In the context of the increasing importance of data in the economy, the LL.M. on Data Economy Law covers potentials, challenges and (legal and societal) risks of data-driven management and data-oriented business models. Knowledge will be provided on the legal, societal, technical and organizational dimension and on how to implement data-driven management and business practices in order to avoid risks and drawbacks.
Clemens Appl

The LL.M. program fills a gap in the international education landscape and offers state-of-the-art content and innovative learning designs.

Univ.-Prof. Ing. Dr.
Clemens Appl, LL.M.

Study Program Director

Info session

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The continuing education program with 60 ECTS credits can be completed within 2 semesters while working. The program consists of basic courses, specialist courses and the Master's thesis.


The first semester is dedicated to fundamentals of the data economy and its impact on law. During the onboarding week at the beautiful Göttweig Abbey close to Krems (Austria), the students will be introduced to the core concepts of the program and the detailed structure. The first semester offers 4 learning cycles, each with one to two weeks of preparatory remote learning followed by one week of on-campus lectures in Krems and one to two remote weeks for wrap-up and consolidation. At the end of each learning cycle, the students‘ knowledge is assessed through online exams.


The second semester is dedicated to the specialization. It provides 3 learning cycles, each with two to three weeks of preparatory remote work followed by one week of interactive on-campus lectures in Krems (Austria). During the preparation phase, students will work on individual or group projects. The results of these projects will be presented during courses held on-campus.


In the course of the first semester of the program, students learn about legal methodology and scientific writing and work on a possible master’s thesis topic. During the second semester, students develop their ideas into the final master’s thesis and defend their results in front of a committee of experts.

Admission requirements

  • Subject-related degree at least at Bachelor's level (180 ECTS points)
  • sufficient English language skills

Application process

  1. Contact us to clarify your expectations of the study program and to check the admission requirements
  2. Online application (enter the study code UM 999 043 in the online tool).
  3. Carrying out the selection procedure (interview with the director of studies)
  4. Admission to the degree program

We look forward to receiving your application and to welcoming you soon at the University for Continuing Education Krems.

The LL.M. on Data Economy Law was created within an Erasmus+ strategic partnership of four EU universities – University for Continuing Education Krems (Krems, Austria), Georg August University Göttingen (Göttingen, Germany), Masaryk University (Brno, Czech Republic) and Kazimieras Simonavicius University (Vilnius, Lithuania).

Lecturers on the program include professors and senior academics from all partner universities as well as experienced practitioners from European law firms and technology companies.

For more information on the program history visit: www.ddm4sme.eu: www.ddm4sme.eu

Here you can also find an overview of the project lead of our partner universities:


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