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Information Governance and e-Disclosure MSc

Course Description

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

For the first two years you will take taught modules, while in the final year you'll complete a research dissertation, supervised by an academic. This course will be delivered via distance learning and for some modules supported by block delivery to gain access to the specialist software required.

Upon leaving the course you will have developed technical skills to investigate a variety of information governance and e-discovery problems and issues and gain experience to conduct and support investigations as part of a team.

The course will allow graduates from a variety of undergraduate backgrounds and established professionals to enhance their career opportunities, producing highly skilled postgraduates with the relevant theoretical and practical skills to address these issues.

The information governance and eDisclosure industry continues to grow rapidly and graduates with these skills could lead to possible career paths within global law and information governance companies, corporate legal departments, e-discovery software companies, digital forensic or e-discovery private sector agencies and government organisations.

Visit the Information Governance and e-Disclosure MSc page on the Northumbria University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Please contact our Admissions team for entry requirements for this new programme.For students whose first language is not English evidence of having reached the equivalent of IELTS 6.5 TOEFL (575 paper-based, 90 internet-based), is required before entry.

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