Typically information governance/security and law have been taught as distinct subjects in different discipline areas. In recognition of the relationship that exists between information governance/information security and the protection of personal data this programme brings together these subjects in one multi-disciplinary qualification.
The Postgraduate Certificate in Data Protection Law and Information Governance is a distance learning course that has been specifically designed to meet the needs of professionals already working in data protection and/or information governance. You will study three modules. The first of these, the legal research module, will develop your ability to undertake legal research and to present your research findings appropriately. In the second module you will develop your understanding of information governance and security principles that underpin the management of an organisation’s information assets. The third module will focus upon data protection law and practice.
The programme will not only provide you with valuable knowledge of current law and proposed developments to the law and to the principles of information governance, it will also enhance your ability to advise upon both information governance and data protection. The research, writing and presentation skills you will develop will also be of use to you in your working environment. Unlike typical CPD type learning this programme will challenge you to undertake critical evaluation of the law and to consider the application of information governance and security to your own/a chosen organisation.
Who would this Course suit?
This programme will be of direct relevance to you if you are employed as a dedicated Data Protection Officer but equally if you are employed in some other related occupation involving information governance, records management, data security, data handling and/or data sharing.
Applicants need not have a law or information management qualification but should normally possess one of the following: A good honours degree A comparable professional qualification; Candidates with other qualifications and relevant professional experience may apply and will be judged individually on merit. Applicants for whom English is not their first language should have attained a score of 6.5 IELTS or equivalent
Recipient: Northumbria University
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