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European Master in Law, Data and Artificial Intelligence



What will I learn?


Where there’s digital transformation, there’s data. Right across the globe, companies and organisations in all sectors are battling to stay on top of digital acceleration and managing data associated with technological advancement.

The new European Master in Law, Data and Artificial Intelligence (EMILDAI) is a unique course offering that aims to bridge this gap for businesses and institutions that now require experts to legally, ethically and safely process data, in particular in the context of the use of Artificial Intelligence systems.

This master’s degree offers a unique mix of law and computing modules in a highly internationalised learning environment creating experts in data protection, governance, cyber security, law and ethics of AI. Students also benefit from multilingual learning related to English and one other European language (French or Spanish). This combination of skills is highly sought after by international organisations, tech companies, the legal sector and European and global institutions.

Industry and partner support

The European Master in Law, Data and Artificial Intelligence (EMILDAI) is an international interdisciplinary programme offered by four Partner Universities, supported by three Research Associate Partners, and involving more than 70 public and private organisations in the delivery of work placements, seminars, thematic weeks and summer schools. EMILDAI is funded by the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master programme of the European Union.

This master’s degree has been developed as a response to the legal, technical and ethical challenges of digitisation. It aims to educate the leaders who will achieve the goals of the EU Digital Compass.

Study abroad and work placements

The European Master in Law, Data and Artificial Intelligence (EMILDAI) comprises a two-year fully integrated study curriculum, including:

  • up to three mobility periods
  • work placements
  • language courses
  • summer schools
  • networking opportunities

Two study streams

This fully interdisciplinary programme is divided into two study streams, Law and Computing, and offers two areas of specialisation, Data Governance and Cybersecurity.

International student experience

This master’s degree aims to attract excellent students worldwide, thanks to the offer of an internationally recognised joint degree, monthly scholarships, world-class support services, and by paying due attention to fostering equality, diversity and inclusion with regard to all students, in particular those with fewer opportunities. EMILDAI promotes research-led teaching and staff mobility in order to support collaborative research, funding bids, and establish a network of excellence in the field of law, data and AI. The programme offers a vibrant teaching and learning environment, ultimately enhancing the level of internationalisation and competitiveness of the partner universities.

The four partner universities delivering the EMILDAI programme are:

  • Dublin City University
  • Avignon Université
  • Universidad de León
  • Università di Pisa

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
€17,643.00 (US$ 18,843) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

1 July 2023

More details

Start date

11 September 2023, 15 January 2024


Dublin City University

Glasnevin Campus,

Dublin 9, D09 V209,



Republic of Ireland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have an honours primary degree (any discipline) or equivalent. English Language Requirements: IELTS academic Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6.0 or above; TOEFL (Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above, TOEFL CBT: Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above, TOEFL IBT: Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above); Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CAP)/Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Overall score of 180 with a minimum of 176 in Speaking and Writing and 169 in Listening, Reading; Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic): 63 (with a minimum of 63 in speaking and writing and 59 in listening and reading).

For international students

Normally have achieved a Second Class Honours Grade One (H2.1) in a primary degree (level 08) in law or an interdisciplinary degree which includes law as a significant component.

Applicants who have not achieved a H2.1 may apply but applications will be assessed on a competitive basis.

If an applicant has not yet completed their degree, then a conditional offer may be made on the basis of most recent grades and pending the achievement of no less than a H2.2 degree.

Applicants with appropriate combinations of professional qualifications and experience may also be considered. This includes discipline-specific knowledge and know-how; transferable skills; basic research competency; personal effectiveness.

International candidates who are non-native speakers of English must satisfy the University of their competency in the English language.

  • Irish Leaving Certificate English: Ordinary Level Grade D3
  • GCE A-Level English Language: Grade D
  • IELTS: Composite score of 6.5 or above, with no less than 6.0 in any one component
  • TOEFL: 237 (computer-based), 580 (paper-based test)
  • TOEFL iBT: Total Score of 92
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CAP): Overall score of 180 with a minimum of 169 in all components.
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Overall score of 180 with a minimum of 169 in all components.
  • English Test for Academic and Professional Purposes (ETAPP): C1
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic): 63 (with a minimum of 59 in all components)

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Dublin City University

Three-time winner of the Sunday Times University of the year, DCU is a gateway to fantastic opportunities.

  • 20 per cent of student population is international
  • Ranked as one of the world’s top young universities
  • Based in Dublin, one of the friendliest cities in the world
  • Five faculties offering 80 dynamic programmes

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