Master´s Degree in Data Protection and Security

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Postgraduate degree in Data Protection and Security

Master´s Degree in Data Protection and Security

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Summary table

Student profile: - Professionals with an undergraduate or bachelor's degree in law, or other university degrees, who wish to develop their professional career in the sector.
- Directors and middle managers who are in charge of information systems, security, legal advice in their respective companies, with a minimum professional experience of five years.
- Specialized profiles, among others, in terms of information security, business continuity, protection of personal data and new technologies or specialized in compliance, among other professional areas, that can prove a minimum experience of five years in the development of said functions.
- Professionals without a university degree, but with over five years of professional experience in the different areas addressed in the University's Own Degree program, who need to enhance their knowledge in the area.

Degree:Master's Degree in Data Protection and Security

Learning center:School of Law and International Relations

Branch of knowledge: Social Sciences

Openings available: First year of implementation:
- Classroom Attendance: 40
- Blended: 60
- Online: 60
Rest of years:
- Classroom Attendance: 40
- Blended: 80
- Online: 80

Total Credits 60 créditos.
Minimum 12 ECTS credits and maximum 60 ECTS credits per enrollment and academic year

Academic year it was implemented: 2019-2020

Duration: 1 year. From October to June

Quality of the degree

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Multidisciplinary education in the areas of Law, Security and Technology

After the approval of the Organic Law 3/2018, which establishes the obligation in certain sectors to have a Data Protection delegate, the demand for professionals of this type has experienced a considerable increase. In addition, companies must accredit due diligence and the measures adopted to mitigate possible risks regarding the processing of personal data and their exploitation.

In response to this business and social need, Nebrija University's Master's Degree in Data Protection and Security was created. The curriculum has been designed with a multidisciplinary approach, providing a global vision that facilitates the approach to the branches of knowledge of law, security, technology and innovation. A clear commitment of the University to the promotion of employability of its students.

Eloy Velasco, magistrate of the National Court, Óscar de la Cruz, Commander in Chief of the Computer Crimes Group of the Civil Guard, and Cecilia Álvarez, Head of Privacy in Europe at Facebook, are some of the brilliant professors who make up the faculty of this master's degree. Learn about all the professors of the Master's Degree in Data Protection and Security here.

Recognized program within the DPD-AEPD scheme

The Master's Degree in Data Protection and Security is recognized as a program to access certification as a Data Protection Officer (DPO) under the DPD-AEPD scheme, by the Center for Registration and Certification of Persons . Nebrija University undertakes to comply with the Code of Ethics of the DPD-AEPD Scheme.

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The objective of this master's degree is to provide future professionals with the necessary competences and skills to be able to work in Spain and in any other international territory. For this, Nebrija University offers its expert faculty consisting of doctors and professionals with a long professional career.

In addition, part of the classes will be taught at ECIJA Abogados, DA Lawyers, Roca Junyent, Hogan Lovells, ONTIER, Health Department of the Community of Madrid, Airbus BizLab, Reale Seguros, Huawei Technologies and the Royal Academy of Jurisprudence, which will provide the student with a greater approach to the legal, administrative and business sector.

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This Official Master is certified as training that gives access to the Data Protection Delegate scheme of the Spanish Agency for Data Protection

Faculty of reference

You will learn from the best. This master's degree has a teaching staff of international prestige, with professors such as Eloy Velasco, magistrate of the National Court, Rafael Catalá, former Minister of Justice, and Cecilia Álvarez, head of Privacy for Europe at Facebook.

High employability

It is one of the sectors with the highest professional growth and with an increasingly large demand for specialized and multidisciplinary professionals.

Open the doors to the international market

The regulation in this sector driven by the European Union opens a range of possibilities to work in any country in the Eurozone.


All our degrees and curricula have been prepared in accordance with the new guidelines set by current legislation, having already been verified by the National Agency for Quality Assessment.
The student must take 60 credits

First Semester 30 ECTS

  • 6 ECTS | Legal aspects in data protection: Spanish perspective
  • 6 ECTS | Legal aspects in data protection: European and International perspective
  • 6 ECTS | Data processing in public and private areas: sector perspectives
  • 6 ECTS | The data protection Delegate
  • 6 ECTS | Security, Cybersecurity and Active Responsibility

Second Semester 30 ECTS

  • 6 ECTS | Corporate management of data protection and information security
  • 6 ECTS | Digital Rights Guarantees
  • 6 ECTS | Innovation, technology and disruptive treatments
  • 6 ECTS | Professional Internships
  • 6 ECTS | Final Research Project

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Master's Degree in Data Protection and Security

Program that combines Security, Law, Innovation and Technology in a multidisciplinary curriculum, with a teaching staff of unsurpassed excellence, internationally renowned and with extensive professional experience.