Career prospects

The study programme leads to a specialisation in information and communication technology law, qualifying for a broad range of careers within this field.

What career opportunities do I have?

The LL.M. degree in ICT Law gives you strong qualifications in international law. The knowledge acquired during the Master of Laws programme will be useful for careers in law firms, public administration, academia, or ICT businesses.

Graduates of the LL.M. programme have gone on to pursue careers in a large variety of contexts. Some have used the LL.M. programme as a springboard to doctoral study and an academic career. Some have gained senior positions in the public sector, where they are engaged in the development and oversight of government regulatory policy. Others have entered the private sector, typically working in law firms or in the legal departments of corporations.

Our former students work for the following organizations (during their study and/or after completion of their study): Opera Software, Vodafone, The Norwegian Biotechnology Advisory Board, Telenor.

Students admitted to the 5-year degree Master i rettsvitenskap, University of Oslo, are allowed to transfer credits from the LL.M. degree in ICTLaw into their 5th year of study, and obtain two separate degrees from University of Oslo, Faculty of Law.

What the LL.M. does not qualify for

The LL.M. degree in ICT Law does not qualify for jobs as a lawyer or civil servants in legal practice in Norway. To qualify for a lawyer/civil servant in law in Norway (in Norwegian: jurist/advokat), you will need a legal background in Norwegian law. In Norway it is the Supervisory Council for Legal Practice (text in Norwegian only)  that is in charge of issuing Licenses to Practice Law.

Further studies

To be admitted to the Ph.D. programmes at the University of Oslo, an applicant must have completed at least five years of higher education, i.e. studies that have been recognised by the faculty as forming a sufficient basis for admission.

For more information about admission criterias for Ph.D.studies at the Faculty of Law, University of Oslo, please visit the Law faculty's Ph.D programme.

Please note that the admission criteria to Ph.D.studies may vary from country to country.

The Career Centre

The Career Centre| provides information and guidance to current students about work in Norway after graduation. The Career Centre offers courses in how to search for a fulltime job to international and English-speaking students.

The Career Centre offers:

  • Career counceling
  • Workshops
  • Help with your CV and cover letter
  • The job Interview
  • Career fairs

Throughout the year the Career Centre run career fairs, seminars, conferences and presentations, details of which can be found at their website.


Published June 6, 2012 10:00 AM - Last modified Feb. 26, 2015 7:21 PM