|Degree:||Master of Laws (LLM)|
Intellectual Property Law
|University website:||Intellectual Property and ICT Law|
The Master of Intellectual Property and ICT Law provides an in-depth study of international and European IP law, ICT law and media and communications law. Special attention is paid to the interdisciplinary perspectives and practical skills that are in demand in these sectors.
The advanced master’s programme in IP & IT Law builds on the expertise of the KU Leuven Centre for IT & IP Law (CiTiP). The programme provides an excellent academic education and added value both to graduate students wishing to enhance their curriculum and to practitioners in search of top-quality, cutting-edge expertise. The teaching staff consists of internationally respected academics, experts from institutions such as the European Commission and national regulatory authorities, and leading practitioners, thus ensuring optimal knowledge and experience transfer. The contact between students and teachers is direct and easy.
The programme addresses the increasing demand for qualified legal experts in the IP, ICT and media sectors. These are rapidly evolving and highly complex sectors, influenced by a myriad of technological, economic and sociological developments where existing legal frameworks are continuously challenged and traditional legal concepts and principles are regularly being reinterpreted.
All students can follow the whole curriculum in English. Those who concentrate on the specialisation Intellectual Property Law can, but need not, follow a considerable part of the courses in Dutch and French. Courses in Dutch and French focus on national law, while the courses in English mainly focus on European and international law.
Two IP & ICT Law alumni share their testimonial as students at KU Leuven and what the IP & ICT Law programme means for their current career in data protection or in the European governmental institutions. Click here for a testimonial in Dutch.
Take a look at these award winning Master's theses to get a better idea of the Master of IP & ICT Law.
This programme has been recognized by the Order of Flemish Bar for 40 legal points.
The lectures of all courses start in the evening at 17:30h or later. The lectures of one elective - Interdisciplinary Perspectives on ICT - in the fall semester will start at 15:30h; two electives on AI will be taught on Saturday morning.
The programme consists of 6 compulsory courses, 5 elective courses and a Master 's thesis. By making your own selection of electives you can specialize in either Intellectual Property Rights law or ICT Law, or put together your own personal programme by choosing from either field.
In this case, you can opt for a credit contract. It gives you the opportunity to register for one or more courses, with the intention of obtaining a credit certificate instead of a full degree diploma. It is also possible to combine a credit contract with a diploma contract of another programme.
You recently graduated as a master and want to achieve an in-depth understanding of IP law and ICT Law, or you are already professionally active and you want to specialise in the theory and practice of these sectors.
Graduates are well positioned for jobs in (international) law firms and companies in the IP, ICT and media sector. Graduates have also gone on to positions in (international) public administration as well as in international non-governmental organisations. Students may also choose to further develop their academic skills by pursuing a PhD related to fundamental issues of IP, ICT or media law.
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