Advanced Master in Intellectual Property Rights (in Dutch: Master-na-Master in de Intellectuele Rechten)
Education Level: Advanced master programme
Language of instruction: English / Dutch and French
The Centre for Intellectual Property Rights (CIR) and the Interdisciplinary Centre for Law and Information technology (ICRI), offer an Advanced Master of Intellectual Property Rights and ICT.
All classes will be given at the Brussels Campus, located at Stormstraat 2, 1000 Brussel.
Three languages, evening courses, two options
This programme has been recognized by the Order of Flemish Bar for 32 legal points. If you specialise in the general programme Intellectual Property Rights, a majority of the courses are in Dutch and French. If you decide to specialise in ICT (new from the academic year 2012-2013), you can follow courses in English. The program consists of 5 mandatory subjects (for which you have a choice of three between IP or ICT); elective subjects (from a total of 10 elective courses) and a masters thesis. Both options are evening programmes.
Deadline applies if you do not have the same nationality as the university.)
Deadline applies if your country of nationality is in the EEA (European Economic Area))
Dates reflect the university's timezone.
Tuition fee for the international students.)
European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.)
Registration fee 230 + 54.5/credit (=3500 for the full programme, followed on a full-time basis)
As a Master of Intellectual Property Law:
Your Study Programme, also with the ICT option
If you specialise in the general programme Intellectual Property Rights, a majority of the courses are in Dutch and French. If you decide to specialise in ICT (new from the academic year 2012-2013), you can follow courses in English. However, a combination of both (IP and ICT) is also possible. The program consists of 5 mandatory subjects (for which you have a choice of three between IP or ICT), 5 elective subjects (from a total of 10 elective courses) and a masters thesis. Both options are evening programmes.
- International students need to have obtained a degree that is considered to be equivalent to a Master's degree in Law. However, students that have obtained a Master degree in other disciplines may also be admitted subject to a positive evaluation of their full application file.
- If the master's degree is awarded outside of the European Union: admission may be allowed on the condition that a special training course 'Introduction to European law' is attended.
- If the master's degree is awarded within the European Union: admission may be allowed on the condition that a special training course 'Introduction to law' is attended unless students obtained a master's degree in law or a master's degree in a discipline that includes an introduction in law of at least 60 hours.
Students that were awarded a master's degree by an institute outside of the Flemish Community should first apply for admission at www.kuleuven.be/application/instructions.html.
Students are expected to have a proven academic track record, a strong interest in the areas of IP, ICT and/or Media Law and a proficient level of written and spoken English (by means of an acknowledged language test such as IELTS or TOEFL.
* Please note that other rules are applicable to students with a master's degree obtained in the Flemish or French Community, cf. http://www.law.kuleuven.be/brussel/en/education/intellectual_property_rights/application
International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to universities in Belgium when:
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