Intellectual Property Rights & ICT Law, L.L.M.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    3500
    Tuition (Year)
    3500
    Tuition (Year)
  • English, Dutch, French (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #40 ,
The Advanced Masters in Intellectual Property Rights and ICT Law is organised by KU Leuven. The classes are taught at the Brussels campus.
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About

Advanced Master of Intellectual Property and ICT Law

Education Level: Advanced master programme
Language of instruction: English / Dutch and French

The KU Leuven Centre for IT & IP Law (CiTiP) offers an Advanced Master of Intellectual Property and ICT Law.

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, you can follow all 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 11 elective courses) and a masters thesis. Both options are evening programmes.

Programme Structure

As a Master of Intellectual Property Law:

  • you will have a thorough understanding of the subfields of intellectual property law and/or ICT law;
  • you will understand the connections between these subfields;
  • you will be able to analyze and address complex problem statements;
  • you will be able to research the subject independently;
  • you will be able to adopt critical and innovative arguments, both written and orally, in Dutch, French or English, with regard to issues raised by new legal-technological developments.

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 , you can follow all the 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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Classes start in the final week of September. All classes are held in Brussels in the evening from 6 pm onwards.
  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Evening
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
    • Partially taught in Dutch
    • Partially taught in French
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score: 600

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 100

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

- 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

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 3500 International
  • EUR 3500 EU/EEA

Registration fee 230€ + 54.5€ /credit (=3500€ for the full programme, followed on a full-time basis)

Funding

No scholarships are awarded by the programme itself.

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