A recent internationalising factor is the gradual development of an EC intellectual property law. This new body of law will gradually have a unifying effect on the national laws. The process, however takes time.
European Intellectual Property Law has not only great political and economic significance but also great cultural significance. The internet and other forms of international telecommunications clearly demonstrate that intellectual property recognises no national borders.
The considerable technological development of the last decades have brought quite dramatic effects on intellectual property as a whole, as well as on the various legal modalities included. We have seen debates on for example: “patents on life?” precluding needy people from receiving medicine they need, on indigenous peoples’ fear of being robbed of their traditional properties and on copyright being a threat to the freedom of speech.
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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))
Tuition fee for the international students.)
European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.)
Tuition fee, first instalment: 45000 SEK Total course/programme fee: 90000 SEK
The Programme in European Intellectual Property Law is set up so that distance learning is possible and encompasses a total of 60 higher educational credits (HEC), (60 ECTS), whereof 30 HEC (30 ECTS) shall be a thesis. All students must take the required 15 HEC (15 ECTS) course.
Thereafter, students are given the opportunity to specialise in a specific area of intellectual property law by choosing two elective 7,5 HEC (7,5 ECTS) courses from the four elective 7,5 HEC courses offered.
- An academic degree (i.e. a Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent, at least 180 ECTS.) Stockholm University does accept applicants in their last year of Bachelor's studies.
No work experience is required.
According to the latest Leiden Ranking, Stockholm University is among the top one hundred universities in the world in regard to scientific impact in the areas of Earth and environmental sciences, Mathematics, computer science, and engineering, Medical sciences and Social sciences. The University is also number one in Sweden in four of the seven subject categories used in the 2014 ranking: Mathematics, computer science, and engineering, Medical sciences, Natural sciences and Social sciences.
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