Intellectual Property Law, L.L.M.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • English (book IELTS)
    Language
The Master Programme in Intellectual Property Law at Uppsala University is the only Master’s programme in Sweden designed for law graduates that delves into the regulation of intellectual property. 

About

With rapid technological advancements and ever increasing legal developments, this programme will enable you to stay ahead of the crowd, whether you wish to progress as an e-commerce entrepreneur, patent attorney, trademark specialist or the chief legal officer of a company.

The Master Programme in Intellectual Property Law at Uppsala University has a general objective of providing a deep understanding of major issues covering international and EU intellectual property law, and in particular copyright, patents, designs and trademarks. This is an area that has grown both in importance and complexity as reflected in the increased focus on intellectual property protection and its value as a corporate asset. On top of that, over the years IP law has become increasingly interdisciplinary having key interfaces with market, competition, contract and tort law.

This programme is designed for those of you who wish to deepen your understanding of intellectual property law, whether you are qualified, practicing lawyers who wish to improve your knowledge of this area of law, students who wish to proceed into post-graduate education to further your specialisation, or persons who work in areas influenced by IP law and are interested in the area.

Career

As intellectual property law plays a central role in the knowledge-based economy which characterises our society, there is a great demand for lawyers with special competence in the area. This programme will give you a competitive edge on the employment market.

The objective of the programme is the provision of a qualitative and competitive education and students should be able to present advanced competence in intellectual property law. On successful completion of the programme you can proceed to a career in several different areas, such as research and education, governmental agencies, law firms and patent offices, international companies and in the judiciary.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introduction
  • International Conventions and Treaties
  • Copyright Law
  • Patent Law
  • Design Law
  • Trademark Law
  • Overlapping Protection
  • Contracting Intellectual Property
  • Competition Law and Parallel Importation
  • Advanced Trademark Law
  • Copyright Protection in the Digital Society

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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:

    575

    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:

    90

    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

  • A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university. The main field of study must be Law or Legal Science.
  • Also required is 15 credits in intellectual property law, or equivalent, documented knowledge.

Selection: Students are selected based on:

  • a total appraisal of quantity and quality of previous university studies;
  • CV;
  • a statement of purpose; and
  • two letters of recommendation.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    10418 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10418 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Application Fee: SEK 900
  • Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 50000
  • Tuition fee, total: SEK 100000

Living costs for Uppsala

6573 - 6670 SEK/month
Living Costs

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Funding


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