KU Leuven was founded in 1425, in Belgium, Leuven, being an educational centre for almost six centuries. It is a leading research University and one of the most renowned in Europe. It aims to fulfil its mission by providing high quality interdisciplinary research and education, with a Catholic signature.

Master of Intellectual Property and ICT Law

This Master provides an in-depth study of European IP, ICT and media law. It addresses the increasing demand of qualified legal experts in the above specified field. To achieve this objective, students are offered a comprehensive study of European IP law, IT law and media and communications law, with special attention to interdisciplinary perspectives and practical skills that are in demand in these sectors.

The teaching staff is well qualified and respected professionals, academics and experts from several known institutions, such as the European Commission.


Location: Brussels, Belgium

Single Diploma

Language: English/Dutch and French

Number of Places/Students per year: not specified yet

Start Date: 1st semester starts on the 3rd week of September, 2nd semester starts on the 2nd week of February

Duration: 1 year (full-time) or 2 years (part-time)

Price/Fee: 3500 €

Scholarships: Some funds offered for Flemish students. More details can be seen here.

Accommodation: No details provided yet.

English Language Requirements: TOEFL, CPE or IELTS certificates are required to prove English proficiency, which is necessary for completing this degree. Students holding a Belgian degree, students of Anglo-Saxon origin and students who have completed an English language academic programme at an Anglo-Saxon university will be exempted from this requirement.

Application process

Application to this programme is open to students already holding a master’s degree.  You can be admitted to this programme on the basis of the following degrees:

-       Academic master that includes a legal introduction of at least 60 hours

-       All other Flemish academic masters on the condition of following extra training (by way of self-study) on 'Introduction to Law', subject to evaluation

-       All other foreign academic masters on condition of following extra training (by way of self-study) on 'Introduction to European Law', subject to evaluation


Students who do not own a degree issued by a higher education institute of the Flemish community should apply online following the steps detailed here.


Deadline: Applications must be sent until 1 June 2017, in case you are an EEA citizen.

Programme Structure (60 ECTS)

The Master of Intellectual Property and ICT Law can be finished in one or two years’ time, depending whether you opt for a full-time or a part-time study.

·      Mandatory courses (25 ECT): European Electronic Business Law, Media Law, International and European Copyright Law, International and European Patent Law, International and European Trademark Law

·      Elective courses (20 ECT): Interdisciplinary perspectives on ICT, European Privacy and Data Protection Law, European Electronic Communications Law, Electronic Contracts Law, Public Government and Cybercrime Law, IP/IT Law & Health, Problems in the IP & ICT Practice

·      Master Thesis (15 ECTS)

·      Internship: not compulsory to validate this master, but recommended

Career prospects: 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 public interest 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.



Programme coordinator: Edmundo Guzman

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Mailing address: Naamsestraat 63 - box 5410 , 3000 Leuven, room: 00.22

Tel.: +32 16 32 37 64

Website: http://www.kuleuven.be/english/admissions/contact


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