Please note that there is only one application round for this programme: the application is open between mid-October and mid-January each year for commencement the following autumn semester.

Intellectual Property has long been an international subject and has recently grown tremendously in prominence, with technology pushing and breaking boundaries as never before.

The EU unitary system governs design rights, plant rights, trademarks, etc., while harmonising directives determine copyright, biotech patents, fair trade practices and sanctions, not to speak of the European Union Court of Justice. IP is not only politically and economically, but culturally as well. It lies at the heart of many modern debates: “patents on life”, pharmaceutical patents that outprice the poor, and copyright threatening freedom of expression and the right to education. A balance is crucial for the IP system to function as it should, both economically and culturally.

This web of systems and shifting geographies demands well-educated lawyers for the big questions of international legislation and for efficient litigation between equal parties.

Advanced overview, specialisation and thesis

European Intellectual Property Law is a one-year programme, starting with the required Advanced IP course. The elective course then allows you to specialise and deepen your knowledge in either Industrial Property Law with Patents & Trade Marks or Copyright Law & Transborder IP Conflicts. The master’s thesis in the second term completes the programme. The programme consists of full-day lectures and seminars in blocks.

Admission to the programme is only open to students with a basic knowledge in the IP area though studies or work experience.

Programme Syllabus

More details about the programme syllabus can be found on Stockholm University's programme and course catalogue.


More information about each specific course can be found on the following pages: