12 months
6600 EUR/year
3600 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Intellectual Property and ICT Law at KU Leuven provides an in-depth study of European IP, ICT and media law. Students are offered a comprehensive study of international and European IP law, IT law and media and communications law. Special attention is paid to the interdisciplinary perspectives and practical skills that are in demand in these sectors.

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The advanced master’s programme in IP & IT Law builds on the expertise of the KU Leuven Centre for IT & IP Law (CiTiP). The programme provides an excellent academic education and added value both to graduate students wishing to enhance their curriculum and to practitioners in search of top-quality, cutting-edge expertise. The teaching staff consists of internationally respected academics, experts from institutions such as the European Commission and national regulatory authorities, and leading practitioners, thus ensuring optimal knowledge and experience transfer.

The Master of Intellectual Property and ICT Law at KU Leuven addresses the increasing demand for qualified legal experts in the IP, ICT and media sectors. These are rapidly evolving and highly complex sectors, influenced by a myriad of technological, economic and sociological developments where existing legal frameworks are continuously challenged and traditional legal concepts and principles are regularly being reinterpreted.

All students - those concentrating on Intellectual Property Law and those concentrating on ICT Law - can follow the whole curriculum in English. Those who concentrate on the specialisation Intellectual Property Law can, but need not, follow a considerable part of the courses in Dutch and French. Courses in Dutch and French will be focussed on national law, while the courses in English are mainly focussing on European and international law. 

Career opportunities

Graduates are well positioned for jobs in (international) law firms and companies in the IP, ICT and media sectors. 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 in an area related to fundamental issues of IP, ICT or media law.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • European Privacy and Data Protection Law   
  • Media Law   
  • European Electronic Business Law
  • Droit des brevets   

  • International and European Patent Law

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students with a diploma that was issued by an institution outside of the Flemish Community must always submit an application for admission to the "International Admissions and Mobility Unit" of the university.
  • All applicants must submit as proof of sufficient knowledge of the English language, one of the following test scores: Toefl test (minimum 600 "paper based", minimum 250 "computer based" and minimum 100 "internet based"); I.E.L.T.S. with a minimum score of 7.0 or the Cambridge Advanced English level certificate.
  • Students who obtained their secondary school diploma or academic degree in a country belonging to the Inner Circle (the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Australia, English speaking Canada, Ireland, New Zealand) are exempted from this requirement.
  • Students with a diploma awarded by the Flemish, the French of the German Community of Belgium should not take language tests.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6600 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3600 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Brussels

885 - 1305 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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