• Application Deadline
  • 12 months


With just 38 students (maximum) per year, our program is much smaller than others. This guarantees intensive interaction between students, professors, and staff, as well as personalized support. Our courses are designed specially for our program and our students.

The Intellectual Property and Competition Law at Munich Intellectual Property Law Center is:

  • Specialized and fully-accredited, and intensive
  • Suitable for law graduates and students with other backgrounds alike
  • Taught entirely in English
  • Multi-jurisdictional, covering civil law and common law traditions and multiple countries
  • Diverse with a wide variety of modules to choose from
  • Interdisciplinary, discussing all aspects of IP from the legal and relevant economic perspectives
  • Applicable, with the practical aspects of IP covered in simulations, case-studies, and internship
  • Supplemented with study visits to European Patent Office and other IP organizations, an optional study visit to Washington, D.C., and guest lectures and talks throughout the year
  • A member of the EIPIN network
  • Located in Europe's IP Capital Munich

Career Development Support

The MIPLC team will be happy to provide career development support and coaching services to the MIPLC students. This includes a Career Information Session, an Internship Information Session, application workshops, support for organizing an internship, and personal consultation with regard to optimizing cover letters and CVs as well as job-search strategies. 

The MIPLC regularly receives high-caliber job offers from renowned (patent) law firms, corporations, IP institutions, and universities, which the team will gladly pass on to students and graduates.

All through the academic year, students at the MIPLC enjoy a host of opportunities to interact with high-level representatives of (patent) law firms, corporations, IP institutions, and academia. 

These opportunities present themselves in the classroom, where world-renowned lecturers who actually shape IP law on a daily basis teach MIPLC students, at the bi-monthly MIPLC Lecture Series, at various study visits to institutions like the European Patent Office and to corporations like BMW, during various functions at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition (MPI) to which MIPLC students are invited, at meetings with some of the researchers at the MPI, at the annual Alumni Conference in mid-November, at the Graduation Ceremony for the previous class, at a regular alumni get-together ("Alumni-Stammtisch"), etc. 

All these contacts will be an invaluable asset when it comes to organizing an internship (see below) and/ or finding a job.


Program is fully accredited by ACQUIN.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Legal Systems
  • Introduction to IP
  • Introduction to Economics
  • Introduction to Competition Law
  • European Patent Law
  • U.S. Patent Law
  • European Copyright Law
  • U.S. Copyright Law

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    The LL.M. program starts every year in early October.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent). 
  • While most of our students hold a previous degree in law, natural sciences, or engineering, we also welcome students from other disciplines. 

Work Experience

At least 1 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32736 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32730 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    32736 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32730 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for München

  • 1078 - 1690 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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


  • The MIPLC offers Ph.D. scholarships to a strictly limited number of MIPLC graduates each year. Interested students will be requested to submit research proposals during the academic year.
  • Ph.D. scholarships are also available at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition.

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