Intellectual Property (IP) Law has historically been an
international discipline, as compared to other traditional
areas of private law. The Internet and other forms of
international telecommunications clearly demonstrate that IP
rights do not recognise national borders. Another important
internationalising factor is the gradual development of a
European Community IP regime. This new body of law is
gradually having a unifying effect on the national European
IP laws. Legal disciplines have become more sophisticated
complex in recent times, a change which is also reflected in
the area of IP Law. Specialisation in this area of practice
is not only desirable; it is essential.
Qualified IP lawyers have excellent employment market
prospects. Classes in the master’s programme are led by
renowned Nordic researchers composed of professors (Jur.
Dr.) and doctoral students (LL.M.) specialising in their
respective fields. The programme in European Intellectual
Property Law is structured to enable a certain amount of
distance learning/commuting, with lectures and obligatory
seminars every second weekend. The programme encompasses a
total of 60 credit points, of which 30 credits comprise a
thesis. All students take one compulsory course (15 credits)
and choose two elective courses (7.5 credits each) from the
six courses offered, thereby giving them an opportunity to
specialise in specific areas of IP law.
For more information about our programme please visit the
Degree programme catalogue for Stockholm University.