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Master of Laws (LL.M,) (60 credits) in European Intellectual Property Law

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 one-year Master programme in European Intellectual Property Law (EIPL) was set up in year 2000, and has since reached true international recognition.

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The Department of Law at Stockholm University has since long had a strong IP profile and attracted postgraduate students from around the world. In the EIPL programme the students delve into the internationalisation factors of European Union (EU) IP law, and looks at areas such as design rights, geographical quality indications, copyrights and patents and how they are affected by internationalisation.

Led by significant researchers

Classes in the Master’s programme are led by renowned Nordic researchers composed of Professors (LL.D.) of private law of and Doctoral Candidates (LL.M.) specializing in their respective fields. Intensive training in writing and oral presentation, separate and in groups, give students an opportunity to train and develop their skills in this challenging field. As is well known qualified IP lawyers have excellent employment market prospects.

A flexible programme

The programme in European IP Law is designed to be flexible both in the sense that it enables a certain amount of distance learning/commuting, with two full days of lectures and obligatory seminars every second weekend. It is also flexible in the sense that it allows for and encourages specialization. On a voluntary basis, also a moot court training and competition is offered.


  • Programme overview


    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 by choosing one of two (15 ECTS) courses offered:

    • Industrial Property Law with Patents & Trade Marks
    • 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.


    Year 1


    The Master programme consists of the following courses:

    The courses content, scope, teaching and examination methods are described in the respective courses’ syllabus.


  • How to apply


    Admission to the programme is only open to students with a basic knowledge in the IP area though studies or work experience. All applicants must complete their application with the following:

    • Statement of Purpose
    • CV
    • Letters of recommendation
    • Documented proficiency in English (TOEFL 600/250/90, or IELTS, 6,5)

    Read about applying for the LLMs at The Department of Law

  • Meet us

    Interested in our programme? See below what our alumni have to say about it!

    "I got everything I wanted here: I met a lot of nice people from all over the world, I experienced a new country, because I had never been to a Scandinavian country before, and altogether – just amazing!

    Watch the interview with our alumni

  • Contact


    International LL.M. Studies