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Advanced Master in Intellectual Property Law and Knowledge Management

Maastricht University

Master Postgraduate Maastricht

Course description

Qualification Master of Laws / Master of Science
Field of study Law, public administration, public order and safety
Course summary The master's programmes are designed to train graduates to work as legal practitioners or management in knowledge-intensive industries and research institutes.
Course description During the first term, all students will learn the fundamentals of the law regarding knowledge valorisation and the protection of intellectual property. They receive in-depth instruction in the workings of the EU and US systems of intellectual property protection. They also learn the form and function of international organisations, such as: World Intellectual Property Organisation World Trade Organisation European Patent Office Students from both master's programmes follow the same programme structure into the second term, but with greater individual focus and more freedom to incorporate electives into the curriculum. During the third term, students will work on a master's thesis.
Study subjects -
Course objectives -
ECTS credits 60.00
Duration 12 month(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes case study, literature study, oral presentation, excursion, tutorial, lecture, working group, group assignment, group discussion, individual assignment, self study, seminar
Accreditation NVAO

About the institution

Department Faculty of Law
Information about the institution Maastricht University (UM), the most international university in the Netherlands, stands out for its innovative approach to learning and international outlook.


Admission requirements
Language requirements
Professional experience required -
Duration 12 month(s)
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
1 Sep 2020 15 Jul 2020 -
1 Sep 2021 15 Jul 2021 -
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2020 (PT)n.a.€ 6900€ 6900

In short, the following rules apply:

  • The “EU/EEA rate” is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The “institutional rate” is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
  • Note that FT, PT and D stand for "full-time", "part-time" and "dual", respectively.

Make sure you contact your institution to find out what rate applies to you. The rates listed here are estimates.


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