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Intellectual Property
Master of Laws (CPD programme)

Short description

Short description

The Law / Intellectual Property / Medical Law degree programme is only suitable for applicants who understand complex German texts. Irrespective of this fact you will find the description of the programme below.

The optional advanced Masters in Intellectual Property Law at the Faculty of Law at Heinrich Heine University is geared to qualified graduates from the legal sciences, both those at the start of their career and those already working as legal practitioners. The programme can be completed in 3 or 4 semesters and combined with work commitments.

The programme is internationally accredited and is completed with the title  Master of Laws .

Entry/Admission requirements

Students must have completed a relevant German or foreign exam, have professional experience and, if applicable, also have above-average tutorial grades. Relevant doctorates are welcome.

Professional experience can be substantiated through internships, law clerkships or similar.

The number of participants is limited to a maximum of 25. Participants are selected by the course and exam board.



Generally weekend blocks (Fridays 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. / Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)


Course fees:

EUR 8,000 (part scholarships based on academic criteria)

Programme content

The programme teaches the relevant rules of national, European and international intellectual property law, academic knowledge, practical skills and methodologies. Well-known lecturers who work as judges, at authorities, as lawyers and academics ensure a combination of theory and professional practice that is unique in Germany.

The curriculum covers the following areas: brand, design, copyright, patent, utility model, employee invention, antitrust, competition and royalties law.

Programme structure

The programme is composed of compulsory courses and electives from the following areas:

  • Patent law
  • Utility model law
  • Employee invention law
  • Brand law
  • Copyright law
  • Design law
  • Competition law
  • Anti-trust law
  • Royalties law

It is possible to acquire the theoretical knowledge to become a specialist lawyer in intellectual property law.

Programme objectives/Career prospects

The programme gives graduates new professional prospects in the promising professional field of intellectual property law.

Programme start:
Winter semester
Programme duration:
3 semesters, optionally 4 semesters
Language of instruction:
Application procedure:
Admission-free with aptitude assessment in the application portal
Closing date for applications:
by 15.08.
Closing date for enrolment:
Closing date for re-registration:
Relevant documents:

Module Guide

Examination Regulations

Both available in German only.

Study programme contact:

Center for Intellectual Property Law

Phone: +49 211 81-11472

Study programme/Department
SSC contact:

Student Services Center (SSC)
Building: 21.02 / SSC
Phone +49 211 81‐12345

Student Services Center (SSC)

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