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Programme info

Field of study:
Intellectual Property and New Technologies

Faculty of Law and Administration

Programme type:
graduate (second-cycle)

Study mode: full-time

Title: magister
(equivalent of master's degree)

Tuition fee: yes (the detailed information will be provided later)

Number of semesters: 3 (1,5 years)

Language of instruction: English

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Intellectual Property and New Technologies

Programme description

The programme delivers comprehensive knowledge on the legal protection and commercial exploitation of new technologies. New technologies create new opportunities in life and science and build bridges between people from different countries and cultures. They also pose serious challenges, especially for the intellectual property law. The programme offers an extensive curriculum on the intellectual property law related to new technologies, considered from an international perspective. It adopts a comparative approach to IP regulations, with EU law serving as a main point of reference.

The programme is developed in cooperation with the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). Its main focus is on the following issues: new technologies and patent law; copyright in the digital era; commercial communication in the context of trade marks, designs and unfair competition; data protection, privacy and personal rights on the Internet; Internet service providers’ liability; and more.

The programme takes advantage of new technologies. Its first, non-residential semester is realised on-line, through a state-of-the-art e-learning platform. The remaining two residential semesters, which take place in Kraków, combine traditional lectures and seminars with e-learning. Detailed information on

Graduate’s profile

Graduates of the programme are well-prepared for working in international and domestic corporations and institutions active in the area of new technologies, or in non-governmental organisations. Their knowledge and competences may be of special value to those entrepreneurs and legal firms which operate in the demanding new technologies markets. Students may continue their education in Poland and/or abroad in the framework of the following postgraduate and at LLM studies:

  • LL.M program European and Transnational Law of Intellectual Property and Information Technology run by the University of Göttingen
  • LL.M program International Studies in Intellectual Property Law run by the Technical University of Dresden
  • Post-graduate studies in Intellectual Property Law and New Technologies Law conducted by the University of Gdańsk
  • Postgraduate studies in the Law of Modern Technologies conducted by the Kozminski University in Warsaw
  • Postgraduate Intellectual Property Law Studies conducted by the University of Warsaw

The Intellectual Property Rights Chair of provides also the opportunity to apply for doctoral studies (third-cycle studies) at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University.

Qualification rules

Detailed information on qualification rules for the 2020/2021 academic year will be provided later.


Detailed information on application and tuition fees for the 2020/2021 academic year will be provided later.

Contact us

Phone: +48 12 663 19 46