Intellectual Property and New Technologies
Social sciences
Master's Programme
Mode of studies: 
full-time programme
1,5 years (3 semesters)
Tuition fee: 
7,000 EUR/programme
Degree awarded: 
magister (equivalent of master’s degree)
Application deadline: 
Wednesday, 28 August, 2024
Day of semester start: 
Tuesday, 1 October, 2024
Credits (ECTS): 
Please contact the Unit
Admission requirements: 

Admission process is divided into two stages: first stage – candidate’s motivation letter assessment and second stage – interview. Only candidates who were awarded the highest number of points during the first stage are invited to the second stage of the procedure. The interview covers candidate’s motivation and qualifications for undertaking the programme as well as their English command (B2 level).

Detailed information can be found in respective study card in Online Application System.


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.


Graduate 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 are greatly valued by entrepreneurs and legal firms which operate in the demanding market of new technologies.