Intellectual Property and Competition Law (Continuing Education Program)

Master of Laws (LLM)

The LL.M. program in Intellectual Property and Competition Law prepares graduates of law, engineering, sciences, business and other areas for ambitious careers in an expanding sector of the knowledge-based economy.

TUM School of Management

Key Data

Type of Study
  • Continuing Education Program
Required Language Proficiency Language of Instruction
  • English
Main Locations
Admission Category Start of Degree Program
  • Winter Semester (October)
Standard Duration of Studies
(Number of Semesters)
  • 2 semesters fulltime
Credits Costs

Information on Degree Program

This one-year, English-language LL.M. program offers highly interdisciplinary and international education for graduates of law, engineering, sciences, business, and other areas. With its focus on intellectual property and competition law, it prepares professionals for ambitious careers in an expanding sector of the knowledge-based economy. 32 students from a variety of countries will come together for a year of intensive study and exchange. The program is fully accredited.

All students are required to take courses covering the range of intellectual property (patents, trademarks, designs, copyright) and competition law, as well as complementary subjects. In addition, they may choose from a wide variety of elective modules, thereby focusing their studies according to their professional and personal goals. All courses reflect the global perspective of intellectual property law, as the program is not confined to one jurisdiction only, but exhaustively covers European, U.S. American, Japanese and international IP protective systems as well as the economic aspects of intellectual property.
Like students, like professors – the MIPLC’s faculty consists of renowned academics and practitioners (attorneys, judges, IP officials, IP managers) from around the world, all of whom are recognized experts in their fields. In addition, students will find first-class learning facilities, such as student offices, access to internet databases and to the world’s most complete IP law library at the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law, Competition and Tax Law, as well as individual tutorials, to further facilitate their studies. Most of the courses are held directly at the MIPLC in Munich.

The MIPLC was established by the TU München in cooperation with the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law, the University of Augsburg, and The George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C.

Intellectual Property Law (patents, trademarks, designs, geographical indications, copyright, etc.), Competition Law 


Required language skills for admission:

You need sufficient English language skills if you wish to apply for this program. Evidence of your language proficiency has to be submitted before the end of the application deadline. Learn more about recognized certificates and other ways to prove your English language skills.

This evidence of your language proficiency confirms that you comply with the minimum language requirements for admission to the program. Depending on the program and your individual background, it may be necessary for you to keep working on your language skills during your studies. Be sure to take a look at the services of our Language Center.  

Language of instruction:

The language of instruction for this program is English.

Binding Regulations for Progression of Studies, Examinations and Application

Application and Admission

We may require additional documents depending on the type of educational background you earned and your country of origin. After accepting an offer of admission in TUMonline, you will receive a list of documents you must submit to TUM in hardcopy for enrollment.

All applicants are requested to complete our online application form and to submit it by mail together with all required documentation, as per the instructions provided.  

Students may complete an optional four-week internship after the first semester.

Additional Information

For more information on the tuition fee for this program, please visit the course homepage.