Intellectual Property Law (joint programme) - MRU

Intellectual Property Law

Field of study Law
National Code 6281KX001
Degree awarded Master of Law
Duration 2 years
Language English

Law Studies No. 1 in Lithuania.

MRU is #1 in the area of Law among all Lithuania’s universities according to “QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023”.

Looking to narrow down your law specialization? Enjoy working with artists or with digital creators? Looking for a career in a field with demand? Thinking of challenging yourself?  

If any of the above questions came back with positive answers, consider a master degree in Intellectual Property Law. It is a niche specialization, with demand growing every day. Become master of law in intellectual property and bring your career opportunities to the next level. With this degree, you will be in demand to help register and protect the intellectual property of IT companies, production and engineering enterprises, among artists and photographers.  

Study in Lithuania, a hub for tech companies, looking to protect their intellectual property and maintain their competitiveness in the market. But don’t stop there. Get a double diploma from MRU and Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine, where you will be spending first year of your studies.  

Conduct your studies in English and raise your career prospects that much higher. To take full advantage of this course, you will be required to know English at B2 levelDuring your law studies, you will cover the relevant topics of professional and corporate ethics, copyright and related rights, intellectual property online and so much more. Additionally, you will have a chance to not only study in Lithuania and Ukraine, but you can also choose to do your internship in yet another country. Have a true international studies experience and finalize it with your master’s thesis, where you can showcase your theoretical and practical knowledge.  

In 2 years, you will receive your master degree in the field of law. You will also be awarded 120 ECTS credits for your future studies. After completing your degree, you will be able to apply your knowledge in public and private sectors, as well as academic research fields. 

Choose our joint studies programme with Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv and become a true, international master of law. At MRU, you will also find a low tuition fee, making this master degree even more enticing. We also have scholarships for master studies available at our university. You can find more information on scholarships for studies available here 

Check out more information on Intellectual Property Law lecture content below and decide if this program is best for you. Contact us if you have more questions. If not, hit that Apply now button and get your degree started!

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Study Content


Course units

ECTS credits

1st YEAR




Compulsory course units


Actual Issues of Public Law


Topical Issues of Procedural Law


Actual Issues of Private Law


International Protection of Human Rights


Alternative Dispute Resolution




Compulsory course units


Copyright and Related Rights


Patent Law


Enforcement of Intellectual Property


Intellectual Property in the Internet


Master Thesis


2nd YEAR




Compulsory course units


EU Intellectual Property Law


Law of Trade Marks and Design


European and International Contract Law


Research Internship




Compulsory course units


Master Thesis




Learning Outcomes

General competences and learning outcomes

1. Personal and Social abilities

  • Ability to implement the knowledge on the legal protection of intellectual property in order to self-initiate, develop and manage transnational and European business, ability to make social responsible and ethical decisions in the multicultural business environment;
  • Ability to participate in dispute settlement as a consultant on the legal protection of intellectual property and give recommendations on the matter independently or as a team member in multicultural business environment;
  • Ability to plan the learning process independently and purposefully, to choose the direction of professional activities’ development, to adapt to the changing work environment and to act in a multicultural environment responsibly, honestly and transparently.

Subject specific competences and learning outcomes

2. Knowledge and its application

  • Ability to analyse and explain system of intellectual property objects and their interrelation, the principles of the legal protection of intellectual property;
  • Ability to analyse and explain national, European and international intellectual property legal sources and identify their scope;
  • Ability to find the most effective legal mechanism (national, European, international or their combination) for the protection of intellectual property objects exploited in business.

3. Research skills

  • Ability to analyse and synthetize information necessary for scientific research in the field of intellectual property law, to follow developments of business demands related to the exploitation of the intellectual property objects and novelties of the legal protection of intellectual property, to clearly and unambiguously formulate logical conclusions based on intellectual property law knowledge, to convey the information to different audiences.

4. Special abilities

  • Ability critically analyse and assess the compliance of national legislation with the European and international legal acts, ability to identify and asses imperfection of intellectual property legislation in force, ability to provide proposals on the necessary changes of legislation in force as well as on adoption of new legislation in order to improve business environment;
  • Ability to advise on issues related to intellectual property law, to deal with a wide range of legal problems, including extremely complex, when there is incomplete or limited information, to provide suggestions that would enable the reduction of the rise of problems detected as well as interests alignment and satisfaction of the individual business participants.
Study Organization

Information is being prepared.

Admission Steps

Application via Taras Shevchenko National University website.

Required Documents

Required documents:

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent first university degree diploma in Law (3-year study duration minimum)
  • Academic Transcripts of each study year
  • Document proving English language level
  • Passport Copy

By submitting the documents applicant agrees for one’s information to be shared with other institutions that the University might refer to while processing the academic verification.

Provided documents must be in color, have no cut corners (high quality scan).

English Language Requirements

Required level – B2

Assessments of English language proficiency certificates equivalent to level B2:

  • TOEFL IBT 65-78
  • IELTS 5.0-6.5
  • DUOLINGO 100-125

If you do not have a certificate proving your English language proficiency level, you can take the University Online English language level test. You will be able to choose this option while filling in the application. The test is free of charge.

Certificate is not required if your native language is English or if your previous studies were conducted fully in English language.

Documents Legalization
  • If the original educational documents/transcripts are in English, Lithuanian or Russian with an apostille (if required) on the scanned original, no translation needed.
  • If original educational documents/transcripts are not in English, Lithuanian or Russian languages, then they have to be supplemented with an official translation.
  • The official translation has to be confirmed with the sworn translator’s signature or official notarization.
  • Accepted students shall present their original educational documents/transcripts to the International Office upon arrival to begin their studies.
Qualification Recognition

Recognition of Foreign Qualifications

  • The evaluation and recognition of prior qualifications is a part of Mykolas Romeris University (MRU) admissions process.
  • By submitting the online application you confirm that the documents are legitimate and that MRU can verify the authenticity of the documents by contacting its issuing authority and national ENIC/NARIC centre.
  • Documents uploaded must be in good condition and in full colour. Documents issued in languages other than English, Russian, or Lithuanian must be accompanied with an official translation into English or Lithuanian. 
  • Before you apply make sure that you have a complete documentation package and that your qualifications are giving access to higher education according to the study programme level you are applying for at the MRU.  

Recognition Criteria

  • The purpose of an assessment is to compare a foreign qualification with a similar level qualification awarded in Lithuania according to quality, profile, content, workloads and learning outcomes.
  • Your qualification will be assessed according to specific requirements for the programme you are applying for and whether your academic results are sufficient for studies at the MRU.

Right to Appeal

Recognition decisions can be appealed against to the Academic Recognition of Foreign Qualifications Concerning Higher Education Appeal Committee under the Lithuanian Ministry of Education and Science.

All appeals with supporting documents must be submitted to:
Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education
Ph.: +37052104778
Address: SKVC, A. Goštauto st. 12, LT-01108, Vilnius, Lithuania

The procedure of evaluation and recognition of academic qualifications


Payment information will be provided in the invoices issued in your online application form.

Student continues to pay the same tuition fee which was implied at the time of the admission.


Contact Us
Programme coordinator at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv:
Prof. Anatoli Kodynets 
Head of the Department of Intellectual Property, Institute of Law
Ph: +380442393135 
MRU International Admissions Office
Didlaukio str. 55, LT-08303 Vilnius, Lithuania

Phone: +370 5 271 4700
WhatsApp: +370  6 564 6682
Office: L-305