Please be informed this study programme is offered in Polish—to undertake this programme knowledge of Polish language at least at sufficient level is required and will be verified upon application. If you do not speak Polish you can enrol in one of Polish language courses offered by Jagiellonian University School of Polish Language and Culture. Full list of programmes in foreign languages you may find here: Programmes in foreign languages.
study mode: full-time programme
language of instruction: Polish
profile: general academic
duration: 3 years (6 semesters)
title: Licencjat (equivalent of Bachelor's degree)
Studies in Intellectual Property and New Media Law focus on the essential areas of broadly understood intellectual property law, thus enabling the acquisition of specialist knowledge in the area of copyright, industrial property, competition law, and media law. At the same time, students acquire basic legal knowledge to the extent necessary to properly understand the functioning of intellectual property law in economic realities. The programme is complemented by non-legal issues such as the functioning of the media, ethics in journalism, IT tools in intellectual property, and many other subjects. The programme courses are delivered by experienced experts mainly in the form of practical classes.
Information regarding Faculty
The Faculty of Law and Administration is the oldest scientific unit at the Jagiellonian University, and its history dates back to 1364. Invariably, it maintains the highest level of education, confirmed by the highest institutional rating of the Polish Accreditation Committee, awarding the scientific A+ category in the classification of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, leading results in national rankings and the best results in legal apprenticeship exams for several years.
The Faculty of Law and Administration offers a considerable degree of latitude when it comes to study pattern: a vast catalogue of courses enables the implementation of personal development paths, attendance at classes is in most cases optional, and internships are carried out in a flexible model. The access to knowledge is facilitated – students receive, among others, free access to legal information systems, well-equipped libraries, an innovative e-learning platform, and many textbooks in electronic form.
At the Faculty, we emphasize modern teaching methods and practice: apart from lectures, we offer many practical classes, workshops, tutorials, training sessions, projects, courses, dissertation simulations, proseminars, seminars, and other classes for the comprehensive development of competencies. Although the faculty is located in the historic center of Kraków, classes are held in renovated buildings and a new teaching center with a courtroom simulation room.
Everyone interested in the international aspect of studying can take advantage of the opportunities offered by Erasmus+, SYLFF Association, Pan-European Seal Program, or the European University Una Europa. There are also over a dozen foreign law programs at our faculty – some of them allow you to obtain a double diploma. We run approximately 130 courses in foreign languages, and we cooperate with over 120 universities within Erasmus+ programme. Our students are successful and achieve high results in prestigious international competitions.
At the Faculty, we focus on comprehensive education, and we also enable development in interdisciplinary scientific and social projects. We cooperate well with business entities and we organise a series of conferences and events connecting the academic world with the socio-economic environment. Students who are particularly interested in certain fields of law can actively attend numerous students’ research clubs, most of them associated with the historical Society of Law Students' Library.
Rankings, distinctions, accreditations
- Category A+ granted to the Faculty by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education
- 1st place between 2017 and 2020 and 2nd place in 2021 in the Ranking of Law Faculties prepared by 'Rzeczpospolita'
- 1st place in 2021, 2018, and 2017 and 2nd place in 2019 and 2020 in the Dziennik 'Gazeta Prawna' Ranking
Programme curriculum consists of information regarding classes in which you will take part while studying at this field of study. The programme provides data on classes in particular semesters, which of them are compulsory or optional, which of them end with an exam, and which do not. Each class has its own syllabus – a description of contents of the class.
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Time spent at the university is not all about education and class participation; it is also an excellent opportunity to develop hobbies and interests. Many research societies and student organizations operate at the Jagiellonian University, including faculty- and university-wide ones. These societies allow students to spend their free time actively, gain knowledge, develop their talents, participate in engaging, unconventional projects, go on research and team-building trips, participate in conferences, and meet fellow students outside the lecture halls.
Students interested in the international dimension of studying can participate in a wide variety of exchange programmes offered by Erasmus+, SYLFF Association, Pan-European Seal Program, or the European University Una Europa, or take part in the domestic mobility programme called MOST.
More than just studies
- Student associations at the Faculty of Law and Administration
- The OKSPO Centre for Foreign Law Schools
- Student Government of the Faculty of Law and Administration
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All about admission
- Admission for programmes in English
- Admission for foreigners
- Admission for programmes in Polish
- Online Application System
- International Students Office
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Admission to studies
Admission at the Jagiellonian University is conducted electronically in the Online Application System (IRK): irk.uj.edu.pl. Admissions Office is responsible for the admission process at the Jagiellonian University. In case of questions regarding admission, contact the Office directly or visit websites: welcome.uj.edu.pl and irk.uj.edu.pl.
Information regarding admission to this study programme, including qualification rules, admission and tuition fee, schedule, required documents and information on final result calculation, are available on the Online Application System (IRK): irk.uj.edu.pl
Transfer from other university or study programme
Transfer from other university or other study programme is possible, with the consent of the dean: after finishing a first year of studies and fulfilling additional conditions described by the Faculty Council. In case of questions regarding a transfer, contact the unit in charge of study programme directly.
Centre of Academic Support
The Intellectual Property and New Media Law graduates are prepared to work in: legal departments, marketing and advertising departments in enterprises; research and development departments of enterprises, scientific units; state and local government administration (in particular, such as the Patent Office of the Republic of Poland, regional patent information centers, city offices), consulting companies, state and local administration institutions (organizational units competent in matters of culture and promotion); non-governmental institutions, innovative business environment, supporting enterprises (chambers of commerce, regional development agencies, etc.).
Further education possibilities
- Second-cycle programmes
- Post diploma programmes
University in close-up
- Nature Education Centre
- Confucius Institute
- Jagiellonian Library
- Museum of the Department of Anatomy
Centre for Communications and Marketing
Offer for school
The following events are conducted in Polish – to find out about the offer for English-speaking audience, please get in touch with the organizer directly. Additionally, due to the current pandemic, some faculty and university events may be canceled or conducted in a form other than that described below.
We invite all schools to a series of meetings, "University Closer to you – trips to the Jagiellonian University." The purpose of the sessions as part of the tours is to familiarize students with our university's history through a broad educational offer (lectures, workshops, laboratory classes, etc.). The current program of the event is available on the organizer's website - Centre for Communications and Marketing.
The Jagiellonian Library allows you to visit the old and new parts of the building. The tour program includes presentations of information about the history of the Library and the building itself and a tour of the Warehouse Department. The offer of Collegium Maius consists of the "Traces of science" and "Traces of history and art" lessons as well as interactive online classes. We also invite you to familiarize yourself with the educational offer of: the Botanic Garden, the Nature Education Center, the Confucius Institute, and the Museum of the Department of Anatomy UJ CM.