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International Intellectual Property Law

The course enables students to master the basic principles of the four main pillars of intellectual property law, namely, copyright, patents, trade marks and industrial designs; part 1: taught modules are undertaken in the period of September to June and will involve the study of 120 credits; part 2: the dissertation is valued at 60 credits and is undertaken on successful completion of part 1; the dissertation of approximately 20,000 words in length, and will focus on a legal topic reflecting students' specialised interests.

Entry requirements

We accept applications from graduates of LLB (Single and Joint Honours) and related subjects such as Accountancy, Finance, Banking and Management Studies, Politics, International Relations and the Social Sciences. For LLB graduates and those with a related degree, we normally require a minimum of a 2(ii) degree from an approved University. Applications with degrees in unrelated disciplines will be considered on a case by case basis for students with degrees in other subjects. Alternatively, possession of a suitable professional qualification or relevant practical experience may be accepted. In general, all applicants are judged on their individual merits. Work experience and other factors are also taken into consideration. 

We have many years’ experience of making offers of entry based on qualifications awarded worldwide and we welcome applications from international students. Entry will require a qualification deemed to be equivalent in level to the UK bachelor degree. For further advice and guidance about your qualification, please contact the International Admissions Officer.

International applicants are normally required to provide evidence of English language proficiency. The minimum English language requirements will normally be:

  • IELTS 6.5 with at least 6.0 in each individual component score
  • Pearson PTE: a score of 62 (with no element lower than 58)
  • Cambridge English Test – Advanced: 176 (with no element lower than 169)

International Students

For information and further detailed guidance on entry requirements for International Students, including the minimum English Language entry requirement, please visit the Entry Requirements by Country pages on the International Education Centre section of our website.

Ask the IEC for assistance...

If you want advice or a general chat about what’s available contact the International Education Centre on +44 (0) 1248 382028

Course modules

Modules include: legal research methods; intellectual property law; data protection law; dissertation.

Assessment methods



Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
LLM Full-time September 2017 GBP 13,000 (Whole course) International 1 Years
LLM Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,400 (Whole course) Home/EU 1 Years
LLM Full-time January 2018 GBP 13,000 (Whole course) International 1 Years
LLM Full-time January 2018 GBP 5,400 (Whole course) Home/EU 1 Years

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