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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

A 2.2 LLB single and joint Honours degree and in related subjects such as accountancy, finance, banking and management studies, politics, international relations and the social sciences are accepted. Applicants with degrees in unrelated disciplines will be considered on a case by case basis. 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. 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; internet-based TOEFL/IBT: 85.

Course modules

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

Assessment methods

Dissertation.

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