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Intellectual Property

This course has been developed in collaboration with the Joint Examination Board of The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) and The Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (ITMA).

The LLM in Intellectual Property can be achieved through a year-long programme that has been developed for both UK and international students.

The course is taught by academics of the renowned Centre for Intellectual Property Policy & Management, and enjoys input from intellectual property practitioners from some of the UK's leading companies and practices.

Entry requirements

LLM: A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 or above in a required subject or appropriate training and/or work experience. If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component of writing, speaking, listening and reading.
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert: A Bachelor Honours degree with 2:2 in a required subject or appropriate training and/or experience. If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 or above with minimum 5.5 in each component or equivalent. GCSE English Language (C/4 or above) accepted in lieu of IELTS 6.0.

Course modules

LLM: Stage 1 - Principles of International Law, International Organisations, and the World Trade Organisation. Option units* (choose two): Corporate Law - Theory & Practice; International Dispute Resolution, International Cyber Law & Governance; Contemporary issues.
Stage 2 - Option units* (choose three): Patents and Designs; Copyright and Trademarks; International Intellectual Property Practice (Patent Attorney route) or International Intellectual Property Practice (Trade Mark Attorney route); International Intellectual Property Rights; Contemporary Issues.
Stage 3 - Dissertation.
*Please note that option units require minimum numbers in order to run and may only be available on a semester by semester basis. They may also change from year to year. The following units include mandatory e-acitvities: Copyright & Trade Marks; Patents & Designs; International Intellectual Property Practice.
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert: Patents & Designs; Copyright & Trademarks; International Intellectual Property Practice (Patent Attorney Route) OR International Intellectual Property Practice (Trademark Attorney Route).

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
LLM Full-time £ 6,500 (Whole course) Home/EU 12 16 Months
LLM Full-time £ 13,500 (Whole course) International 12 16 Months
LLM Full-time September 2019 14,000 (Whole course) International 12 Months
LLM Full-time January 2020 14,000 (Whole course) International 16 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time January 2020 4,865 (Whole course) International 12 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time January 2020 4,865 (Whole course) Northern Ireland 12 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time January 2020 4,865 (Whole course) Scotland 12 Months
LLM Full-time January 2020 7,000 (Whole course) EU 16 Months
LLM Full-time January 2020 7,000 (Whole course) Scotland 16 Months
LLM Full-time January 2020 7,000 (Whole course) England 16 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time January 2020 4,865 (Whole course) Channel Islands 12 Months
LLM Full-time January 2020 7,000 (Whole course) Wales 16 Months
LLM Full-time September 2019 7,000 (Whole course) Channel Islands 12 Months
LLM Full-time September 2019 7,000 (Whole course) EU 12 Months
LLM Full-time September 2019 7,000 (Whole course) England 12 Months
LLM Full-time January 2020 7,000 (Whole course) Channel Islands 16 Months
LLM Full-time September 2019 7,000 (Whole course) Scotland 12 Months
LLM Full-time September 2019 7,000 (Whole course) Wales 12 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time January 2020 4,865 (Whole course) EU 12 Months
LLM Full-time January 2020 7,000 (Whole course) Northern Ireland 16 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time January 2020 4,865 (Whole course) Wales 12 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time January 2020 4,865 (Whole course) England 12 Months
LLM Full-time September 2019 7,000 (Whole course) Northern Ireland 12 Months

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