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Intellectual Property and Commercial Practice

Visit our website for more information on fees, scholarships, postgraduate loans and other funding options to study at Swansea University - winner of the 'Postgraduate' category at the WhatUni? Student Choice Awards 2017. It is estimated that 70% of a typical company's value today lies in its intangible assets. This programme focuses on the intangible or 'hidden' assets and explores how companies can manage them in an effective commercial manner. The Programme will not only have an appeal to the aspiring practicing lawyer looking for a high level career in an international law firm or multinational company but also for legal advisers to small/medium sized enterprises.

Entry requirements

The entry requirements for the LLM in Intellectual Property and Commercial Practice is a 2:2 honours degree (or above) or cognate discipline. Candidates with relevant experience are also encouraged to apply.

We welcome applications by prospective students from around the world and look for evidence of previous study that is equivalent to the entry requirements stated above as described here.

If English is not your first language you will need an acceptable pass in an approved English Language qualification to make sure you get the full benefit from studying at Swansea. We consider a wide range of qualifications, including the Swansea University English Test and the British Council IELTS test (with a score of at least 6.5 and 6.0 in each component).

Free English language classes are available which are designed to assist you in improving your critical legal thinking and writing.

Course modules

Modules typically include: Law of Intellectual Assets Management & Transactions; E-Commerce; International Intellectual Property Law; Competition Law; International Commercial Arbitration; International Corporate Law and Governance; Ship and Other Mobile Assets Finance Law.

Assessment methods

All LLM modules are assessed by a combination of coursework and examination, with an equal weighting of 50% normally given to each component in the final total assessment.


Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
LLM Part-time September 2018 GBP 5,000 (Year 1) International 3 Years
LLM Part-time September 2018 GBP 2,300 (Year 1) Home/EU 3 Years
LLM Full-time September 2018 GBP 15,000 (Year 1) International 1 Years
LLM Full-time September 2018 GBP 6,850 (Year 1) Home/EU 1 Years
LLM Part-time September 2018 GBP 7,500 (Year 1) International 2 Years
LLM Part-time September 2018 GBP 3,450 (Year 1) Home/EU 2 Years

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