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Intellectual Property Law (Online Learning)

This Master of Laws (LLM) programme enables you to develop a fully rounded understanding of intellectual property (IP) rights.

It aims to equip students with an advanced knowledge and understanding of IP law and policy within a domestic (UK), regional (European) and international context.

The programme covers substantive law on all of the major IP rights, including copyright, designs, trade marks, and patents, as well as confidentiality, passing off, database rights and other IP protection. The programme also addresses the international treaties that govern IP law, legal aspects of commercialising and enforcing IP and a range of topical legal and policy issues.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for individual programmes vary, so please check the details for the specific programme you wish to apply for on our website. You will also need to meet the University's language requirements.

Course modules

Students must successfully complete six courses, four of which must be compulsory courses, and a dissertation during their chosen duration of study.
Courses listed below are for the 2018/19 academic year
• Intellectual Property Law - Industrial Property
• Legal Aspects of Managing Intellectual Property
• European Competition and Innovation
• International Intellectual Property System
• Intellectual Property and Human Rights

. / Students can also choose courses within the areas of commercial law, information technology law and medical law.

See our website for detailed programme information.


Applicants receiving an unconditional offer of admission will be asked to pay a deposit of £1,000 within 28 days or by the start of the orientation period, whichever is sooner, to secure their place on the programme.

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