Taught course

Intellectual Property

Institution
Bournemouth University · Faculty of Media and Communication
Qualifications
LLM

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Entry requirements

A Bachelor Honours Degree with 2:2 in any subject, or equivalent.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This course had been developed in collaboration with the Joint Examination Board of The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) and The Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA) for both UK and international students who are considering a career in law firms, national, regional or international governmental organisations and the industry, international law firms, the judiciary, In-House counsels, IP portfolio management, or national, regional or international IP organisations.

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

  • Develop an in depth understanding of national, regional and international IP frameworks along with contemporary issues relating to IP and new technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI) and 3D printing.
  • Benefit from CIPPM’s membership of the Pan-European Seal Professional Traineeship Programme which allows you to apply for a 12-month paid traineeship at the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) or the European Patent Office (EPO)
  • Students who have completed the following units: Copyright and Trademarks; Patents and Designs and either International Intellectual Property Practice (Patent Attorney Route) or International Intellectual Property Practice (Trademark Attorney Route) will qualify with a PGCert Intellectual Property which provides full exemptions from the foundation level examinations for qualification as a patent attorney or trade mark attorney in the UK (IPReg/CIPA/CITMA).
  • Tailor your degree to suit your interests or career aspirations through a range of option units
  • Graduate ready to enter a range of potential careers including Associate Directors, In -House counsels, the judiciary, and Associate or Senior Lawyer in IP in international law firms.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component.

Fees and funding

UK students
£8,000
International students
£14,000

For fees and funding information, please visit www.bournemouth.ac.uk/pg-funding

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • LLM
    full time
    12-16 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-27 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    1 year full-time or 2 years part-time (September start); 16 months full-time or 27 months part-time (January start)

Course contact details

Name
Future Students Enquiry Team
Email
futurestudents@bournemouth.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1202 961 916