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

Taught by academics from our renowned Centre for Intellectual Property Policy & Management (CIPPM), the syllabus for this course has been developed with input from intellectual property practitioners from some of the UK’s leading companies and practices.

Why study LLM Intellectual Property at BU?

  • Developed in collaboration with The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys and The Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys for students considering a career in law firms, national, regional or international governmental organisations and the industry
  • Understand 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, allowing you to apply for a 12-month paid traineeship at the EUIPO or the EPO
  • Complete particular units to qualify with a PGCert Intellectual Property, providing full exemptions from foundation level examinations for qualification as a patent 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.

Course accreditation

The Intellectual Property Regulation Board (IPReg) are the independent regulatory body for patent and trade mark attorneys and are responsible for setting the education and training requirements for qualification as a patent attorney and a trade mark attorney.

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
£8,250
International students
£14,500

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

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