Taught course

Intellectual Property

Bournemouth University · Faculty of Media and Communication

Entry requirements

A UK Bachelor Honours degree, 2:2 or above or appropriate training and/or experience. You should have familiarity with the law of your home country, or thorough subject knowledge in a related discipline such as accounting, management or business

Months of entry


Course content

This part-time course provides a development opportunity and will increase your prospects and employability by giving you practical skills and theoretical knowledge that firms and Intellectual Property departments, alike, are demanding.

It is designed to give a detailed overview of substantive intellectual property law. On successful completion of this course, you will obtain full exemptions from the foundation level examinations for qualification as a patent attorney or trade mark attorney in the UK (IPReg/CIPA/ITMA). Please indicate on your application form if you want to follow the patent attorney or trade mark attorney path.

You can complete this course whilst in full-time employment; more than 80% of our students are sponsored by their employers. If you do not have prior legal knowledge you will be supported by a range of online activities relating to foundational principles of law (such as English legal system, contract law and tort).

Information for international students

IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum 5.5 in each component or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
For courses starting in September 2018 & January 2019: UK/EU/Channel Islands: £4,775
International students
For courses starting in September 2018 & January 2019: International (non-EU): £4,900

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

Qualification and course duration


part time
6 months

Course contact details

Future Students Enquiry Team
+44 (0)1202 961 916