Taught course

International Intellectual Property Law

Institution
Brunel University, London · Politics, History and the Brunel Law School
Qualifications
LLMPGDip

Entry requirements

A UK first or second class Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in Law. Other related disciplines and qualifications will be considered and in such cases assessed on an individual basis by the Postgraduate Director and an interview may be required.

LLM

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The Brunel International Intellectual Property Law LLM (available full-time and part-time) is one of the most comprehensive programmes in the UK in the field of intellectual property.

The programme provides students with extensive knowledge on the fundamentals of intellectual property, as well as the opportunity to develop specialised skills through a wide range of elective modules, covering both policy and practical technology-related issues.

Intellectual property, especially at international level, is a fast-growing area of law largely due to the impact of technology. The widespread use of the Internet and other cross-border communications and commercial technologies has led to a comprehensive and complex legislative framework at international level (WTO, WIPO, EU). With the undisputed relevance of intellectual property in innovation and access to knowledge, the demand for structured study of the area has increased.

The LLM in International Intellectual Property Law keeps ahead of the 'curve' in thinking in this area, due to our highly active Intellectual Property research centre, which in addition to providing direction and support to students’ study, regularly hosts seminars and workshops, as well as international conferences.

The programme is available full-time:

  • September (12 months)
  • January (15 months, due to dissertation submission requirements)

And also part-time:

  • September (24 months)
  • January (27 months, due to dissertation submission requirements)

Aims

  • You will develop an expertise in the corpus and complexities of intellectual property law.
  • You will acquire critical and analytical skills in the complex field of intellectual property law.
  • You will be able to produce original research, apply knowledge and demonstrate practical and critical understanding
  • You will gain valuable professional skills required to develop a successful career.
  • You will be able to demonstrate a detailed knowledge of the legislative framework at international level (WTO, WIPO, EU).

This Master's course is designed for graduates from anywhere in the world who wish to develop a specialist knowledge on intellectual property law and related areas.

Information for international students

English Language Requirements IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas) Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores) BrunELT: 65% (min 60% in all areas) Visit our dedicated web page for international students: www.brunel.ac..uk

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,400 full-time; £4,700 part-time
International students
£15,400 full-time; £7,700 part-time

Read about funding opportunities available to postgraduate students

Qualification and course duration

LLM

part time
24 - 27 months
full time
12 - 15 months

PGDip

full time
9 - 12 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations50
Written coursework / continuous assessment50
Dissertation (15000 words)

Course contact details

Name
PG enquiries
Email
course-enquiries@brunel.ac.uk
Phone
01895 265599