Law graduates The usual qualification for entry to the LLM programme is a degree in law, or a degree with a substantial law content, of at least 2.1 honours (or equivalent). Law graduates with 2.2 honours who also have other legal qualifications and/or substantial professional legal experience may also qualify. Non-law graduates Non-law graduates with a minimum second class honours degree, that have also obtained a Merit (or 60 per cent) in the Common Professional Examination (CPE) or Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) recognised by the UK professional bodies, may also qualify. Non-law graduates may also be considered on the basis of exceptional professional experience (of at least five years) in a legal area or an area directly related to their programme of study. In all cases, a full online application is required in order for a fair assessment and decision to be made. Each application is considered on its merits and on sight of full application documents. A full and detailed CV is required for all applications and is particularly relevant where professional experience needs to be considered.
Months of entry
The LLM in Intellectual Property Law programme allows you to study introductory and advanced intellectual property (IP) and technology law and to scrutinise the policies affecting intellectual property and technology law under the guidance of leading scholars in the field. You will be able to study a wide range of topics from the protection of inventions, products, trade marks, creative works and designs to the global policy surrounding the law.
Your fellow students will come from the UK and more than 80 other countries, each able to draw on prior academic and in many cases professional experiences from different jurisdictions to enrich discussion and debate in class.
The Master of Laws (LLM) is available to study full-time for one year or part-time for two years.
Each of the LLM programmes follows a common format: you will take 135 credits worth of taught modules (examined in May-June) and thereafter you work on a 15,000-word dissertation worth 45 credits (submitted mid August).
What differs from programme to programme is the range of modules that you are required to choose from. If you wish to take an unrestricted range of modules and any approved dissertation topic you should apply for theMaster of Laws.
To specialise in this area, you must select 90 credits of modules from this list and do your compulsory dissertation in the field of Intellectual Property Law (45 credits). The additional 45 credits of taught modules can be in this area or can be unrelated and therefore selected from the full list of LLM modules.
All modules are 22.5 credits unless otherwise stated.
Note: Not all of the modules listed will be available in any one year. Any modules not available in the forthcoming academic session will be marked as soon as this information is confirmed by teaching academics.
- QLLM076 Media Law (45 credits)
- QLLM095 Intellectual Property and the Creative Industries (45 credits)
- QLLM145 Intellectual Property in Business (45 credits)
- QLLM162 Intellectual Property Taxation (Sem 2)
- QLLM178 Competition Law, Intellectual Property and Innovation (45 credits)
- QLLM308 Civil Enforcement of Intellectual Property (Sem 1) (Not running 2016-17)
- QLLM309 Criminal Enforcement of Intellectual Property (Sem 2) (Not running 2016-17)
- QLLM314 Transnational Law and Governance (Sem 1)
- QLLM315 Transnational Law and Governance in Practice (Sem 2)
- QLLM328 Digital Intellectual Property Law (sem 1)
- QLLM329 Informational Technology Transactions (sem 2)
- QLLM330 Comparative Copyright Law (sem 1)
- QLLM331 International Copyright: International Treaties and Cross-Border Litigation (sem 1)
- QLLM332 Comparative Law of Patents and Trade Secrets (sem 1)
- QLLM333 International Law of Patents and Related Rights (sem 2)
- QLLM334 Licensing Intellectual Property (sem 1)
- QLLM335 Intellectual Property and Fashion: Art and Design (sem 1)
- QLLM336 Intellectual Property and Fashion: Business and Law (Sem 2) (Not running 2016-17)
- QLLM337 Design and Intellectual Property: EU and US
- QLLM338 International and Comparative Law of Unfair Competition (sem 1)
- QLLM339 The Law of Registered Trade Marks (sem 2)
- QLLM340 Global Intellectual Property: Fundamental Principles (Sem 1)
- QLLM341 Global Intellectual Property: Technology and Policy (sem 2)
- QLLM342 Interactive Entertainment and Intellectual Property Law (sem 1)
- QLLM343 Interactive Entertainment Law: Contracts and Regulation (sem 2)
- QLLM344 The Law of Film (sem 1)
- QLLM345 The Business of Film (Sem 2) (Not running 2016-17)
- QLLM346 EU Copyright Law (sem 2)
- QLLM347 The Law of Geographical Indications (GIs) (sem 2)
- QLLM348 Music Industry Contracts (sem 2)
- QLLM349 Transnational Mooting (sem 1)
- QLLM389 Copyright and Trademark in China (sem 1)
- QLLM390 Patent and Design in China (sem 2)
- QLLM400 United States Energy Law, Regulation and Policy (sem 1)
Information for international students
English language proficiency: IELTS 7.0 or equivalent
Fees and funding
There are a number of sources of funding available for Masters students.
These include a significant package of competitive Queen Mary bursaries and scholarships in a range of subject areas, as well as external sources of funding.
School of Law scholarships
The School of Law offers a range of scholarships for Law Masters programmes each year. Full details are made available on the law funding page from October – November each year.
Queen Mary bursaries and scholarships
We offer a range of bursaries and scholarships for Masters students including competitive scholarships, bursaries and awards, some of which are for applicants studying specific subjects.http://www.law.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding/index.html
Qualification and course duration
|Assessment||What kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)|
|Written/ formal examinations||50|
|Dissertation||50 (15000 words)|
Course contact details
- Susan Sullivan
- +44 (0)20 7882 8092
- +44 (0)20 7882 6044