Taught course

Intellectual Property Law Postgraduate Certificate ( 4 months Full-time )

Queen Mary, University of London · School of Law

Entry requirements

ntry requirements: Minimum 2.2 honours degree is required. Non-native English speaking applicants for either stream will be required to demonstrate a proficiency in the English language (IELTS or equivalent).

Months of entry


Course content

Intellectual Property (IP) Law has become an interdisciplinary field comprised of law, engineering, medical science, economics, and numerous other fields. The Certificate in Intellectual Property Law is designed exclusively for trainee patent and trade mark attorneys. It is a one semester (13 week) course with a high concentration on many of the practical aspects of patents, trade marks and designs, and features greater involvement of patent and trade mark practitioners to complement the academic treatment of the subject matter. This course is approved by IPReg, CIPA and ITMA and is a recognised foundation exempting programme by these organisations.

The teaching term runs from 12 September or the first Monday following this date annually and finishes in mid-December. Exams run over two weeks in January annually.

This programme will:

  • Feature the involvement of patent and trade mark practitioners.
  • Offer you exemption from some professional exams. If you complete your examinations successfully, you will be exempt from the foundation level papers of the Joint Examination Board of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys and three out of four of the foundation exams for the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Sharon Watson
+44 (0)20 7882 8098