Taught course

Trade Marks Law and Practice Postgraduate Certificate ( 1 year Part-time )

Queen Mary, University of London · School of Law

Entry requirements

You are required to have a minimum 2.2 honours degree. Non-native English speaking applicants for either stream will be required to demonstrate a proficiency in the English language (IELTS or equivalent). For those with experience but no undergraduate degree For those with substantial experience working directly within the Trade Mark field (minimum five years as a trade mark administrator or similar) but no undergraduate degree, we offer an exam only route enabling those who pass the examinations to continue on to the advanced ITMA programme run by other IPReg approved institutions. Those who undertake this route would not receive the PG Certificate, but would receive the same exemptions with regard to ITMA Foundation Status for the examinations taken. To apply for this route you will be required to provide two references from senior Trade Mark staff within your institution, one of which must be an ITMA member, who can confirm your experience. Part Qualified Through the Old JEB System? If your have undertaken some, but not all, of the old JEB foundation examinations you can pass the remaining exams by undertaking specific modules on this programme. Please email Sharon Watson at ccls-ip@qmul.ac.uk for more information.

Months of entry


Course content

Programme structure

This programme starts in September and runs as a two week intensive course, followed by ten two-day sessions between October and April and exams during the summer exam period. You will begin your study of the programme with an intensive two-week induction period of full-time teaching on Foundations of law for trade mark practice, introductory elements of the Designs and copyright law and Trade mark law and practice A modules. These will be conducted in mid-September.

You will then proceed to study the remainder of the Trade mark law and practice A module, Designs and copyright law modules, and Trade mark law and practice B between October and April.

Compulsory modules:

The Certificate in Trade Mark Law and Practice programme consists of four compulsory 15-credit modules:

  • Foundations of law for trade mark practice
  • Trade mark law and practice A
  • Trade mark law and practice B
  • Designs and copyright law

Provisional Schedule - Intensive two week period and study sessions

  • Intensive first two weeks at Charterhouse Square September annually. Please contact QMUL directly for dates of the study session

Study Sessions (All Friday/Saturday):

Please refer to the QMUL website for up-to-date details on the dates for the study sessions

Information for international students

Overseas applicants will be required to demonstrate a proficiency in the English language (IELTS).

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