Taught course

LLM Intellectual Property Law and Professional Legal Practice

Institution
Solent University Southampton · School of Business, Law and Communications
Qualifications
LLM

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Entry requirements

2:2 (or higher) honours degree in any subject

Months of entry

September

Course content

Fascinated by design, branding, and the business and legal frameworks which protect intellectual property? This highly practical and commercially-focused master’s in law is specifically designed to provide detailed insight into this dynamic, fascinating area of law – along with the legal expertise and commercial business understanding to apply your knowledge in a variety of careers and sectors.

Highly valued in business, big tech, media, branding, creative industries and more, specialist knowledge of the legal framework behind copyright, trademarks and other intellectual property (IP) protections can help take your career in new and exciting directions.

Students will develop a solid understanding of the fundamentals of IP law, building on existing knowledge from your law or other undergraduate degree, and enhancing your employability in business, management or other commercial areas – without the additional expense and investment of time required to become a fully qualified, court-specialised lawyer.

As a graduate of this LLM, you will be well placed to work on IP and broader legal issues faced by businesses or other organisations – exploring the links between international trading and intellectual property rights and the role of the World Intellectual Property Organization.

You will learn the standard of protection accorded to trademarks, patents, and designs, and how these protections differ across international jurisdictions; considering the impact of international, US and European policy on the scope of these rights in the UK, and exploring the economic justifications for copyright protection.

The international element of this LLM offers significant value to international students who wished to study in the UK before returning home to work in their home jurisdiction.

After an early focus on the fundamentals of IP law, you will develop your specialist expertise; exploring risk management and compliance within an organisation, and learning to reduce both internal and external risks. You will also look at alternative non-court-based dispute resolution mechanisms, from mediation to arbitration, and have the opportunity to develop your own negotiation and advocacy skills with our law school’s mooting and debate society.

Information for international students

Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language. The agreed minimum requirements for this course are:

  • IELTS minimum 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each individual component
  • TOEFL IBT minimum 80 with a minimum of 20 in each individual component
  • Duolingo English Language Test - 110 overall with minimum of 90 in each component
    or equivalent.

Qualifications are checked before enrolment, and international students must bring their original certificates or certified copies when coming to study at the University.

Note to all international students requiring a visa

All international applicants need to be aware that the English language requirements to attend Solent University, and the English language requirements to obtain a visa from the Home Office, may be different. This means that if you meet the Solent University language requirement to gain a place on the course, you may still have to meet additional requirements to be granted with a visa by the Home Office.

We strongly advise all applicants to visit the Home Office website which outlines all the requirements for a successful visa application and to take a look at this PDF document which outlines both Solent University and Home Office requirements for a number of language tests

Fees and funding

UK students
£7750
International students
£14,100

Postgraduate Taught Academic Scholarship:The University is pleased to offer, as a tuition fee reduction, a limited amount of postgraduate academic scholarships to applicants who achieve the following grades and who are holding an 'unconditional firm' offer on a full-time course.

  • These scholarships are open to all students who are self-financing (not sponsored by their government or employer).

    The scholarship is based on UK standard qualification (previous qualifications are subject to a time-frame of three years).

    It cannot be used in conjunction with any other scholarship, bursary or fee discount. If you are a Solent graduate eligible for an alumni discount you would not be eligible for a PAMS scholarship too.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • LLM
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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