Taught course

Intellectual Property Law

The University of Manchester · School of Law

Entry requirements

A minimum Upper Second class honours degree, or the overseas equivalent, in law.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme aims to provide you with knowledge and understanding of substantive intellectual property law in its European and international context and to equip you with the theoretical framework necessary to analyse critically the intellectual property law regime. It also aims to encourage students to develop research skills in intellectual property law. It is a self-contained twelve month programme for those whose training in legal techniques has equipped them to proceed directly to the study of postgraduate level subjects within the scope of the programme. Its focus is on UK law and policy within a European, International and comparative context. It provides a thorough grounding in substantive intellectual property law and the economic, social and theoretical basis of the subject.

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English require score of 7 IELTS with a score of 7 in the writing test 625 TOEFL (263 computer based) with 5 in the test for written English. Grade C in the Cambridge Proficency Certificate. We also recommend applicants attend pre-sessional English Language courses.

Fees and funding

Possible funding for overseas students, contact The British Council in their country.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations75
research projects25

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Secretary
+44 (0) 161 306 1270
+44 (0) 161 275 4724