Taught course

Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law

University of Derby · College of Business, Law and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

You will need: - A good honours or relevant experience. - If your first language is not English you will need to evidence a proficiency in English (IELTS 7).


Months of entry


Course content

This pathway in Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law is part of the Derby LLM programme.

It examines intellectual property and aspects of information law thematically, covering data protection, information handling, e-commerce and intellectual property in the global digital economy. You will look at the protection afforded by international agreements on intellectual property and their impact on commercial activity. You’ll also examine the legal principles and procedures relating to ownership, use and control of information in the context of the internet and other media.

We’re one of the few universities in the UK where you can spend time in a professional organisation during the Clinic module to apply what you’re learning. This gives you an opportunity to explore areas of personal interest in greater depth than is usually possible at this level of study.

This pathway aims to develop a unique specialisation that gives you a distinct advantage when applying for positions within and beyond the legal sector.

We can advance your knowledge, if you’re already in employment, in areas relating directly to your work role and career development plans. It will also provide you with a springboard to MPhil or PhD research and a rewarding academic career.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

College of Law, Humanities and Social Sciences
+44 (0) 1332 591896