Taught course

Intellectual Property Law

University of Edinburgh · School of Law

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in law.

We may also consider a UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a social science subject.

All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme aims to promote advanced knowledge and understanding of intellectual property law within international, European and domestic settings.

The core subjects of the programme are intended to equip students with both an advanced knowledge of substantive intellectual property law and of the place and role of intellectual property within a domestic, regional and international context, laying a foundation for a specialised dissertation.

The programme spans comparative study of the laws of patents, copyright, trademarks, designs, database protection, breach of confidence, passing off and related sui generis rights, as well as investigating a range of issues which underpin contemporary intellectual property law.

The programme allows students to explore intellectual property law not just in its legal but also social, ethical, cultural and commercial contexts.

Information for international students

To find out about the support offered to international students at Edinburgh from arrival to graduation visit: http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/international

Fees and funding

Visit Scholarships and Student Funding Services at: http://www.ed.ac.uk/student-funding

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Edinburgh Law School Postgraduate Office
+44 (0) 131 650 6325