Taught course

Intellectual Property Law (Online Distance Learning)

University of Edinburgh · School of Law

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent. Your degree does not have to be in the subject of law, but it must be from a recognised higher education institution.

We will also consider your other qualifications and professional experience as part of your application.

All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The LLM in Intellectual Property enables you to develop a fully rounded understanding of intellectual property (IP) rights.

The programme aims to equip students with an advanced knowledge and understanding of IP law and policy within a domestic (UK), regional (European) and international context.

The programme covers substantive law on all of the major IP rights, including copyright, designs, trade marks, and patents, as well as confidentiality, passing off, database rights and other IP protection. The programme also addresses the international treaties that govern IP law, legal aspects of commercialising and enforcing IP and a range of topical legal and policy issues.

Information for international students

Students do not have to attend any on campus components as part of this degree. For more information about online learning at Edinburgh Law School, please visit the website

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


24-36 months
distance learning
24-36 months
part time
24-36 months

Further details of qualification

The one year full-time study study duration for the LLM in Intellectual Property Law will not be available for the 18/19 academic year.The part-time 2 to 3 three year study options are still available.

Course contact details

Edinburgh Law School Online Learning Office
+44 (0)131 650 7129