Taught course

Intellectual Property, Innovation and the Creative Economy

University of Glasgow · College of Social Sciences

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent (eg, a GPA of 3.0 or above) in any subject, as well as at least 3 years prior work experience in a relevant field (digital arts or media production, data management and/or curation, cultural and/or creative industries management, policy or regulation, copyright or others areas of intellectual property rights management and/or policy). If you are unsure that your background is suitable, you can contact the programme director to discuss. International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme is taught online. You will take four core and two optional courses. Courses will last 8 weeks and consist of online lecture materials, readings and independent weekly activities. Assessment for each course will either be by exam or written assignment.

You will also undertake a research project, which may take the form of a Work-Based Learning (WBL) project or a dissertation. The work-based project is an opportunity for you to develop research relevant to your personal interests and work.

Core courses:

  • Copyright in the digital environment;
  • Economics of innovation;
  • Introduction to the creative economy: Law, technology & culture;
  • Trademarks and brands.

Optional Courses:

  • Information law and data management;
  • Participation, communities and users;
  • Regulation, policy and the creative economy;
  • Strategic management in the creative economy.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

For further information please visit our website: Scholarships and funding

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
12 months


distance learning
24-36 months

Course contact details

Dr Sukhpreet Singh