Taught course

Intellectual Property and the Digital Economy

Institution
University of Glasgow · School of Law
Qualifications
LLM

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for Intellectual Property & the Digital Economy are a good first degree in law (2:1 upwards or equivalent) or a first degree (2:1 upwards or equivalent) with at least 50% of the credits in law.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Within the rapidly globalising environment of intellectual property and digital commerce, this programme provides you with a unique opportunity to specialise in this increasingly important area of law.

Why Glasgow

  • You will develop a critical understanding of a wide range of issues concerning the legal regulation of intellectual property and the digital economy.
  • You will benefit from access to and engagement with the Law School’s newly established £8M Research Centre for Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Economy: CREATe.
  • CREATe is a pioneering academic initiative – led by the Law School at the University of Glasgow – designed to help the UK cultural and creative industries thrive and become innovation leaders within the global digital economy.
  • You will have the opportunity to apply for a summer internship at firms that specialise in intellectual property matters. At present, our strategic partners include: (i) Burness Paull & Williamsons, a top tier Scottish commercial law firm with extensive expertise in IP, IT and Information Law; and (ii) Cloch Solicitors, a boutique Scottish IP law firm.
  • You will benefit from our excellent facilities including the dedicated School of Law library; our main University library also contains our extensive collection of legal materials and official publications and is a European Documentation Centre.

Programme Structure

You are required to take at least three courses from the following list (and four courses in total) and to submit a dissertation approved as falling within the area. Courses are delivered through a blend of lectures and seminar style teaching.

Courses

  • Brand protection
  • Contemporary issues in intellectual property
  • Copyright in the digital environment
  • European Union trade law
  • E-Commerce, rights management, and information
  • Intellectual property and the market
  • International and comparative intellectual property law
  • International and comparative moral rights.

Note: Some courses might not be available every year.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 (with no subtest less than 6) iBT TOEFL 92 (with no less than 21 in Listening & writing, 22 in reading, 23 in speaking) Cambridge ESOL Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) - B minimum or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - C minimum

Fees and funding

UK students
£6800
International students
£15750

http://www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/intellectualproperty/

Qualification and course duration

LLM

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Mira SundaraRajan
Email
Mira.SundaraRajan@glasgow.ac.uk