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Entry requirements

An upper second honours degree in law, intellectual property, e-commerce, copyright, patents, or non-UK equivalent. If you do not meet the standard academic entry requirements, we will give consideration to relevant and substantial work experience of more than five years.

Months of entry


Course content

LLM Intellectual Property Law offers you a comprehensive programme on law, management and policy relating to patents, copyright, trade marks and other rights.

You will examine international and comparative perspectives that cover traditional IP issues like industrial property, literary and artistic works and brands.

The course also provides you with the opportunity to study new and emerging areas of policy including the digital economy and biotechnology.

Our programme reflects the growing importance of international developments in IP, and confronts growing controversies such as the relationships between IP and human rights norms, access to knowledge, health and economic development.

This course enables you to pursue a career in the legal professions, in knowledge-intensive commercial sectors, and in other occupations where in-depth understanding of intellectual property is economically or strategically important, such as government service and in non-governmental organisations.

For information please contact the School of Law Admissions Team.

Information for international students

The University of Leeds welcomes international students. English language is required (eg. IELTS). Accommodation is guaranteed for all new international students paying fees at non-EU rate. For details please refer to relevant course website.

Fees and funding

The School of Law offers a number of Liberty Scholarships which are awarded based on the students' performance in their undergraduate degree. Find out more.

The University also has scholarships available to UK /EU and International Students. Find out more

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • LLM
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment70
Dissertation30 (15000 words)

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Office