Taught course

International Studies in Intellectual Property Law

Institution
University of West London · School of Law
Qualifications
LLM

Entry requirements

You should have an honours degree from a UK university or equivalent that includes law content.

If you have at least three years of legal or relevant commercial work experience you will also be considered subject to an interview.

We may also offer you a place based on relevant experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications are considered individually.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The digital era has increased opportunities for graduates who speak more than one language and have intellectual property law qualifications. If you are a law graduate, practising lawyer or a business professional this course has been designed to equip you with the expertise in IP law and technology that international organisations and law firms now look for.

Your studies will cover both legal and commercial areas of expertise, giving you a well-rounded qualification. Furthermore, your tutors and lecturers have significant practical experience and good connections with industry.

By taking this specialised course covering IP law across national borders, you will enhance your prospects for a career in this highly valued area.

If you are a law graduate, a practising lawyer or a business professional from anywhere in the world and you wish to develop specialist legal and commercial expertise in intellectual property law and technology, this LLM in intellectual property could give you the skills you need.

You will study the most important components of international intellectual property law, such as copyright, patents and trademarks, and how these forms of intellectual property are protected in the digital age. You will look at the European and international aspects of patent law, as well as legal questions associated with new technologies, multimedia and cyberspace.

In addition to these specialised topics, you will examine international commercial law and related subjects. This will help to put IP into the context of modern international business relations.

Your teaching staff are highly qualified and have current experience of international legal practice. Their expertise will inform your studies and help you to identify a relevant topic, which supports your professional goals, for your dissertation.

Furthermore, you will have access to an on-site courtroom with laptops and video equipment for judges/advocates, which is ideal for student mooting competitions.

Our Student Law Society is highly active and will provide valuable networking opportunities in addition to social events.

Teaching time

For full time study, you will have on average four hours of teaching time each week. In addition, you will complete a 15,000-word dissertation, which will be supported by a module dedicated to research methodologies and tools.

Information for international students

For more information, please visit: http://www.uwl.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

For information please visit the UWL website:

http://www.uwl.ac.uk/students/postgraduate/help-funding

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • LLM
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    September and February start

Course contact details

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Course information
Email
courses@uwl.ac.uk
Phone
0800 036 8888