LLM Intellectual Property Law
Intellectual property is an exciting and increasingly important area of law, particularly internationally and EU-wide. The course offers students the opportunity to explore intellectual property law in both the UK and EU contexts, together with the links to competition law and sport.
About LLM Intellectual Property
You will explore the internationally important area of Intellectual Property Law and learn how intellectual property rights impinge on many commercial areas.
Why choose this course?
Explore Intellectual Property Law in UK and EU contexts.
Learn how intellectual property rights impinge on many commercial areas and study the links to competition law and sport.
Learn from expert teaching staff such as Janice Denoncourt, an experienced practitioner and author of core textbooks who has been sponsored by the European Patent Office.
Complement your study of Intellectual Property Law with two modules from other LLM subject areas.
Choose to study full-time or part-time.
Attend an International Summer School and explore Law in a European context.
Scholarships are available.
Individual modules can be studied for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes.
You will study six taught modules followed by a dissertation.
Competition and IP Law in the EU
IP Public Health Medical Innovation
Data Protection and Privacy
Plus two modules of your choice from other LLM subject areas, excluding Oil, Gas and Mining Law.
You will start your dissertation after completing these modules.
In each case modules are assessed through one piece of coursework. This usually takes the form of a problem- or essay-style question but will vary by module. You can submit and receive feedback on assessments over the course of each module.
The dissertation is 18,000 to 20,000 words and is researched and written independently under the guidance of an expert academic.
How do I study?
The academic year for the LLM courses is split into three parts: two ten-week terms (Term One runs from the beginning of the academic year until the Christmas vacation, Term Two between Christmas and Easter) and the summer period.
Full-time students – who complete the course over one academic year – study three modules in each term and complete the dissertation over the summer.
Part-time students – who complete the course over two academic years – study three modules across Terms One and Two in each year (six in total), beginning work on researching their dissertation during the first summer period and completing it during the second.
On the full-time and part-time modes, modules are taught throughout the week. Depending on your timetable you may be expected to attend on more than one day. Modules may exceptionally be rescheduled due to course needs.
Seminars are led by academics but will usually require you to carry out extensive guided preparatory work and will often involve short presentations or other contributions.
A good law degree, 2.2 or above.
Applicants whose first degree is not Law will be required to provide evidence of commitment to the LLM subject that they wish to study.
Applicants from other disciplines will be welcomed in appropriate circumstances, particularly if they have experience in the area, even if not as lawyers.
We specify these minimum entry requirements, but we will assess you individually on your ability to benefit from the course. We sometimes offer places on the basis of non-standard entry qualifications, and industrial or professional experience.
We accept qualifications from schools, colleges and universities all over the world for entry onto our UG and PG degrees. If you’re not sure how your international qualification matches our course requirements please visit our international qualifications page.
If you need to do a foundation course to meet our course requirements please visit Nottingham Trent International College (NTIC). If you’re already studying in the UK at a school or college and would like to know if we can accept your qualification please visit our foundation courses page.
English language entry requirements
If English is not the first language you need to show us that your language skills are strong enough for intensive academic study. For this course, we usually require one of the following:
IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill.
An equivalent English language qualification.