5 months
5115 GBP/full
5115 GBP/full
Tuition fee
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This part-time Intellectual Property course from Bournemouth University provides a development opportunity and will increase your prospects and employability by giving you practical skills and theoretical knowledge that firms and Intellectual Property departments, alike, are demanding.

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Why study PG Cert Intellectual Property at BU?

  • Obtain full exemptions from the foundation level examinations for qualification as a patent attorney or trade mark attorney in the UK (IPReg/CIPA/CITMA) 
  • Have the option to follow the patent attorney or trade mark attorney path (please indicate on your application) 
  • You can complete this course whilst in full-time employment; more than 80% of our students are sponsored by their employers
  • If you do not have prior legal knowledge you will be supported by a range of online activities relating to foundational principles of law (such as the English legal system, contract law and tort). 

Example job roles and employers

Graduates from the  Intellectual Property course at Bournemouth University are working in various roles, such as:

  • Commercial Manager
  • Intellectual Property Consultant
  • Patent Executive
  • Patent Attorney.

They have gone on to work for a wide range of organisations, including the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys, the UK Intellectual Property Office, the Institute of Trademarks Attorneys, Leanman Brown, Marks & Clerk, Schlich & Co.


Intellectual Property Regulation Board

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Patents & Designs
  • Copyright & Trademarks
  • International Intellectual Property Practice (Patent Attorney Route) 
  • International Intellectual Property Practice (TradeMark Attorney Route)

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 5 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


60 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Start from €0.53/day, free cancellation any time.

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in any subject or appropriate training and/or experience. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5115 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5115 GBP for the full programme during 5 months.
  • National

    5115 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5115 GBP for the full programme during 5 months.

 Fees shown are for 2023/24 entry. For fees and funding information please visit www.bournemouth.ac.uk/pg-funding


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