This Law (Intellectual Property Law) programme at University of Kent equips postgraduate students with the necessary in-depth knowledge to practise intellectual property law or work in creative industries. It also provides an excellent foundation for students who may wish to pursue a research degree in the field.
The pathway provides students with a detailed insight into the dynamic and growing area of intellectual property law by taking a distinctively contextual approach: delineating its histories, materialisations and practices, as well as analysing their conceptual foundations and dilemmas.
The students will be introduced to critical, practical and socio-historical approaches to the framing and studying of intellectual property related problems. Such a contextual and critically informed approach to the study of intellectual property is unique in the UK and international postgraduate degree programmes. The modules are taught by distinguished academic specialists who cover a large and diverse range of subjects within the field.
Employability is a key focus throughout the University and at Kent Law School you have the support of a dedicated Employability and Career Development Officer together with a broad choice of work placement opportunities, employability events and careers talks. Details of graduate internship schemes with NGOs, charities and other professional organisations are made available to postgraduate students via the School’s Employability Blog.
Law graduates have gone on to careers in finance, international commerce, government and law or have joined, or started, an NGO or charity.
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- Intellectual Property: Copyright and Breach of Confidence
- Intellectual Property: Patents and Trade Marks
- Contemporary Topics in Intellectual Property Law
- Intellectual Property and Industrial Practices
- World Trade Organisation (WTO) Law and Practice
- Privacy and Data Protection Law
- Cultural Heritage Law
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
- Apply before , International
There is no fixed application deadline for home/EU students, but we strongly recommend you apply no later than three months before your intended start date.
PDip - 120 credits
DisciplinesPatent & Intellectual Property Law Legal Studies Master of Laws (LLM) View 48 other Masters in Patent & Intellectual Property Law in United Kingdom
- A second class honours degree (2.2 or above) or equivalent in law or a related subject. The School may also take account of relevant work experience when considering applications.
- The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications. Some typical requirements are listed below. Students offering alternative qualifications should contact us for further advice.
International18000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 18000 GBP per year during 12 months.
National8100 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8100 GBP per year during 12 months.
- EU: £13500
- National: £4050
- UK: £6750
- International: £9000
- National: £2700
- UK: £4500
- International: £6000
Living costs for Canterbury
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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