This Intellectual Property Law course from University of Leeds provides international and comparative perspectives that cover not only traditional intellectual property issues like industrial property, artistic works and brands, but emerging areas of policy including the digital economy and biotechnology.
This programme reflects the growing importance of international developments in intellectual property, and confronts growing controversies such as the relationships between intellectual property and human rights norms, access to knowledge, new technologies and economic development.
You’ll explore the international norms and institutions relating to intellectual property such as the World Trade Organisation’s TRIPS Agreement, and consider the wider social and economic implications of intellectual property for health, culture, education, technology, innovation and economic development.
This programme, which is also accessible to non-lawyers, provides essential knowledge and skills should you wish to embark upon a career in the legal professions, and in knowledge-intensive commercial sectors. These include the technology and creative industries as well as their representative organisations.
Recent graduates have gone on to work in a range of sectors and professions from academia, to law firms, charities and intellectual property specialists. The degree will also attract employers in other occupations where in-depth understanding of intellectual property is considered economically or strategically important. These include government service as well as intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations.
Modules are subject to change. Typical examples include:
- Postgraduate Legal Research Skills
- Trade Marks, Geographical Indications, Designs and Trade Secrets
- Patent Law
- Copyright Law
- Intercultural Business and Organisational Communication
- Cyberlaw: Regulation of Cyberspace
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , International
DisciplinesPatent & Intellectual Property Law Business Law Master of Laws (LLM) View 49 other Masters in Patent & Intellectual Property Law in United Kingdom
- A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in law. Applicants with good degrees in other subjects will be considered.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.