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Intellectual Property and the Digital Economy

University of Glasgow

12 months
20750 GBP/year
9450 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Within the rapidly globalising environment of intellectual property and digital commerce, the Intellectual Property and the Digital Economy programme of the University of Glasgow provides you with a unique opportunity to specialise in this increasingly important area of law.


Why this programme

  • In the Intellectual Property and the Digital Economy programme of the University of Glasgow you will develop a critical understanding of a wide range of issues concerning the legal regulation of intellectual property and the digital economy.
  • You will benefit from access to and engagement with the Law School’s leading UK Copyright and Creative Economy Research Centre: CREATe.
  • CREATe is a pioneering academic initiative led by the School of Law at the University of Glasgow. Since 2012, CREATe has delivered over 60 interdisciplinary research projects, while also being host to renowned international conferences such as EPIP 2015 and ISHTIP 2016. More recently, CREATe’s research played a key role in the European Parliament debate leading to the amendment of Article 17 (then Article 13) of the Copyright in the Digital Single Market Directive, with its contribution cited by policymakers in official reports and hearings.
  • You will have the opportunity to interact with leading academics presenting their most recent, influential research in our CREATe Public Lecture Series. Recent speakers include Prof. Lionel Bently (Cambridge) on quotations in visual art, Prof. Peter Drahos (EUI) on innovation and Intellectual Property in the 21st century, Prof. Aileen Fyfe (St Andrews) on the production and circulation of scientific knowledge, Prof. Rebecca Giblin (Melbourne) on authors’ interests, Catherine Stihler OBE on EU copyright reform, and Anthony Taubman (WTO) on creative works and international trade.
  • You may take part in CopyrightX: Glasgow, an intensive twelve-week network course offered in affiliation with Harvard Law School and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society.
  • You will have the opportunity to apply for summer internships or visitorships at firms and international organisations specialising in intellectual property. In previous years, students benefited from work experience with (i) Burness Paull & Williamsons, a top tier Scottish commercial law firm with extensive expertise in IP, IT and Information Law; (ii) Cloch Solicitors, a boutique Scottish IP law firm; and (iii) the World Trade Organisation.
  • You will benefit from our excellent facilities including the dedicated School of Law library; our main University library also contains our extensive collection of legal materials and official publications and is a European Documentation Centre.

Career prospects

The programme provides high-level training at the intersection of law and technology - an area of crucial importance to legal professionals everywhere. The emphasis on research will help you to develop excellent analytical and writing skills highly sought after by potential employers. Internship opportunities with leading global and local firms support the development of further skills.  Career paths include roles in law firms, entertainment and media companies, international organisations, government and non-governmental organisations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary Issues in Intellectual Property
  • Copyright in the Digital Environment
  • International and Comparative Intellectual Property Law
  • International Competition Law
  • Patents and Innovation
  • Trade Marks and Brands

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent in law or other subject with at least 50% of the credits in law
  • A copy (or copies) of your official degree certificate(s) (if you have already completed your degree)
  • A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing full details of subjects studied and grades/marks obtained
  • Official English translations of the certificate(s) and transcript(s)
  • One reference letter on headed paper
  • Evidence of your English language ability (if your first language is not English)
  • A copy of the photo page of your passport (Non-EU students only)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20750 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9450 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • UK Part-time fee: £1,050 per 20 credits

Living costs for Glasgow

620 - 1012 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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