The courses offered on the Intellectual Property Law (Online Learning) programme at The University of Edinburgh cover substantive law on all of the major IP rights including copyright, trademarks, patents, designs, confidentiality and trade secrets. The courses also address global IP policy-making and the framework of international treaties that govern IP law, IP and human rights, legal aspects of commercialising and enforcing IP and competition law perspectives. Where relevant, the potential impacts and consequences of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU (Brexit) are also considered.
Graduates of our online distance learning programmes progress to a range of careers in law and related legal fields, including work in local and international firms, government legal departments, other public institutions, international organisations and in academia.
The programmes are also an ideal platform for advanced research.
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- To be awarded LLM Intellectual Property Law you must successfully complete six courses, four of which must be IP law courses, and a 10,000-word dissertation during your chosen duration of study.
- During your studies you will also have the opportunity to study up to two courses from different subject areas such as information technology law, medical law or international commercial law.
- 12 months
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DisciplinesEuropean Law Patent & Intellectual Property Law Master of Laws (LLM) View 20 other Masters in European Law in United Kingdom
- A minimum UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in law.
- We may also consider candidates with a UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a non-law subject if they can demonstrate prior high-level study or experience of intellectual property topics.
- Your other qualifications and professional experience will also be considered as part of your application.
- Entry to this programme is competitive. Meeting minimum requirements for consideration does not guarantee an offer of study.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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