Intellectual Property Law

Brunel University London

Postgraduate Certificate
8 months
5785 GBP/year
3480 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Brunel University London's Intellectual Property Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) is a unique, part-time programme designed for trainee patent attorneys and people wishing to pursue a career in intellectual property law and practice.


The Brunel University London's Intellectual Property Postgraduate Certificate alumni have the option to upgrade to an LLM in Intellectual Property should they choose to re-enrol as returning students within the first five years after their graduation from Brunel.

You will get a comprehensive overview of the theoretical, practical and management aspects of intellectual property, at both national and international levels, with a solid grounding in:
  • the basic rules and principles of Intellectual Property Law as well as the nature and scope of these rights 
  • the procedures for the granting and recognition of these rights 
  • the mechanisms for the enforcement of these rights 
  • patents, copyrights, trademarks and contract resolution

The course is suitable for law graduates and those with backgrounds in the sciences, technology, engineering and business. Non-graduates currently working in the area of intellectual property are also considered. No prior legal knowledge is required, as you will be introduced to the essential legal principles throughout the course.

Careers and your future

You will leave Brunel with a firm grounding in Intellectual Property Law. After you graduate you will be well equipped to get into the specialist area of Intellectual Property as a practitioner or adviser at national or international level or as a lawyer, patent or trademark attorney, IP portfolio manager, IP examiner, or IP paralegal

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Copyright, Design and Allied Rights
  • Patent Law and Practice
  • Trade Marks and Allied Rights
  • Managing Intellectual Property

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 8 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2:2 (or above) UK Honours degree, or equivalent internationally recognised qualification, in Law, Sciences, Engineering, Technology and Humanities (i.e. Psychology; Sociology).
  • Other related disciplines and qualifications, in conjunction with patents and intellectual property work experience, will be considered on an individual basis, and applicants may be required to attend an interview.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5785 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5785 GBP per year and a duration of 8 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3480 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3480 GBP per year and a duration of 8 months.


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