Management of Intellectual Property MSc
The MSc course is aimed at those who recognise the increasingly important role of intellectual property in our modern economy. There is continual need in industry, commerce and in those professions concerned with intellectual property law. The course is for science and technology graduates who wish to study intellectual property law to a high level. Course content All students are required to study the core subject units: Patent Law, Copyright and Designs Law, Law of Trade Marks and Unfair Competition, Competition Law, and Basic Principles of English Law, Practice and Evidence in Term 1. Occasional additional second semester options may be available. Assessment Three-hour, 15-minute papers for each full core option, for example Copyright and Designs Law I and II. Two-hour, 15-minute papers for each half option, for example Licensing Practice (if option is run). Closed book examinations operate for all courses. Students are offered the chance to undertake additional special papers for intending Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys. Those who opt to undertake these exams gain exemption from the CIPA and ITMA Joint Examination Board foundation-level exams and also gain a pass in the additional Certificate of Intellectual Property Law. Entry requirements Minimum 2.2 honours degree in natural or medical sciences or engineering. Graduate degrees in mathematics, computer sciences or economics will be considered, but must show that a considerable amount of their previous study covered the areas of science and technology. Overseas applicants will be required to demonstrate a proficiency in the English language (IELTS).
MSc Award
September Start
Full-time, Part-time Study Mode
9 months Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

For the Professional stream, you will require a minimum 2.2 honours degree in natural or medical sciences or engineering. Graduate degrees in mathematics, computer sciences or economics will be considered, but you must show that a considerable amount of your previous study covered the areas of science and technology.

For the Business stream, graduates are welcome from any background, with a minimum 2:2 in your first degree.

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