International Studies in Intellectual Property Law LLM

Course summary

Overview

Intellectual Property (IP) is a fast growing area of the law, requiring highly qualified multilingual specialists who can deal with IP rights across national borders. The new LLM International Studies in Intellectual Property Law course offers a specialised programme of study that will enable you to meet the requirements of a future career in this area. 

The course covers copyright, trademark and patent law, along with its European and international aspects, as well as legal questions associated with new technologies, multimedia and cyberspace.

Why choose this course?

This course is designed for law graduates, practising lawyers and business professionals from anywhere in the world who want to develop a specialist legal and commercial expertise in technology and IP law.

The Guardian University Guide 2012 ranked us as the top modern London-based law school.

Tutor Information

This course is run by the School of Law and Criminology to provide you with both the high-quality teaching and the personal attention you need to make the most of your University education.

The School of Law and Criminology teaching staff includes:

Lecturer Matteo Zambelli who is a partner in the corporate finance practice of the law firm Zambelli Tassetto, Studio Legale. His areas of expertise include securities regulations, international banking law, legal aspects of international finance and international arbitration.

Lecturer in Law Michael Derks.

Career and study progression

Graduates can seek employment with investment, law, consultancy and accounting firms, especially those that focus on international practice. 

Practising legal professionals and human resource professionals can use their qualification and the skills and knowledge they have gained on the course to progress in their chosen field.

On completing this course successfully, you can choose to continue your studies and progress on to a PhD.

Other options available for LLM International Studies in Intellectual Property Law

  • Full time - September 2017, Ealing site

Fees

Fees for home and EU students

Main feeFees for our 2017 courses have not yet been released.

Funding

A range of loans, bursaries and scholarships are available to help you fund your studies.

Students on some Masters courses may be eligible to apply for a Postgraduate Loan of up to £10,000 as a contribution towards their course and living costs. Find out how to apply for a Postgraduate Loan on GOV.UK

Other loans available to postgraduate students include Professional and Career Development Loans, which also allow you to borrow up to £10,000.  Find out more about Loans on GOV.UK

Additional funding is available to some types of students, such as disabled students. Find out more about funding opportunities

Within the university, we offer a range of scholarships and bursaries including:

  • The William Brake Bursary: a £1,000 award for candidates on undergraduate or postgraduate degree courses
  • The Mollie Clay Scholarship: a £2,500 scholarship awarded to an outstanding student
  • Exclusive alumni discounts: a £2,000 discount on taught postgraduate courses or a 10% discount on research courses, exclusive to students who graduated from the University of West London.

Other scholarships are also available, including awards for specific subjects. Find out more and check your eligibility for the scholarships and bursaries listed above.

Please note fees are paid for each year of study unless otherwise stated. You will be required to re-enrol and pay fees at the beginning of each academic year. Fees may be subject to government regulations on fee increases. Future inflationary increases will be applied to each subsequent year of the course, subject to government regulations on fee increases.

LLM, LLM Award
September Start
Part-time, Full-time Study Mode
2 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

Entry requirements

A good undergraduate degree or equivalent professional qualification with appropriate law content.

Students with three years' legal or relevant commercial work experience will also be considered subject to interviews.

Applicants with extensive work experience will be considered on a case by case basis.

International students need to meet our English language requirement at either IELTS at 6.5 or above, and a minimum of 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening).

In some countries where teaching is in English, we may accept local qualifications. Please visit http://www.uwl.ac.uk/international/your-country to check for local equivalencies.

We offer pre-sessional English language courses if you do not meet these requirements. Find out more about our English Language courses

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