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About Intellectual Property Law, LLM - at Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL)

On the Intellectual Property LLM, you will have the opportunity to explore a range of intellectual property areas, issues, and industries, ranging from the life sciences, through to music, film, fashion, interactive entertainment, and the creative industries, as well as significant social and global policy, including agriculture, development, animal welfare, and trade. You will have the opportunity to be taught by leading scholars and participate in one of most stimulating intellectual property research and teaching environments in the world.

  • Internationally recognised staff who are advisers to international organisations such as the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), the European Patent Office (EPO), the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) and the European Commission
  • High rate of student employment within six months of graduation
  • Be a part of Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute (QMIPRI), which runs regular research discussions, seminars and annual events

Study intellectual property law to a high level on this reputable LLM in Intellectual Property from Queen Mary. You will be taught by internationally recognised and highly experienced experts across a wide range of specialised topics and areas in one of the biggest Intellectual Property LLM programmes in the world.

Intellectual property law has become an interdisciplinary field comprised of law, engineering, medical science, economics, philosophy, anthropology, cognitive science, and numerous other fields. The Intellectual Property LLM explores this exciting area of law through a range of perspectives, including music, fashion, film, agriculture, medicine and health, animals and welfare, technology and artificial intelligence, and more. Throughout the modules, you will have the opportunity to study the full range of intellectual property rights, including trade marks, patents, designs, copyright and related rights and more.

You will be part of a truly international cohort, with fellow students attending from over 80 countries across the world. You will work with academics and professionals with experiences from different jurisdictions, enriching your class discussions and debates.

You will also get the chance to apply for a 12-month paid traineeship at the OHIM or EPO under the Pan-European Seal Professional Traineeship programme. This invaluable opportunity could help you get a foot in the door of the competitive world of IP through valuable on-the-job, multicultural professional work experience.

We also offer the J.A.L. Sterling Postgraduate Bursary Award of up to £6,000 towards tuition fees for the Intellectual Property Law LLM.

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Structure

You will need to complete 180 credits in total.

Full year programme:

  • 180 credits of taught modules (this can include a 30 credits elective dissertation)

Learn more about Intellectual Property Law, LLM - at Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL)

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Notes about fees for this course

Full-time study

September 2024 | 1 year

Conditional deposit

Home: Not applicable

Overseas: £2000
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Part-time study

September 2024 | 2 years

The course fee is charged per annum for 2 years. Note that fees may be subject to an increase on an annual basis - see details on our tuition fees page.

Conditional deposit

Home: Not applicable

Overseas: £2000
Information about deposits

Queen Mary alumni can get a £1000, 10% or 20% discount on their fees depending on the programme of study. Find out more about the Alumni Loyalty Award

Entry requirements

UK

Degree requirements

A 2:1 or above at undergraduate level in Law or a degree with substantial law content.

Law graduates with a 2:2 honours degree who also have other legal qualifications and/or substantial professional legal experience may also qualify.

Other routes

Non-law graduates with a minimum second class honours degree, that have also obtained a Merit (or 60 per cent) in the Common Professional Examination (CPE) or Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) recognised by the UK professional bodies, may also qualify. Non-law graduates may also be considered on the basis of exceptional professional experience (of at least five years) in a legal area or an area directly related to their programme of study.

Find out more about how to apply for our postgraduate taught courses.

Visit the course page for international entry requirements.

Fees, Funding and Scholarships at Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL)

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