Edinburgh Law School

University of Edinburgh

Intellectual Property Law

The programme enables you to study the fundamental principles behind the laws of intellectual property; it aims to provide you with an advanced knowledge of substantive intellectual property law, and of the place and role of intellectual property within domestic, regional and international contexts. This programme enables you to develop a fully rounded understanding of intellectual property rights, their role in society and the impact of intellectual property (IP) on global economics and development; it aims to equip students with an advanced knowledge and understanding of IP law within an international, European and domestic (UK) context. The programme also addresses global policy-making and the framework of international treaties that govern intellectual property law, as well as consideration of IP rights in their social, cultural and commercial contexts.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree or above or equivalent. Applicants with other qualifications are considered on an individual basis. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 7.0 (with at least 6.5 in each module); TOEFL internet-based test 100 (with at least 23 in each module); PTE(A) 67 (with at least 61 in each of the communicative skills sections); or CPE grade B or CAE grade A.

Course modules

You must complete a total of 6 courses (120 credit points), 4 of which must be core IP law courses, and complete a dissertation (60 credit points) over your chosen period of study. Core modules include: Intellectual property law - copyright and related rights; intellectual property law - industrial property; international intellectual property law; legal aspects of managing intellectual property.

Assessment methods


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
LLM On-line study September 2016 - 1 years
LLM On-line study September 2016 - 2 years
LLM On-line study September 2016 - 3 years
LLM On-line study September 2016 - 20 months
LLM On-line study September 2016 - 32 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9JU Scotland

Key information

School of Law Distance learning team
Telephone number: 
0131 650 7129