The University of Law

The University of Law

Legal Practice (Intellectual Property)

This course will provide you with valuable insight into how the English legal system operates, with an emphasis on your chosen specialist legal area of either Conflict Resolution (which involves disputes between businesses) or Intellectual Property (including copyright, patents and trademarks). You'll be taught by qualified legal experts in workshop style, with high levels of contact time. This qualification will equip you with the practical skills to assist you in gaining employment within your specialist area in a legal or commercial capacity. If you are already working in these fields, our LLMs will enhance your CV and help you take on a more senior role.

Entry requirements

LLM: Students should possess a UK bachelor's degree in any subject at 2:2 or above or equivalent qualifications. While we accept applications from English law graduates, you are likely to repeat many themes from your undergraduate degree. We recommend that you consider the online version of this course in the first place which has been designed for those with a qualification in law. Graduates from The University of Law's LLB programmes are not eligible for this course. Overseas graduates, in addition to the above, we also require an English language qualification at a level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or above, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component. If you have completed a degree outside the UK and you do not come from a majority English speaking country: A certified copy of any document that proves that you are qualified in English at CEFR level B2 or above in each of the four components of language learning.

Course modules

Term 1: English legal system and business structures; English law of obligations. Term 2: Intellectual property law and practice; commercial law and practice. Term 3: Professional practice dissertation.

Assessment methods

The taught modules are each assessed by a written coursework assignment (6,000 words each). The professional practice dissertation module will be assessed by submission of a dissertation (7,500 words). The professional practice dissertation provides an opportunity for sustained, in-depth and intensive investigation into, and reflection upon, a specialist area of legal practice related to conflict resolution or intellectual property. It is supported by an online study unit on research methods.

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Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time March 2019 11,500 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
LLM Full-time March 2019 8,500 per Whole course (Home/EU) 1 Years

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