University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Intellectual Property Law

The programme provides students with knowledge and understanding of substantive intellectual property law in its European and international context and to equip them with the theoretical framework necessary to analyse critically the intellectual property law regime. This is a qualifying programme that provides students with the skills and knowledge required for practice; its focus is on UK law and policy within a European, international and comparative context. It provides a thorough grounding in substantive intellectual property law and the economic, social and theoretical basis of the subject; students follow a fixed course of study and, having successfully completed the programme, gain exemptions from the CIPA and ITMA foundation papers.

Entry requirements

An Upper 2nd Class Honours degree in law, or the equivalent; all applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 7.0 (with a minimum writing score of 7.0), TOEFL 263 (computer-based), TOEFL 106 (internet-based), or Cambridge Certificate Grade C.

Course modules

Modules include: Trade mark law and policy; patent law and policy; copyright law and policy; academic skills for legal studies; international carriage of goods by sea; postgraduate competition law in an international context; the principles and practice of corporate governance.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by a dissertation.

Sponsorship information

UK and EU students may be able to apply for an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) studentship; graduates of the Manchester School of Law who are self-funding their postgraduate study are eligible for the School's Alumni Bursary Scheme, whereby students receive a discount of 20 per cent on their annual tuition fees when they register for the programme.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time £ 5,250 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
LLM Full-time £ 12,900 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Manchester Manchester M13 9PL North West

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Enquiries
Telephone number: 
0161 275 4740