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University of West London: International Studies in Intellectual Property Law

Institution University of West London
Department School of Law
Telephone 02082312468
Study type Taught


The digital era has increased opportunities for graduates who speak more than one language and have intellectual property law qualifications. If you are a law graduate, practising lawyer or a business professional this course has been designed to equip you with the expertise in IP law and technology that international organisations and law firms now look for.

Your studies will cover both legal and commercial areas of expertise, giving you a well-rounded qualification. Furthermore, your tutors and lecturers have significant practical experience and good connections with industry.

By taking this specialised course covering IP law across national borders, you will enhance your prospects for a career in this highly valued area.

If you are a law graduate, a practising lawyer or a business professional from anywhere in the world and you wish to develop specialist legal and commercial expertise in intellectual property law and technology, this LLM in intellectual property could give you the skills you need.

You will study the most important components of international intellectual property law, such as copyright, patents and trademarks, and how these forms of intellectual property are protected in the digital age. You will look at the European and international aspects of patent law, as well as legal questions associated with new technologies, multimedia and cyberspace.

In addition to these specialised topics, you will examine international commercial law and related subjects. This will help to put IP into the context of modern international business relations.

Your teaching staff are highly qualified and have current experience of international legal practice. Their expertise will inform your studies and help you to identify a relevant topic, which supports your professional goals, for your dissertation.

Furthermore, you will have access to an on-site courtroom with laptops and video equipment for judges/advocates, which is ideal for student mooting competitions.

Our Student Law Society is highly active and will provide valuable networking opportunities in addition to social events.

Teaching time For full time study, you will have on average four hours of teaching time each week. In addition, you will complete a 15,000-word dissertation, which will be supported by a module dedicated to research methodologies and tools.


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