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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Law

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    1 year full-time; 2 years part-time; 3 years part-time

  • Course Type

    LLM

  • Course Fees

    Please visit our website for the Intellectual Property and Commercial Practice course fee information.

  • Last Updated

    30 July 2019

The LLM in Intellectual Property and Commercial Practice will give you the knowledge and skills to pave the way to a range of exciting careers in this increasingly recognised field.

You will gain an in-depth understanding of the intangible or ‘hidden’ assets, which typically make up 70% of a company’s value, and will learn how businesses can manage them in the most cost-effective and commercial way.

Why Intellectual Property and Commercial Practice at Swansea?

As a Intellectual Property and Commercial Practice student at the Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law, you will be part of a globally recognised law school, with a thriving academic environment committed to excellence in teaching and research, and offering an exceptional student experience.

  • You will be exempt from the level 2 requirements of CIArb membership, so you can apply for the level of Member of the Institute (MCIArb), on successful completion the International Commercial Arbitration module
  • Swansea University is ranked 26th in the UK for research quality and 22nd for research impact (REF 2014)

Your Intellectual Property and Commercial Practice experience

On this LLM degree in Intellectual Property and Commercial Practice you will gain the knowledge and experience to develop into a 21st century lawyer or legal service practitioner with specialist and in-depth understanding of intellectual property and commercial practice.

Our Intellectual Property and Commercial Practice degrees give you the opportunity to learn from academics who are industry experts, with a wealth of academic and practical experience.

You will also learn through:

  • Guest lectures to give you insight into practice in the field
  • Mooting competitions
  • Summer schools abroad

Intellectual Property and Commercial Practice employment opportunities

Graduates of the LLM in Intellectual Property and Commercial Practice are well positioned for stimulating and rewarding career opportunities.

Improving your employability is a key priority for us, and we organise a range of events to help, including the annual LLM careers fair, which gives you the opportunity to meet local and international law firms, as well as networking events and visits to leading practices in the City of London.

Intellectual Property and Commercial Practice modules

We offer a wide range of modules. It is compulsory for students on this LLM in Intellectual Property and Commercial Practice programme to study Law of Intellectual Assets Management & Transactions. Students will be required to take 3 modules from the following list:

International Intellectual Property Law; International Corporate Law and Governance; E-Commerce; Competition Law; International Commercial Arbitration; Ship and Other Mobile Assets Finance Law

As study on this LLM in Intellectual Property and Commercial Practice continues through the summer, students will be required to enrol on to a second academic year to submit their research projects.

Modules on the Intellectual Property and Commercial Practice course may include:

  • Law of Intellectual Assets Management & Transactions
  • E-Commerce
  • International Intellectual Property Law
  • Competition Law
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • International Corporate Law and Governance
  • Ship and Other Mobile Assets Finance Law

How you're taught on the Intellectual Property and Commercial Practice course

This Master of Laws in Intellectual Property and Commercial Practice programme is modular, with students needing to accumulate 180 credits.

The Intellectual Property and Commercial Practice programme is divide into two parts:

  • Part 1 consists of four modules, each weighted at 30 credits

Following successful completion of the taught modules, students may proceed to part 2:

  • The second part of this LLM consists of two research projects
  • The projects are usually researched and written up over the summer period, and are designed to enable students to develop their research skills

Students enrolled on the LLM in Intellectual Property and Commercial Practice will have to carry out one of their research projects in Law of Intellectual Assets Management & Transactions. Students will choose the second research project from the following areas:

  • International Intellectual Property Law 
  • International Corporate Law and Governance
  • E-Commerce
  • Competition Law
  • International Commercial Arbitration 
  • Ship and Other Mobile Assets Finance Law

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Visit the Intellectual Property and Commercial Practice LLM page on the Swansea University website for more details!

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