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  LLM Intellectual Property & Information Technology


University College Dublin    UCD Sutherland School of Law

Full time & Part time September, January LLM Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 years
Law (22)

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Embark on a transformative academic journey with the LLM Intellectual Property & Information Technology programme at the esteemed Sutherland School of Law. This postgraduate course, at level 9 nfq with 90 credits, delves deep into the intricate relationship between information technology and intellectual property law. Through cutting-edge research and collaboration with the UCD School of Computer Science and Informatics, students gain a comprehensive understanding of key areas such as internet filtering, data protection, and patent law. The curriculum offers a diverse range of modules, including Online Regulation, Patent Law, and Data Protection and Privacy, preparing graduates to excel in roles as lawyers, legal advisors, or policymakers in the global arena. Applicants must hold a Law degree or a relevant interdisciplinary qualification with a minimum upper second class honours. Stand out in the dynamic field of technology law with this innovative programme that equips you with the skills and expertise to thrive in a rapidly evolving legal landscape.

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Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

By combining information technology and intellectual property law together, this programme offers a deeper understanding of the interrelationship between these two topics which have emerged as significant areas in the future development of law. The School has established links with the UCD School of Computer Science and Informatics to promote greater understanding in the information technology area. Members of staff in the Sutherland School of Law have engaged in major research in this area spanning the full range of information technology and intellectual property from internet filtering, data protection to the protection of confidential information.

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Entry Requirements

- Applicants must hold a Law degree, or an inter-disciplinary degree in which law was a major component. Applicants must have achieved at least an upper second class honours or equivalent.

- Applicants holding a Graduate Diploma in Law (60 ECTS Credits) may be considered but will normally be admitted only where they can show an exceptionally strong performance in both their undergraduate degree and diploma.

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Jingyi Shi

I found my experience of studying in Sutherland School of Law a valuable complement to my law degree from Nankai University. The academics in UCD are very approachable and the teaching content closely follows the frontier issues and research of intellectual property and information technology. I also found the level of academic feedback and support and the small class sizes very helpful to my studies.

I really enjoyed the opportunity to travel on field trips around Ireland and meet many of the other international students in the law school, allowing me to make friends from different countries and learn more about diverse cultures.

For law students who are looking to study an LLM, Intellectual Property & Information Technology is a really good choice. For students from overseas considering studying abroad, I would highly recommend UCD and in particular Sutherland School of Law."

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