The LLM in Intellectual Property Law programme allows students to study introductory and advanced intellectual property (IP) and technology law and to scrutinise the policies affecting intellectual property and technology law under the guidance of leading scholars in the field. Students will be able to study a wide range of topics from the protection of inventions, products, trade marks, creative works and designs to the global policy surrounding the law.
To specialise in this area, you must select 90 credits of modules from this list and do your compulsory dissertation in the field of Intellectual Property Law (45 credits). The additional 45 credits of taught modules can be in this area or can be unrelated and therefore selected from the full list of LLM modules.
All modules are 22.5 credits unless otherwise stated.
Note: Not all of the modules listed will be available in any one year and semesters listed can be subject to change. Any modules not available in the forthcoming academic session will be marked as soon as this information is confirmed by teaching academics.
The updated module list below represents the result of our ongoing modularisation of the LLM which is intended to offer students greater flexibility and choice of module options.
◦ QLLM025 E-Commerce Law (45 credits) ◦ QLLM076 Media Law (45 credits) ◦ QLLM095 Intellectual Property and the Creative Industries (45 credits) ◦ QLLM145 Intellectual Property in Business (45 credits) ◦ QLLM162 Intellectual Property Taxation (Sem 2) ◦ QLLM178 Competition Law, Intellectual Property and Innovation (45 credits) ◦ QLLM308 Civil Enforcement of Intellectual Property (Sem 1) (Not running 2016-17) ◦ QLLM309 Criminal Enforcement of Intellectual Property (Sem 2) (Not running 2016-17) ◦ QLLM314 Transnational Law and Governance (Sem 1) ◦ QLLM315 Transnational Law and Governance in Practice (Sem 2) ◦ QLLM328 Digital Intellectual Property Law (sem 1) ◦ QLLM329 Informational Technology Transactions (sem 2) ◦ QLLM330 Comparative Copyright Law (sem 1) ◦ QLLM331 International Copyright: International Treaties and Cross-Border Litigation (sem 1) ◦ QLLM332 Comparative Law of Patents and Trade Secrets (sem 1) ◦ QLLM333 International Law of Patents and Related Rights (sem 2) ◦ QLLM334 Licensing Intellectual Property (sem 1) ◦ QLLM335 Intellectual Property and Fashion: Art and Design (sem 1) ◦ QLLM336 Intellectual Property and Fashion: Business and Law (Sem 2) (Not running 2016-17) ◦ QLLM337 Design and Intellectual Property: EU and US ◦ QLLM338 International and Comparative Law of Unfair Competition (sem 1) ◦ QLLM339 The Law of Registered Trade Marks (sem 2) ◦ QLLM340 Global Intellectual Property: Fundamental Principles (Sem 1) ◦ QLLM341 Global Intellectual Property: Technology and Policy (sem 2) ◦ QLLM342 Interactive Entertainment and Intellectual Property Law (sem 1) ◦ QLLM343 Interactive Entertainment Law: Contracts and Regulation (sem 2) ◦ QLLM344 The Law of Film (sem 1) ◦ QLLM345 The Business of Film (Sem 2) (Not running 2016-17) ◦ QLLM346 EU Copyright Law (sem 2) ◦ QLLM347 The Law of Geographical Indications (GIs) (sem 2) ◦ QLLM348 Music Industry Contracts (sem 2) ◦ QLLM349 Transnational Mooting (sem 1) ◦ QLLM389 Copyright and Trademark in China (sem 1) ◦ QLLM390 Patent and Design in China (sem 2) ◦ QLLM400 United States Energy Law, Regulation and Policy (sem 1)