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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Law

  • Start Date

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  • Course Duration

    4 months Full-time

  • Course Type

    PgCert

  • Course Fees

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  • Last Updated

    05 February 2019

Course content

Download the Specialist Programmes in Intellectual Property Law induction information [PDF 19KB].

Intellectual Property (IP) Law has become an interdisciplinary field comprised of law, engineering, medical science, economics, and numerous other fields. The Certificate in Intellectual Property Law is designed exclusively for trainee patent and trade mark attorneys. It is a one semester (13 week) course with a high concentration on many of the practical aspects of patents, trade marks and designs & copyright, and features greater involvement of patent and trade mark practitioners to complement the academic treatment of the subject matter. This course is approved by IPReg, CIPA and CITMA and is a recognised foundation exempting programme by these organisations.

The teaching term runs from 12 September or the first Monday following this date annually and finishes in mid-December. Exams run over two weeks in January annually.

This programme will:

  • Feature the involvement of patent and trade mark practitioners.
  • Offer you exemption from the IPReg foundation examinations. If you complete your examinations successfully, you will be exempt from the foundation level papers governed by IPReg of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys and the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys.

Structure

The Certificate in Intellectual Property Law is available to study over one semester (13 weeks).

Compulsory modules

  • You must pass all modules and obtain 60 credits in total.
  • Designs and Copyright Law (Compulsory non-credit bearing) examined by one 2hr 15 min exam (IPLC122)
  • Law of Trade Marks (30 credits) examined by one 2hr and one 2hr 15 min exam (IPLC121)
  • Patent law (30 credits) examined by one 2hr and one 2hr 15 min exam (IPLC123)
  • Fundamentals of Law and Professional Ethics (Compulsory non-credit bearing and assessed by MCQ paper – IPLC025).

All students must attend Fundamentals of Law and Professional Ethics, which is non-credit bearing but is of special relevance to intellectual property practitioners and part of the accreditation process for exemption status with IPReg.

There is an intensive two weeks of teaching from 16-27 September 2019, 9am-6pm daily.

Regular teaching commences 16 September – 13 December 2019, with 3 - 6 hours daily teaching usually between 9am – 5pm, usually from Monday to Wednesday, but with up to 4 intensive full weeks.

Assessment

You will be assessed by examination for all modules. For the Fundamentals of Law and Professional Ethics this is by way of a multiple choice examination paper. For Patents and Trade Marks modules; 1 x 2 hour and 1 x 2hr 15min exam paper for each module; for the Designs and Copyright module, 1 x 2hr 15min exam paper.

Fees

Tuition fees for Home and EU students

2019/20 Academic Year

Full time £7,050

Part-time study is not available for this course

Tuition fees for International students

2019/20 Academic Year

Full time £7,150

Part-time study is not available for this course

Funding

There are a number of sources of funding available for Masters students.

These include a significant package of competitive Queen Mary bursaries and scholarships in a range of subject areas, as well as external sources of funding.

School of Law scholarships

The School of Law offers a range of scholarships for Law Masters programmes each year. Full details are made available on the law funding page from October – November each year.

Queen Mary bursaries and scholarships

We offer a range of bursaries and scholarships for Masters students including competitive scholarships, bursaries and awards, some of which are for applicants studying specific subjects.

Read more about funding a masters

Alternative sources of funding

Home/EU students can apply for a range of other funding, such as Professional and Career Development Loans, and Employer Sponsorship, depending on their circumstances and the specific programme of study.

Overseas students may be eligible to apply for a range of external scholarships and we also provide information about relevant funding providers in your home country.

Detailed information about postgraduate funding options is available in our Postgraduate Funding Guide.

Read more about funding a masters.

Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 5079

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Other financial help on offer at Queen Mary

We offer one to one specialist support on all financial and welfare issues through our Advice and Counselling Service, which you can access as soon as you have applied for a place at Queen Mary.

Our Advice and Counselling Service also has lots of Student Advice Guides on all aspects of finance including:

Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 8717


Visit the PGCert Intellectual Property Law page on the Queen Mary University of London website for more details!

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