This programme aims to promote advanced knowledge and understanding of intellectual property law within international, European and domestic settings.
The core subjects of the programme are intended to equip students with both an advanced knowledge of substantive intellectual property law and of the place and role of intellectual property within a domestic, regional and international context, laying a foundation for a specialised dissertation.
The programme spans comparative study of the laws of patents, copyright, trademarks, designs, database protection, breach of confidence, passing off and related sui generis rights, as well as investigating a range of issues which underpin contemporary intellectual property law.
The programme allows students to explore intellectual property law not just in its legal but also social, ethical, cultural and commercial contexts.
This programme offers a range of courses from the field of intellectual property with an international perspective, giving you the option to tailor the programme to suit your needs and interests.
The programme structure for 2017/18 is currently being finalised. You will take a total of 120 credits in taught courses, 60 in each semester, which may include the following:
Intellectual Property Law 1: Copyright and Related Rights International Intellectual Property System Intellectual Property Law 2: Industrial Property Intellectual Property Law and Society Managing Intellectual Property
You will also complete a 10,000 word dissertation worth 60 credits.
The subjects of the degree are intended to equip students with both an advanced knowledge of substantive intellectual property law and of the place and role of intellectual property within a domestic, regional and international context, laying a foundation for a specialised dissertation.
By the end of their studies for this degree, students will have acquired a high level of knowledge in the field of intellectual property law, a sophisticated awareness of the problems in the area and of the differing approaches to their solution.
Having studied the programme, students will emerge with an understanding of intellectual Property law not just in its legal but also social, ethical, cultural and commercial contexts.
During their study students will have access to the results of innovative cross-cutting research of the highest quality. The programme is suitable to prepare students for advanced research.
Thanks to kind sponsorship as part of the Edinburgh Law School Tercentenary campaign, Edinburgh Law School is pleased to be able to offer 7 Tercentenary Awards for Excellence of £5,000 towards tuition fees in any LLM or MSc programme offered by the School, starting in September 2017 (including distance learning programmes).You must have applied for study at Edinburgh Law School before applying for this award.
Value of Scholarship(s)
£5,000 towards tuition fees
Any applicant accepted for a place on any of the LLM or MSc programmes offered by the School (including Online Distance Learning programmes) for 2017/18 entry.
A UK 2:1 honours degree in law or its international equivalent. Candidates with a UK 2:1 honours degree (or international equivalent) in a social science subject will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If English is not your first language you must also provide a valid English Language Certificate.
For 2017/18 Entry: £10,800 (UK/EU) £19,300 (International)
Recipient: University of Edinburgh
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