Why study LLM Intellectual Property at BU?
- Developed in collaboration with The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys and The Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys for students considering a career in law firms, national, regional or international governmental organisations and the industry in the field of intellectual property law
- Understand national, regional and international IP frameworks along with contemporary issues relating to IP and new technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain and 3D printing
- Tailor your degree to suit your interests or career aspirations through a range of optional units
- Have the option to become a Trade Mark Attorney in the UK by completing particular units of the PGCert Intellectual Property (i.e. Copyright and Trade Marks, Patents and Design, International Intellectual Property Practice (Trade Marks Attorney Route)), providing a pathway, and a first step, to becoming a Trade Mark Attorney in the UK. Please note that pursuing this option involves further postgraduate study and securing a traineeship in a UK firm, which will remain your responsibility. Further details.
- Have the option to become a Patent Attorney in the UK by completing particular units of the PGCert Intellectual Property (i.e.Copyright and Trade Marks, Patents and Design, International Intellectual Property Practice (Patent Attorney Route)), providing a pathway to becoming a Patent Attorney in the UK. The Patent Attorney route is only available for students with a degree in a science, engineering, technology or a mathematics-based subject and is not available for students with a first degree in law. Further details.
- Graduate ready to enter a range of potential careers including Associate Directors, In -House counsel, the judiciary, and Associate or Senior Lawyer in IP in international law firms.
- Benefit from the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy and Management (CIPPM)’s membership of the Pan-European Seal Professional Traineeship Programme, allowing you to apply for a 12-month paid traineeship at the EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) or the European Patent Office (EPO). Further details.
The Intellectual Property Regulation Board (IPReg) are the independent regulatory body for patent and trade mark attorneys and are responsible for setting the education and training requirements for qualification as a patent attorney and a trade mark attorney.
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Next start date:
September 2022, January 2023, September 2023
Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus and Lansdowne Campus
1 year full-time or 2 years part-time (September start); 16 months full-time or 27 months part-time (January start)
Intellectual Property Regulation Board
A Bachelor Honours Degree with 2:2 in any subject, or equivalent. For more information check out our full entry requirements.
International entry requirements:
If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component of writing, speaking, listening and reading. For more information check out our full entry requirements.