Start Dates
January and July
Master of Laws (LLM) in Legal Practice (Intellectual Property)
12 to 60 months
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Gain professional skills for careers in today's booming business and legal fields, such as product law litigation, brand management, technology acquisition, and copyright protection.

The Master of Laws (LLM) in Legal Practice (Intellectual Property) is designed and delivered online by The University of Law’s expert faculty of lawyers. Students receive high levels of one-to-one support, with firm emphasis on the practical application of asset protection in the real world. After graduation, you will become part of the UK’s largest alumni network, and enjoy lifelong access to The University of Law’s award-winning careers service.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Laws (LLM) in Legal Practice (Intellectual Property) will possess career-ready skills in:

  • All major IP rights - copyright, trademarks, patents, designs, and other IP protection

  • The global policy framework that governs IP law

  • The role and impact of IP in society and on global economics

  • IP rights in diverse social, cultural, and commercial contexts

  • The practical application of IP theory to real-world scenarios 

  • The course can be studied over a period of up to 5 years. Each study module carries 30 credits, and the dissertation carries 60 credits. As an online student you will have access to the following resources:

    • Online portal for articles and primary source information: Business Source Complete, Keynote, Financial Times Newspaper Online and Emerald Database
    • Law Resource Pack with statutory extracts, institutional rules, guidelines and court rules you will consult for each module
    • Learning outcome mind maps, tuition videos, and key articles with discussion questions
    • Unit introductions, i-Tutorials, reading lists, video demonstrations
    • Consolidation of each unit which includes core content review and summaries
    • UK bachelor’s degree in any subject at 2.2 or above, or its equivalent.
    • English language equivalent of IELTS 6.5 or above, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component
  • The Master of Laws (LLM) in Legal Practice (Intellectual Property) programme is made up of of two compulsory modules and two elective modules.

    All students are required to submit a 15,000 word dissertation on intellectual property law. Follow this link to see the full programme syllabus

  • Based on January 2017 class



Zafar Anjum
I recommended The University of Law to one of my colleagues who was specifically looking for an online LLM and I will definitely recommend it further.
— Zafar Anjum, LLM (Intellectual Property), United Arab Emirates
Richard Haggett
The online LLM equips you with transferable, practice-focused skills delivered in the context of areas of commercial law.
— Richard Haggett, National Programmes Director - Online Programmes, The University of Law
Joanna Ballard
This programme is attractive to senior executives in organisations who are in contact with lawyers and want to understand the legal side of their roles.
— Joanna Ballard, Director of Design and Assessment, The University of Law

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