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Intellectual Property Law LLM

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Degree awarded
12 months full-time
Entry requirements

A minimum Upper Second class honours degree, or the overseas equivalent, in law.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
There is no limit on the number of places available.
How to apply

Apply online

For September 2016 entry, the deadline for applications will be 15 June 2016 for International applicants, and 15 August 2016 for Home/EU applicants. 

Course options

Full-timePart-timeFull-time distance learningPart-time distance learning

Course description

The LLM Intellectual Property Law will give you a thorough understanding of the law concerning intellectual property and patents in modern business.

Our intellectual property (IP) experts will take you through the economic, social and philosophical aspects of IP law development and encourage you to critically analyse the current legal framework. You will gain advanced knowledge in IP law and concomitant policy, and learn about national and international grant, enforcement and defence of intellectual property rights on a multi-jurisdictional basis.

With research expertise in important industry sectors such as life sciences, healthcare, communications and information technology, our teaching staff offer strong links to the wider IP profession. Contentious issues in intellectual property are connected to developments in high-tech sectors as well as the arts and popular culture, so the course has appeal to a wide range of backgrounds and IP-related careers.

Open days

The School of Law will be represented at the Law Fair at Manchester Central on 17 November 2015 from 12.30 to 4pm, if you wish to speak to us in person on an informal basis.

The Postgraduate Taught Open Day will take place on 25 November 2015 on campus. Please check our website for details.


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2016, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • LLM (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £7,700
    International students (per annum): £15,500

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.

Contact details

Academic department
School of Law
Contact name
Ms Saba Mirshafiei
+44 (0)161 306 1270
+44 (0)161 275 4724
Academic department overview
See: About Us .

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