Queen Mary - University of London
School of Law, Centre for Commercial Law Studies
Management of Intellectual Property
Master of Science
The MSc course is aimed at those who recognise the increasingly important role of intellectual property in our modern economy. There is continual need in industry, commerce and in those professions concerned with intellectual property law. The course is for science and technology graduates who wish to study intellectual property law to a high level.
All students are required to study the core subject units: Patent Law, Copyright and Designs Law, Law of Trade Marks and Unfair Competition, Competition Law, and Basic Principles of English Law, Practice and Evidence in term one. Occasional additional second semester options may be available.
Three-hour, 15-minute papers for each full core option, for example Copyright and Designs Law I and II.
Two-hour, 15-minute papers for each half option (if half options are run).
Closed book examinations operate for all courses.
Students are offered the chance to undertake additional special papers for intending Patent Attorneys. Those who opt to undertake these exams gain exemption from the CIPA Joint Examination Board foundation-level exams and also gain a pass in the additional Certificate of Intellectual Property Law.
Minimum 2.2 honours degree in natural or medical sciences or engineering. Graduate degrees in mathematics, computer sciences or economics will be considered, but must show that a considerable amount of their previous study covered the areas of science and technology. Overseas applicants will be required to demonstrate a proficiency in the English language (IELTS).
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