Intellectual Property and Information Technology have become significant and growing areas of law at both a European and an international level. With this in mind, the Law School recently introduced a new LL.M. in Intellectual Property and Information Technology law. This masters programme, popular with both EU and non-EU students, provides graduates with a knowledge base and a range of core tools to use in their future research or in their practice as intellectual property and information technology lawyers.
The LL.M. (Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law) is delivered over one academic year. It seeks to promote critical analysis of, and reflection on, different aspects of national, European and international intellectual property and information technology law. Students on this programme are examined in six modules and will also complete a research dissertation on a topic approved by the Dissertation Director and related to Intellectual Property and/or Information Technology law.
The modules offered on this programme cover both the substantive and practical elements of Intellectual Property and Information Technology law within a European and international context. Module offerings may include Data Protection, Digital Technologies Law, Copyright Law, Trademark and Design Law, Patent Law and much more. Students may also choose up to two modules from the wide array offered on the LLM (General) ranging from Aviation Law, Financial Services Law to Human Rights Law and Islamic Law.
The Law School reserves the right to vary the above list and, in particular, the right to withdraw and add modules. Note that modules are offered in one semester only and timetabling considerations may also restrict choice. Further information on the precise modules available in a given year is available on the LL.M website.
Professor Gerry Whyte
Applications are therefore invited from well-qualified graduates who hold a very good Honors Bachelor degree in law or in a law-based interdisciplinary programme.
Applications will also be considered from exceptional graduates in related disciplines in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences who can convincingly demonstrate that their studies have fully prepared them for the LLM.
Assuming that this basic pre-requisite is in place, thereafter admission to the various LLM programmes is at the absolute discretion of the School of Law, which will decide on questions of admission having regard to a wide range of academic criteria, including the quality of the individual application and the objectives of ensuring a diverse LLM class of the highest possible academic calibre. Admission requirements may vary from programme to programme and from year to year.
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Last updated February 27, 2018