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Law - International & European Intellectual Property Law

The LL.M. (Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law) seeks to promote critical analysis of, and reflection on, different aspects of national, European and international intellectual property and information technology law.

This programme is delivered over one academic year. Students are examined in six modules and complete a research dissertation of up to 25,000 words on an approved theme relating to some aspect of International and/or European intellectual property law to be submitted by 29th June 2018.

Entry requirements

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.


One year, full-time

Further enquiries

Course Director
Professor Blanaid Clarke

Course Email

Subjects taught

The modules offered might typically include the following:

Advanced Lawyering Techniques, Comparative Elements of Unfair Competition and Trademark Law, Comparative Product Liability: Common Law, EU and US Perspectives, Contemporary Issues in International Law, Copyright and Innovation, Copyright in the EU Digital Single Market: Law, Policy and Business Practices, Digital Technologies, Privacy and Security of Information, Essential and Emerging Technologies - International and European Law, EU Competition Law, EU Trademark and Design Law, Freedom of Expression and Intellectual Property Law, International and European Copyright Law, and Policy, International Business Tax Law, International Economic Law, International Trade Law, Law and Bioethics, Patent Law in the Globalized World

Students may also choose up to two modules from those offered on the LLM (General). Please see course website for further details.

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 LLM website.

Application date

Closing Date 31 May 2017

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake September 2017

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