This programme can be taken full-time over one year, or part-time over two years*. It offers you exclusive access to the whole range of core courses from the field of intellectual property offered in Edinburgh Law School while also giving you the option to tailor the programme to suit your needs and interests.
The programme will consist of 180 credits, comprising taught courses worth 120 credits (60 credits per semester) and a 10,000 word dissertation worth 60 credits.
We are in the process of confirming the programme structure for the 2019-20 academic year. Courses shown below are for illustrative purposes.
Depending on demand, space on specific courses may be limited
Core courses (A minimum of 80 credits to a maximum of 100 credits)
20 credit courses in semester 1
- Intellectual Property Law 1: Copyright and related rights
- International Intellectual Property System
- Intellectual Property and Human Rights
- Intellectual Property Law 2: Industrial Property
- Contemporary Issues in Exploiting Intellectual Property
Optional Courses (0 to a maximum of 40 credits)
Students will have the option to select between 0 and 40 credits from a range of optional courses from the wider offering in the Law School, depending on availability and with the express permission of the Programme Director.
Some optional courses which broadly relate to the field of Intellectual Property and Information Technology are:
- Data Protection and Information Privacy (20 credits, semester 1)
- The Legal Challenges of Information Technologies (20 credits, semester 1)
- Information: Control and Power (20 credits, semester 2)
- International and European Media Law (20 credits, semester 2)
- Law of E-Commerce (20 credits, semester 2)
Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances or lack of demand for particular courses, we may not be able to run all courses as advertised come September 2019.
*Due to current UKBA regulations, the part-time programme is only available to UK or EU students.