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Course summary

This course offers a detailed insight into law, management and policy relating to patents, copyright, trademarks, and other intellectual property rights. Providing both international and comparative perspectives, you’ll cover traditional intellectual property issues such as industrial property, artistic works and brands, and also emerging areas of policy including the digital economy and biotechnology. The course reflects the growing importance of international developments in intellectual property and confronts growing controversies. These include the relationships between intellectual property and human rights norms, access to knowledge, new technologies and economic development. Throughout the course we’ll encourage you to: -explore the international norms and institutions relating to intellectual property such as the World Trade Organisation’s TRIPS Agreement -consider the wider social and economic implications of intellectual property for health, culture, education, technology, innovation, and economic development


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Assessment method

Assessment is undertaken by a variety of methods but typically involves the writing of an essay at the end of each module. We assess the dissertation through your submission of a written piece of work of up to 10,000 words.

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in law. Applicants with good degrees in other subjects will be considered. English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in all components. Visit our website for full entry requirements, including the alternative qualifications we accept.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Intellectual Property Law at University of Leeds - UCAS