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What will I learn?

The Intellectual Property Law Postgraduate Certificate is exclusively designed for trainee patent and trade mark attorneys. The programme allows you to study introductory and advanced intellectual property (IP) and technology law and to scrutinise the policies affecting these laws under the guidance of leading scholars in the field.

  • Gain professional accreditation from the Intellectual Property Regulation Board
  • Be a part of Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute (QMIPRI), which runs regular research discussions, seminars and annual events
  • Internationally recognised staff who are advisers to international organisations such as the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), the European Patent Office (EPO), the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) and the European Commission
  • Dedicated law careers advisers who organise events and internship opportunities with top UK and international law firms
  • A full-time, 13-week programme, which runs from mid-September to mid-December, with examinations taking place in January

Facilities

  • Free access to online databases and collections including: LexisNexis, Westlaw, Justis, Eur-lex, Hein-Online and many more
  • The Postgraduate School of Law Centre in Lincoln's Inn Fields and the Graduate Centre at Mile End
  • Queen Mary’s excellent Law Library and European Documentation Centre
  • Access to the University of London’s Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS) and the Library at Senate House

Career paths

There is a very high rate of employment of our students within six months of graduation. We have dedicated law career advisers who organise events and internship opportunities with top UK and international law firms.

Which department am I in?

Law School

Study options

Full Time (4 months)

Tuition fees
£8,350.00 (US$ 11,493) Overall cost
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Lincoln's Inn Fields

67-69 Lincoln's Inn Fields,

London,

WC2A 3JB, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students should have a Bachelors Degree. IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall including 6.0 in Writing, and 5.5 in Reading, Listening and Speaking. 

For international students

Students need to have a 2:2 or above at undergraduate level; Applicants must have substantial experience within the Intellectual Property field (usually six months in a trainee position or similar). IELTS: 7.0 overall including 7.0 in Writing, and 5.5 in Reading, Listening and Speaking. TOEFL: 100 overall including 27 in Writing, 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening and 20 in Speaking.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Queen Mary University of London

Queen Mary is ranked among the 25 most internationally diverse universities in the world and is home to a hugely diverse student population.

  • A leading higher education provider in the UK
  • One of the 24 Russell Group institutions
  • Houses 300 societies and 60 sports clubs
  • Has produced eight Nobel Prize Winners