What will I learn?

This course had been developed in collaboration with the Joint Examination Board of The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) and The Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA) for both UK and international students who are considering a career in law firms, national, regional or international governmental organisations and the industry, international law firms, the judiciary, In-House counsels, IP portfolio management, or national, regional or international IP organisations.

The course is taught by academics of the renowned Centre for Intellectual Property Policy & Management (CIPPM) and enjoys input from intellectual property practitioners from some of the UK’s leading companies and practices.

Develop an in depth understanding of national, regional and international IP frameworks along with contemporary issues relating to IP and new technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI) and 3D printing.
Benefit from CIPPM’s membership of the Pan-European Seal Professional Traineeship Programme which allows you to apply for a 12-month paid traineeship at the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) or the European Patent Office (EPO)
Students who have completed the following units: Copyright and Trademarks; Patents and Designs and either International Intellectual Property Practice (Patent Attorney Route) or International Intellectual Property Practice (Trademark Attorney Route) will qualify with a PGCert Intellectual Property which provides full exemptions from the foundation level examinations for qualification as a patent attorney or trade mark attorney in the UK (IPReg/CIPA/CITMA).
Tailor your degree to suit your interests or career aspirations through a range of option units
Graduate ready to enter a range of potential careers including Associate Directors, In -House counsels, the judiciary, and Associate or Senior Lawyer in IP in international law firms.

Course details

On this course you will be taught by a range of staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This will include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners, demonstrators, technicians and research students. You will also benefit from regular guest lectures from industry.

In order to achieve full exemptions from the foundation level examinations for qualification as a patent attorney or trade mark attorney in the UK (IPReg/CIPA/CITMA), you must successfully complete the following units:

Both Copyright & Trademarks and Patents & Designs AND either International IP Practice (Patent Attorney Route) OR International IP Practice (Trade Mark Attorney Route).

Careers

Opportunities such as a 12-month paid traineeship European Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) or the European Patent Office (EPO) make this course a great option to prepare you for a legal career.

Graduates from the course have gone on to work for the likes of Axis Associates International Co. Ltd, the Court of Justice, Spoor & Fisher, and UPTX among many others.

Which department am I in?

Department of Humanities and Law

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£14,000.00 (US$ 18,666) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Lansdowne Campus

Lansdowne,

Christchurch Road,

Bournemouth,

BH1 3JJ, England

Full Time (16 months)

Tuition fees
£14,000.00 (US$ 18,666) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

24 January 2022

Venue

Lansdowne Campus

Lansdowne,

Christchurch Road,

Bournemouth,

BH1 3JJ, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must hold a US Bachelor's (Honours) degree in a relevant subject and may need some relevant work experience, depending on the course.

For international students

Students need a bachelors honours degree with 2:2 in any subject, or equivalent. Overseas students will be required to demonstrate IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in writing, speaking, listening and reading, or equivalent and TOEFL IBT with an overall score of 60.

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

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Kaplan International College (KIC) London
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