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Intellectual Property Law Postgraduate Certificate

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Subject area: Law
Mode of study

1-year part-time

PG code

M200PINPRLAW

Start date

January, September

Location of study

Brunel University London campus

Overview

The Brunel Intellectual Property Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) is a unique, part-time programme designed for trainee patent attorneys and people wishing to pursue a career in intellectual property law and practice.

You will get a comprehensive overview of the theoretical, practical and management aspects of intellectual property, at both national and international levels, with a solid grounding in:

  • the basic rules and principles of intellectual property law as well as the nature and scope of these rights 
  • the procedures for the granting and recognition of these rights 
  • the mechanisms for the enforcement of these rights 
  • patents, copyrights, trademarks and contract resolution

The course is suitable for law graduates and those with backgrounds in the sciences, technology, engineering and business. Non-graduates currently working in the area of intellectual property are also considered. No prior legal knowledge is required, as you will be introduced to the essential legal principles throughout the course. As this is a part-time, you can remain in full-time employment while you study. UK employers currently sponsor over 80% of students taking the course.

The programme runs from the end of September to the end of March and is delivered on Wednesdays from 1pm to 5pm.

As innovation in technology, medicine and business methods advance, employers are looking for candidates with the skill and knowledge to keep up with the complexities of intellectual property law. Your Brunel Intellectual Property PGCert will do just that and make you a preferred prospect by law firms and businesses.

Enquiries

Contact our Enquiries team.
Course Enquiries: +44 (0)1895 265599 (before you submit an application)
Admissions Office: +44 (0)1895 265265 (after you submit an application)


Course content

The Intellectual Property Law PGCert consists entirely of compulsory modules.

Compulsory modules

  • Copyright, Design and Allied Rights
  • Patent Law and Practice
  • Trade Marks and Allied Rights
  • Managing Intellectual Property

Read more about the structure of postgraduate degrees at Brunel and what you will learn on the course.

Entry criteria 2019/20

  • A 2:2 (or above) UK Honours degree,or equivalent internationally recognised qualification, in Law, Sciences, Engineering, Technology and Humanities (i.e. Psychology; Sociology).
  • Other related disciplines and qualifications, in conjunction with patents and intellectual property work experience, will be considered on an individual basis, and applicants may be required to attend an interview.

Entry criteria are subject to review and change each academic year.


International and EU entry requirements

If your country or institution is not listed or if you are not sure whether your institution is eligible, please contact Admissions

This information is for guidance only by Brunel University London and by meeting the academic requirements does not guarantee entry for our courses as applications are assessed on case-by-case basis.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 65% (min 60% in all areas)

You can find out more about the qualifications we accept on our English Language Requirements page.

If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you must prove knowledge of the English language so that we can issue you a Certificate of Acceptance for Study (CAS). To do this, you will need an IELTS for UKVI or Trinity SELT test pass gained from a test centre approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and on the Secure English Language Testing (SELT) list. This must have been taken and passed within two years from the date the CAS is made.

Should you wish to take a pre-sessional English course to improve your English prior to starting your degree course, you must sit the test at an approved SELT provider for the same reason.

We offer our own BrunELT English Test and have pre-sessional English language courses for students who do not meet requirements or who wish to improve their English. You can find out more information on English courses and test options at the Brunel Language Centre.

Teaching and learning

Intellectual Property Law at Brunel University is at the forefront of scholarship in the discipline and highly rated for the quality of its staff publications, research projects and teaching standards.

Our tutors include academics and practitioners with recognised expertise in all areas of intellectual property law.

Should you need any non-academic support during your time at Brunel, the Student Support and Welfare Team are here to help.

Assessment and feedback

Each module will be assessed independently by way of a written examination or coursework.

Read our guide on how to avoid plagiarism in your assessments at Brunel.

Fees and funding

Fees for 2019/20 entry

UK/EU students: £3,380 part-time

International students: £5,620 part-time

Some courses incur additional course related costs. You can also check our on-campus accommodation costs for more information on living expenses.

January 2019

UK/EU students: £3,250 part-time

International students: £5,400 part-time

Read about funding opportunities available to postgraduate students

UK/EU students can opt to pay in six equal monthly instalments: the first instalment is payable on enrolment and the remaining five by Direct Debit or credit/debit card.

Overseas students can opt to pay in two instalments: 60% on enrolment, and 40% in January for students who commence their course in September (or the remaining 40% in March for selected courses that start in January).