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    Brunel Law School is a London law school with a truly international outlook. Students from over 100 countries made us their first choice for law, attracted by our diverse portfolio of courses, high quality teaching and close proximity to London.

    Earn whilst you learn

    Our part-time Intellectual Property Law degree requires your attendance for just one afternoon a week, meaning you can continue to work alongside your studies.

    Advance your career with our flexible postgraduate degree

    Our IP Law degree will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the theoretical, practical and management aspects of intellectual property. Designed for trainee patent attorneys and others working within, or embarking on, a career in intellectual property law, practice and administration, our IP Law degree is suitable for both law graduates and graduates from the sciences, technology, engineering or business.

    Teaching informed by world-class research

    The Intellectual Property Law Research Centre at Brunel is well established and highly rated for the quality of its staff publications, research projects and teaching standard. Our staff includes academics and practitioners with recognised expertise in all areas of intellectual property law.

    Course overview

    The programme gives you the opportunity to explore the four core IP disciplines: Patents, Copyright, Trade Marks and Industrial Design; providing detailed insight into the interface between the law, technology, arts and commercial branding. The course has four modules; two modules in each term which are assessed independently by written examination or coursework:

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


    The course is accredited by the statutory regulator Intellectual Property Regulation Board (IPReg) and the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys. Upon successful completion of the Intellectual Property Postgraduate Certificate, students preparing to train as patent attorneys will receive full exemption from all Foundation Level Papers (FC 1, FC 2, FC 3, FC 4, FC 5) set by the Patent Examination Board and the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys.

    Career prospects

    Graduates will have the skills to pursue a career in the area of intellectual property as lawyers (in-house or independent), patent or trade mark attorneys, IP portfolio managers, patent examiners and IP paralegals. The course may also benefit those who deal with intellectual property matters on a regular basis within industry/business.

    Please note that successful completion of the course does not automatically lead to a position as a trainee patent attorney/lawyer.


    The programme starts at the end of September and goes through to the end of March. It is delivered on Wednesdays from 13:00-17:00.

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