The LLM Intellectual Property and Data Protection Law will give you the knowledge and understanding you need to work in this area of the law. You will study two compulsory modules – Intellectual Property Law and Data Protection Law – along with two optional modules of your choice.
You will examine the development of both intellectual property law and data protection law as distinct areas of legal practice and consider their ongoing reform and development, particularly in light of continuing technological advancements.
The Intellectual Property Law module will also consider the current intellectual property framework from a national, European and international perspective, along with copyright, trademarks, patent law and design rights.
The Data Protection Law module will also include topics such as current data protection legislation, key concepts such as the notions of ‘informed consent’ and ‘personal data’, the obligations of data controllers, the rights of data subjects, and the emergence of Big Data and the Internet of Things.
Data protection and intellectual property are fast-moving sectors, particularly in view of the continual advancements in twenty-first-century technology. This course is constantly updated to reflect new developments and best practice, and is supported by the latest research and methods. The content is delivered by specialists in their field who are at the forefront of their discipline, and is designed to equip you with the vital skills you will need for a career in the area of intellectual property and data protection.
The wide range of optional modules available to you enable you to tailor your course according to the career path you plan to follow. You can also combine similar pathways, and graduate with a named joint pathway. In addition to your degree modules, you can choose from a range of extra-curricular programmes to develop your skills further.
The LLM Intellectual Property and Data Protection Law is designed to equip you with the skills, knowledge and practical experience you will need to launch your career in any sector that requires this specialist knowledge in today’s globalised and interconnected world. Doors will open for you into the private sector, into consultancy work, into the public sector, or even into an academic or a research career.
Our innovative teaching methods combine class seminars and practical work to give you every opportunity make the most of your studies. Group discussions enable you to consolidate and deepen your learning, and role plays and debates will also complement the teaching sessions and develop your skills, including those of negotiation, debating, presentation and teamwork.
Independent study is also essential, to enhance your class learning and to broaden your understanding of your subject. The two compulsory modules are assessed via written coursework, which are great opportunities to demonstrate your knowledge and ability to formulate arguments and solutions.
|Intellectual Property 2||30 Credits||Compulsory|
|Data Protection Law||30 Credits||Compulsory|
|Research Methods and Skills||0 Credits||Compulsory|
|Alternative Dispute Resolution||30 Credits||Optional|
|Banking Law 2||30 Credits||Optional|
|Public International Law 2||30 Credits||Optional|
|International Commercial Law 2||30 Credits||Optional|
|Legal Risk Management, Governance and Compliance||30 Credits||Optional|
|Company Law 2||30 Credits||Optional|
|International Environmental Law||30 Credits||Optional|
|International Energy Law||30 Credits||Optional|
|Medical Law and Ethics||30 Credits||Optional|
|International Human Rights Law||30 Credits||Optional|
|Islamic Finance Law||30 Credits||Optional|
|International Development Law||30 Credits||Optional|
|Private International Law||30 Credits||Optional|
|Emerging technologies and law||30 Credits||Optional|
|International Electronic Communications Law||30 Credits||Optional|
|Corporate Governance||30 Credits||Optional|
|Employment law||30 Credits||Optional|
|International Financial Law 2||30 Credits||Optional|
*Tuition fees are charged annually. The fees quoted above are for the specified year(s) only. Fees may be higher in future years, for both new and continuing students. Please see the University’s Fees and Finance Policy (and in particular the section headed “When tuition fees change”), for further information about when and by how much the University may increase its fees for future years.
The University of Hertfordshire offers a great choice of student accommodation, on campus or nearby in the local area, to suit every student budget.
A first degree in Law (or a subject in a related discipline, such as Business, Political Science or International Relations) at a minimum of 2:2. Or, an overseas qualification which is equivalent to a UK Honours degree, minimum 2:2 classification.
You must also satisfy the University’s English language requirement for the course, which is a GCSE grade 4 or above (Grade C or above under the old grading structure), or IELTS at 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band. For country specific qualifications, please visit our Your Country page.
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