LLM

Intellectual Property & the Digital Economy LLM

Glasgow-smallWithin a rapidly globalising environment of intellectual property and digital commerce, this Masters programme from the University of Glasgow (UK) provides you with a unique opportunity to specialise in this increasingly important area of law.

The programme has been designed to benefit from the expertise assembled in the new RCUK Research Centre for Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Economy: CREATe, led by the Law School at the University of Glasgow. CREATe is a pioneering academic initiative – the first of its kind – analysing copyright law in the context of the cultural and creative industries and innovation.

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LLM in Internet Law and Policy

Strathclyde-smallProvided at the University of Strathclyde since 1991 on a full or part-time attendance basis, and by online distance learning since 1994, the LLM and Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) in Internet Law and Policy (formerly Information Technology and Telecommunications Law) is an internationally renowned postgraduate qualification which currently attracts over 100 students from 20 countries.

As the international nature of the student body demonstrates, Internet Law and Policy is of wide interest and significant importance. The master’s degree in Internet Law and Policy encourages students to consider legal initiatives both at European and International levels as well as within their own jurisdictions.

Students examine a diverse range of key themes including information security, privacy, intellectual property, telecommunications, e-commerce, internet governance and access to public information. These may be undertaken by attendance at The Law School on the University of Strathclyde’s campus, or by internet based distance learning.

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LLM in Media Law Policy and Practice

This degree, offered by the University of East Anglia, has been designed to provide professional practitioners and graduates, in Law or other disciplines, with expert knowledge and a firm grounding in the concepts of media law and the regulation of media communication.

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This Masters degree draws on the University of East Anglia’s international strength in interdisciplinary and comparative approaches to media law, policy and practice. It will particularly appeal to UK and International graduates who want a career in the media or who wish to build on their professional expertise and develop their understanding of the role of media law in private, public or corporate sectors.

The LLM Media Law, Policy and Practice is offered over one year full-time, or two years part-time. Students undertake a range of compulsory and optional modules taught by the Law School. They may also, with the consent of the Course Director, choose modules worth up to 40 credits from other postgraduate courses offered by the University.

This degree also offers an optional Research Methods Training component. Research methods training is likely to be of particular interest to students who are considering working in the following areas: Academic legal research, including study for an advanced research degree, such as an MPhil or PhD, Law reform bodies and legal pressure groups, for example the Law Commission or Liberty, International organisations with a policy research focus, such as OECD, The World Bank.

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LLM in Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law

UEA-smallUniversity of East Anglia’s LLM Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law brings together two of the most important legal questions of the 21st century: the fate of law in the information age, and the management and exploitation of diverse forms of creativity, reputation and innovation. Building on a long record of teaching at the cutting edge of law and technology, the UEA Law School is home to a strong team of scholars investigating everything from IP enforcement to the rights and risks associated with ‘Web 2.0’. Students can choose from a range of specialised, internationally-focused modules on IT and IP, but can also take the opportunity to study subjects in the closely related field of media law, or other subjects offered in the School on commercial and competition law.

The LLM Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law is offered over one year full-time, or two years part-time. Students undertake a range of compulsory and optional modules taught by the Law School. They may also, with the consent of the Course Director, choose modules worth up to 40 credits from other postgraduate courses offered by the University.

This degree also offers an optional Research Methods Training component. Research methods training is likely to be of particular interest to students who are considering working in the following areas: Academic legal research, including study for an advanced research degree, such as an MPhil or PhD, Law reform bodies and legal pressure groups, for example the Law Commission or Liberty, International organisations with a policy research focus, such as OECD, The World Bank.

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LLM International Commercial Law

Nottingham-smallAn increasingly globalised economy requires commercial law to meet a wide variety of exciting challenges, from the transactional to the regulatory, from shipping to finance, from access to markets to dispute resolution. The LLM International Commercial Law at the University of Nottingham reflects international business in its diversity, innovation, and contemporary relevance.

The School of Law boasts an impressive and internationally-renowned team of international commercial lawyers, combining established experts with exciting early-career scholars. Published scholarship is extensive, with every member of the academic staff engaged in high quality research. Current Nottingham academics are authors of several major treatises on international commercial law.

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LLM in Intellectual Property Law

Edinburgh-smallUniversity of Edinburgh’s LLM in Intellectual Property Law offers students the opportunity to explore intellectual Property law not just in its legal but also social, ethical, cultural and commercial contexts. The core subjects of the programme are intended to equip students with both an advanced knowledge of substantive intellectual property law and of the place and role of intellectual property within a domestic, regional and international context, laying a foundation for a specialised dissertation. The programme spans comparative study of the laws of patents, copyright, trade marks, designs, database protection, breach of confidence, passing off and related sui generis rights, as well as investigating a range of issues which underpin contemporary intellectual property law.

By the end of their studies for this degree, students will have acquired a high level of knowledge in the field of intellectual property law, a sophisticated awareness of the problems in the area and of the differing approaches to their solution.

The LLM in Intellectual Property Law may be taken on campus over 1 year full time or 2 years part-time. This LLM may also be taken by distance learning over a period of 1, 2 or 3 years.

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