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Intellectual Property Law PGCert

Key information
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Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Intellectual Property

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

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.

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. You’ll benefit from the guidance of dedicated careers advisors and the expertise of your personal tutor so whether you want to explore your passion for law or already have your dream job in mind, we’ll support you on your career journey. Our strong links with industry will help you to boost your career potential. Brunel is one of the few UK universities on the Blake Morgan Brand Ambassador Scheme – offering great work experience opportunities, mentoring programmes and giving you great exposure to the graduate recruitment team of a leading law firm.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-19

Modules

Rationale, requirements for patentability, ownership and licensing, infringement, remedies, defences. Practice and management of patents: obtaining a patent in the UK, EPC procedure, PCT procedure. Obtaining a patent in other jurisdictions.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£3,380

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£5,620

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants need to have 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 will be considered, with Patents and Intellectual Property work experience, on an individual basis, and applicants may be required to attend an interview.

University information

Based in Uxbridge, on the outskirts of west London, Brunel University London offers over 100 specialist postgraduate courses, which you can study both full-time and part-time. 30% of their students are postgraduates, and 15% of their attendees are mature students. It’s comprised of three colleges Engineering, Design & Physical Sciences Business, Arts & Social Sciences Health & Life Sciences It also has three research...more

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