This innovative degree blends advanced-level teaching and research in intellectual property with practical and professional skills training to provide you with a valuable basis for a successful career in intellectual property law.

Intellectual Property Law at Aberdeen provides a challenging and stimulating degree that equips you for a future in innovation, brands and cultural heritage.

This constantly evolving field explores the key issues of control and reward in innovation and society. It is concerned with areas such as arts, literature, trademarks, brands, health, media, food, agriculture and new information technologies such as artificial intelligence and 3D printing.

The programme offers an opportunity for students from the UK and overseas to explore a range of fascinating, multi-faceted legal and societal questions. Intellectual property law is a valuable asset to businesses and you will gain a deep understanding of its benefits and challenges within corporate and economic frameworks.

You will have the opportunity to learn about the power and challenges of intellectual property, including its limits in terms of innovation, creativity and development. In addition, the Law School also has other existing LLM courses that fit well within the programme, such as: World Trade Organisation, International Food Law, Energy and Environmental Law, International Trade and Finance Law, and International Commercial Arbitration.

This programme was designed by intellectual property law experts at the University alongside external intellectual property experts. With this combined input, you will gain unique insights into the subject and will advance your understanding of the factors that influence it. The programme has been carefully coordinated to align with the competencies required for today’s international job market.

The University of Aberdeen is known for attracting world-class teaching staff with international experience in their specialist subjects meaning you will have access to first rate teaching from globally respected thought leaders.

Why Study Intellectual Property Law with Professional Skills?

Ever since the University’s opening in 1495, the Law School has played a pivotal role in Aberdeen’s history – and there’s no substitute for experience. Our Intellectual Property Law programme is one of the more recent additions to our Law School’s suite of LLM programmes.

It is one of the most valuable assets in business and at Aberdeen you will have the opportunity to explore its power and learn about its challenges from activists and competitors. You will learn how intellectual property can aid and limit innovation, creativity and development, within a range of corporate and economic frameworks.

  • The School of Law is ranked 9th in the UK for Law (The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021).
  • There are over 40 nationalities within the School of Law postgraduate community, so you will benefit from the experiences of international students from all over the world.

Students choose to study Law at Aberdeen because of our reputation for academic excellence and unrivalled student experience. At Aberdeen, you will:

  • Gain a degree in a challenging and stimulating subject that will enable you to engage with a future that lies in innovation.
  • Develop valuable transferable skills, gain advanced knowledge and build networks upon which to base your future career.
  • Study at Aberdeen’s Law School, which will provide you with rich and varied opportunities for postgraduate learning and research.
  • Benefit from learning about intellectual property laws overseas as well as in the UK as our programme attracts students from all over the world.
  • Benefit from studying in small class sizes and have the opportunity to learn in a friendly community where you will have access to teaching staff whenever you need.

The University also has a leading Law careers service that organises events focused on providing you with the additional skills needed to make the most of your career potential.

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