Intellectual Property at Brunel Law School
Brunel Law School is a diverse and vibrant community where you will be supported in your studies and encouraged to develop your skills for your future career in intellectual property.
Studying at Brunel Law School brings with it the benefit from learning in a building dedicated to law, with excellent research facilities, allowing you to be surrounded by fellow, like-minded law students and academics who are focused on your education.
Brunel is a single campus in Uxbridge, West London. The campus is just a short drive from the M25, M4 and M40 motorways, 20 minutes from Heathrow airport, plus only a 40-minute tube ride away from central London, perfect for those travelling in from their work.
Our IP courses are taught by a team of prolific academics and industry experts with a strong reputation specialising in the area of intellectual property.
At Brunel Law school we offer two intellectual property programmes at postgraduate level;
Intellectual Property Law Postgraduate Certificate PgCert
A unique, part-time programme designed for trainee patent attorneys and people wishing to pursue a career in intellectual property law
The part-time nature of the PgCert makes it possible to gain valuable knowledge of intellectual property law whilst in full-time employment and the course can be completed in as little as 8 months and at a reasonable, competitive price. In fact, UK employers sponsor over 80% of students taking the course. Students have the added benefit of choosing to start their PgCert in either January or September and study full-time or part-time.
The course is accredited by the statutory regulator Intellectual Property Regulation Board (IPReg) and the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA).
Intellectual Property PgCert alumni have the option to upgrade to an LLM in Intellectual Property, at a reduced cost, should they choose to re-enrol as a returning student within the first five years after graduating from Brunel.
Intellectual Property LLM
Our programme, one of the most comprehensive of its kind in the UK, will give you a solid grounding in the fundamentals of intellectual property (IP) and the opportunity to develop specialised skills through our wide range of elective modules covering both policy and practical technology-related issues. Modules include unique options such as Contemporary Themes of IP, Philosophical Foundations of IP and International IP as well as the core topics such as Patents, Trade Mark, Copyright and Design.
The course is accredited by the statutory regulator Intellectual Property Regulation Board (IPReg).
IP extra-curricular activities
Our IP team puts together an exciting programme of extra-curricular activities for law students, such as the IP Lecture Series; IP Pro Bono Service, competitions and events.
- IP Lecture Series – provides students with an opportunity to hear from prolific and expert speakers discussing intellectual property law
- IP Pro Bono Service – gives students the opportunity to offer real intellectual property advice to real clients
- Competitions – like our annual mooting finals which provide opportunities for learning, experience and developing your CV.
Careers and your future
You will leave Brunel with a firm grounding in Intellectual Property law and with solid legal knowledge, allowing you to be flexible in your future choices. While you’ll have the foundation to pursue an academic career, you will also be well equipped to get into the specialist area of Intellectually Property as a practitioner or adviser at national or international levels or as a lawyer, patent or trademark attorney, IP portfolio manager, IP examiner, or IP paralegal.