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LLM in Intellectual Property and Commercial Practice at Swansea University
As a postgraduate student at the Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law, you will be part of a globally recognised law school, with a thriving academic environment committed to excellence in teaching and research, and offering an exceptional student experience.

We prepare our students for a range of careers that make a difference to society, combining high quality education with the skills needed for successful professional careers.

Our LLM in Intellectual Property and Commercial Practice was forged out of the experience of running our award-winning IP Wales business support initiative, and aims to supplement the doctrinal study of what IP Law is with what IP Law does in practice. This philosophy is illustrated by one of the textbooks used on the programme, which states: “You cannot understand chess by merely learning the rules…you also have to know how the game is played, so too with Intellectual Property.”

Our LLM is currently undergoing an exciting programme development to align it with innovation and IP at the nexus of interconnected global issues, in particular global health, climate change, and food security.

Capable of being studied full time over one year, or part time over two or three years, we offer a wide range of modules with the opportunity for you to learn from academics who are industry experts, with a wealth of academic and practical experience.

Students will be required to take four modules for the taught element of their degree from a list, which includes:

  • Competition Law
  • E-Commerce
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • International Corporate Law and Governance
  • International Intellectual Property Law
  • Ship and Other Mobile Assets Finance Law

*modules may be subject to change, please visit our website for current module listings.

Upon the completion of the taught element, students will undertake two research projects (up to 10,000 words each) elaborating upon chosen topics which have stimulated their interest under the taught element.

Enhancing students’ employability is a key priority for us, and we organise a range of events to help, including the annual LLM careers fair, which gives students the opportunity to meet local and international law firms, as well as networking events and visits to leading practices in the City of London. Graduates of our LLM in Intellectual Property and Commercial Practice are well-positioned for stimulating and rewarding career opportunities.

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