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Study Intellectual Property and E-Law at University College Cork

The School of Law at University College Cork (UCC), Ireland is a vibrant and friendly place to study, with leading international experts across a range of exciting legal areas. Ranked in the top 100 law schools in the world (2021 QS rankings), we are an elite law school with programmes that showcase our internationally renowned expertise.

The university is ideally located in the heart of Cork city. The second largest city in Ireland, Cork is home to a range of global corporations including Apple, Amazon and Dell EMC, as well as numerous SMEs and start-ups.

LLM (Intellectual Property and E-Law)
The specialised LLM in Intellectual Property and E-Law at UCC’s School of Law builds upon the School’s considerable research and teaching expertise in the two fields, offering students a world-class postgraduate education in an increasingly important area of law.

The programme can be studied over one year (full-time) or two years (part-time). Classes are taught in seminar format, with seminars taking place in two-hour blocks between 9:00am and 6:00pm, Monday to Friday.

Examine novel and dynamic issues
Students on the programme study the close connection between the fields of intellectual property (copyright, patents and trademarks) and e-law (Internet regulation, electronic commerce, GDPR / data protection and cybercrime). Cutting-edge international issues concerning social networks, music and video copyright, regulation of electronic contracts and search engines are all examined as part of the course. Seminars consider EU, UK and Irish perspectives on the legal issues which arise.

A dissertation must also be completed as part of this programme, with students able to further specialise by taking an in-depth look at any one of the modern challenges presented by the practice of intellectual property law in the electronic age.

Gain practical skills and experience
The LLM also includes a unique IT Law Clinic, where students gain practical experience and skills through providing information to start-ups on issues such as copyright, data protection and selling online. The clinic provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity for students to apply their knowledge of these dynamic legal areas to real-life problems faced by businesses.

Pursue rewarding career opportunities
Graduates of the LLM in Intellectual Property and E-Law have excellent legal research and communication skills. A wide array of careers are open to our graduates, with former students going on to become solicitors, barristers, data protection compliance staff and in-house lawyers, as well as pursuing specialist roles in technology companies and in the public sector.

Entry requirements and fees
Candidates who (a) hold a law degree with a 2H1 or above or who (b) have a third level degree combined with relevant professional experience in the information technology or intellectual property sectors are encouraged to apply.

The LLM is €7,130 for full time EU and €17,130 for full time non-EU.

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