For those who want to work in legal practice (in a variety of capacities - solicitor, advocate on in-house counsel) in the following sectors: the cultural and creative industries (music, film, art and publishing); 'brand' management for medium to large corporations; innovation industries, such as information and digital technology, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. Those from both EU and non-EU countries where the 'knowledge economy' is either developing or already rather crucial will be attracted to this pathway.
The programme allows you to deepen or broaden your knowledge of law as an academic subject and to assist your professional development. Designed to maximise students' intellectual potential, it also keeps you grounded by drawing on the real world experiences of staff and other practitioners. Aimed at recent law graduates (or graduates of joint degrees with a significant law content) as well as established legal or other professionals who may have graduated a number of years ago, the programme is rigorous and demanding and requires serious commitment.
Innovations, creative works, collections of data and communications infrastructure are central components of our digital, global society. How the law is and should be applied to the regulation of these intangible assets are important questions for government and commerce around the world.
That is why the LLM in Intellectual Property & Information Law attracts students from a diverse range of jurisdictions and backgrounds. This is matched by a teaching faculty at King's that comprises a diverse mix of leading academics and practitioners - offering a wide variety of perspectives on the role of Intellectual Property & Information Law today.
There is a strong international, European and comparative focus to the course and all of our students benefit from access to the wider legal community. Guest speakers, networking events, attendance at external seminars and participation in international mooting competitions are just some of what you can expect on this LLM.
Many members of The Dickson Poon School of Law have made a significant contribution to IP Law and are influential in this area:
Professor Tanya Aplin
Law Society CPD points
King's College London
LLM in Intellectual Property & Information Law
Credit value (UK/ECTS equivalent)
UK 180/ECTS 90
One year FT, two years to four years PT, September to September.
LLM graduates go into or continue with a variety of careers including: legal profession; banking and finance; accountancy; management consultancy; human rights organisations and other voluntary bodies; academia.
Year of entry 2013