With this specialist LLM you will gain a detailed insight into the fast-growing field of Intellectual Property & Information Law. Expect interactive classes focusing on topical issues concerning the regulation of innovation and creativity, in which the issues of the day are explored in detail. Covering the latest practical and theoretical perspectives you will learn about the access to and use of data in a global context.

Key benefits

  • A strong IP Law community, with both informal and formal social and networking events, guest lectures by leading scholars/practitioners in the field and participation in the annual International IP moot competition.
  • Breadth and depth of teaching expertise; a reputed mix of dedicated full-time King’s academics and internationally-acclaimed practitioners who all contribute to the extensive module offering.
  • Combines rigorous analytical and critical approaches with practical perspectives and practice-generated problems.

Study Details:

LLM One year FT, two years or four years PT

Module Details:

Required Modules

You will have to take one of the following writing projects:

  • Dissertation (40 credits)
  • Dissertation (60 credits)
  • 10,000 word practice or research module (40 credits)
Optional Modules

In order to meet the 180 credit requirement, students must select at least 120-140 credits from a range of optional modules. Students who wish to specialise within a certain pathway must ensure that at least 120 credits are taken within that pathway.

Examples of modules available with Intellectual Property & Information Law LLM:

  • International & Comparative Copyright Law
  • International & Comparative Trade Marks and Unfair Competition Law
  • Privacy & Information Law
  • Patents & Trade Secrets
  • Commercialisation of IP
  • Competition, IP & the Media Industry
  • Comparative Freedom of Speech
  • Comparative Freedom of Information
  • Copyright & the Music Industry in the Digital Era
  • Arbitration of International IP Disputes

Student Destinations

In a competitive world we can give you the competitive edge to take your career to the next level. That’s why you’ll find our LLM programme is supplemented by opportunities to develop your skills and professional networks.


Full time UK fees: £15,000 p.a. (2017/18)* Full time overseas fees: £22,800 p.a. (2017/18)* Part time UK fees: £7,500 p.a. (2017/18)* Part time overseas fees: £11,400 p.a. (2017/18)* *These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements to be considered for the LLM:

Undergraduate degree with high 2:1 honours (i.e. overall average of at least 65%) in Law or a degree with at least 70% law content, or an equivalent international qualification and grading.

Exceptionally, you may be considered where a comparable academic level has been achieved through other graduate studies (such as a Graduate Diploma in Law) and where work or experience (at least three years legal work experience) has made you a suitable candidate for the LLM.

Please note: Meeting the minimum requirements for your application to be considered does not guarantee an offer. Applications for this programme are competitive.  

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