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LLM Intellectual Property and Data Protection Law

University of Hertfordshire

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  • Qualification

    LLM - Master of Laws

  • Location

    University of Hertfordshire

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    17-SEP-22, 21-JAN-23

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

About the course

The LLM Intellectual Property and Data Protection Law will give you the knowledge and understanding you need to work in this area of the law. You will study two compulsory modules – Intellectual Property Law and Data Protection Law – along with two optional modules of your choice. You will examine the development of both intellectual property law and data protection law as distinct areas of legal practice and consider their ongoing reform and development, particularly in light of continuing technological advancements. The Intellectual Property Law module will also consider the current intellectual property framework from a national, European and international perspective, along with copyright, trademarks, patent law and design rights. The Data Protection Law module will also include topics such as current data protection legislation, key concepts such as the notions of ‘informed consent’ and ‘personal data’, the obligations of data controllers, the rights of data subjects, and the emergence of Big Data and the Internet of Things.

Why choose this course?

Data protection and intellectual property are fast-moving sectors, particularly in view of the continual advancements in twenty-first-century technology. This course is constantly updated to reflect new developments and best practice, and is supported by the latest research and methods. The content is delivered by specialists in their field who are at the forefront of their discipline, and is designed to equip you with the vital skills you will need for a career in the area of intellectual property and data protection. The wide range of optional modules available to you enable you to tailor your course according to the career path you plan to follow. You can also combine similar pathways, and graduate with a named joint pathway. In addition to your degree modules, you can choose from a range of extra-curricular programmes to develop your skills further.

What will I study?

Our innovative teaching methods combine class seminars and practical work to give you every opportunity make the most of your studies. Group discussions enable you to consolidate and deepen your learning, and role plays and debates will also complement the teaching sessions and develop your skills, including those of negotiation, debating, presentation and teamwork. Independent study is also essential, to enhance your class learning and to broaden your understanding of your subject. The two compulsory modules are assessed via written coursework, which are great opportunities to demonstrate your knowledge and ability to formulate arguments and solutions.

Careers

The LLM Intellectual Property and Data Protection Law is designed to equip you with the skills, knowledge and practical experience you will need to launch your career in any sector that requires this specialist knowledge in today’s globalised and interconnected world. Doors will open for you into the private sector, into consultancy work, into the public sector, or even into an academic or a research career.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 13,950per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Hertfordshire

  • University League Table

    81st

  • Campus address

    University of Hertfordshire, College Lane, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 9AB, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    92nd out of 103 3

    36th out of 83 20

  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    106 48%

    77th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    61st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.82 76%

    78th

    12
  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    126 73%

    34th

    17
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    92 92%

    12th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.60 72%

    82nd

    17

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