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Law - LLM (Intellectual Property and E-Law) LLM

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Course Code: CKL16 Full-time; CKL35 Part-time

Course Title: Law - LLM (Intellectual Property and E-Law)

College: Business and Law

Law - LLM (Intellectual Property and E-Law)

Duration: 1 year Full-time; 2 years Part-time

Teaching Mode: Full-time, Part-Time

The part-time option will be taught during weekday working hours over 2 years.

Qualifications: LLM

NFQ Level: Level 9

Costs: 2017/2018 Irish/EU FEE €7,000 full-time. The part-time course fee is half the full-time fee in the particular year of study. 2017/2018 Non-EU fee full-time: €17,000 each year

Entry Requirements: See Detailed Entry Requirements.

Closing Date: Applications now closed for 2017/18

Next Intake: September 2018

Overview

On the LLM (Intellectual Property and e-Law) you will study the close connection between the fields of intellectual property (copyright, patents and trademarks) and e-law (Internet regulation, electronic commerce and cybercrime). You will discuss novel and dynamic issues concerning social networks, music and video copyright, regulation of electronic contracts and data protection.

Applicants for the LLM (Intellectual Property and E-Law) Degree also have the option of registering for a Postgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Property and E-Law. Students take 60 credits of taught masters’ modules from those on offer for the LLM (Intellectual Property and E-Law). The Postgraduate Diploma can be completed over 9 months full-time or 18 months part-time. Those who wish to apply for the Diploma should contact lawpostgrad@ucc.ie for application details.

This shorter programme may be attractive to legal professionals and others who may prefer not to make an initial commitment to a full master’s programme. Graduates of the Postgraduate Diploma may further progress their studies by completing a 15,000 word research dissertation and graduating with a Masters in Law (LLM).    

Course Details

Students complete 90 credits over 12 months full-time or 24 months part-time. Students take 60 credits of taught modules and a dissertation on a subject of their choice in the area of IP and/or E-Law as approved by their supervisor.  The dissertation is worth 30 credits and is normally 15,000 words in length. 

Please visit the School of Law website at http://www.ucc.ie/en/law-postgrad/taughtprogrammes/ for up to date information on the programme. 

Programme regulations are available in the College Calendar 

Please see the Book of Modules for a more detailed description of programme modules.

 

Detailed Entry Requirements

To be accepted on this course you must be approved by the School of Law and must normally:

  • hold a law degree with at Second Class Honours Grade 1 or
  • have such other relevant third level educational qualifications and/or professional experience as, in the opinion of the School of Law, qualify you to undertake the LLM (Intellectual Property and e-Law) degree.
  • If you are an overseas candidate you are welcome to apply, and your qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis as above. Non-EU applicants should contact the International Education Office by email at internationalpostgrad@ucc.iefor application details.

    If you are applying with Qualifications obtained outside Ireland and you wish to verify if you meet the minimum academic and English language requirements for this programme please click here to view the grades comparison table by country and for details of recognised English language tests. 

Application Procedure

Application for this programme is on-line at www.pac.ie/ucc. Places on this programme are offered in rounds. The closing dates for each round can be found here. For full details of the application procedure click How to apply

Please note that you will be asked to fill in a supplementary form as part of the application process for this programme. A copy of this form (for the full-time option) is available here Supplementary Form CKL16 (99kB).  The supplementary form for part-time is SupplementaryFormCKL35 (82kB)

All required documentation must be sent in hard copy to The Postgraduate Applications Centre, 1, Courthouse Square, Galway.

The School of Law uses a system of offer rounds to facilitate decision-making and early notification to applicants. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Candidates who do not have their final degree marks available may be made a conditional (provisional) offer.

New applications will continue to be reviewed at each round if there are still programme places available.

Course Practicalities

LLM classes are in seminar format. This participative and interactive format of teaching is suitable for postgraduate level. Students receive advance reading lists and/or materials for each seminar. 
Seminars take place in 2 hour blocks between 9:00am and 6:00pm, Monday to Friday. 10 credit modules run for 12 weeks and 5 credit modules run for 6 weeks.

Assessment

You will be examined by continuous assessment throughout the year and your dissertation must be submitted in September. To view individual module assessments in the Book of Modules .

Who Teaches This Course

The School of Law has many expert and committed lecturers with expertise across a wide range of areas. You can view the full list of teaching staff  on the following link http://www.ucc.ie/en/lawsite/about/people/      

Further Contact Information

 

Programme Director:

Dr Darius Whelan

Email Address: d.whelan@ucc.ie

Telephone: 353 (0)21 490 3452

Address: School of Law, Aras na Laoi, UCC

OR

Administrator

E: lawpostgrad@ucc.ie

T: (021) 420 5170

Go to http://www.ucc.ie/en/law-postgrad/taughtprogrammes/ for more information about the LLM (Intellectual Property and E-Law).

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