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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 6.92k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 19.3k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

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    Within the rapidly globalising environment of intellectual property and digital commerce, this Masters programme provides you with a unique opportunity to specialise in this increasingly important area of law.

    • You will develop a critical understanding of a wide range of issues concerning the legal regulation of intellectual property and the digital economy.
    • You will benefit from access to and engagement with the Law School’s newly established £8M Research Centre for Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Economy: CREATe. CREATe is a pioneering academic initiative – led by the Law School at the University of Glasgow – designed to help the UK cultural and creative industries thrive and become innovation leaders within the global digital economy.
    • You will have the opportunity to apply for a summer internship at firms that specialise in intellectual property matters. At present, our strategic partners include: (i) Burness Paull & Williamsons, a top tier Scottish commercial law firm with extensive expertise in IP, IT and Information Law; and (ii) Cloch Solicitors, a boutique Scottish IP law firm.
    • You will benefit from our excellent facilities including the dedicated School of Law library; our main University library also contains our extensive collection of legal materials and official publications and is a European Documentation Centre.

    Career prospects

    With a combination of regulatory, policy, and management perspectives, this programme will provide an advanced-level qualification that should prove highly attractive to employers, as well as providing an excellent platform for further advanced-level study.

    The specialisations you develop in this programme would be well suited to consultancies and private companies working with the creative industries.

    You are required to take at least three courses from the following list (and four courses in total) and to submit a dissertation approved as falling within the area. Courses are delivered through a blend of lectures and seminar style teaching.

    Core courses

    • Contemporary issues in intellectual property
    • Copyright in the digital environment
    • European Union trade law
    • E-Commerce, rights management, and information
    • Intellectual property and the market
    • International and comparative intellectual property law
    • International and comparative moral rights.

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    Program requirements

    Entry requirements for Intellectual Property & the Digital Economy are a good first degree in law (2:1 upwards or equivalent) or a first degree (2:1 upwards or equivalent) with at least 50% of the credits in law.International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.Further information regarding academic entry requirements:student.recruitment@glasgow.ac.ukEnglish language requirementsFor applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training):overall score 6.5no sub-test less than 6.5or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification (see below)Common equivalent English language qualifications:ibTOEFL: 92; no sub-test less than 22, Speaking not less than23CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): B minimumCPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): C minimumPTE Academic (Person Test of English, Academic test): 68; minimum 60 in writingPre-sessional coursesThe University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the Language Centre Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses:Language Centre, University of GlasgowBALEAP guide to accredited courses English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL iBT® test: 92 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

    As a commitment to supporting students and rewarding academic excellence, the University of Glasgow offers a wide range of financial support.

    The University of Glasgow also offers funding opportunities to its current students wanting to carry out a project or a piece of research away from the University.

    http://www.gla.ac.uk/scholarships/

    Accreditation

    The University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School has accreditations by the following professional bodies:

    • Accredited by Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
    • Accredited by the Association of MBAs (for the MBA programme)
    • Accreditation by professional accountancy bodies
    • Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland
    • Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales
    • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
    • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
    • Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy

    We are also members of the Association of Business Schools and of theEuropean Foundation for Management Development.

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