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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 Schools 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.
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.
- 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.
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.
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.