Postgraduate
LLM Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law

Trinity College Dublin

Course Overview


Intellectual Property and Information Technology have become significant and growing areas of law at both a European and an international level.

With this in mind, the Law School recently introduced a new LL.M. in Intellectual Property and Information Technology law. This masters programme, popular with both EU and non-EU students, provides graduates with a knowledge base and a range of core tools to use in their future research or in their practice as intellectual property and information technology lawyers.

What you need to know

Where is the course located?

Dublin City

What is the length of the course?

12 Months (1 Year) Full-time


When can I apply?

You can apply today

When does the course start?

September

Placement options


Application Closing Date

Open for an application

Number of Places

Fees and Funding

Non-EU Tuition Fees

€ 20,204

Living Costs per year

€ 12,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Features and Benefits


  • On the LL.M in Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law, you will take modules in which you will study the inter-relationships between law, science and technology.
  • These modules cover the substantive, policy, and practical elements of IP and IT law within European and International contexts.
  • This programme provides graduates with the knowledge and tools to meet the demands of our sophisticated knowledge economy.
  • The tensions between rewarding intellectual development, on the one hand, and incentivising further developments, on the other, are most acute in the context of technological advance.

Entry requirements

How to Apply

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As part of your application, you will be required to submit:

  • Your academic history and transcripts (Actual and/or Predicted Grades)
  • Proof of English proficiency (typically IELTS or TOEFL scores)
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • A copy of your passport
  • Personal Statement
  • CV/Resume
  • Extra requests for certain courses

Minimum entry requirements

Applications are therefore invited from well-qualified graduates who hold a very good Honors Bachelor degree in law or in a law-based interdisciplinary programme. Applications will also be considered from exceptional graduates in related disciplines in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences who can convincingly demonstrate that their studies have fully prepared them for the LLM.
Assuming that this basic pre-requisite is in place, thereafter admission to the various LLM programmes is at the absolute discretion of the School of Law, which will decide on questions of admission having regard to a wide range of academic criteria, including the quality of the individual application and the objectives of ensuring a diverse LLM class of the highest possible academic caliber. Admission requirements may vary from programme to programme and from year to year.

• Certified Academic transcript(s) for all completed and current academic and professional courses.
• Certified copy of degree certificate(s) for all completed academic and professional courses.
• Two Academic References.
• Curriculum Vitae.
• A recognized certificate of English Language Competency if English is not your first language (see above).
• Applicants are welcome to submit additional documentation for consideration if they so wish.

English Requirements

• IELTS: Grade 6.5 overall
• TOEFL: 88 internet-based, 570 paper-based, 230 computer-based. The test taken here should be TOEFL IBT
• Pearson Test of English (Academic) – PTE Academic: a minimum score of 63 to be eligible (with no section score below 59)
• Duolingo English Test: minimum overall score of 110/160, dated since January 2020

Special Entry Requirements

n/a

Career Prospects


Having successfully completed this programme, students should be able to:

  • Identify, evaluate and synthesise jurisprudential theories and concepts as they apply to intellectual property and information technology law at a level appropriate to masters graduates;
  • Use appropriate legal theories, doctrines and concepts to identify, formulate, analyse and solve legal problems within national and international contexts;
  • Critically analyse the interplay between law and social change in a variety of different contexts as they pertain to international and domestic intellectual property and information technology law;
  • Conduct effective and targeted research in case law, legislation and academic legal commentary in areas pertaining to intellectual property and information technology law at both national and international levels at a level appropriate to masters graduates;
  • Discuss and debate different perspectives on legal problems, theories and doctrines in the area of intellectual property and information technology law;
  • Communicate effectively in oral and written modes in professional and academic settings and work effectively in multi-disciplinary settings;
  • Demonstrate flexibility, adaptability and independence in order to engage productively with a changing, commercial and technological environment; and
  • Have the capacity to engage in life-long learning, including vocational training for the legal profession.

Notes


We advise students to apply for this programme as early as possible as admission to the course will be very competitive. The programme is subject to early closure as a result.