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

University College Cork

Course 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).

What you need to know

Where is the course located?

Cork City

What is the length of the course?

12 Months Full-time (1 Year)


When can I apply?

You can apply today

When does the course start?

September

Placement options


Application Closing Date

Open for applications

Number of Places

Fees and Funding

Non-EU Tuition Fees

€ 17,000

Living Costs per year

€ 10,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Features and Benefits


  • The LLM in Intellectual Property and E-Law reflects the close connection in legal research and practice between the fields of Intellectual Property (copyright, patents and trademarks) and E-Law (internet regulation, electronic commerce and law of cybercrime).
  • The LLM includes a unique IT Law Clinic module, where students provide legal information to startups on issues such as copyright, data protection and selling online.
  • This specialised LLM builds upon the Law School’s considerable research and teaching expertise in the fields of Intellectual Property and E-Law. Students can choose from a range of intellectual property, commercial, information law and e-law modules and further specialise by writing a dissertation on any one of the modern challenges presented by the practice of intellectual property law in the electronic age.
  • The clinic is the first such clinic in any Irish university and provides an opportunity for students to apply their knowledge of these dynamic legal areas to real-life problems faced by businesses.

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

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

  • Hold a law degree with at a 2H1 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.ie for 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.

English Requirements

Duolingo English Test (DET):
College of Business and Law: Law Programmes: DET 110-115 + Skills Check. DET 120 or more eligible for full offer
IELTS Academic Minimum Requirements:
College of Business and Law: Law Programmes: 6.5 Minimum individual sections 5.5
TOEFL Minimum Requirements:
College of Business and Law: Law Programmes: TOEFL 90; Listening – 17; Reading – 18; Speaking – 20; Writing 17
CPE Cambridge Proficiency Minimum Requirements:
College of Business and Law: Law Programmes: 176 overall with not less than 162 in each element of the test
CAE Cambridge Advanced Minimum Requirements:
College of Business and Law: Law Programmes: 176 overall with not less than 162 in each element of the test
Pearson PTE Academic Minimum Requirements:
College of Business and Law: Law Programmes: 63 Minimum individual sections 51
UK Examining Boards/Bodies:
GCE O Level English Language at Grade C or above
GCSE English Language at Grade C or above
GCSE English Literature at Grade C or above
CSE Grade 1 Pass in English
Trinity ISE:
Trinity ISE III with at least merit in each skill category

Special Entry Requirements

Career Prospects


Graduates of the LLM in Intellectual Property and e-Law have excellent legal research and writing skills. They can pursue careers as solicitors, barristers or in-house lawyers, as well as other roles in technology businesses or in the public sector.

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