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Postgraduate Certificate Intellectual Property

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This part-time course provides a development opportunity and will increase your prospects and employability by giving you practical skills and theoretical knowledge that firms and Intellectual Property departments, alike, are demanding.

It is designed to give a detailed overview of substantive intellectual property law. On successful completion of this course, you will obtain full exemptions from the foundation level examinations for qualification as a patent attorney or trade mark attorney in the UK (IPReg/CIPA/CITMA). Please indicate on your application form if you want to follow the patent attorney or trade mark attorney path.

You can complete this course whilst in full-time employment; more than 80% of our students are sponsored by their employers. If you do not have prior legal knowledge you will be supported by a range of online activities relating to foundational principles of law (such as English legal system, contract law and tort).

Interested in studying this course part-time? Enquire now.

All information shown throughout this page has been taken from Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) or BU institutional data unless otherwise stated.

Key information

Next start date:

January 2019


Bournemouth University, Lansdowne Campus


Attendance is required on 3 sets of attendance dates (Thursday afternoon until Saturday), supported by online work and there is one exam.


Intellectual Property Regulation Board

Relevant subjects:

A background in the sciences is appropriate if you intend to progress into a career relating to patents

Required subjects:

Law, Accounting, Management, Business or Marketing (if you intend to select the Trade Mark Attorney Route); Law, Sciences or Engineering (if you intend to select the Patent Attorney Route)

Entry requirements:

A Bachelor Honours degree, 2:2 or above in a required subject, or appropriate training and/or experience. For more information check out our full entry requirements.

International entry requirements:

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 6.0 (Academic) or above. For more information check out our full entry requirements.

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Course details

The course is delivered over five months, beginning January 2019 with an extensive programme of online work (e-activities) and attendance at Bournemouth University (Thursday to Saturday).

Download the programme specification (pdf 579kb)

Your application

Entry requirements


Costs and fees

You can find full information about the deposits required and how to pay your fees in our postgraduate fees and funding section.

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per annum. Fees quoted are for tuition only unless stated otherwise. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course.