University of Oxford
As the oldest university in the English-speaking world, Oxford is a unique and historic institution. Oxford is a world-leading centre of learning, teaching and research, having been ranked first in the world in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings for 2017, 2018 and 2019. There are nearly 24,000 students at Oxford, including 11,747 undergraduates and 11,687 postgraduates, international students making up almost 43% of the total student body – over 10,000 students. Students come to Oxford from more than 150 countries and territories, being drawn by the University’s staggering offer of more than 350 different graduate degree programmes. One should definitely consider pursuing his/her studies at Oxford.
Postgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice
The Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) in Intellectual Property Law and Practice is a vocational course for people embarking on a career in intellectual property (IP) law and practice. It is a one-year, part-time course, taught by senior practitioners and academics, and designed to provide a grounding in the fundamentals of IP law and practice.
Location: Oxford and London, UK.
Number of Places/Students per year: 77.
Start Date: September 1-13, 2019.
Duration: 10 months.
Price/Fee: £7,925 for both UK/EU and overseas students.
Scholarships: There are over 1,000 full graduate scholarships available across the University, and these cover your course fees and provide a grant for living costs. If you apply by the relevant January deadline and fulfil the eligibility criteria you will be automatically considered. Over two thirds of Oxford scholarships require nothing more than the standard course application. For more information on the application process, please see the official website [EN].
Accommodation: There is a wide range of accommodation available in Oxford for graduate students, provided both by the University and its colleges and by the private sector. Living in college provides a welcoming sense of community, and facilities like the library, dining hall and common room are all close. ‘Living out’ may mean being in a property owned by college, or you may have to rent a flat of your own. Being in your own accommodation often creates a much greater sense of independence, and you will be able to live with your friends. Students often live in areas such as Cowley and Jericho, and the University Accommodation Office is a useful way to find properties. For more information, please see the official website [EN].
Applicants are normally expected to be predicted or have achieved a first-class or strong upper second-class undergraduate degree with honours (or equivalent international qualifications), as a minimum, in any discipline.
- Deadlines: mid-July 2019 – deadlines for application;
- 1-13 September 2019 – The Residential Programme. The timetable for 2019-20 will be available on the website in May 2019.
- Required documents:
- Official transcript(s) – providing detailed information of the individual grades received in your university-level qualifications to date. You should only upload official documents issued by your institution and any transcript not in English should be accompanied by a certified translation. For more information, follow this link [EN];
- Personal statement (around 500 words);
- References/letters of recommendation (three overall, academic and/or professional).
- Additional documents for Non-EU/EEA: not specified.
- Supplements: none.
- Application fee: £75 unless you are eligible for a fee waiver.
- Compulsory: The course is assessed through 5 coursework assignments between October to May (Trade Marks, Patents 1, Patents 2, Copyright, Designs) and two examination papers in June.
- Optional: not specified.
- Thesis: not specified.
- Internship: not required for graduation.
Address: The Faculty of Law, University of Oxford, St Cross Building, St Cross Road, Oxford OX1 3UL, UK.
Telephone: +44 (0) 1865 271457.
By Vladimir Griga