</p><p>John Cairns, 2013</p><p>

The IP Diploma is a postgraduate vocational course for people embarking on a career in IP law and practice.  It is a one-year, part-time course designed to give junior practitioners a grounding in the fundamentals of IP law and practice.  It is taught by senior practitioners and academics, and represents a unique collaboration between the Oxford Law Faculty and the Intellectual Property Lawyers' Association. The Diploma comprises a two-week residential programme held in September at St Catherine's College, Oxford, and a series of weekend workshops held from October to June in London law firms.  It covers the full range of IP subjects (including Patents, Trade Marks, Unfair Competition and Passing Off, Trade Secrets, Designs, Copyright and Moral Rights) as well as key aspects of litigious and non-litigious IP practice and procedure. 

The Diploma is assessed by five written assignments and two two-hour written public examinations.

The deadline for applications for admission to the programme in 2016-17 is 15 July 2016.  We will continue to accept applications until 12 noon (UK time) 22 July 2016.  Due to limited places available, we would advise you to check with the Diploma Administrator (diploma.administrator@law.ox.ac.uk) if there are still places on the course before making an application.  A timetable for the Diploma is available here.  

See University Prospectus for information about fees, admission requirements and how to apply