</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 Merton 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.

For more information, please refer to the IP Diploma brochure.


The deadline for applications for admission to the programme in 2017-18 is 12 noon (UK time) 14 July 2017.   Applications are currently accepted but no decision will be made until after the deadline of 14 July 2017.  

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