Postgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice

General Regulations

  • 1. The Board of the Law Faculty shall have the power to grant Postgraduate Diplomas in Intellectual Property Law and Practice to candidates who have satisfied the conditions prescribed in this section and any further conditions which the Board may prescribe by regulation.

  • 2. The examination for the Postgraduate Diploma shall be under the supervision of the Board of the Law Faculty which shall have power, subject to the approval of the Divisional Board, to make regulations governing the examination.

  • 3. Persons may be admitted to read for the Postgraduate Diploma under such conditions as the Board shall prescribe, provided that before admission candidates shall have satisfied the Board that they have appropriate educational experience acceptable to the Board, and are well equipped to enter the proposed course of study.

  • 4. Any person who has been accepted as a candidate for the Postgraduate Diploma, and who has satisfactorily pursued the course prescribed by the Board, may be entered for the examination.

Special Regulations

  • 1. Each candidate will follow a course of study comprising a two-week residential programme in Intellectual Property Law and Practice and five Legal Practice workshops in the area of Intellectual Property.

  • 2. The examination will be in two parts:

    • (a) Part I

      Each candidate will be required to complete and submit five written coursework assignments of at least 3,000 words each in response to questions set by the examiners. Those coursework assignments must be submitted [For students starting before MT 2016: to the Chair of Examiners for the Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford, OX1 4BG,] [For students starting from MT 2016: electronically ]on the date stipulated in the year in which the written examination is taken. [For students starting from MT 2016: On submitting the assignments, candidates will also be required to submit an online declaration of authorship. Candidates will be contacted with details of how to submit the essays. ]The submission date will be published in the course handbook before the first Monday on the first term in which students commence the course.

    • (b) Part II

      The Part II examination shall consist of two written papers covering elements of the courses covered in the residential programme.

  • 3. The examiners may award a distinction to candidates for the Diploma.

  • 4. Candidates who fail an examination may be re-examined on not more than one occasion which shall normally be within one year of their initial failure.