The Cambridge LLM is a one-year taught programme. Students are required to take four courses (or 'papers') in total. The course offerings are sufficiently varied to enable students to pursue a wide range of interests. Some students elect to obtain a general LLM, choosing papers from various unrelated legal fields. Others choose to specialise, taking at least three papers in a particular legal area so as to receive a designation to their LLM indicating the specialism pursued. An ʻintellectual propertyʼ designation is available to those specialising in intellectual property/information law. Commercial, European and Intellectual designations are also possible.
There are three Intellectual Property and information law papers offered in the LLM: Law and Information, Intellectual Property and International Intellectual Property. For more information on the LLM please see the LLM website.