Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3028: Intellectual Property

This module descriptor refers to the 2024/5 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover all or some of the following topics:


  • Introduction to the principles and theory of IP Law
  • Copyright
  • Patents
  • Trade Marks
  • Passing Off

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled learning and teaching activities2828 x 1 hour lectures
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activities2412 x 1.5 hour workshops
Guided independent study116Individual reading and lecture preparation
Guided independent study40Workshop and seminar preparation
Guided independent study 92Formative and summative assessment preparation

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).