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TH905 - Managing Intellectual Property

  • Module code: TH905
  • Module name: Managing Intellectual Property
  • Department: School of Theatre & Performance Studies and Cultural & Media Policy Studies
  • Credit: 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

Intellectual property is the currency of creative and media enterprises. In this module you will examine the legal, policy and commercial mechanisms through which intellectual property is managed. Management refers to the exploitation and protection of intellectual property both by organisations and individuals and at the level of government policy and legislation. You will explore the conflicts between different legal, commercial and political imperatives for managing intellectual property through case studies, seminars and presentations by visiting experts.

Principal learning outcomes

Upon completion of this module students will demonstrate an understanding of basic definitions of intellectual property and intellectual property rights and of the legal and managerial systems through which intellectual property rights are exploited, regulated and managed, nationally and internationally. They will also understand the principles, ideals and concepts which lie behind intellectual property rights and intellectual property law including contemporary issues and debates which challenge its legitimacy and efficacy. They will be skilled in gathering, interpreting and presenting evidence, with which to analyse the management and regulation of intellectual property in the creative and media industries and will question the assumptions and consequences behind legal cases involving intellectual property rights in the creative and media industries.

Timetabled teaching activities

Lectures, Seminars and tutorials.

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Other essential notes

Centre for Cultural Policy Studies module

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
30 CATS (Module code: TH905-30)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 20%
Assessed Course Work 80%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



Optional Core
  • Postgraduate Taught Creative and Media Enterprises (W4P4) - Year 2