This programme provides a broad learning experience in the regulation of business both in the UK, Europe and at a global level, in a school which has expertise across many aspects of business law, from corporate, banking and intellectual property, to international trade.
LLM International Business Law will enable you to develop knowledge and skills in relation to the legal rules regulating a variety of business activity across the world. The programme is ‘bespoke’ in that you are able to frame your study according to what interests you with specialist optional modules.
You’ll approach business problems from the law’s point of view, and examine legal rules to identify their coherence and consistency. You’ll also evaluate legal business solutions in terms of the law’s purpose and underlying rationale, and from the perspective of economic and social purposes the law should serve.
LLM International Business Law is offered within the dynamic Centre for Business Law and Practice with all the facilities that a leading research-led university offers. This includes opportunities for extra-curricular activities that enhance transferable skills and develop a knowledge of the law’s impact in the wider world.
The Centre for Business Law and Practice offers a wide range of experience and expertise in a number of fields, with links to the business community through, for example, the Advisory Board, which includes practitioners amongst its members. Industry and professional speakers regularly participate in conference and seminar events, which you’re encouraged to attend.
The Centre includes amongst its members internationally renowned researchers, and a number of teaching staff are qualified in the legal profession.
Compulsory modules studied throughout the year will enable you to hone your legal research and writing skills, culminating in your dissertation – an independent piece of research on your chosen topic.
Our optional modules will give you the opportunity to build your postgraduate programme from a varied range of international banking, corporate and business law, and mix and match your modules according to your area of interest.
If you study with us, you’ll also benefit from our academic skills programme. This 10-week programme runs alongside your taught academic programme, and is specifically designed to meet the needs of home and international students in the School of Law. It allows you to refine and develop the academic and transferable skills needed to excel during your taught postgraduate programme, as well as prepare for professional roles after graduation.
If you’re a part-time student, you’ll take one compulsory module – Postgraduate Legal Research Skills – in your first year along with five optional modules. In your second year, you’ll do your dissertation and study two optional modules.
Our compulsory and optional modules are taught through a range of smaller group seminars and some lectures, depending on the module. All students meet weekly in the first semester for academic skills training. Support for the dissertation is provided via two group sessions, a number of one-to-one meetings and comment on draft work.
Independent study is integral to this programme – not just to prepare for classes but to develop research and other critical skills.
Assessment is by a variety of methods but usually involves the writing of an essay of up to 4,500 words at the end of each module. We assess the dissertation through your submission of a written piece of work of up to 15,000 words.
This programme will help enhance your career prospects not only in terms of the legal profession but in any career where analysis, initiative, problem solving and an understanding of legal concepts and rules within the business environment are desirable.
Our graduates pursue careers in business, legal practice, or public service, where success is built upon the ability to understand, analyse and respond to developments in international business law. Graduate roles within the legal profession have included compliance managers, company secretaries and audit managers.
International Business Law LLM also provides a stepping stone to further research projects. A number of our students remain with us to pursue a research career as PhD students.
The School of Law offers career and personal development support through the School of Law Careers Advisor. The School also arranges career development workshops, seminars and one-to-one sessions for students on all postgraduate programmes.
We encourage you to prepare for your career from day one. That’s one of the reasons Leeds graduates are so sought after by employers.
The Careers Centre and staff in your faculty provide a range of help and advice to help you plan your career and make well-informed decisions along the way, even after you graduate. Find out more at the Careers website.
Master the theory and practice of international business law. Further your knowledge of the latest legal issues, and develop advanced analytic and research skills for work in international law firms or other high-level international careers.
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On our LLM International Business Law, you will develop the necessary skills to critically appraise how international laws are created and enforced. Your legal reasoning, critical analysis, research skills and independent judgement will all be exercised as you learn to apply legal discourse to the regulation of transnational business.
Our core modules will introduce you to the fundamental themes in the higher study of international trade law, and allow you to examine, and critically reflect upon, the choices businesses must make about the methods of resolving commercial disputes. On our optional modules, you can specialise in areas such as competition law in the international context, corporate governance, or comparative company law.
At the end of the course, you will use all the skills and knowledge you have learned to research and complete a Major Project in the area of international business law that most interests you, under expert supervision.
All of our modules involve small group seminar work complemented by independent study, allowing you to tackle each issue one at a time and giving you a clear distinction between them. Our small classes will allow you to receive dedicated support from lecturers and form close friendships with your fellow students.
Throughout the course, you will receive support and advice from dedicated staff who are expert in their fields. These include Course Leader Tom Serby and Dr Sarita Patil-Woolhouse (both of whom practised as commercial lawyers in the City of London after graduating from the University of Cambridge); Dr Ana Keglević Steffek (an author of leading texts on commercial law) and Professor Rohan Kariyawasam (Harvard Fulbright scholar, and member of E15 consultancy group on the China belt road project).
English Law provides the basis for many legal traditions and principles worldwide, particularly in America and Commonwealth countries such as India, Malaysia and Nigeria. Studying International Law in the English Language will give you a unique insight into how the grammar of law was shaped, as well as advanced skills in a language used all over the world.
Course Leader: Tom Serby
Our LLM will help you develop professional skills including logical reasoning, critical analysis, research and independent judgement, along with an understanding of the complex interplay between infrastructure, content, competition, social policy, punishment and trade in the international arena, and a greater capacity for legal communication.
These skills will prepare you for international practice and academic research at the highest level, but are also transferable to a range of other intellectually demanding roles, such as legal departments of international corporations, government departments and other international agencies.
Volunteer for our Law Clinic and practise your legal skills in a real-life setting. Work alongside local solicitors, providing pro bono advice to people who have limited access to legal resources.
Join our mentoring scheme: partner with a professional from a regional law firm to get first-hand advice and guidance.
Our employability service also organise many focused events, such as careers fairs specifically for law students.
Cambridge has three courts, all close to ARU’s campus, where you can attend cases relevant to your studies: the Cambridgeshire Magistrates Court, Cambridge Crown Court and Cambridge County and Family Court. The benefits of attending court cases for law students have been outlined in a recent Guardian article.
You can receive access to the University of Cambridge’s world-renowned Squire Law Library, where you will find resources including rare antiquarian legal history materials, a historical Labour Law collection and numerous old editions of prominent legal texts.
Access our own extensive library facilities on-campus, including an online digital library. All our LLM students receive a two-hour session with a dedicated Law School Librarian during Semester One and Semester Two. This will introduce you to research skills, and is carried through into the Research module.
Join our Law Society and take part in national competitions including mooting and Client Interviewing (won by ARU a record six times), or contribute to our Anglia Law Review. Mooting and Client Interviewing will further develop many of your transferable skills, including teamworking, public speaking, research and analysis, listening and responding, creative thinking and empathy.
This online course is suitable for those looking to develop a career in international business or law.
Applicants to the course are likely to be recent graduates seeking to improve career prospects in international business and law or professionals working in international business, finance or international business law seeking to develop their expertise. As the emphasis of the programme is on the practical and problem solving aspects of the law, it will also help those who may not possess a legal background.
Students who complete the LLM may wish to continue their advanced legal studies by enrolling on the PhD or MPhil programmes offered by The City Law School.
The nature of the LLM as a distance learning programme means there is no requirement to enter the UK, so you do not require a visa if you are an overseas student.
The International Business Law LLM programme is designed with one aim in mind: flexibility. As the programme is delivered online, students have the freedom to study in their own working environment and at their individual pace. Technology-enhanced learning environments support the student experience and students also have access to City's extensive range of legal databases, including e-journals and e-books.
This flexible, part-time LLM is designed to provide you with specialist knowledge and help to broaden your existing knowledge of the legal rules which impact on international business. You will acquire legal and research skills to help enhance your career prospects as an international business professional or legal practitioner.
On successful completion of the LLM International Business Law by distance learning, you will have gained specialist knowledge in the key areas of law from an international business perspective and will have acquired transferable skills essential to understanding and succeeding in international business.
The programme provides you with interactive learning opportunities, combining a range of learning technologies. Whilst it is in essence a self-directed study course, there is also an emphasis on interactive engagement, using learning activities such as discussion forums and chat rooms to help you extend your learning and work collaboratively with your colleagues.
Learning will be facilitated by:
Each module is facilitated by an e-tutor who will offer academic and technical support as required.
To enrol on the programme, you are required to have easy access to a computer or laptop that has a minimum technical specification and good internet access. We will provide you with an email account and secure access to your virtual learning environment. You are expected to regularly submit work online and engage in online activities.
On a weekly basis, you will receive feedback via the discussion board per each discussion thread. The Learning Packs will contain self-assessment questions, and tutors will provide formative feedback on your responses to these questions. Participation on taught modules is a pre-requisite for sitting the final assessment. Participation is mandatory and is therefore assessed as a pass/fail summative assessment. The activity requiring participation may vary from module to module, however, a standard will be maintained across all modules. For instance, if a module requires participation vis-à-vis posting messages/responses on a module discussion board and there are eight weekly opportunities to do so, you will be required to submit four posts (50%) for assessment. Each post must be sufficient in length (i.e. approximately 500 words). You are expected to participate in all online activities.
Summative assessment of the taught modules that comprise the degree will be by coursework only (3,500 words). It is considered that you will obtain the greatest academic benefit and satisfaction from researching a topic, reflecting on it and providing considered arguments in relation to it, as well as affording the opportunity to explore particular topics in greater depth. All coursework must be submitted via the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Email submissions will not be accepted.
You will be offered a range of assessment titles in each subject. Additional titles may be added to reflect any developments in the subject occurring during the teaching of the module, enabling you to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of contemporary issues and to respond to the most up-to-date information available.
The distance learning LLM in International Business Law programme consists of taught modules of 150 credits (five modules at 30 credits each) and a compulsory Dissertation module of 30 credits.
In the first academic term, all students are required to take the Core module, Foundations of Law in International Business (30 credits).
Upon successful completion of the Core module, you will select any further four taught modules from the range of available subjects. Students are free to take one or two modules each academic term.
All modules run over a period of 10 weeks (10 units). Each module requires approximately 300 hours of study and students will normally spend between 25 and 30 hours a week on each module, comprised mainly of self-directed and on-line hours.
Typically, once all taught modules have been successfully completed, students proceed to the Dissertation (30 credits).
By the end of the programme, you will not only have gained specialist knowledge in key areas of law from an international business perspective but will have also acquired transferable skills essential to understanding, and succeeding in, the world of International Business Law. With this sound basis, you will be well placed for developing a career in international business or law.
The European Union is one of the most influential international organizations in the world. But how does it impact on governance, enterprise and innovation within a global economy, in the area of business law? And how does EU law interact with that of other international organisations?
As the EU passes a growing number of economic regulations, these mandates increasingly interact with global trade regulations and with those of its Member States. Businesses that operate internationally are faced with various layers of jurisdiction that sometimes have an unclear hierarchy. In this programme, you will learn how to decipher the complex hierarchy of European and international business law.
You will learn to:
As a student of the advanced master’s European and International Business Law, you will benefit from:
1. Excellent reputation: This programme has more than two decades of history and is offered through Leiden Law School’s Europa Institute. The teaching is grounded in the Law School’s distinguished research programme ‘The progression of EU law: accommodating change and upholding values.’
2. Expert instructors: Courses are taught by expert staff with an international reputation as well as by guest lecturers who hold senior positions with legal firms, international courts or business organisations.
3. Moot court skills: You will have the possibility of participating in the European Law Moot Court (ELMC), the most renowned competition in the field of EU law. If you advance to the oral round of the ELMC competition, you will receive training in research, analysis, legal writing and pleading in a simulation of an EU law case. If interested, you may have the opportunity to present at the ELSA Moot Court, which relates to the field of WTO law.
More reasons to study European and International Business Law at Leiden University.
Are you interested in learning how to navigate conflicts between international trade law and European laws as they reflect on global businesses? This programme will provide you with all the tools to strengthen your keen commercial and business sense.
You should have a law degree or a sufficient background in law to qualify for admission.
You can either complete this programme in one year as a full-time student or in two years as a part-time student.
The LLM (Master of Laws) is an internationally recognised postgraduate law degree comparable to an MBA in business and management.
You can choose to specialise in International Business Law, which is one of the most in-demand specialisations within the Postgraduate Laws programme.
There has been an unprecedented growth in the globalisation of trade and today almost all businesses operate internationally. The demand for professionals with a firm academic background in international business law continues to grow. This LLM with a Specialisation in International Business Law will prepare you for the challenges of advising an international company on issues such as investment on an international level, international business transactions, regulation of international trade and management of intellectual property globally.
There are no specific courses that you have to take, you can choose from almost 40 options.
- A study method designed for highly motivated busy professionals so you can study when and where is convenient to you, without any requirement to attend classes, submit course work or undertake dissertations.
- Becoming part of a global online community of other professionals in your field.
- Options to study over 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 years.
- Gaining a world-class qualification from the internationally-renowned University of London while maintaining your professional and personal commitments.
The LLM from the University of London International Programmes has been developed by academics within Queen Mary and UCL Law departments, both of which have outstanding reputations.
“I chose the programme for its flexibility. At the same time as indulging my interest in criminal law, I could pursue my interest in human rights, for example. The quality of the programme is exceptional. I knew from the offset that it was going to be good; I didn't realise how good it was going to be.”
The University provides substantial study materials (print and web-based) to improve and aid your study experience. The programme is self-taught and you can study when you choose. Study materials include:
- A comprehensive Skills Guide.
- Textbook(s) provided for each Course and Readers for most modules to direct your reading.
- Study guides especially written and edited for distance learning purposes, usually by the author of the textbook which will be provided. These offer clear learning outcomes, key skills and self-assessment questions throughout. Sample chapters from study guides are available.
- Postgraduate Laws Student Handbook containing information about libraries and bookshops and websites.
- Regulations containing important information, such as details of the courses and specialisations available, syllabuses and assessment.
You also have access to an online student portal containing:
- Extensive online library resources.
- More than 10 legal databases including Lexis/Nexis® and Westlaw®.
- Dedicated discussion forums for each module - you'll encounter all kinds of people with perspectives from many different areas of the globe, including the legal professions, discover new ways of studying and no doubt make new friends.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our dedicated Student Advice Centre.
The LLM International Business Law is available to students from both a legal and non-legal background. Our students have typically been law graduates, business graduates, legal professionals and people working in commercial fields both nationally and internationally. Within industry international business law is a fast-changing and increasingly complex area.
This postgraduate course provides students with analytical and reflective skills and expertise in international business law. It provides a learning experience which will enable students to develop their academic ability and enhance their performance in employment and further develop their career opportunities. It provides the successful candidate with a recognised postgraduate qualification in International Business Law.
94% of law students said that overall they were satisfied with their course.
Lancashire Law School at the University of Central Lancashire has been a leading provider of higher education in law for over thirty years. Over that period it has established a national and international reputation for its wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
The Law School actively works in partnership and develops opportunities with businesses and the local community. Funding is available for applied research through Knowledge Transfer Partnership schemes, research and development grants and awards. Academics are currently funded to work on applied research projects in the UK and internationally with a range of partners including Howgill Family Centre, the Racial Equality Commission and the World Health Organisation.
The Law School has superb links with the law profession, police and probation services and our students enjoy regular visits and talks from leading practitioners, academics, barristers, solicitors and judges.
Teachings and Learning is predominantly through weekly synchronous and asynchronous online workshops. The learning ethos is to draw on the range and experience of our diverse student cohort
Our extensive e-law library facility gives access to many legal and academic sources from within and outside the jurisdiction.
Modules are assessed by coursework which comprises of a 1000 word essay plan which feeds into a 3000 word essay. This method of assessment has proved very popular with students as it provides useful feedback for their final submissions.
The course is supported by the University’s web-based Blackboard facility with ICT an integral part of the programme. The University subscribes to extensive electronic legal data bases and journals while all students are registered users of UCLan’s network with a dedicated network space accessible remotely.
Past graduates have gained or developed careers in legal private practice, public body legal services, and in corporate and commercial fields.
The programme will provide students with expertise, analytical and reflective skills. The programme aims to provide a learning experience that will enable students to develop their academic ability, to further develop their careers and to assist them in making a positive contribution to the wider, global and national community.
Gain the specialised knowledge you need for a high-level career in an international law firm, multinational company or governmental organisation. Broaden your expertise in a wide variety of subjects, from legal methodology to corporate governance and internet law, before focusing on specific legal areas of your choice. Study 100% online and graduate from the respected Law School of the University of Liverpool – in the top 1% of universities worldwide.
“This school is rated as in the top 1% of universities in the world. That makes an immediate impression on people when they think about the fact that I was studying from this institution while also juggling a family and a career.”
Conan Higgins (USA) LLM in International Business Law graduate
Study the LLM in International Business Law online and enjoy:
The online LLM in International Business Law from the University of Liverpool offers you a highly interactive experience and the opportunity to build your international network as well as enhance your knowledge of global legal trends.
Whether you are a practising lawyer or have broader commercial responsibilities, the online LLM in International Business Law is designed to equip you with specialised knowledge for today’s global economy.
Liverpool Law School was established over 100 years ago. During its history it has produced graduates of the highest calibre, including Law Lords, senior judges and other legal professionals as well as statesmen and professionals in non-legal fields.
You will gain a critical understanding of contemporary issues in international business law.
The course will enable you to acquire and develop enhanced analytical, critical, communication and presentational skills appropriate to postgraduate level study in the context of their mandatory and optional modules, and to become familiar with the central problems of research in these areas;
You will appreciate the roles of both national and international law in the development and application of International Business Law.
1. Demonstrate a systematic understanding of knowledge, and a critical awareness of current problems in the area of International Business Law as well as a conceptual understanding that enables the student;
2. Demonstrate a critical understanding of contemporary legal issues in international business.
3. Critically evaluate the impact of the law and principles both at the domestic and international level.
4. Exercise advanced analytical, critical and communication skills.
5. Demonstrate an enhanced ability to research and present legal assessments and to present an advanced research dissertation.
6. Demonstrate originality in the application of knowledge, together with a practical understanding of how established techniques of research and enquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge in the discipline.
The LLM International Business Law is a dual masters degree jointly offered by Maynooth University Department of Law and the Law School at the Catholic University of Lyon (UCLy); it enables law graduates to further their legal education by gaining a systematic understanding of the critical issues at the forefront of select areas of international business law.
The programme also aims to develop legal research, reasoning, writing, advocacy, and teamwork skills, which are highly sought after by employers. The first semester of the masters is spent at UCLy (from September to December) and the second semester at Maynooth University, (from January to May). At the end of the two semesters, successful students will be awarded a dual qualification: 1.French Master 1 Degree awarded by UCLy and 2. Master of Laws (LLM) awarded by Maynooth University. The language of instruction is English. However, French language courses can be taken for free at UCLy. Experience has shown that students who are comfortable with the language have an easier time assimilating into the culture and have broader experiences during their stay in France.
There is a small amount of funding available to students in the form of an Erasmus Mobility Allowance, even where students have previously availed of Erasmus funding at undergraduate level. The exact amount varies each year, but is likely to be approximately €1,000. As soon as you have accepted a place on the programme, you should complete an Expression of Interest Form and submit this to the International Office.
Maynooth University Scholarships
For details, see the Graduate Studies website.
“The LLM in International Business Law (dual degree) was a wonderful opportunity not only to receive a dual qualification but also to experience the wonders of studying abroad. Studying abroad opened my mind and allowed me to mature and grow as a person, and intellectually. I did not have a strong base in the French language, but this was not a problem, as the lectures were in English, and classes in French of all levels were provided by the University.”
The first semester (comprised entirely of mandatory modules) of this programme is taught in Lyon and students are required to be resident there. During the second semester in Maynooth, students choose from a range of optional modules.
Students complete 30 taught credits in each semester. Students must complete a dissertation (30 ECTS) during the summer, which can be supervised by either university.
Duration: Dual degree 1 year Full-time