The LLM International Business and Commercial Law offers you the opportunity to develop an advanced understanding of the law governing commerce and finance in today's international market.
Multinational companies must regularly overcome a wide range of legal and governance issues in order to do business worldwide. This course will encourage you to explore the legal challenges faced by international business and analyse the fundamental legal framework for dealing with them, looking at areas such as corporate governance, international trade transactions and competition law.
You will also be given the opportunity to explore topical issues, such as the implications of the global financial crisis, corporate social and environmental responsibility, the role of brands in globalisation, global economic governance, and the legal challenges of business operation and foreign investment in a development country context.
On completion of this LLM course, you should have gained: -A thorough knowledge of the legal fundamentals of international commerce and finance; -Deeper insight into specific problems and critical issues faced by international business today and the international legal frameworks in dealing with them; -An understanding of the legal framework for business and commerce within regional economic blocs, such as the European Union; -Familiarity with the relevant academic debates and new developments in law.
Coursework and assessment
Most course units are assessed by standard methods - either one unseen written examination, or one coursework essay, or a combination of these two methods of assessment. The assessment method of each individual course unit is listed in the course unit description on The School of Law website.
The course has a compulsory research component, in which students have the option of choosing either to submit two research papers of 7,000-8,000 words each (and each of the value of 30 credits) or writing a 14,000 to 15,000 words dissertation (60 credits). If students choose the option of submitting two research papers, the first research paper must be within the area of a semester one course unit that you have chosen, and the second research paper must be within the area of a semester two course unit that you have chosen. The research element of the course is supported by weekly research methodology lectures delivered throughout semesters one and two designed to improve students' legal writing and research skills. For specialised streams, dissertation topic must be within those streams while for general LLM dissertation topics must be within one of the modules chosen by the student.
This course will prepare you for a career in law with specialisation in international business. It also allows the development of research skills for those wishing to pursue an academic career in international business law.
Scholarships for postgraduate Law students
No. of awards TBC
Alumni Loyalty Bursary Scheme £3,000 reduction on tuition fees for University of Manchester graduates Available to students who have received a first class honours degree and apply for master's study within three years of graduating Available for international, EU and home students who will study full-time, part-time or by distance learning For further information see the Alumni Loyalty Bursary page http://www.law.manchester.ac.uk/fees/postgraduate-taught/alumni-bursary-scheme/Scholarships for postgraduate Law students Full and partial scholarships to cover tuition fees (£6,500 full time home, £3,250 part time home, £14,500 international) paid for the 2015-16 academic year Available to applicants who have accepted an unconditional offer to study an LLM or MA by 30 June 2015, and have a first class honours degree in law or equivalent For further information see the Scholarships for postgraduate Law students page
Value of Scholarship(s)
Full and partial scholarships to cover tuition fees (£6,500 full time home, £3,250 part time home,
The School of Law offers a range of funding opportunities for students continuing their education with a taught postgraduate master's course.