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Course Overview

Our course focuses on international business law from a global perspective, identifying key characteristics of doing business in an international environment, main sources of regulation, and key concepts of contract and corporate law.

You will also be introduced to business dispute resolution and explore the concepts of corporate social responsibility, in particular, doing business in developing countries. The course also touches on other common law and civil law jurisdictions, and gives you a critical comparative law approach to international commercial law.

Modules

• International Commercial Law

• Legal Aspects of International Finance

• Laws on International Business Structures

• International Commercial Arbitration and Mediation

• Research Methodology

• Dissertation.

Format

The course is taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, small group sessions, practical experience and workshops. We teach two modules each week, over four hours of teaching time. In addition, students will complete a 15,000 word dissertation, which will be supported by a Research Methodology module.

Assessment

The taught modules adopt a standardised and consistent approach. In each of these modules, there will be a formative assessment, which will not count towards your final module mark. Following this, there will be two assessments – a piece of coursework of 3,000 words and an end of semester (pre-release) exam. Both will count towards your final mark. Normally, you will receive feedback within two weeks of submitting coursework and within three weeks of sitting exams.

Career and study progression

Many graduates go on to successful careers with global corporations, multinational law firms and international consultants. London is the centre for global banking, finance and trade, so you will be well placed to take advantage of our excellent links with major corporations.

Our aim is to produce graduates who have employment prospects with multinational corporations, because they understand the legal regulations and constraints of international business, as well as the financial world of international trade agencies and multinational corporations.

You can seek employment opportunities in careers with investment, law, consultancy and accounting firms, especially those focusing on international practice. Practising legal professionals and human resource professionals can use their qualification and the skills and knowledge they have gained on the course to progress in their chosen field.

On completing this course successfully, you can choose to continue your studies with Ealing Law School and progress on to a PhD.

How to apply

Click the following link for information on how to apply to this course.

Scholarships and bursaries

Information about scholarships and bursaries can be found here.


Visit the LLM International Business and Commercial Law page on the University of West London website for more details!

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