On this course you will develop the legal expertise and intellectual understanding to establish yourself in an international practice, academic institution or in a range of other high level roles.
Your main focus will be on understanding the complex relationships between business environments and the legal regulatory frameworks in which they operate.
Intermediate qualifications available:
- Postgraduate certificate – 60 credits at Masters level
- Postgraduate diploma – 120 credits at Masters level
Choose International Business Law LLM at Bedfordshire and:
- Study legal and regulatory problems through collaborative activities, and investigate the critical application of legal theory to international business
- Explore the inter-relationship between law and business, and take the opportunity to consider and resolve legal and regulatory problems through collaborative activities
- Develop the legal reasoning, analysis, research and independent judgement skills that will enable you to apply theories to a range of business scenarios and provide an effective evaluation of the legal options that apply to the business context
- Gain an understanding of aspects of legal research such as socio-legal studies, the inter-relationship between organisations and stakeholder groups as well as the ethical dimensions that are considered in developing and operating business entities
- Benefit from an appreciation of different jurisdictions and their impact on the global business environment.
Why choose this course?
This course will prepare you with the necessary background and legal expertise for international practice and academic research at the highest level as well as for a wide range of other intellectually demanding roles.
One of the following:
o LLB or Joint Law degree with a minimum classification of Lower Second class honours (2.2), OR
o In the case of degree holders in disciplines other than law with sufficient and adequate legal content on the basis of `merit, OR
o Applicants with foreign qualifications on the basis of `individual merit.
Standard entry requirements for UK students http://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/ukugentryreqs
Students from the European Union - http://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/eu/guides
International students - http://www.beds.ac.uk/international/international-applications
Applicants with English as their second language must show proof of competency in speaking and writing English to IELTS 6.5 band or above or its equivalent.
For all other elements, the requisite level of competency for which again proof must be shown is: IELTS 6.0 band or above or its equivalent.
Career Management Skills
Throughout the LLM course the focus will be on the identification, analysis, evaluation and application of legal and regulatory principles to the business environment. Embedding these transferable skills within the course is a conscious decision to, not only develop academic thinking, but also to prepare you for the demands that will be encountered in professional practice. In addition to which the range of learning and assessment tasks which you will undertake enables you to develop a range of communication skills, both as an individual and as a group. It encourages and develops your ability to engage confidently and appropriately with the subject area and audience reporting their actions autonomously and competently.
The preparation of the major project in the form of a dissertation requires the application of legal knowledge to a broad ranging and complex issue but also necessitates additional skills including time management, management of pressure to deadlines, concision in writing plus the ability to follow an idea from conception through to final delivery.
Career/Further study opportunities
On completing this course, you are likely to progress into the following areas:
Solicitor in England and Wales
Barrister at Law in England and Wales
International Finance Institutions and Organisations
Government Legal Adviser
Civil Service (national and international)
M.Phil or PhD
Legal Practice Course/Bar Vocational Course