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LLM in International and Commercial Law

  • Full time available
  • International £11,655 Home £7,095
  • Law
  • January, September
  • 1 year (September), 9 months (January)
  • LLM

Course Description

Course outline

The underlying philosophy of the LLM is to develop specialists in the field of international and Commercial Law. The programme attracts students from a wide variety of backgrounds with different experiences. It stresses the importance of interaction between staff and student, as well as between student and student. We believe this is an essential element in the development of effective lawyers in this area.

Following successful completion of the LLM in International and Commercial Law, you should have developed a range of skills, which include:

- A sound understanding of each of the chosen areas of the law
- Confidence in the analysis of complex case-law
- The ability to make your argument convincingly, orally and in writing
- The ability to take a co-operative approach to problem solving

Find out more about our Law School on http://www.buckingham.ac.uk/law.

Teaching methods

Seminars are the primary teaching method for this course. They encourage the development of clear analytical skills and create a forum where you can test your ideas against the arguments of your peers. Whether you enter the legal profession or business world you will find it is essential to have developed persuasive abilities. LLM options are taught in the form of three hours of seminars spread over each of the teaching weeks of the course. LLM seminars for subjects which are also taught at LLB level take place in two hour blocks every fortnight.

You are expected to read the cases and other materials relevant to the particular seminar in advance. At the seminar you will be asked to support your opinions and discuss your analysis of the area with your fellow students. In some modules you may be expected to make a presentation on a topic given to you by your tutor. Whilst these tasks may seem daunting at the beginning of the year, you will rapidly gain confidence as your debating skills develop.

Where seminars are on a fortnightly basis, the course will be supported by three hours of lectures per week during the lecturing period. Seminars will complement the lecture series.

Course material is available on the University’s own Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), Moodle. This allows students to download lecture notes, submit assignments and share resources in an electronic forum both within the University’s computer network and remotely.

Specialist designations

Students can select specific modules to have their LLM designated as specialising in:

- International Trade and Maritime Law;
- International Oil and Gas Law; or
- Financial Services Law

Each designation requires the following to be taken:

- 20 unit Advanced Legal Research module;
- 40 unit Core module; and
- 120 units of Options.

Apply here http://www.buckingham.ac.uk/law/llm/internationalandcommercial.

Visit the LLM in International and Commercial Law page on the University of Buckingham website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Daphine Nakirulu

"I would like to shortly share my experience while at Buckingham University. My experience at this University is one of the best in my academic background so far. It has solidified my desire to achieve my goals for the rest of my life. At this University, you are able to build a good learning relationship with your professors, an experience you do not usually have while at other Universities. And besides I have made very inspiring academic friends. My law faculty is amazing. I have learned so much where I want my career to go, while learning most valuables for becoming a professional in law. I love the small tutorial classes too.

Buckingham is such a wounderful academic community where everyone is interested in the smallest details of almost everything.

Iam very greatful for having chosen Buckigham University. I have recommended it and I will recommend it 100% to anyone! Come and let your dreams come true."


(Scholarship)

LLM Scholarship - 6 Awards

At the 2016/17 International tution fee levels, this would reduce the total LLM tuition fee from £11,655 to £7,809 and £8,742 respectively. For 2016/17 Home tuition fees, this would reduce the total LLM tutition fee from £7,095 to £4,754 and £5,321 respectively. This scholarship is of particular interest to applicants looking to complete an LLB and an LLM in three years.These are the minimum eligibility requirements and the University reserves the right not to award the scholarship or withdraw it, if a student’s performance is not, in the opinion of the University, satisfactory.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Up to £3,846

Eligibility

Those eligible are- for 33%, those with a 1st class LLB from Buckingham
- for 25% those with a 2.1 LLB from Buckingham

Application Procedure

This scholarship is awarded automatically to eligible candidates.

Further Information

http://www.buckingham.ac.uk/law/scholarships


(Scholarship)

Postgraduate first class scholarship - No. of awards TBC

A first class scholarship is available to both home and international students following a taught postgraduate degree at the University. The scholarship will reduce tuition fees by 33%.

Value of Scholarship(s)

% discount

Eligibility

The scholarship will be automatically awarded to applicants who already have a first class honours degree that is recognised to UK standard.

Application Procedure

The scholarship will be automatically awarded to applicants who meet the criteria.

Further Information

http://www.buckingham.ac.uk/admissions/scholarships



Entry Requirements

Applicants are normally expected to have a first or second class honours LLB.

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