Course description The course offers students the opportunity to develop an advanced understanding of the law governing international business and commerce. It covers fundamental legal aspects of international business, such as the law of corporations and corporate governance, the law of international trade transactions, international financial, securities and banking law, competition law and intellectual property. The course aims at providing a solid basis in these fields as well as giving students the opportunity to explore topical issues, such as the implications of the recent financial crisis, corporate social and environmental responsibility, the role of brands in globalization, global economic governance, and the legal challenges of business operation and foreign investment in a development country context.
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).
Course unit details The LLM in International Business and Commercial Law requires the study of taught course units to the value of 120 credits. At least 60 credits of these course units must be within the area of International Business Law and are to be selected from a designated list. In addition, students write two research papers worth 30 credits each, at least one of which must be within the area of International Business Law. It will typically offer a wide choice of course units, including Corporations and International Business Law ; The Principle and Practice of Corporate Governance ; Conflict of Laws in Business and Commerce; International Sale of Goods ; International Carriage of Goods by Sea ; International Financial Services Regulations; Banking and Payment in International Sales; Banking and Payment in International Sales along with other optional course units.
English language Students whose first language is not English are required to hold one of the following English language qualifications: - IELTS: minimum overall score of 7.0, with 7.0 in Writing and 6.5 in all other sub categories; - TOEFL (Internet-Based Test): minimum overall score of 100, with 25 in Writing and 22 in all other sub categories; - Cambridge Proficiency: minimum grade of C; - Pearson English: minimum overall score of 66, with 66 in Writing and 59 in all other sub categories.
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.