This programme explores the many facets of international commercial law; addressing the many conflicts that arise of which law applies between international parties when a dispute occurs. The course will also establish the challenges of International Corporate Crime (ICC), and what measures are in place to tackle it.
The LLM International Commercial Law equips law graduates and professionals with the understanding and skills to enable them to address these issues of economic globalisation. As a student, you will be able to apply these skills to enhance your professional and academic development.
You will benefit from studying in a University with an established reputation for the excellence of its teaching and research within Law, with a dedicated team of lecturers, many of whom have substantial commercial and professional legal backgrounds.
Applicants should have a good single honours degree. Applicants who do not meet the standard entry requirements but have relevant professional and personal experience and the potential to achieve the academic standard are also encouraged to apply.
Those who have successfully completed the Legal Practice Course or Bar Professional Training Course may be credited with having completed six modules and will be eligible for an LLM, on passing the research methodology and dissertation modules.
This course will develop analytical, evaluative and research skills and provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the tensions that exist in the contemporary domestic and international legal framework.
The modules offer you a chance to explore international bodies such as the EU, its member states and the wider international community from the perspective of private, corporate and intellectual property law. You will also have the opportunity to investigate into an area of particular interest when you produce your dissertation. You will be supported by experienced lecturers who use a range of innovative teaching methods, which will enhance your studies.
You will generally study three or four modules in each semester, followed by the dissertation.
Special course features
Strong staff expertise, with substantial teaching experience on both undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
An enthusiastic teaching team providing a supportive atmosphere for research.
Students on the LLM in International Business Law will take the following:
Principles of European Law (20 credits)
Private International Law (20 credits)
International Corporate Law (20 credits)
Intellectual Property Rights Law (20 credits)
Research Methods: Research Skills (10 credits)
Research Methods: Research Design (10 credits)
International Corporate Crime (20 credits)
Dissertation (60 credits)
An unnamed LLM will be awarded to a student who has successfully completed the research methods modules, dissertation and requisite number of law modules but where the modules studied do not include the compulsory modules required for either of the named awards.
To be eligible for the award of LLM International Commercial Law, you must successfully gain 180 credits from the above compulsory modules. If you must successfully gain 120 credits from the above but not including the Dissertation you would be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma, if you gain 60 credits not include the Dissertation you would awarded the Postgraduate Certificate.
On completion of the course, students have gone on to pursue careers in academia, in the United Nations, and many have used the LLM as a stepping stone for promotion in their existing legal careers.
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