This programme provides a broad learning experience in the regulation of business both in the UK, Europe and at a global level, in a school which has expertise across many aspects of business law, from corporate, banking and intellectual property, to international trade.

LLM International Business Law will enable you to develop knowledge and skills in relation to the legal rules regulating a variety of business activity across the world. The programme is ‘bespoke’ in that you are able to frame your study according to what interests you with specialist optional modules.

You’ll approach business problems from the law’s point of view, and examine legal rules to identify their coherence and consistency. You’ll also evaluate legal business solutions in terms of the law’s purpose and underlying rationale, and from the perspective of economic and social purposes the law should serve.

Study Details:

12 months full time

Module Details:

Year 1

Compulsory modules

  • Postgraduate Legal Research Skills 15 credits
  • Dissertation 60 credits

Optional modules (selection of typical options shown below)

You will choose 105 credits from the below:

  • Intercultural Business and Organisational Communication 15 credits
  • Business Thinking and Commercial Awareness 15 credits
  • Introduction to Commercial & Contract Management 15 credits
  • Cyberlaw: Regulation of Cyberspace 15 credits
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution 15 credits
  • International Competition Law 15 credits
  • Insolvency Law 15 credits
  • Corporate Law 15 credits
  • Corporate Transactions: Practical Skills 15 credits
  • Corporate Finance and Securities Law 15 credits
  • International Banking Law: The Regulatory Framework 15 credits
  • International Banking Law: Capital Markets and Loans 15 credits
  • International Corporate Governance 15 credits
  • Principles of International Financial Law 15 credits
  • International Trade Finance Law 15 credits
  • International Sales Law 15 credits
  • International Tax Law and Policy 30 credits
  • Financial Crime 15 credits
  • The International Law of Foreign Investment 15 credits
  • World Trade Organisation Law 15 credits
  • International Economic Law 15 credits
  • International Human Rights 30 credits
  • Central Issues in Arbitration 15 credits

Programme Funding

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Student Destinations

This programme will help enhance your career prospects not only in terms of the legal profession but in any career where analysis, initiative, problem solving and an understanding of legal concepts and rules within the business environment are desirable.

Recent graduates have gone on to pursue successful careers in the UK and overseas in a range of organisations including law firms, investment companies and banks.

International Business Law LLM also provides a stepping stone to further research projects. A number of our students choose to remain with us to pursue a research career as PhD students.


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Entry Requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in a related area.

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