Description

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

Why choose this course?

 

  • 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.

Study Details:

LLM/PGDip/PGCert 1 year full-time

Module Details:

 

Units for your course (unit order depends on your start date):

  • Investment Treaty Arbitration
  • International Corporate Governance and Company Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International Commercial Litigation

Block Delivery Method

Your course takes place over three semesters. Depending upon when you join the course, this will determine the order of units which you will study. You will benefit by beginning your studies with others who started at one of the earlier points of entry.

·         Induction Week

·         Unit 1 (30 credits)

·         Unit 2 (30 credits)

·         Unit 3 (30 credits)

·         Unit 4 (30 credits)

·         Capstone Project (60 credits)

 

Capstone Project:

  • Professional Practice – you will be required to respond to a number of work-based scenarios through critical evaluation to determine an appropriate course of action.
  • The Live Project – this will enable you to work as part of a team on a project provided by a business organisation.
  • The dissertation – this is a conventional dissertation of 12,000 to 15,000 words, enabling you to undertake in-depth research of a topic relating to your course.

The structure of the course provides an intense and highly rewarding learning experience. You will study only one unit at a time, which will enable you to focus upon the subject.

Each unit takes place over six weeks in two, three week sections. In the first week of each of the two sections, you will undertake two and a half days face-to-face contact time. This enables you to engage with a considerable amount of learning material with the tutor. After this, there is more contact, which varies from unit to unit as well as other work undertaken using online resources.

You will be involved in both individual and group work, all designed using evidence-based approaches to improve your experience and quality of work. During this time you will also have access to our new Luton campus library which provides 24/7 access to learning resources to help support your study.

 

This emphasis on active learning uses the latest in teaching and learning approaches, integrated with our employability practice-based method with real businesses to enable you to gain real experience as part of your course.

 

Student Destinations

Bycompleting the course you will have the skills and find career opportunities in the following industries/areas:

– Solicitor in England and Wales
– Barrister at Law in England and Wales
– Paralegal
– International Finance Institutions and Organisations
– Non-governmental Organisations
– Finance/Banking
– Business
– Management consultant
– Corporate financier
– Academia
– Consultancy
– Legal Executive
– Government Legal Adviser
– Civil Service (national and international)
– Legal Practice Course/Bar Vocational Course

You will also be well prepared for further research study in either the MPhil, or PhD.

Fees

UK/EU: £6,800; International: £12,000

Entry Requirements

LLB or Joint Law degree with a minimum classification of a 2.1, or

In the case of degree holders in disciplines other than law with sufficient and adequate legal content on the basis of merit, or
Applicants with foreign qualifications on the basis of individual merit.
 
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.

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