Description

Increasingly globalisation has led to a growing demand for commercial lawyers with an understanding of international law.

This course meets this need and will help you develop an understanding of the origins of public and private international conflicts and disputes, the causes of cross-border and municipal commercial disputes, and how these can be prevented, managed and resolved.

Intermediate qualifications available:

  • Postgraduate certificate – 60 credits at Masters level
  • Postgraduate diploma – 120 credits at Masters level

Why choose this course?

 

  • Study the critical application of legal theory to international commercial transactions, and develop contextual skills related to legal reasoning, analysis, research and independent judgement
  • Explore the application of theoretical constructs to a range of commercial scenarios, and learn to provide an effective evaluation of legal options
  • Develop the professional skills and values needed to put your knowledge into practice, and learn to think in the independent and creative way that would be expected from you as a legal professional employed by a client
  • Gain an understanding of the interaction between commercial environments and international legal frameworks
  • Benefit from learning how to discern the tensions between individuals, corporations and governments, and how the law can be used as a means of their resolution and, occasionally, their propagation.

Study Details:

LLM/PGDip/PGCert Full time 1 year

Module Details:

 

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

  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • Investment Treaty Arbitration
  • International Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Law in a Global Context

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

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

– International Law firms
– International Financial organisations
– Solicitor in England and Wales
– Barrister at Law in England and Wales
– Paralegal Management consultant
– Non-governmental organisations
– Dispute Resolution organisations

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

Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent. 

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