LLM International Business Law

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Overview

This online distance learning LLM (Master of Laws) degree provides an in depth understanding of the development and application of international business, trade and commercial laws.

Global trade and commerce is constantly evolving and adapting to new technologies, products and market conditions. Nation states’ laws and regulations must comply with international rules to allow trade to be carried out competitively across national boundaries in order to achieve strengthened markets and provide for strong economies.

This internationally recognised postgraduate law degree will appeal to those who are looking to develop an in-depth understanding of and expertise in key areas of international trade, corporate and commercial laws. It may be particularly relevant for practising legal professionals or those employed in finance or business who wish to deepen their knowledge and understanding of this increasingly relevant area of the law for legal practice. 

The degree also seeks to inform students of the implications for trading and commerce in the post-Brexit world, as well as looking at the practical dimensions of the continually developing law to companies, traders and state bodies. 

"The teachers are all really helpful and approachable; they are all scholars in their own fields.  I wanted to study somewhere where I could focus on equalities and human rights and I think this is the best course in Manchester." 

Fiona Simkiss | LLM (part-time)

Features and Benefits

Benefits of online learning

Expert researchers and teaching staff

Manchester Law School’s teaching team of over 80 staff consists of academic specialists and legal practising professionals with strong working links to the Northern Circuit of the Bar.

The LLM teaching team have close links with professional legal practice, civic society, think-tanks, business and policy-makers. They include recognised researchers who have been important in developing new research across many developing areas of the law.

Career Prospects

The International Business Law distance learning programme allows you to gain specialist knowledge in key areas of international business law, and the transferable skills essential to understanding and succeeding in this complex and ever-changing arena. 

It is suitable for lawyers in the UK of internationally who wish to practice in an international context, or those in business or finance who are interested in gaining a better legal understanding of the global business environment. 

A postgraduate law qualification with an international business law specialism can provide an attractive addition to a CV if you wish to specialise in the business or commercial spheres. It is widely recognised in the UK and internationally in many other common and civil law jurisdictions. 

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Entry requirements

You will have a UK honours degree (or international equivalent) in law or related business subject, GDL, or exemption granted.

International students please refer to mmu.ac.uk/international

There’s further information for international students on our international website if you’re applying with non-UK qualifications.

Course details

This postgraduate degree provides you with an in-depth understanding of the development and application of international business, trade and commercial laws.

This internationally recognised postgraduate law degree will appeal to those who are looking to develop in-depth understanding of and expertise in key areas of international trade, corporate and commercial laws.

It may be particularly relevant for practising legal professionals, or those employed in finance or business who wish to deepen their knowledge and understanding of this increasingly relevant area of the law for legal practice. 

You will be taught exclusively online by highly qualified lecturing staff dedicated to their subjects and research areas. Using a full suite of study tools, you will learn through a series of online seminars supported by introductory podcasting, online workshops, and virtual meetings with tutors.

The Programme Director is Dr. Damian Mather LLB (Hons), LLM, PhD and details of other members of staff can be found on the Manchester Law School staff webpage

If you are considering applying for the LLM and have any questions about the course, or you wish to query something about an application you have already submitted, please do not hesitate to contact the LLM team by emailing llm@mmu.ac.uk. The team will respond to your email as soon as possible.

 

Core Units

Research Methods: 

This core unit will provide you with a structured approach to engaging with the tools necessary to carry out legal study at Master’s degree level. The aim is for you to develop and extend your independent research and critical analytical skills acquired at undergraduate level and/or during periods of professional employment. The purpose of this unit is also to support you in your choice of dissertation research area, by framing the research proposal, and devising the research strategy and engaging more generally with the dissertation process. Some of the training will include how to effectively engage with online learning and library resources. Part of the module will be assessed by the submission of a research proposal that will provide the basis for completion of the compulsory dissertation. 

Dissertation unit: 

The Dissertation unit module comprises of an assessed extended piece of written work (dissertation) of a maximum of 15,000 words on an area specifically related to international business law. Your chosen subject of the dissertation will correspond to the research proposal you produce with support in the Research Methods module.  

Ongoing academic support will be provided to you through a supervisor, who will be allocated to you based on their subject and supervisory expertise. Supervision will be carried out online through Adobe Connect/Skype/Facetime, e-mail, Moodle communication and other audio-visual means.  This module will allow you to build on and further your independent research skills, and engage in wider critical thought and evaluative and reflective writing.

Option units

  • International Sales of Goods Law
  • International Trade Law
  • Principles of International Contract Law
  • Principles of Corporate Law and Governance

Units offered will be subject to availability each academic year.

Assessments in all taught units are by coursework

Assessment weightings and contact hours

Study
Assessment

Placements options

Our dedicated careers adviser will provide assistance with cultivating links to the legal profession and other legally related employers. You will also receive support with careers from your tutors and you will have the opportunity to connect with practising staff.

Manchester Law School offers excellent pro bono opportunities with our partner organisations, allowing students to undertake voluntary legal work and to gain valuable experience.

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Taught by experts

Your studies are supported by a team of committed and enthusiastic teachers and researchers, experts in their chosen field. We also work with external professionals, many of whom are Manchester Met alumni, to enhance your learning and appreciation of the wider subject.

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Fees

UK and EU students

UK and EU students: Distance learning fee: £1542 per 30 credits studied per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Non-EU and Channel Island students

Non-EU international and Channel Island students: Distance learning fee: £2584 per 30 credits studied per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Additional Information

A Masters qualification typically comprises 180 credits, a PGDip 120 credits, a PGCert 60 credits, and an MFA 300 credits. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of study provided the course is completed in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Part-time students may take a maximum of 90 credits each academic year.

Additional costs

All of the books required for the course are available from the library. The University also has PC labs and a laptop loan service. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop. Students may also need to print their assignments and other documents. Campus printing costs start from 5p per page. Estimated costs are £300 for a laptop up to £100 for books and printing. Total optional cost: £400

Postgraduate Loan Scheme

Up to £10,609 available to students who live in England

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Alumni Loyalty Discount

Rewarding our graduates

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How to apply

Download our course application form. There are instructions on what to do next and who to send the form to in the Word document.

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Programme Review
Our programmes undergo an annual review and major review (normally at 6 year intervals) to ensure an up-to-date curriculum supported by the latest online learning technology. For further information on when we may make changes to our programmes, please see the changes section of our Terms and Conditions.

Important Notice
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