International Business Law (with optional professional placement) LLM/PGDip/PGCert

International Business Law (with optional professional placement) LLM/PGDip/PGCert

Lancashire Law School

Level

Post- graduate

Mode

Taught

Campus

Online and Preston

Contact UCLan

Course Enquiries
University of Central Lancashire
Preston, PR1 2HE, UK.

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400
Email: cenquiries@uclan.ac.uk

  • Duration:

    Full time: One year, Part time: Two years. LLM with professional placement Fulltime two years

  • Level:

    Postgraduate

  • Mode:

    Taught

  • Delivery:

    Campus or eLearning, None

  • Campus:

    Online and Preston

  • Start Date:

    September and January

  • Award Type:

    LLM/PGDip/PGCert

Why study this programme?

The LLM International Business Law is available to students from both a legal and non-legal background. Our students have typically been law graduates, business graduates, legal professionals and people working in commercial fields both nationally and internationally. Within industry international business law is a fast-changing and increasingly complex area.

This postgraduate course provides students with analytical and reflective skills and expertise in international business law. It provides a learning experience which will enable students to develop their academic ability and enhance their performance in employment and further develop their career opportunities. It provides the successful candidate with a recognised postgraduate qualification in International Business Law.

A key feature of this course is that modules in International Commercial Arbitration and International Commercial Mediation are offered which may lead to additional qualifications.

Students registered on the LLM in International Business Law with Professional Placement, who successfully secure a placement will progress to year two. This will provide students with practical experience of working in a business law-related environment.

 

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Entry Requirements

A bachelor degree with Honours at lower second class or above or a professional qualification deemed to be degree equivalent. This bachelor degree does not need to be an LLB Law degree.

Other qualifications or specific training and/or experience may also be considered if the applicant is able to demonstrate his/her suitability for the course and to provide evidence as appropriate.

Where English is not the applicants first language then a score of 6.5 on IELTS (with no individual component below 6.0) or equivalent.

Programme at a Glance

​Students who are registered for the LLM in International Business Law with  Professional Placement must secure and successfully undertake the Professional Placement Module throughout their second year.​

 

Compulsory Modules

  • Dissertation
  • Advanced Legal Systems
  • WTO Law and Policy
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • International Commercial Litigation

Plus two optional modules

(subject to numbers)
 

  • EU Single Market Law
  • International Intellectual Property Law
  • Banking and Financial Services Regulation
  • Independent Research Project
  • International Corporate Governance
  • International Commercial Mediation
  • EU Trade Law and Policy

Further Information

The programme will provide students with expertise, analytical and reflective skills. The programme aims to provide a learning experience that will enable students to develop their academic ability, to further develop their careers and to assist them in making a positive contribution to the wider, global and national community. 

How to Apply

Our Postgraduate section has more information around applying including visiting UCLan and the support available.

If you want to continue and apply now, you can apply for many of the postgraduate UCLan courses using our Online Application System.

For other postgraduate courses you can apply directly to UCLan by downloading a Postgraduate Application Form (.pdf 190KB) please also see our Postgraduate Application Guidance Notes (.pdf 158KB).

Handbook

For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.

Applications

Apply now or see further information about postgraduate study and research. International students should visit our international pages.

Contact Us

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400

Email: cenquiries@uclan.ac.uk

Fees 2019/20

Full-time: £6,700 per year (UK/EU)
Part-time: £3,345 per year for first 2 years Taught (UK/EU)

Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.

Further information:

For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.

UK Government Postgraduate Loans Scheme

If you're thinking of studying a master's or doctoral degree you could be eligible for a loan from the Government to help you study.

For additional help with financing your studies, UCLan offers a range of Postgraduate scholarships, studentships, bursaries and the Alumni loyalty discount.

View further information

Industry Links

Lancashire Law School at the University of Central Lancashire has been a leading provider of higher education in law for over thirty years. Over that period it has established a national and international reputation for its wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

The Law School actively works in partnership and develops opportunities with businesses and the local community.  Funding is available for applied research through Knowledge Transfer Partnership schemes, research and development grants and awards.  Academics are currently funded to work on applied research projects in the UK and internationally with a range of partners including Howgill Family Centre, the Racial Equality Commission and the World Health Organisation.

The Law School has superb links with the law profession, police and probation services and our students enjoy regular visits and talks from leading practitioners, academics, barristers, solicitors and judges.

Learning Environment and Assessment

For online students, teaching and learning is predominantly through weekly synchronous and asynchronous online workshops. For campus based students there are weekly workshops which take place on Wednesdays. The learning ethos is to draw on the range and experience of our diverse student cohort

Our extensive e-law library facility gives access to many legal and academic sources from within and outside the jurisdiction.

The course is supported by the University’s web-based Blackboard facility with ICT an integral part of the programme. The University subscribes to extensive electronic legal data bases and journals while all students are registered users of UCLan’s network with a dedicated network space accessible remotely.

Work Experience

Past graduates have gained or developed careers in legal private practice, public body legal services, and in corporate and commercial fields.

cJAM

Final year undergraduate and postgraduate law students have the opportunity to get involved in our annual cJAM employability event.  cJAM shakes-up the traditional career fair format and gives UCLan students face-to-face time with up to 30 successful industry professionals all of whom have come to the event with the offer of valuable work placement opportunities.  The cJAM event format consists of four main components:

  • Students hear from keynote industry speakers who share their personal career journey and how they got to where they are now.
  • The industry Q&A session allows students to ask questions to gain further advice and insight.
  • Informal networking opportunities during the breaks and lunch.
  • The key element of cJAM is the giant speed pitching session.  The students have eight minutes one-to-one time to pitch to selected industry guests to try and win a placement. Students can choose to pitch an idea, their reasons for wanting a placement with that particular law firm or to showcase their enthusiasm, skills and talent.  Immediately following the pitching session, placements are decided on and the event closes with all the winning students being presented with their placement awards.

In 2018, there were four cJAM events and a total of 320 placements were awarded.  All of which enabled our students to establish credible links in line with their career aspirations.  To find out more about cJAM: Law, see the video and read the press release.