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An LL.M. is the first step towards academics in many countries. It presents many opportunity to specialize in a particular field or to undertake thorough research. It can also prove beneficial in obtaining a doctoral level degree in law.

An LLM is a postgraduate program for law students who want advanced training and knowledge in a particular area. Specialization areas may include commercial law, finance, human rights law, tax law, and international business law.

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International Business Law, LLM

Middlesex University Mauritius
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 Mauritius Vacoas

This highly-regarded course offers choice and flexibility. The teaching strategy is innovative and allows you to pursue areas that are of particular interest to you. The course has an international orientation and has been attracting students from all over the world since it was established. [+]

Best Masters of Laws in Africa 2017. This highly-regarded course offers choice and flexibility. The teaching strategy is innovative and allows you to pursue areas that are of particular interest to you. The course has an international orientation and has been attracting students from all over the world since it was established. Students must take five compulsory modules: Legal Research Skills, Law of the International Sale of Goods, Law and Policy of the World Trade Organisation, International Commercial Ligitation and Arbitration and the Dissertation. Students will also choose two other modules from a range of subjects (subject to demand) including Foundations and Principles of International Law, English Commercial Law, International Organisations and International Dispute Resolution, International Maritime Law and Comparative Corporate Governance. Taught modules are devised to ensure active learning both of the subject matter and of the skills essential to masters level study. You undertake various forms of shorter exercises throughout the taught programme, for example, you may give an oral presentation, read and comment on an academic article or prepare detailed answers to questions set in advance. You will receive additional training in choosing a research topic, advanced research methods and academic writing before beginning work on your dissertation. Your knowledge and understanding will be assessed through coursework, exams, class participation, oral presentations and a dissertation. Why Study LLM International Business Law at Middlesex University? Open to suitably qualified non-law graduates, provided they take the short non-assessed 'Introduction to Law' module during the induction period. The teaching strategy is innovative and is designed to be adaptable according to each student's needs. Flexible course enables students to pursue questions that are of particular interest to them. Provides a career path for those progressing from an undergraduate degree in law or business or those returning to study who want careers in business law. The Law Department has a longstanding reputation for providing expert legal teaching to those interested in a business career. Modules Compulsory Legal Research Skills Law of the International Sale of Goods Law and Policy of the World Trade Organisation International Commercial Litigation and Arbitration Dissertation Optional Foundations and Principles of International Law International Organisations and the International Dispute Resolution International Maritime Law English Commercial Law Comparative Corporate Governance Careers Those at the start of their careers will find that an LLM makes it easier to obtain work in their chosen field while established employees will be better placed to apply for more senior positions. This course is designed for those that are keen to make an impact with a legal qualification and gives students a wide range of skills that would be well suited for work in the legal departments of public and private sector organisations and multinational companies. [-]

Faculty of Law

Enugu State University of Science and Technology - ESUT
Campus Full time March 2017 Nigeria Enugu

The student shall be required to register for a minimum of four (4) courses and a maximum of five (5) courses. At the end of the course work, he shall be required to sit an examination. He shall also submit a well researched dissertation which shall be awarded a mark. A student shall be required to undertake an oral defence of the dissertation. [+]

Faculty of Law Master of Law (LL.M) The criteria for admission into the LL.M programme are as follows: A Bachelor of Laws degree from an approved university with a minimum of Second Class Honours, Lower Division. A minimum of five (5) credit passes, including English Language and Literature in English, at not more than two (2) sittings in SSC/GCE Ordinary Level or its equivalent. A minimum of two positive references as to character and learning must be submitted by the applicant. At least one of the references must be obtained from the applicant's former lecturers in the Faculty of Law where he studied. M.Phil Degree The criteria for admission into the Master of Philosophy Programme in Law are as follows: A Bachelor of Laws degree from an approved university with a minimum of Second Class Honours Upper Division. Or, An LL.M degree from an approved university. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) Degree The criteria for admission into the Doctor of Philosophy Programme in Law are as follows: A Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) degree from an approved university. Or, A Master of Laws (LL.M) degree from an approved university with research thesis and a weighted course work average which shall normally be not less than 60%. Or, A Master of Laws (LL.M) degree by course work from an approved university with an average which should normally be not less than 60%. Applicants for M.Phil and Ph.D degree programmes must also satisfy the requirements under section (4.1) (ii) and (iii) above Duration of Programmes LL.M The full-time LL.M programme shall run for a minimum of 12 months and a maximum of 24 calendar months. For extension beyond the maximum period, special permission of the Board of the Postgraduate School shall be required. M.Phil The fulltime M Phil programme shall run for a minimum of 24 calendar months and a maximum of 36 calendar months. For extension beyond the maximum period, special permission of the Board of the Postgraduate school shall be required. Ph.D The full time PhD programme shall run for a minimum of 24 calendar months and a maximum of 48 calendar months. For extension beyond the maximum period, special permission of the Board of the Postgraduate School shall be required. Part time Programme LL.M, M Phil and Ph.D Degrees may be offered on part- time basis. The duration shall be: For the LL.M, a minimum of 2 years and a maximum of 4years; For the M.Phil, a minimum of 3years and a maximum of 5years and For the Ph.D, a minimum of 4years and a maximum of 7years. The Postgraduate School Board may, upon reasonable ground, grant extension to a student. Mode of Study LL.M Degree The student shall be required to register for a minimum of four (4) courses and a maximum of five (5) courses. At the end of the course work, he shall be required to sit an examination. He shall also submit a well researched dissertation which shall be awarded a mark. A student shall be required to undertake an oral defence of the dissertation. M.Phil Degree A student with a first degree shall be required to take examinations in 4 courses at the end of the first year. He shall submit and defend a well researched thesis at the end of the second year. A student with an LL.M degree shall present two in-depth seminar papers on different courses within the first year. The seminar papers shall be awarded marks as course work. The student shall submit and defend a well researched thesis at the end of the second year A student whose performance in the course work is adjudged to be outstanding may, on the recommendation of the Faculty Postgraduate Committee, be allowed to transfer/convert to the Ph.D Programme and proceed with the thesis for the Ph.D on a chosen and approved topic in any field of law Ph.D Degree A candidate shall be required to submit and defend a well-researched thesis on a chosen topic in a field or subject of his choice in Law. No course work shall be required. [-]

Master in Laws : International Business Law - Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II)

Medine Education Village
Campus Full time 200 hours November 2017 Mauritius Quatre Bornes

The Master in Laws (LL.M.) International Business Law, approved by all the boards of Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II), includes 200 hours of teaching and focuses mainly on International Business Law. It is a prestigious programme addressed to holders of a Master’s degree but not necessarily in law. Professionals can attempt the program with the ambition to fulfil top management vacancies or have a full perspective in business law. [+]

Best Masters of Laws in Africa 2017. The Master in Laws (LL.M.) International Business Law, approved by all the boards of Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II), includes 200 hours of teaching and focuses mainly on International Business Law. It is a prestigious programme addressed to holders of a Master’s degree but not necessarily in law. Professionals can attempt the program with the ambition to fulfil top management vacancies or have a full perspective in business law. The LL.M. is a gateway to major European or African professional training schools, as well as legal departments of international companies. The LL.M program has already kicked off in November. The next intake is scheduled in November 2016, Tuition fees for the LL.M. amount to 12,000 euros. [-]

LLM by Coursework and Research Report (LLM)

University of the Witwatersrand
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The LLM programme is suitable for law graduates and legal professionals who are interested in research and writing and who have the time as well as the ability to undertake fairly extensive legal research at an advanced academic level. Because of the demanding nature of the research component, entry to the programme is limited to applicants with an excellent academic record in the LLB. However, there are alternative entry routes for applicants who are able to demonstrate their suitability for the programme. [+]

The LLM programme is suitable for law graduates and legal professionals who are interested in research and writing and who have the time as well as the ability to undertake fairly extensive legal research at an advanced academic level. Because of the demanding nature of the research component, entry to the programme is limited to applicants with an excellent academic record in the LLB. However, there are alternative entry routes for applicants who are able to demonstrate their suitability for the programme. The coursework component consists of four courses, which may be taken either in a specialised field or in the general field. The research component consists of an attendance course in Research Methodology, two research essays of 5 000 words each and a Research Report of 10 000 words. Benefits of the programme: The LLM by Coursework is an excellent way to build expertise in a specific area of the law, thus enhancing one’s marketability as a legal practitioner. By honing their research and writing skills, the LLM gives lawyers the tools they need to deepen their legal knowledge throughout their careers. These skills enable them to contribute to the growth of knowledge in the legal community and to build their reputations as experts in particular fields of legal interest. Curriculum Outline: The combination of subjects taken for the LLM by Coursework and Research Report depends on the field chosen. Programmes are offered in the following fields: General This is the most flexible of the fields, allowing students to choose four courses from any of the other fields. Commercial & Business Law Catering to the business lawyer who requires specialised knowledge in a highly competitive area of the law, this field allows students to choose four courses from a range of commercial subjects. Corporate Law This very popular field is aimed at commercial lawyers who want to focus on company law in particular. Environmental Law This burgeoning and exciting field offers lawyers the opportunity to specialise in environmental law and sustainable development. Human Rights Advocacy & Litigation Human rights and public- interest litigation is at the forefront of legal development worldwide. This field gives lawyers the practical as well as the theoretical knowledge needed to practise in this vibrant area of the law. Information & Communications Law This field offers cutting-edge expertise to lawyers interested in the vast technological advances of the past two decades. International Law This field gives lawyers an excellent understanding of public international law and its significant implications for our globalised world. International Economic Law (formerly International Law & Economics) This field prepares lawyers for a rewarding career in international trade by deepening their knowledge of the law and economics of global commercial relations. Note: Students who have not completed Economics at third-year undergraduate level must complete the Mandela Institute course Economics for Law in addition to the prescribed courses for this field. Labour Law The dynamic nature of the labour market and its regulation presents a perpetual challenge to the legal practitioner. This field provides lawyers with up-to-the-minute knowledge of South African labour law and gives them the tools they need to cope with future legal development in this area. Pensions Law This field answers to a need from practice for specialised learning in an area of law that has seen enormous growth in the last decade. Tax Law This field builds on the excellent reputation of the School's Higher Diploma in Tax Law, which it effectively replaces. Closing dates: 31 August 2015 (International students) 30 September 2015 (South African students) [-]

LLM in Taxation

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Campus Full time 1 year February 2017 South Africa Port Elizabeth

This specialist Master’s degree aims to develop the necessary skills for tax consultancy within both the legal and the accounting professions. [+]

Best Masters of Laws in Africa 2017. LLM (Taxation) This specialist Master’s degree aims to develop the necessary skills for tax consultancy within both the legal and the accounting professions. The course comprises an intensive examination of the law and practice of taxation, and involves extensive case and legislative analysis of an advanced professional standard. Due to the inter-disciplinary nature of taxation, the programme is offered jointly by the School of Accounting and the Faculty of Law. This programme is also available as an MCom in the Faculty of Business & Economic Sciences. [-]