Master of Laws in London United Kingdom

Top LLM Programs in London United Kingdom 2017

LLM

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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LLM International Banking and Finance Law

UWL University of West London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years January 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The LLM International Banking and Finance Law course is aimed at students seeking to understand and work as a legal expert in the area of multinational corporations. Covering topics including syndicate loans, bond issuances and derivatives markets, the course will equip you with the skills and knowledge that are in high demand in the banking and finance sector. The course will also allow you to tailor the course to meet your personal and professional needs. [+]

Master of Laws Degrees 2017 in London United Kingdom. The LLM International Banking and Finance Law course is aimed at students seeking to understand and work as a legal expert in the area of multinational corporations. Covering topics including syndicate loans, bond issuances and derivatives markets, the course will equip you with the skills and knowledge that are in high demand in the banking and finance sector. The course will also allow you to tailor the course to meet your personal and professional needs. With London being the centre for global banking, finance and trade, you will be well placed to take advantage of the University's excellent links with major corporations to help you undertake your dissertation and develop your career prospects. The Guardian University Guide 2012 ranked us as the top modern London-based law school. Course overview During the course you will study the practical and theoretical issues in international banking, as well as the law, practice and theory of securities regulations under English law. You will study topics within a comparative international context that focuses on US Law and practice, enabling you to draw critical comparisons. Modules You will study the following core modules: Legal Aspects of International Financial Law International Commercial Arbitration and Mediation Research Methodology Dissertation International Banking Law Securities Regulations Legal Aspects of International Financial Law (30 credits) The module studies international finance from an English law perspective and within the context of the practical and theoretical issues that arise. Covering key methods of international finance, such as syndicate loans, debenture, financial derivatives, and also touching other jurisdictions such as the US, the Middle East, Asia and Africa, this module provides you with a comparative approach to the law of international finance. International Commercial Arbitration and Mediation (30 credits) This module gives you a detailed introduction to both the theory and practice of international commercial arbitration and mediation, as well as other forms of alternative dispute resolution. Research Methodology (20 Credits) This module provides a thorough basis for Masters level research methods. It addresses core content areas appropriate to research in a legal context, and supports you to achieve appropriate levels of competence in these areas, as well as broadening your knowledge of research tools. Dissertation (40 Credits) Your dissertation gives you the opportunity to demonstrate the mastery of a particular subject area, by completing an extended piece of self-managed research. Your dissertation will develop and test your ability to conceptualise, appraise and critically evaluate a significant topic relating to the legal issues surrounding international banking and finance. International Banking Law (30 Credits) This module examines the practical and theoretical issues in international banking, focusing on aspects of English banking law and international banking practices recommended by the Basel Committee under BIS. This module will provide you with comprehensive knowledge of Basel Development and its supervisory role. Securities Regulations (30 Credits) This module studies the law, practice and theory of securities regulations under English law but in a comparative international context focusing on US Law and practice. The module examines the different approaches to securities regulations and draws critical comparisons. Entry requirements A good undergraduate degree or equivalent professional qualification with appropriate law content. Students with three years' legal or relevant commercial work experience will also be considered subject to interviews. Applicants with extensive work experience will be considered on a case by case basis. International students need to meet our English language requirement at either IELTS at 6.5 or above, and a minimum of 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening). In some countries where teaching is in English, we may accept local qualifications. Career and study progression Our aim is to produce graduates who have employment prospects with multinational corporations, because they understand the legal regulations and constraints of international business, as well as the financial world of international trade agencies and multinational corporations. You can seek employment opportunities in careers with investment, law, consultancy and accounting firms, especially those focusing on international practice. Practising legal professionals and human resource professionals can use their qualification and the skills and knowledge they have gained on the course to progress in their chosen field. Study progression On completing this course successfully, you can choose to continue your studies with Ealing Law School and progress on to a PhD. Part-time Fees UK feesGBP4,300 International (non-UK/EU) fees GBP5,500 [-]

LLM International Business and Commercial Law

UWL University of West London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years January 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The LLM International Business and Commercial Law course is aimed at students seeking to understand and work as a legal expert in the area of multinational corporations. Covering laws on business structure, corporate process, taxation, intellectual property, dispute resolution and legal aspects of international finance, the course will equip you with the skills and knowledge that are in high demand in the banking and finance sector. The course will also allow you to tailor the course to meet your personal and professional needs. [+]

The LLM International Business and Commercial Law course is aimed at students seeking to understand and work as a legal expert in the area of multinational corporations. Covering laws on business structure, corporate process, taxation, intellectual property, dispute resolution and legal aspects of international finance, the course will equip you with the skills and knowledge that are in high demand in the banking and finance sector. The course will also allow you to tailor the course to meet your personal and professional needs. With London being the centre for global banking, finance and trade, you will be well placed to take advantage of the University's excellent links with major corporations to help you undertake your dissertation and develop your career prospects. The Guardian University Guide 2012 ranked us as the top modern London-based law school. Course overview During the course you will study the practical and theoretical issues in international banking, as well as the law, practice and theory of securities regulations under English law. You will study topics within a comparative international context that focuses on US Law and practice, enabling you to draw critical comparisons. In addition, you will also examine the practical and theoretical issues of international private transactions, focusing on the traditional commercial sale and finance of such transactions, but also touching on the principles of intellectual property law, the knowledge of which is essential in the context of modern international business. Modules You will study the following core modules: Legal Aspects of International Financial Law International Commercial Arbitration and Mediation International Commercial Law Research Methodology Dissertation Laws on International Business Structures Legal Aspects of International Financial Law (30 credits) The module studies international finance from an English law perspective and within the context of the practical and theoretical issues that arise. Covering key methods of international finance, such as syndicate loans, debenture, financial derivatives, and also touching other jurisdictions such as the US, the Middle East, Asia and Africa, this module provides you with a comparative approach to the law of international finance. International Commercial Arbitration and Mediation (30 credits) This module provides you with a detailed introduction to both the theory and practice of international commercial arbitration and mediation, as well as other forms of alternative dispute resolution. International Commercial Law (30 credits) This module examines the practical and theoretical issues in international private transactions. The module focuses heavily on the traditional commercial sale and finance of such transactions, but it also incorporates principles of Intellectual Property Law, the knowledge of which is essential in the context of modern international business. Research Methodology (20 Credits) This module provides a thorough basis for Masters level research methods. It addresses core content areas appropriate to research in a legal context, and supports you to achieve appropriate levels of competence in these areas, as well as broadening your knowledge of research tools. Dissertation (40 Credits) Your dissertation gives you the opportunity to demonstrate the mastery of a particular subject area, by completing an extended piece of self-managed research. Your dissertation will develop and test your ability to conceptualise, appraise and critically evaluate a significant topic relating to the legal issues surrounding international banking and finance. Laws on International Business Structures (30 credits) This module examines the practical and theoretical issues involved in business organisations trading across jurisdictions. Entry requirements A good undergraduate degree or equivalent professional qualification with appropriate law content. Students with three years' legal or relevant commercial work experience will also be considered subject to interviews. Applicants with extensive work experience will be considered on a case by case basis. International students need to meet our English language requirement at either IELTS at 6.5 or above, and a minimum of 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening). In some countries where teaching is in English, we may accept local qualifications. Career and study progression Our aim is to produce graduates who have employment prospects with multinational corporations, because they understand the legal regulations and constraints of international business, as well as the financial world of international trade agencies and multinational corporations. You can seek employment opportunities in careers with investment, law, consultancy and accounting firms, especially those focusing on international practice. Practising legal professionals and human resource professionals can use their qualification and the skills and knowledge they have gained on the course to progress in their chosen field. Study progression On completing this course successfully, you can choose to continue your studies with Ealing Law School and progress on to a PhD. Part-time fees UK fees Main fee GBP4,300 International (non-UK/EU)Main fee GBP5,500 [-]

LLB (Hons) Law including Foundation Year (4 Year)

London School Of Business And Management (LSBM)
Campus Full time 4 years January 2017 United Kingdom Bloomsbury

This degree is clearly a natural choice for applicants considering a career as a solicitor, barrister, chartered legal executive or paralegal. [+]

Master of Laws Degrees 2017 in London United Kingdom. This degree is clearly a natural choice for applicants considering a career as a solicitor, barrister, chartered legal executive or paralegal. Our Law graduates will hone a number of invaluable employability skills, such as: intellectual independence; reflective self-management; awareness of principles and values of law, justice and ethics; an understanding of legal theories that can be applied globally; problem-solving; excellent written and oral communication. Therefore there is a diverse array of employment opportunities for Law graduates in areas such as education, journalism, public relations, business and enterprise, or across the public sector. Professional Body recognition The course is recognised by the legal professional bodies as a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) exempting graduates from the Academic Stage of Training for students seeking to qualify as a solicitor or barrister of England and Wales. Students who complete the Civil Litigation and Client Care module, plus one of the other four practice-based modules, are eligible for admission as a Graduate Member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx). This opportunity saves graduates one year of additional study. With CILEx Graduate Member status, our students will be able to use the designatory letters: GCILEx (therefore they would be LLB (Hons), GCILEx). Upon graduation our students who opt for CILEx Graduate Member status could immediately work in a law firm in roles such as a Trainee CILEx Lawyer, Paralegal or Legal Clerk. After completing 3 years of qualifying employment in a law firm, they will be admitted as a Fellow of CILEx (FCILEx) and a Chartered Legal Executive. Fellows can represent clients in court if they qualify as a Chartered Legal Executive Advocate. They can also dual qualify as a Solicitor, without having to complete a two-year training contract. Our LLB is one of only a handful in England and Wales which provides students with this option. Usually membership takes an additional year of study. So our LLB students who decide to pursue a career as a chartered legal executive can benefit from this very unique advantage! Key information We have both September and January start dates for this course. There are two semesters each year. Students complete 2 x 30 credit modules each semester, enabling students to concentrate on fewer modules at a time. Modules are assessed in different ways, e.g. essays, problem questions, case studies, reports, moots, presentations and examinations. Fees Fees for 2016-17 UK/EU: £6,000 per year, equating to a total of £24,000 over the 4 years’ duration of the course. Fees for 2017-18 UK/EU: £6,150 per year, equating to a total of £24,600 over the 4 years’ duration of the course. Entry requirements Applicants normally require 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above, or equivalent Level 2 qualifications, including English Language. Note: From 2017, English and Maths GCSEs will be graded from 9 to 1, rather than A* to G. All other GCSE subjects will follow with the new grading system in 2019. A current grade 'C' in the new system will be considered to be a '4'. Click here for a quick explanation of the new GCSE grading system from our blog. Applicants must have completed Year 11 (Key Stage 4) Secondary School, or equivalent, at least 2 years prior to the start of the course. Applicants for whom English is a second language require IELTS at 5.5 (minimum 5.0 in each category). [-]

MLaw (Integrated Master’s in Law)

University of Westminster - Westminster Law School
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 United Kingdom London

This course is one of only five in the country, and the only one in London and the South East. It gives you both a Qualifying Law Degree and exemption from the requirement to undertake the Legal Practice Course (LPC). The course is geared to professional practice, and you can start your training to become a solicitor as soon as you graduate. [+]

This course is one of only five in the country, and the only one in London and the South East. It gives you both a Qualifying Law Degree and exemption from the requirement to undertake the Legal Practice Course (LPC). The course is geared to professional practice, and you can start your training to become a solicitor as soon as you graduate. From the start of the course you will be given an introduction to the skills required by lawyers. This prepares you for the clinical experience in Years 3 and 4, where you will work with real clients on real cases, offering you invaluable experience which will make you more attractive to future employers. Fees are consistent throughout rather than increasing at the LPC stage, so the course offers a more accessible route to becoming a solicitor. On completion you will carry out a period of work-based learning (currently called a training contract) under the supervision of a solicitor. Students completing the course, or those choosing to leave with a Qualifying Law Degree after three years, can also begin to train as a barrister. Course content The general ethos of the course is one of integration of the academic and practical. In Years 1 and 2 you will cover the same core subjects as you would on a Qualifying Law Degree. Alongside these subjects you will study two modules in Legal Ethics, Method and Skills (LEMS) which have been specifically designed for this course. In Year 3 you will build on the foundations provided in these LEMS modules to conduct real cases with real clients. You will carry out this work under supervision and with appropriate training. You will also study a mixture of academic and practical subjects. Year 4 is entirely devoted to the practical subjects that would ordinarily be studied on the Legal Practice Course, while you will continue to work with real clients on one of our clinical modules. Year 1 (Credit Level 4) Subjects of study include: Contract Legal Ethics, Method and Skills 1 Public Law Tort Criminal Law One optional subject from the following: Criminal Justice 1 Introduction to Business Law Introduction to Legal Practice Introduction to Rights and the Law The Portrayal of Justice: Screen Representations of Law and Lawyers Mooting and Advocacy People Culture & Property Law and Social Media Year 2 (Credit Level 5) Subjects of study include: Legal Ethics, Method and Skills 2 Land Law EU Law Equity and Trusts One optional subject from the following: Adjudication and Alternative Dispute Resolution Criminal Justice 2 Housing Law Law and Culture Medical Law and Ethics Introduction to Human Rights Law Work Placement in a Legal Setting Child Protection Law and Policy Law and Social Justice Law and Sport in Contemporary Society Year 3 (Credit Level 5) Subjects of study include: Legal Ethics Methods and Skills (3) Property Law and Practice Clinical Legal Practice One optional subject from: Clinical Legal Practice Company Law Commercial Law Competition Law Criminal Procedure and Evidence Disability Law Dissertation in Law Entertainment Law Environmental Law Family Law and Family Justice Human Rights: Substantive Legal Protection Law of Intellectual Property Employment Law Law of International Trade Media Law New Legal Thinking, Theory, Philosophy and Justice International Law and Global Justice Religion, Law and Society Advanced Criminal Law 21st Century Law Practice and Ethics Year 4 (Credit Level 6) Subjects of study include: Clinical Practice 2 Litigation (Civil & Criminal) Business Law & Practice (Taxation) Advocacy Wills & Administration (Interviewing) Drafting Professional Conduct & Regulation (PCR) Solicitors Accounts Two optional subjects from: Commercial Law Commercial Litigation Commercial Property E-Commerce Employment Entertainment & Media Family Immigration Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence Private Acquisitions Clinical elective Housing International Family Law Westminster electives As part of your course you can take elective modules at Level 6. Electives are an exciting opportunity to widen your experience at university and to gain skills and knowledge that will help make you more employable. [-]

European Legal Studies LLB Honours

University of Westminster - Westminster Law School
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 United Kingdom London

This course provides you with the foundation subjects required to obtain a Qualifying Law Degree along with the opportunity to spend a year of study in one of our partner universities in Europe, gaining knowledge of other legal systems, experiencing another legal culture, enhancing your European language skills and developing international links. [+]

Master of Laws Degrees 2017 in London United Kingdom. This course provides you with the foundation subjects required to obtain a Qualifying Law Degree along with the opportunity to spend a year of study in one of our partner universities in Europe, gaining knowledge of other legal systems, experiencing another legal culture, enhancing your European language skills and developing international links. A law degree is seen as a valuable asset by a variety of employers, as is knowledge of another European legal system and another European legal language. This course will prepare you for a range of legal careers including practice as a barrister or advocate, solicitor, clerk, officer of the court or legal executive. Our graduates also pursue careers in legal interpreting, the Civil Service, international organisations, NGOs and local government. When you apply you will need to demonstrate an aptitude for European language study, but this need not necessarily take the form of a formal qualification. Depending on your language skills, while abroad you may study in English or in another European language. Student mobility takes place under the Erasmus+ scheme. Course content Alongside the foundation Law modules necessary for a Qualifying Law Degree, you will study a European language in Year 1 and 2 (Credit Levels 4 and 5) to prepare for study in another European country. In Year 2 you will also study a specialist module on Civil Law and Legal Systems, to gain an understanding of civil laws in view of the year abroad. You will then spend ten months studying law at one of our partner universities in the EU, which offer a wide range of law courses, including some taught in English. We have partner institutions in Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and Sweden. On successful completion of your year abroad you will return to Westminster in Year 4 to complete your studies. Teaching methods lectures, seminar-based discussion, class presentations, invited guest speakers and practical group exercises. Assessment methods include open and closed book exams, in-class tests, oral presentations, and written coursework. Year 1 (Credit Level 4) Subjects of study include: Contract Law Criminal Law European Language Legal Skills and Process Public Law Tort Law Year 2 (Credit Level 5) Subjects of study include: Civil Law and Legal Systems Equity and Trusts EU Law European Language Legal Profession and Legal Services Land Law Year 3: (Credit Level 6) Subjects of study include: Advanced Criminal Law Clinical Legal Practice Commercial Law Company Law Competition Law Criminal Procedure and Evidence Disability Law Dissertation in European Legal Studies Employment Law Entertainment Law Environmental Law Family Law and Family Justice Human Rights in the UK International Law and Global Justice Law of Intellectual Property Law of International Trade Media Law New Legal Thinking, Theory, Philosophy and Justice Religion, Law and Society Westminster electives As part of your course you can take elective modules at Level 6. Electives are an exciting opportunity to widen your experience at university and to gain skills and knowledge that will help make you more employable. [-]

LLM Legal Practice

University of Westminster - Westminster Law School
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

If you want to practise as a solicitor in England and Wales you will need to complete the Legal Practice Course (LPC) – the vocational stage of training that bridges the gap between academic studies and life in a law firm. [+]

If you want to practise as a solicitor in England and Wales you will need to complete the Legal Practice Course (LPC) – the vocational stage of training that bridges the gap between academic studies and life in a law firm. Students enrolling onto this course have the option either to: Complete the LPC on its own at a cost of £12,000 (see below) without the addition of the LLM. (Students who exit with the LPC by itself are awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice.) Complete the LPC and enrol subsequently onto additional research and dissertation modules with a view to the award of an LLM in Legal Practice. (Progression to the research and dissertation modules is only in accordance with the Course Regulations and is subject to payment of the 'top-up' fee for 2016/17 of £2000.) Westminster Law School has a well established reputation for the delivery of solicitors' vocational training and our LLM in Legal Practice (incorporating the LPC) equips you with the skills and knowledge needed to be a successful 21st-century lawyer. Distinctive features of the course include: Highly experienced and approachable lecturers who are all qualified solicitors or barristers. Small, interactive group work, allowing you to benefit from individual guidance and help. All sessions are set within a balanced timetable to replicate the tasks undertaken in practice. A broad range of Stage 2 electives, reflecting areas of practice from high-street to city firms. The opportunity to undertake real client legal work under the supervision of tutors working in the Student Law Centre. Currently students can choose to specialise in one of three streams of work: judicial review, family or property. The focus is on experiential learning through reflection, analysis and planning. A mentoring scheme which pairs you with mentors working in an area you are interested in. Our mentors are predominantly ex. LPC Westminster students. The course is taught at Westminster Law School's newly refurbished state-of-the-art premises in the heart of London's West End and within the vicinity of many law firms. Course content LPC STAGE 1 Core Practice Areas of Business Law and Practice, Criminal and Civil Litigation and Property Law and Practice Professional Conduct and Regulation, Wills and Administration of Estates, Solicitors Accounts and Taxation Skills – Practical Legal Research, Interviewing and Advising, Writing, Drafting and Advocacy LPC STAGE 2: ELECTIVES SUBJECTS PRIVATE CLIENT ELECTIVES Family Law International Family Law Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Immigration Law Housing Law Employment Law Clinical Elective (via the Student Law Centre) COMMERCIAL ELECTIVES Commercial Litigation Private Acquisitions Entertainment and Media Commercial Property Commercial Law Internet and Social Media Assessment Westminster's LPC assessments meet SRA expectations. They are designed to be realistic and constructive by genuinely testing you and enabling you to demonstrate acquired knowledge and skills through a mixture of written examinations and practical exercises. Assessment takes place throughout Stage 1 of the LPC and at the end of Stage 2 electives. Generally the assessments are 'open book' and you are allowed to use both textbooks and your own written notes. You are timetabled to allow sufficient revision and preparation time for examinations and assessments. LLM in Legal Practice: Dissertation and Research Modules Social Research Methods 8000 word Legal Practice dissertation [-]

LLM International and Commercial Dispute Resolution Law

University of Westminster - Westminster Law School
Campus Full time 1 year January 2017 United Kingdom London

The course is intended for anyone wishing to demonstrate a commitment to contentious law in public and private international and commercial legal contexts. The taught part of the programme includes modules which reflect the three main forms of dispute resolution process, namely adjudication (litigation and arbitration), alternative dispute resolution (ADR – principally mediation), and negotiation. [+]

Master of Laws Degrees 2017 in London United Kingdom. The course is intended for anyone wishing to demonstrate a commitment to contentious law in public and private international and commercial legal contexts. The taught part of the programme includes modules which reflect the three main forms of dispute resolution process, namely adjudication (litigation and arbitration), alternative dispute resolution (ADR – principally mediation), and negotiation. This course differs from the International Commercial Law LLM course which is primarily concerned with non-contentious aspects of commerce (modules include competition law, trade, and insurance). Class sizes are, in general, quite small, and you will be able to mix with students on other Masters courses at Westminster Law School. Course content The course provides an opportunity for in-depth study of the substantive and procedural issues involved in the field, and also the acquisition of skills involved in some of the processes. It is centrally concerned with law and other rules (international and commercial) which are applicable in adjudication and also in the other dispute resolution processes. In addition to taught modules, there is also the Dissertation module which provides an opportunity for developing a specialist knowledge of a small area of the field, which might lead to a publishable article. Core modules PERSPECTIVES ON CONFLICTS AND DISPUTES This taught module introduces some of the essential elements of dispute resolution, and is designed to enable anyone to develop insights into the nature of international and commercial disputes and how they might best be resolved effectively. POSTGRADUATE DISSERTATION This module allows you to develop a knowledge and understanding of a specialist portion of the field of international and commercial dispute resolution. You will have the support of a supervisor for this independent research and writing process. You must agree the topic with the module leader. The topic must not replicate your own prior work or anyone else's work. Your work for this module should provide you with advanced skills in research, analysis, evaluation, and writing, all of which should stand you in good stead for any subsequent academic, professional or other career. RESEARCH THEORY AND PRACTICE This module introduces you to the general concepts of legal and social scientific (empirical) methods of research, and gives you a greater understanding of the principles of advanced research. You will consider the relevance of these methods for the study of law, which will enhance your understanding of the legal, social scientific and philosophical debates on methodology and practice. It will also enable you to evaluate your own work and that of other researchers and authors. Course-specific entry requirements You should have a good Honours degree in Law or any non-Law subject from a UK university, or the equivalent from a non-UK university, and satisfactory references. Other qualifications or experiential routes can sometimes be agreed. If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent in each of the elements. Associated careers The course is designed to benefit a wide range of individuals who are committed to developing their knowledge, skills and insights into contentious international and commercial dispute resolution. The range of individuals who can benefit include: experienced practitioners such as potential judges, arbitrators, and mediators; other professionals who need to have advanced appreciation of international and commercial law, such as civil servants, diplomats, directors, insurers, journalists, linguists, and managers; and paralegals and newly qualified practitioners who need to fill in the gaps left by their existing qualifications and experience to date; The course will also ideal if you want to progress towards a PhD programme. The course will also be beneficial for you if you are taking a gap year between career stages, and if you are from continental European Union or other countries and want to improve your English for career purposes. [-]

LLM International Law

University of Westminster - Westminster Law School
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years January 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The LLM International Law is linked to our Research Group, International Law at Westminster, which regularly organises public events on topical issues: we recently organised panels and conferences on nuclear proliferation, torture, and citizenship deprivation. [+]

With globalisation international law is becoming increasingly important and this course prepares you for your future career in the international arena. Our LLM is one of the oldest and most popular courses in international law in London. It attracts students from every nationality and background, not only those who have previously studied law, but also those with a degree in political science, international relations, economics or other relevant discipline. This creates a uniquely vibrant and stimulating learning environment in which to study international Law. The LLM International Law is linked to our Research Group, International Law at Westminster, which regularly organises public events on topical issues: we recently organised panels and conferences on nuclear proliferation, torture, and citizenship deprivation. We encourage all our students to get involved in the activities of the center so that they can build contacts with leading professionals. Our location, just off Regent Street also puts you within easy reach of all the main legal and political insitutions and organisations giving you fantastic networking opportunities. Every year, the Oxford University Press Prize is awarded to the best LLM International Law student. Course content The course will enhance your understanding of the key principles of public international law, the main developments within the public international law framework and the process of globalisation and its significance for international law. Core modules DISSERTATION The Dissertation module enables you to gain a deep knowledge of the concepts and principles of international law. You will need to agree the topic with the module leader, and it must not replicate materials covered in other areas of your coursework, or comprise work submitted for any other award. The Dissertation will help you to develop your powers of analysis, synthesis, application and evaluation, and your advanced research skills. It will also introduce you to legal practical research skills and the range of specialist resources available for studying your chosen area. PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW You will analyse the sources and subjects of international law, state responsibility, and the implementation of international law into municipal law, and gain an overview of the defining legal principles of international relations. You will also focus on the settlement of international disputes and the enforcement of international law. The module will help to develop your general transferable skills, including oral and written communication, independent study, time management, research, and problem solving. Course-specific entry requirements You should hold a good Second Class Honours degree (or equivalent from a non-UK institution), with an average of 55 per cent or above in Law, Social Science, International Relations or a related subject. Applicants who lack standard qualifications but have significant professional experience in the relevant field or related professional qualifications may be considered. If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent. The University offers pre-sessional summer programmes if you need to improve your English before starting your course. Associated careers On completion of the course, you will be able to specialise in a wide range of careers or academia. Graduates have worked for organisations such as Amnesty International, the United Nations, or in legal departments within international organisations and governments. There are also opportunities for further research or teaching. [-]

LLM International Commercial Law

University of Westminster - Westminster Law School
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years January 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This course balances the best of a rigorous, traditional legal education with a contemporary perspective. Our areas of specialisation address today's most important business and legal challenges, including the study of the evolving commercial relationships in the international arena, the role and impact of electronic commerce, the resolution of commercial disputes, and the gradual harmonisation of international commercial law. [+]

Master of Laws Degrees 2017 in London United Kingdom. This course balances the best of a rigorous, traditional legal education with a contemporary perspective. Our areas of specialisation address today's most important business and legal challenges, including the study of the evolving commercial relationships in the international arena, the role and impact of electronic commerce, the resolution of commercial disputes, and the gradual harmonisation of international commercial law. This Masters is not merely about what you learn in the classroom, it is also about actual practice in today's world of globalisation and international commerce. That is why the LLM provides, in addition to a strong academic dimension, a concentrated, real-world-oriented legal education. The course offers you the opportunity to develop strong academic and practical skills in a highly competitive and intellectually satisfying area of law. It is ideally suited to those who come from a commercial law, international business, management, or economics background. You will have the opportunity to explore your own ideas, gain knowledge and enhance transferable skills in a supportive environment. You will benefit from a strong programme of visiting speakers, excellent online materials and learning resources, top quality instruction and a professional and practical focus in a department with a strong research profile. Core modules DISSERTATION The Dissertation module allows you to extend your research into a topic of your choice within the broad field of international commercial law. You will need to agree the topic with the module leader, and it must not replicate materials covered in other areas of your coursework, other than any Dissertation Proposal written as part of the Research Methods and Theory module. FOUNDATIONS OF INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL LAW This module enables you to analyse the key principles for the application of international commercial law, and the context within which it operates. You will develop your understanding of the legal rules affecting the international sale of goods contract, and high-level research skills in this subject and its related fields. Course-specific entry requirements You will typically be expected to have a good Second Class Honours (or equivalent) degree in law or an equivalent non-law degree and significant legal experience. You will also be considered without standard qualifications provided you are sufficiently motivated to study effectively on a Masters programme and/or have had a significant amount of relevant experience. If your first language is not English, you will normally need an IELTS score of 6.5 (including 6.0 in writing), TOEFL 92, or equivalent. If your IELTS score or equivalent is below 6.5 in one or more areas, you may be asked to take a pre-sessional English programme at Westminster before starting your course. Associated careers Former students have found employment in accountancy, banking and finance, commodities, corporate and commercial law, export-import, insurance, international and national trade and marketing bodies, international organisations, IT, shipping and freight, tax, and the public sector. [-]

LLM Entertainment Law

University of Westminster - Westminster Law School
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The Entertainment Law LLM combines academic analysis with the commercial practice elements of entertainment law. Entertainment is one area which we can all associate with in some shape or form, and the interaction of this exciting subject with the law produces an interesting and eclectic mix. [+]

The Entertainment Law LLM combines academic analysis with the commercial practice elements of entertainment law. Entertainment is one area which we can all associate with in some shape or form, and the interaction of this exciting subject with the law produces an interesting and eclectic mix. The diverse nature of entertainment law will enable you to follow a number of specialisms, all of which are underpinned by the issues of contract and intellectual property. The course will suit graduates from a law background, or those from a non-law background who have significant relevant experience. It will give you the opportunity to explore new ideas, thoughts and academic experiences within a supportive environment. Course content The course aims to develop your understanding of how key fields within the entertainment industries operate, to assess the impact of the law upon them, and give you the practical skills necessary to succeed in a career in entertainment and media law. Core modules Dissertation Or Project In Entertainment Law The dissertation module allows you to extend your research into a topic of your choice within the broad field of entertainment law. You will need to agree the topic with the module leader, and it must not replicate materials covered in other areas of your coursework. The project module enables you to independently explore, research and analyse a given topic or question. It will draw from the area of entertainment law and will be of an applied nature. Entertainment Contracts You will cover the formation and content of a number of relationships within the entertainment industries. Focusing on contract and contractual theory as well as the broader context of relationships within entertainment, you will examine the negotiation process involved in music business, sports contracts and other media contracts. You will also study the role of professional organisations in the development of contractual term, and analyse deficiencies in contractual bargaining and term formation that have led to legal intervention. Intellectual Property In The Entertainment Business You will study the protection provided to creative works by intellectual property (IP) law within a framework of theoretical and economic justifications for IP rights. You will also examine legal issues in the context of the entertainment business, such as substantive protection, control, exploitation, creation and proliferation, balance and enforcement. Other areas covered include authors, copyright, directors, internet, overview of trademarks (registered and unregistered), owners, performers, privacy, media, musicians, the control of ideas, and the law of confidence. Research Theory and Practice This module introduces you to the general concepts of legal and social scientific (empirical) methods of research, and gives you a deeper understanding of the principles of advanced research. It will enable you to consider the relevance of these methods for the study of law, as well as giving you an understanding of the legal, social scientific and philosophical debates on methodology. It will also enable you to evaluate your own work and that of other researchers. Course-specific entry requirements You should hold an Honours degree (Upper or Lower Second Class Honours degree) with average of 55 per cent or above in Law, or a degree with a skill profile which shows an aptitude for legal study. However, we will consider mature applicants without standard qualifications who have significant professional experience in the relevant field. This course had been successfully completed by a wide range of non-law graduates. If Law is not the subject of your first degree, evidence of Law-based modules or relevant experience should be supplied. If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent. The University offers pre-sessional summer programmes if you need to improve your English before starting your course. Associated careers As an entertainment law graduate you will be able to develop a career in a whole range of professions within the entertainment industry. Perhaps the most popular of these are roles in sports, music, and media and communications law. The subject gives a modern edge to traditional law subjects and is well respected by employers. [-]

LLM Corporate Finance Law

University of Westminster - Westminster Law School
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years January 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The Corporate Finance Law LLM offers an enhanced qualification for professionals working, or planning to work, in a technically demanding and dynamic global industry. Knowledge of corporate finance law is essential for lawyers, bankers and financiers who are keen to develop professional skills in corporate fundraising, deal structures and transactional management. [+]

Master of Laws Degrees 2017 in London United Kingdom. The Corporate Finance Law LLM offers an enhanced qualification for professionals working, or planning to work, in a technically demanding and dynamic global industry. Knowledge of corporate finance law is essential for lawyers, bankers and financiers who are keen to develop professional skills in corporate fundraising, deal structures and transactional management. It will appeal to both recent graduates and practitioners considering various fields of work, including law, investment banking, corporate finance, private equity, securities, investments, financial regulation, government agencies and international financial authorities. You will focus on learning how the financial markets work, from the primary markets involving the issuance of equity, debt and derivatives, to the secondary markets involving trading and investments, as well as very large financial transactions in the international capital markets. Importantly, you will also learn how to take account of legal and regulatory risks facing financiers and bankers, structure financial instruments to suit commercial priorities and social welfare policies. Course content This course aims to give you a comprehensive understanding of the practical processes and innovative products of the international corporate finance market, including equity and debt capital, derivatives, structured finance, risk management and investment portfolio products. It also develops the soft skills you will need in this area of practice, including negotiations and network building, with meetings with senior lawyers and directors of major companies. Core modules Dissertation or Project The dissertation module allows you to extend your research into a topic of your choice within the broad field of corporate finance law. You will need to agree the topic with the module leader, and it must not replicate materials covered in other areas of your coursework. The Project Module enables you to independently explore research and analyse a given topic or question. It will draw from the areas of general corporate finance law and will be of an applied nature. Investment Banking Principles and Practices This module covers the key investment banking principles and practices. You will develop the skills you need to examine, assess and prepare professional level business plans, private placement memoranda and prospectuses. You will also study confidentiality agreements, fundraising from the investment banking perspective, initial public offerings, and stock exchange trends and market requirements. Legal Aspects of Corporate Finance You will develop a broad and deep understanding of the legal issues concerning corporate financial transactions, including the interaction of corporate law and finance, and the legal mechanisms for fundraising in the financial markets. There is a special emphasis on the regulations, customary rules and practices of the venture capital market. The areas you will cover include basic accounting, basic drafting, corporate structure, exit routes, finance contracts, regulatory issues, sources and types of investment, tax, and transfer of shares. Course Specific Entry Requirements You will need to hold a good Second Class Honours degree (or non-UK equivalent) with an average of 55 per cent or above in Law or a related subject. We will also consider applicants who lack standard qualifications but have significant professional or managerial experience in a relevant field. If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent. The University offers presessional summer programmes if you need to improve your English before starting your course. Associated careers This course will be of benefit if you are seeking to work in any of the range of disciplines involved in corporate finance law, including accountancy, corporate banking, corporate finance, corporate law, investment banking, private equity and venture capital, as well as in related fields. [-]

LLM International Minority Rights Law

Middlesex University London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This degree aims to enable students to specialise in subjects related to international minority rights law, equipping them with comprehensive knowledge of the international and regional legal regimes governing minority and indigenous rights, through critical assessment of the efficacy of human rights and sustainable development frameworks. [+]

You will deepen and broaden your knowledge of law as an academic subject through acquiring systematic understanding of legal processes, methods and concepts of the social and political context in which legal processes take place and of appropriate theoretical conceptions of law. By maximising your academic potential potential and refining your problem-solving skills in a transnational context through the acquisition of systematic and critical understanding of complex legal, economic, cultural, ethnic, religious, ethical and political issues informing international minority rights law you will enhance your professional development and horizons. The research and writing skills you gain will be transferable to a variety of professional sectors, including the legal profession, policymaking, corporate sector, governmental bodies or academia. Why study LLM International Minority Rights Law at Middlesex University? With a strong sense of social justice at its core, Middlesex University School of Law is home to some of the world's foremost figures in the fields of international minority rights law, whose work has helped safeguard the rights of vulnerable groups across the world. They include Senior Lecturer Dr David Keane, whose book on caste-based discrimination won the Hart Book Prize; Dean of the School Professor Joshua Castellino, whose expertise was called upon as chair of a 2015 session of the United Nations Forum on Minority Issues; and Associate Professor of International Law Dr Elvira Dominguez-Redondo, who is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Universal Rights Group. Course highlights A unique degree offering a complete overview of international law and practice in minority rights and indigenous peoples ... [-]

Postgraduate Certificate Intellectual Property Law

Brunel University: College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences
Campus Part time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Uxbridge

The Postgraduate Certificate in Intellectual Property is designed for trainee patent attorneys and others working within, or embarking on, a career in intellectual property law and practice. This part-time programme provides a comprehensive overview of theoretical, practical and management aspects of intellectual property. [+]

Master of Laws Degrees 2017 in London United Kingdom. About the course The Postgraduate Certificate in Intellectual Property is designed for trainee patent attorneys and others working within, or embarking on, a career in intellectual property law and practice. This part-time programme provides a comprehensive overview of theoretical, practical and management aspects of intellectual property. The course is suitable for both law graduates and those with backgrounds in the sciences, technology, engineering and business. Non-graduates who currently work with intellectual property are also considered. No prior legal knowledge is required, as you will be introduced to essential legal principles as the course progresses. The course is accredited by the statutory regulator Intellectual Property Regulation Board (IPReg) and the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys. Upon successful completion of the Intellectual Property Postgraduate Certificate, students who wish to qualify as Patent Attorney in the UK receive exemptions from the foundation level papers set by the qualifying examinations agencies (see more details in Special Features ). The programme starts at the end of September and goes through to March and it is delivered on Wednesdays from 1pm to 5pm. This is a unique programme designed by the Law School to support Law Firms and the IP industry. The part-time nature of the course makes it possible to gain valuable knowledge of intellectual property law whilst in full-time employment. UK employers sponsor over 80% of students taking the course. Aims The programme will provide students with essential knowledge about the theoretical rationales and policy arguments for the recognition of intellectual property rights. It will explain the basic principles of Intellectual Property Law and the nature and scope of these rights. It will also explore the procedures, both national and supranational, for the granting and recognition of the rights, and mechanisms for enforcement as well as defences against enforcement. Special Features Studying Intellectual Property Law at Brunel Intellectual Property Law at Brunel University is well established and highly rated for the quality of its staff publications, research projects and teaching standard. Staff teaching at the Intellectual Property Postgraduate Certificate include academics and practitioners with recognised expertise in all areas of intellectual property law. Exemptions The course is accredited by the Intellectual Property Regulation Board (IPReg), the statutory body regulating the professions of patent attorney and trade mark attorney. It provides exemptions in the examinations to become a qualified Patent Attorney in the UK. For more details on qualifications, examinations, and exemptions please visit the website of the Joint Examination Board (JEB), the body responsible for the organisation and management of the examinations of CIPA for entry onto the Register of Patent Attorneys. Patent Attorney Students preparing to train as Patent Attorneys will receive full exemption from all Foundation Level Papers (P1, P5, P7, D&C, Law) set by the Joint Examination Board and the Institute of Patent Attorneys. Attendance Attendance for lectures is only required on Wednesday afternoons from 1pm to 5pm for two terms, end September to March. Teaching and Assessment Assessment Each module will be assessed independently by way of a written examination or coursework. Term 1 modules are assessed at the beginning of January. Term 2 modules are assessed during the University’s main exam period – the end of March to the beginning of May. Exact dates are confirmed to all students during the academic year. Employability Graduates will have the skills to pursue a career in the area of intellectual property as lawyers (in-house or independent), patent or trademark attorneys, IP portfolio managers, patent examiners and IP paralegals. The course may also benefit those who deal with intellectual property matters on a regular basis within industry/business. [-]

International Minority Rights Law (LLM)

Middlesex University London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This degree aims to enable students to specialise in subjects related to international minority rights law, equipping them with comprehensive knowledge of the international and regional legal regimes governing minority and indigenous rights, through critical assessment of the efficacy of human rights and sustainable development frameworks. [+]

You will deepen and broaden your knowledge of law as an academic subject through acquiring systematic understanding of legal processes, methods and concepts of the social and political context in which legal processes take place and of appropriate theoretical conceptions of law. By maximising your academic potential potential and refining your problem-solving skills in a transnational context through the acquisition of systematic and critical understanding of complex legal, economic, cultural, ethnic, religious, ethical and political issues informing international minority rights law you will enhance your professional development and horizons. The research and writing skills you gain will be transferable to a variety of professional sectors, including the legal profession, policymaking, corporate sector, governmental bodies or academia. Course highlights - A unique degree offering a complete overview of international law and practice in minority rights and indigenous peoples - Learn about the current mechanisms in minority rights and indigenous peoples rights, and the gap between UN international rights norms and their implementation on the ground - The programme engages closely with UN mechanisms and human rights bodies, due to previous and current involvement in UN procedures by our tutors - There may also be internship opportunities in national and international organisations such as the United Nations or in the European Human Rights Advocacy Centre on campus. [-]

International Law (LLM)

Middlesex University London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This degree aims to enable students to specialise in subjects related to international law, equipping them with comprehensive knowledge of the foundational principles of public international law and advanced conceptual insights into theories underpinning the legal status of international organisations and their role in the settlement of international disputes. [+]

Master of Laws Degrees 2017 in London United Kingdom. You will deepen and broaden your knowledge of law as an academic subject, acquiring a systematic understanding of legal processes, methods and concepts, of the social and political context in which legal processes take place and of appropriate theoretical conceptions of law. Ultimately, by maximising your academic potential and refining your problem-solving skills in a transnational context you will enhance your professional development and horizons. The research and writing skills you gain will be transferable to a variety of professional sectors, including the legal profession, policymaking, corporate sector, governmental bodies or academia. Why study LLM International Law at Middlesex University? Middlesex University School of Law is truly international in its outlook, with our faculty comprising multilingual expert academics from across the globe. Influencers on the world stage, our academics include business and human rights expert Dr Nadia Bernaz and Associate Professor of International Law Dr Elvira Dominguez-Redondo and Professor of International Law William Schabas, who have both worked with the United Nations. Course highlights - Taught by leading experts in international law worldwide who represent different disciplines and legal traditions, this specialism opens the professional horizons of students to legal careers in any jurisdiction - Gain a specialised and comprehensive knowledge in subjects related to international law, and advanced conceptual insights explaining the impact of international law on international relations and contemporary concerns such as globalisation, the use of armed force, transnational trade, terrorism, governance and the regulation of ownership over territory - There may also be internship opportunities in national and international organisations such as the United Nations or in the European Human Rights Advocacy Centre on campus. [-]