This course will equip you with specialist knowledge of international law as it relates to commercial activities in a global economy. You will examine complementary law and business topics that affect international business practice, and you will graduate with an expert legal and business skill set.
Your core modules will focus on public and private international trade law to deepen your critical understanding of the World Trade Organization rules and how countries trade. The expert knowledge you develop of the European Union rules for the development and operation of supranational markets will provide a firm platform for you to explore the legal regulation of free trade throughout the world.
Your in-depth research project will help you to further specialise your professional knowledge, and your enhanced awareness of the legal rules that apply to contracts for international sale of goods between companies will prepare you to work across borders.
Your dissertation will give you the opportunity to pursue a research interest, helping you to further specialise in your chosen career.
This course responds to the need for lawyers, business managers, policy makers and other professionals functioning in commercial fields by giving them a sophisticated understanding of the legal issues affecting the governance and practice of international trade.
The advantage of this course is that it does not approach the topic of law in isolation, but seeks to provide a business and commercial context to assist the understanding and evaluation of the way the law functions. There is an induction programme in legal skills and methods at the start of the course, which can make this course of interest to non-law graduates as well as those who already hold degrees in law.
Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment.
All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional.
All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements.
English Language Requirement: IELTS 6.5 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example, completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.
If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy.
Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.
Many companies recognise the LLM as advanced training and prefer candidates with this qualification. Completing this course at our Leeds Law School will allow you to raise your employability prospects in a competitive legal world, and could lead to a job such as a lawyer, business manager or policy maker.
- Global Reward Manager
- International Trade Adviser
- In-house Legal Adviser
- Legal Executive
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Modules & Learning
EU Antitrust Law
Antitrust law is one of the core commercial law topics affecting transnational business conduct and decision making. Examine the legal controls on anti-competitive agreements and abuse of market dominance by undertakings in the EU.
Law of the EU's Internal Market
Explore the nature and purpose of the European Internal market and the regulation of governance of the Internal Market.
Private International Trade Law
Learn about international sale transaction through comprehensive and informed analysis of legislation, case law, policy documents, international conventions and rules adopted by various international organisations.
Public International Trade Law
Explore the variety of ways in which the law has been used to facilitate international trade. You'll learn to analyse and apply legal and non-legal rules in the operation of international trade law.
You will carry out an in-depth research project in a subject area that is appropriate to the course and of particular interest to you.
Intellectual Property Law
Gain an understanding of the economic significance of the regulation of companies and appropriate policy considerations in the context of globalised commercial activity in an international environment.
Management, People & Organisations
Develop functional knowledge and a critical understanding of key perspectives on human behaviour within an organisation and on the nature and processes of organising and managing human activity
Examine both traditional and digital-based marketing concepts and activities, and develop an integrated approach fit for the 21st century.
Strategic Management of International Enterprises
Address the strategic and management issues that global companies confront when they operate across borders.
Fees & funding
UK & EU 2018/19
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2018/19 is £3100. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2018/19 is £3100. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.
Leeds Law School is located in Portland, close to the city's legal quarter. Our students can hone their legal expertise in purpose-built facilities, including our very own courtroom.
The Rose Bowl
The Rose Bowl has impressive teaching spaces, auditoriums, conference facilities and an outstanding local reputation as a business hub. The Rose Bowl puts our students at the centre of a dynamic business community.
Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.
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Last updated February 13, 2018