This course is designed to give you a critical understanding of international law as it relates to commercial activities in a global economy. It allows you to examine complementary law and business issues which affect international business practice. The programme aims to offer a platform for professional careers where legal expertise in cross-border business, informed by commercial awareness, is essential.
The programme is made up of core legal modules and electives. The electives cover both legal and international business subjects. The inclusion of European law topics with international law subjects allows you to examine how law influences the development of supranational markets built up from a number of independent states. The European Union modules provide a model for exploring the legal regulation of 'free-trade' areas elsewhere in the world. There is also a dissertation, which gives you the opportunity to pursue an international business law research interest in some detail, thus increasing your specialisation.
Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. Applicants who do not have English as their first language are required to have IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 5.5 or an equivalent award. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements.
IELTS 6.0 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 that is available on our website.
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.
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 seek 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.
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Last updated December 1, 2016