Improve your career prospects by gaining a Masters while remaining in full-time employment. Tailor the course and choose the modules that are right for you.
Gain a Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma/LLM in Business Law/ International Business Law.
Course start date: 13th September 2019 (Application deadline: 1st September 2019).
The LLM in Business Law or International Business Law requires the successful completion of 180 credits as outlined in the Course Structure section.
Don’t forget: You can choose modules from the other De Montfort LLM courses, see the flexible study options section for some of the module choices available.
This well-established distance learning programme in Business Law has been designed for business executives and professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds and organisations. We are also delighted to now be offering the option to study for the International Business Law LLM.
This unique programme in Business Law or International Business Law will enable you to:
Analyse, interpret and apply the laws regulating your business
Gain a competitive advantage in difficult market conditions
Achieve a recognised UK university qualification while combining full-time employment with study
Learn from key industry practitioners and academics and benefit directly from their insight and invaluable commentary
Apply your learning and new skills to your work immediately
Tailor the programme to your needs by studying your own unique combination of modules from this and other De Montfort LLM programmes
Study at a faster pace – follow the ‘accelerated route’ and complete the LLM in 15 months
The course commences with an induction weekend in Leicester which takes place on 13th-14th September 2019, and the Core Module, (worth 30 credits) is then studied from September 2019 through to the end of December 2019 and is assessed by written coursework.
From January to December 2020, students choose two 30 credit modules or one 30 and two 15 credit modules (giving a total of 90 credits for the first year of study).
In the second year, January to December 2021, students take either one 30 credit module or two 15 credit modules and write a 15,000 word dissertation on a topic of their choice on a legal issue within the context of business law.
Students will all study the Core Module and will then specialise by choosing from the optional modules listed below. Please see the Course Structure section for a full explanation.
Business Law in the UK and the EU
Aspects of European Union Law
Business Law Concepts
Business Regulatory Regime
Banking & Finance Law
Civil Liberties in the Workplace
Collective Labour Law
European e-Commerce Law
Corporate Insolvency Law
Personal Insolvency Law
Sale and Supply of Goods
EU Competition Law
Individual Labour Law
Intellectual Property Law
Law of Health & Safety
Law of International Trade
Private International Law
Aspects of Discrimination in Business
Public Procurement Law and Practice
And you can tailor the course to fit your specific job role and industry by selecting modules from other LLM programmes as well.
Flexible Study Options
The Business Law and International Business Law courses form part of a wider LLM programme at Leicester De Montfort Law School and for added flexibility, in addition to the Business Law and International Business Law modules available, students may choose to study modules from the other LLM pathways:
Employment Law and Practice
Environmental Law and Practice
Medical Law and Ethics
International Human Rights Law
Available modules from other courses include:
Collective Labour Law; Alternative Dispute Resolution; People Management within Organisations; Equal Opportunities in the Workplace; Event Management; Expert Evidence; and International Law.
To gain a named award in Business Law, the Core Module plus one full 30 credit module from the following Business Law modules must be studied: Company Law; Consumer Law; Individual Labour Law; Intellectual Property Law; Law of Health and Safety.
To gain a named award in International Business Law, the Core Module plus one full 30 credit module from the following International Business Law modules must be studied: EU Competition Law; Law of International Trade and Private International Law.
Students who have an L.P.C. can apply to proceed directly onto year two of the programme to gain the full LLM qualification.
The programmes have been designed for business executives and professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds and organisations. The courses are particularly suited to:
They are equally suited to owner-managers who have the overall responsibility for the management and operation of their business.
Why This Course?
"I have increased my career prospects and improved my knowledge in business."
T. Lowe, Insurance Corporation of Barbados and LLM Business Law graduate
"A concise and well-administered course which provides the necessary learning experience but also allows the flexibility needed to be able to combine it with a demanding corporate role."
S. Lisser, GI Solutions Group Ltd and LLM Business Law graduate
The Accelerated Route
Students can undertake to do the course following the Accelerated Route and complete their LLM in 15 months. Students will enrol in September 2019 along with the other students on the programme and study the Core Module until the end of December 2019. Accelerated Route students will then undertake to study all of their modules and write their dissertation within the remaining 12 months (January to December 2020). This is a very intensive but rewarding route and successful students will graduate with their LLM at the end of 15 months. Accelerated Route students are supported through the allocation of a special director of studies who will provide additional support and advice during their studies.
Optional Study Days
The course commences with an optional induction weekend on 13th and 14th September 2019 at Leicester De Montfort Law School. After that, there are a number of further optional study components throughout the course. The Induction Weekend is intended to assist students in their choice of optional modules, allow meetings with course tutors and fellow students and provide useful introductory sessions especially for those students who do not have a degree in law or some other relevant legal qualification. The other sessions will concentrate on additional areas that will be useful to students throughout their studies. These additional sessions will be offered through a combination of face to face and webinar format.
How Do I Enrol On The Course?
Scan your application form and supporting documentation and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org