UNIVERSITY OF SALFORD

Overview

This course provides law graduates with the opportunity for advanced learning in key areas of international commercial law, including International Sale of Goods, International Intellectual Property Law, International Corporate Law and Governance, and Advanced Contract Law and Negotiation.

The programme is highly industry-focussed and culminates in the Industry Collaboration Project. You will choose one of four options to research a real industry problem and provide researched solutions, helping you put your learning into practice. You will be able to choose whether to pursue a traditional research dissertation based on a real-world business problem or a work-based project report based upon employment or placement experience.

Programme teaching concentrates on a contextual business bias and you will benefit from the networking and employment prospects offered by a large and dynamic Business School.

International students should apply for the LLM route.

The course also offers a distance learning option through our official partner Robert Kennedy College, Zurich, Switzerland.

You will:
  • Explore key areas of international commercial law
  • Critically analyze corporate law and governance
  • Apply knowledge through Industry Collaboration Project

This is for you if


  1. You are aiming for a career in international business
  2. You aspire towards a career in the legal profession

  3. You wish to enhance your knowledge of corporate law and governance

  4. You are a critical thinker

  5. You want to develop a practical knowledge of international commerce

  6. You are commercially-minded

Course details

The programme is block delivered and there are several entry points throughout the year. Students will take the modules below in a sequence dependent on their start date.

The course is delivered in four blocks of intensive study periods. For each block, you study a single module for a six-week period. Face-to-face teaching is delivered on campus for six hours each week. In addition, you will attend the taught element of the Industry Collaboration Project each Wednesday afternoon during the six-week blocks. During this period, you will also undertake independent study in your own time with online support through the University’s virtual learning environment, Blackboard.

The Industry Collaboration Project (ICP) module accounts for the final 60 credits of your degree. You will have the opportunity to select between a placement, internship or dissertation, all of which are designed to accommodate your career aspirations and enhance your professional experience.

You will be allocated a supervisor who will mentor you through the ICP. You will also have the opportunity to engage with the Student Hub and askUS. askUS can help with pre-project/placement support for students and opportunities for those going on placement to participate in training workshops to ensure best practice. The Student Hub can help you to find internships, placements and live projects for your Industry Collaboration Project.

Part-time students study alternate modules (one module on, one module off) to complete their degree in two years.

What will I be doing?

Face to face teaching is delivered on campus for two half days each week. Also, you will attend the taught element of the Industry Collaboration Project each Wednesday afternoon during the six-week blocks, with an independent study completed in your own time through the University’s virtual learning environment, Blackboard. Individual student timetables will be provided during induction week.

Teaching is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials, using a wide range of learning activities.

ASSESSMENT

Each taught module is assessed by two pieces of work, each worth 50% of the overall course assessment.

Although each taught module has its own assessment styles, all assessments will be designed to enable students to demonstrate their advanced knowledge and skill, and may include:

  • Individual or group work
  • Research-based assignments
  • Presentations
  • Seen or unseen examinations
  • Closed or open-book examinations

Salford Business School

Salford Business School aims to be the most business-informed, industry-relevant business school in the UK. Industry shapes everything we do, from informing our students’ learning to providing work placements, driving our research and influencing our academic staff.

We want you to gain the best academic and personal experience possible. As a student here, you’ll have access to a range of experiences and opportunities, including internships and work placements in the UK or internationally so you graduate with much more than a degree.

What about after uni?

Both in the UK and overseas the internationally focussed LLM is a ‘gold standard’ qualification for entry into the legal profession, as the focus of specialisation has increasingly shifted to international legal practice.

In the corporate business world, the LLM carries a similar cachet to the Executive MBA, while offering greater specialism in its content.

In many European jurisdictions, the LLM is a compulsory prerequisite for entry into the legal profession.

Career Links

The University of Salford grew out of the institutes of the late 19th century that provided a talented, technically proficient and professional workforce to support the UK’s rapidly growing industries. In the 21st century, this still holds strong. Whilst industry has changed significantly, the need for industry-focused education is equally relevant today.

We teach the skills that employers need and as a result, our graduates enjoy excellent international career prospects.

The curriculum across our postgraduate courses balances academic teaching and professional experience. Our industry partners give us their input into the curriculum so that the teaching reflects the industry’s current and future needs and you develop the skills that employers want. The Industry Collaboration Project, which forms the final third of your study, is designed to give you real-world experience so you can apply the theory you have learned.

What you need to know

This course is suitable for recent home, EU and overseas law graduates wishing to build upon their undergraduate knowledge and expertise, as well as graduate returners to education wishing to refresh or broaden their knowledge and skills.

The course is designed for those who wish to pursue a career in international business or legal practice. The block delivery mechanism means that the course is accessible to those students who do not wish to leave employment while studying. Students can complete one or more modules per semester.

The LLM is the only route available for international students.

English Language Requirements

Normally IELTS 6.5 with no individual element below 5.5, or equivalent recognised Secure English Language Test, (SELT).

If the English language qualification is slightly below this level candidates may be able to take one of the many English courses available at the University.

Program taught in:
English
Last updated July 9, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 2019
Duration
1 - 2 years
Part-time
Full-time
Price
14,274 GBP
Home/EU: £7,776 per year International: £14,274 per year
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Sep 2019
End Date
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Sep 2019

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