LLM in International Commercial and Business Law Queen's University Belfast - Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
This programme is designed to help you set the legal and regulatory regimes around international business and the global economy in the context of broader legal and socio-legal study skills. The LLM will prepare you for a career in the commercial sector, in business, government or in NGOs.
You will be proficient in thinking about business on a global scale and the place of law, compliance, corporate social responsibility and trade in our societies.
The School specialises in a range of relevant areas, including:
- Corporate governance and compliance
- Corporate social responsibility
- Global business and human rights
- International competition law
- International financial regulation.
Drawing from these specialisms, the programme is designed to help you set the legal and regulatory regimes around multinational enterprise and the global economy in a broad socio-legal context.
Integration with business experts helps our students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally. 94% of Queen's postgraduates are in employment or further study 6 months after graduation.
Internationally Renowned Experts
The LLM is delivered by academic staff who through their research are currently shaping global and local debates within legal scholarship. Law at Queen's is in the top 125 Law Schools worldwide, and we are ranked 14th in the world for the global outlook. Research in Law was ranked 15th in the UK in the most recent Research Assessment (2014). Over 95% of the Research Activity in the School was judged to be of international quality and above.
This programme has been specifically designed so that our students can emerge with a deeper appreciation of the place law plays in international business and the global economy. Students study within a vibrant international mix of students and staff from the UK, Europe, Asia and beyond. We focus on your individual career and development needs, building your skills, enhancing your personal experience of the course and thinking of your career path, rather than just teaching you theory. At Queen's, you will be part of a thriving postgraduate culture built on teaching excellence, leading-edge research, innovation, collaboration and engagement. These components are woven together in our Graduate School. It is here you will develop new skills and increased personal effectiveness that will enable you to stand out in the crowded and increasingly competitive global job market. Life at Queen's is not just about the degree. We offer our students the opportunity to really enrich their studies. Whether you're into student societies, sports, music, dance, or just a coffee with your friends, Queen's has exceptional facilities to cater for all interests.
- Issues in International Commercial Law
- Comparative Competition Law
- World Trade Law
- Dissertation (10,000-15,000 words)
The programme is delivered through a series of taught modules and culminates in the submission of a dissertation on an original topic.
- Approaches to Legal Research
- Leadership and Innovation Skills
- Data, Privacy and the Law
- Regulating Digital Communications
- Governing the Firm
- Business and Human Rights
- Copyright in the Digital Environment
- International Financial Law
- Advanced Issues in Medical Law and Ethics
- UK Trade Law and Policy
- Corporate Environmental Law
- Making Medical Technologies
Please note this is not an exclusive list of the optional modules available. Optional modules are reviewed each year and subject to staff availability.
*Note: students who take the module Business and Human Rights may graduate with the award of LLM in International Corporate Governance.
Program Tuition Fee
This LLM provides a useful qualification and knowledge base for a business, governmental or NGO career relating to governance, compliance, social responsibility or trade.
Degree plus award for extra-curricular skills
In addition to your degree programme, at Queen's, you can have the opportunity to gain wider life, academic and employability skills. For example, placements, voluntary work, clubs, societies, sports and lots more. So not only do you graduate with a degree recognised from a world-leading university, you'll have practical national and international experience plus a wider exposure to life overall. We call this Degree Plus. It's what makes studying at Queen's University Belfast special.