LLM International Business Law
University of Salford
Salford, United Kingdom
1 - 2 year
Full time, Part time
GBP 15,750 / per year *
Earliest start date
* international students; GBP 8,550 - home students; part-time: GBP 1,425 per 30 credit module
Our Master of Laws (LL.M) in International Business Law is designed for both law and non-law graduates to enhance your academic legal knowledge of business organisations and business practice. The programme immerses you in the more detailed aspects of business law, as well as developing broadly applicable research and other transferable skills.
Our internationally recognised Master's programme focuses on developing an in-depth knowledge of International Business Law and can open pathways to careers in Business, Academia, Law, Politics, Compliance, International Relations and more.
This programme is designed to put legal business practices into the context of the global marketplace, giving those already working in the industry the knowledge and skills to further their career within international corporations, legal practice and many more areas such as regulation and compliance.
- Explore key areas of international business law
- Consider the fundamental legal concepts that characterise international corporate identity and activity
- Develop your knowledge and understanding of the role of law in international business transactions
- Look at how international trade and investment law influences a firm’s strategy and its international business operations
This is for you if...
- You want to develop a global perspective of the connections between people, information, trade and capital around the world
- You are passionate about confronting the legal challenges of operating in a global, interconnected world
- You are looking for an industry-informed course that will enable you to develop the knowledge and skills sought by employers
- You want real-world experience through a consultancy or work-based project
- You want to enhance your digital awareness and develop personally and professionally
- You are looking to gain a competitive advantage by attaining an in-depth knowledge of international business law whilst also developing specialist skills sought by employers
To make this programme accessible for all, this course has 2 entry points per year.
6 of the 15-credit modules, 6-week-long modules below will be studied in varying sequences depending on your start date with 2 of the modules running simultaneously over the 6-week period. The 30-credit modules will be delivered stand-alone over a 6-week period. There are 6 hours of teaching per week on 30-credit modules and 4 hours of teaching per week on 15-credit modules. Throughout the course, you will also undertake substantial independent study.
Upon successful completion of the first 120 credits (PGDIP), you will progress onto the default final 60 credits of the course where you will develop and apply the skills and knowledge required to undertake an international consultancy project on behalf of a client firm. Alternative options for the default final 60 credits of the course are either a 3-month internship or a 9-12 month placement. Should you secure an internship or placement for the final 60 credits of the course, you will attend an additional series of lectures to support you as you prepare for your work-based option.
- International Corporate Law and Governance
- International Strategic Management
- International Law of the Sale of Goods
- International Business Law
Semester three: Industry Consultancy Project - choose one from:
- Work Placement
- International Consultancy Project
Both in the UK and overseas the internationally focused 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.