LLM International Business Law

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The LLM International Business Law is available to students from both a legal and non-legal background. Our students have typically been law graduates, business graduates, legal professionals and people working in commercial fields both nationally and internationally. Within industry international business law is a fast-changing and increasingly complex area.

This LLM programme provides students with analytical and reflective skills and expertise in international business law. It provides a learning experience which will enable students to develop their academic ability and enhance their performance in employment and further develop their career opportunities and an opportunity to meet students from other backgrounds and countries.  It provides the successful candidate with a recognised postgraduate qualification in a specialised area of law.

The course is designed to enhance the employability skills of our graduates, and reflects the growth of international arbitration and mediation in international business matters.

All students are able to take the module International Commercial Arbitration. Lancashire Law School is a recognised course provider for the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in the areas of domestic and international arbitration. Students passing this module will be eligible for Associate Membership of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, allowing them to use the post-nominal letters ACIArb. CIArb’s approval of the module demonstrates that our LLM Courses are geared towards employability allowing students to gain skills that are recognised by reputable professional organisations. This qualification will also allow students to progress further through to Membership and Fellowship levels of CIArb, courses that will be offered as stand-alone short course within the Lancashire School.

Students can also elect to take the optional module, International Commercial Mediation. Lancashire Law School has achieved an international reputation for its specialisation in Mediation law and practice. Students who successfully complete this module will gain accredited mediator status, as this module is approved by the Civil Mediation Council, the recognised authority in the United Kingdom for civil and commercial mediation.

Course Information:

Students take 6 modules and a dissertation of 15,000 words (in the area of international business law).  For the LLM in International Business Law, students must take 4 compulsory modules: Advanced Legal Systems; International Commercial Litigation; International Commercial Arbitration and WTO Law & Policy, plus 2 optional modules from a list which includes International Commercial Mediation; International Intellectual Property Law; EU Single Market Law; International Corporate Governance, Banking & Financial Service Regulation, EU Trade Law and Policy and International Insolvency Law. 

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Where English is not the applicants first language then a score of 6.5 on IELTS (with no individual component below 6.0) or equivalent.

In 2014 the Research Excellence Framework (REF) panel found Lancashire Law School to have an integrated research student community with good support and sound monitoring structures.

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