PGCert/PGDip/LLM International Business Law (with Optional Professional Placement)

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Our LLM International Business Law programme offers you the opportunity to develop knowledge and insight of modern business law with an international perspective. This programme will facilitate the refinement of your expertise, analytical thinking and reflective skills. Through studying a wide range of specialist modules you will be able to develop your academic ability and develop your career in a way that can contribute to the wider global and national community and study of international business law. 

Modules you may elect to study can provide you with further accreditations and eligibility to join reputable organisations. For example, the International Commercial Arbitrationmodule if passed will grant you eligibility for Associate Membership of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, allowing you to use the post-nominal letters ACIArb after your title. This qualification is the first stage towards becoming a chartered arbitrator. International Commercial Mediationsimilarly offers professional benefits as Lancashire Law School has achieved an international reputation for our specialisation in mediation law and practice. Our module is approved by the Civil Mediation Council, and so provides you with respected and valuable skills and experience.

This course is available to those with legal and non-legal backgrounds, with postgraduate students joining with law or business undergraduate experience or professionals joining with legal or commercial industry experience. The range of backgrounds present in our cohort enrich the learning you receive as a member of a diverse learning community.  

It is possible to also complete a two-year variant of this programme full time at our Preston campus, with the second year taken as a professional placement. The six to eleven month placement – which must total 555 hours total work - allows you to gain real world experience and apply your new skills and knowledge in a business law environment. This placement opportunity can support your next career move, granting you practical experiences that complement the theory of the LLM. 

The LLM programme can also be completed at a PGCert or PGDip level. By successfully completing three 20-credit modules you will be eligible for the award of a Postgraduate Certificate. Successfully completing six 20-credit modules will make you eligible for the award of a Postgraduate Diploma, and completing a further 60-credit dissertation will qualify you for the award of LLM in International Business Law. 

Course Information:

This programme is available for study on a full-time or part-time basis at the UCLan Preston campus – home of Lancashire Law School.

Students take six modules and a dissertation on a topic of their choice. On the programme students must take four compulsory modules including: Advanced Legal Systems, WTO Law and Policy, International Commercial Arbitration, and International Commercial Litigation, along with the dissertation. Two further option modules are taken from a broad range of specialist modules: EU Single Market Law, International Intellectual Property Law, Banking and Financial Services Regulation, Independent Research Project, International Corporate Governance, International Commercial Mediation, and EU Trade Law and Policy. 


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Some of Lancashire Law School’s eminent alumni include judges, Queen’s Counsel, barristers and solicitors across the UK, Europe and around the world, CEOs, business leaders and industrialists, entrepreneurs and business owners, senior public servants such as civil servants, politicians, senior police and local government officers, senior academics and researchers at all levels, authors of many academic works, leading voluntary sector workers, board representatives and trustees.

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