Applications from graduates of LLB (Single and Joint Honours) and related subjects such as Accountancy, Finance, Banking and Management Studies, Politics, International Relations and the Social Sciences are accepted. For LLB graduates and those with a related degree, a minimum of a 2(ii) degree from an approved University is normally required. Applications with degrees in unrelated disciplines will be considered on a case by case basis for students with degrees in other subjects. Alternatively, possession of a suitable professional qualification or relevant practical experience may be accepted. In general, all applicants are judged on their individual merits. Work experience and other factors are also taken into consideration.
Months of entry
Summary: This course is particularly relevant for students who anticipate careers in business and industry, or intend to specialise in legal practice in the commercial area, and wish to develop expertise and hands-on ability to address and manage business development within a legal framework, whether in the UK or internationally. Compulsory modules: legal research methods. Optional modules (choose 5): comparative orporate governance; international banking law; international commercial arbitration law; intellectual property law; world trade law; competition law; industrial Property law; employment law; international environmental law; international taxation law; European union internal market law; international sales law. Part 1 is taught during the two semesters which make up the academic year. Taught modules consisting of modules to the value of 120 credits studied in two semesters. Part 2 will consist of either participating in a structured Advanced Taught Programme of Summer Study or complete a supervised dissertation of approximately 20,000 words in length, contributing 60 credits. The dissertation will focus on a legal topic reflecting students' specialised topics and module selection.
Information for international students
International applicants are normally required to provide evidence of English language proficiency. The minimum English language requirements will normally be: IELTS 6.5 with at least 6.0 in each individual component score / Internet-Based TOEFL / IBT: 85.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Debbie Pritchard
- +44 (0)1248 383023