Taught course

International Business Law

Birmingham City University · School of Law

Entry requirements

Mininum 2:2 on a UK degree in law (e.g LLB): or Minimum 2:2 on a UK degree which includes law as a substantial component (e.g. BA Law and Management); or An equivalent overseas qualification. IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum score of 6.0 in each category), or equivalent will also be required for international students whose first language is not English.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The LLM International Business Law meets the current demand for specialist knowledge and skills in the rapidly expanding fields of international business law. It provides you with the opportunity to explore the legal regulation of the world of international business. You’ll acquire knowledge and understanding of the aspects of substantive and procedural law that are fundamental to International Business Law.

The course will expose you to the fundamental aspects of International Business Law and provide you with the opportunity to critically examine different systems of law at a higher level. In addition, it provides an opportunity to acquire, or build upon existing skills gained from your undergraduate course - enhancing employment opportunities in the legal profession and providing a basis for progression to doctoral studies.

We have active student-led Legal, Mooting and Debate Societies. Our Student Mooting Society is one of the most successful in England. Our students have reached five finals in the past six years and have regularly beaten teams from some of the country’s most prestigious universities. In the past 10 years, we have beaten eight of the elite Russell Group of universities, including Cambridge, Oxford and Warwick.

Continuing Professional Development

The LLM is accredited for Continuing Professional Development purposes by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board.

What's covered in the course

The course aims to develop your ability in analysing and evaluating the principle features of international business law. You’ll study the major concepts, values, principles and rules that dictate the discipline. You’ll communicate complex and abstract ideas in an articulate and confident manner, as well as learning a host of transferrable skills that will stand you in good stead for when it comes to securing employment.

The key areas of International Business Law covered on the LLM modules include research methods, international corporate law, insolvency law, corporate governance, international commercial law, international intellectual property law, international commercial arbitration, environmental law, employment law and corporate crime.

Fees and funding

UK students
£7,500 (FT)
International students
£12,000 (FT)

Postgraduate students must find ways of funding their tuition fees and living costs rather than relying on government grants and loans. We offer further information on possible financial support.

Qualification and course duration


part time
6 months
full time
3 months


full time
6 months
part time
18 months


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Team
+44 (0) 121 331 5595