Taught course

International Business Law

Institution
Newcastle University · Newcastle Law School
Qualifications
LLM

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in law or any other subject. We will also consider applications on an individual basis if you have lower or non-standard qualifications or experience in professional legal practice.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our LLM in International Business Law equips you with an advanced understanding of the complex legal issues surrounding international business law, international commercial law, and corporate governance and finance.

This course is one of four taught law courses (LLM) we offer and is suitable for graduates of any background. It is ideal if you’re interested in gaining a better legal understanding of today’s global business environment.

It will give you the knowledge, insights and analytical skills to enhance your career in practice, business or academia. If you are pursuing another career path, it will enhance your understanding of how the law shapes and influences global businesses and their activities.

You will develop your knowledge and expertise in international business law, including:

  • corporate governance
  • corporate finance
  • business regulations

Through our Legal Simulation module you will work in small teams and be presented with a realistic scenario. You will be introduced to a variety of practically-focused legal skills, including:

  • analysis of complex legal problems
  • devising legal strategies
  • working with the law in real-life contexts

You will also learn a variety of legal-specific research skills through our Legal Research Skills and Methods module.

You can create your own specialised programme of study that matches your legal interests and career aspirations. You can choose from a wide range of optional modules to complement your core studies, including:

  • financial law
  • international trade law
  • intellectual property law

In addition, you can also choose from a range of our other master's modules, with the permission of the Degree Programme Director.

Dedicated one-to-one support is also given to help you research and write a dissertation on an area of law you feel passionate about.

There are also opportunities to become an editor of The North East Law Review. This is Newcastle’s student-edited law journal which showcases outstanding student work for open-access publication. You can also join the Eldon Society, the University’s society for students with an interest in law.

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Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 4 English Language requirements: Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with 6.5 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other sub-skills. If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course.

Fees and funding

See our course fees and funding web page.

Qualification and course duration

LLM

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Gemma Hayton, Admissions Secretary, Newcastle Law School
Email
newcastle.law-school@ncl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 191 208 8736