Taught course

International Commerical and Dispute Resolution Law

Institution
University of Bedfordshire · School of Law
Qualifications
LLM

Entry requirements

One of the following:

· LL.B or Joint Law degree with a minimum classification of a 2.1, or

· In the case of degree holders in disciplines other than law with sufficient and adequate legal content on the basis of merit, or

· Applicants with foreign qualifications on the basis of individual merit.

EU applicants:

English language qualification required (https://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/eu/english). Read more here: https://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/eu/guides.

International applicants:

English language qualification required (https://www.beds.ac.uk/international/international-applications/english). We will also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications or appropriate work experience. More information: https://www.beds.ac.uk/international/international-applications/contactus.

Months of entry

January, November, September, July, June, March

Course content

Why choose this course?

This course meets this need and will help you develop an understanding of the origins of public and private international conflicts and disputes, the causes of cross-border and municipal commercial disputes, and how these can be prevented, managed and resolved.

· Explore the application of theoretical constructs to a range of commercial scenarios, and learn to provide an effective evaluation of legal options.

· Gain an understanding of the interaction between commercial environments and international legal frameworks.

· Benefit from learning how to discern the tensions between individuals, corporations and governments, and how the law can be used as a means of their resolution and, occasionally, their propagation.

· All PG courses are available to start in Sep, Nov, Jan, Mar, Jun and Jul.

Intermediate qualifications available:

· Postgraduate certificate – 60 credits at Masters level

· Postgraduate diploma – 120 credits at Masters level

Unit Information

On this course you will undertake four 30 credit Units and one 60 credit project unit.

Our courses are designed engaging, attractive and flexible in the current global marketplace. There are six entry points through the year. This allows you to start when it is most suitable.

Your course takes place over three semesters.

· Induction Week

· Unit 1 (30 credits)

· Unit 2 (30 credits)

· Unit 3 (30 credits)

· Unit 4 (30 credits)

· Capstone or Law project (BLP) 60 credits

Our evidence-based approach is designed to enhance engagement and success by applied practice, working with other students creating the opportunity for network development.

Course units:

· International Commercial Arbitration

· Investment Treaty Arbitration

· International Commercial Litigation

· Employment Law in a Global Context

Capstone project

This Master's course provides the opportunity to undertake different types of project, a "Capstone" experience which completes the integration of your studies applied in one of the following:

· A six month work placement.

· Internship - this is an assessed activity lasting one to three months.

· The Live Project - this will enable you to work as part of a team on a project provided by a business organisation.

· The dissertation - this is a conventional dissertation of 12,000 to 15,000 words, enabling you to undertake in-depth research of a topic relating to your course.

Assessment

You will understand applied theory and develop critical thinking skills, which will help you to evaluate the relevance of what you have learnt. This will enable you to demonstrate rigorous expertise for a business or related organisation. There are two assessments per unit (4 units total), in a variety of forms e.g. reports, presentations and essays.

Career prospects

By completing the course you will have the skills and find career opportunities in the following industries/areas:

· International Law firms

· International Financial organisations

· Solicitor in England and Wales

· Barrister at Law in England and Wales

· Paralegal Management consultant

· Non-governmental organisations

· Dispute Resolution organisations

You will also be well prepared for further research study in either the MPhil, or PhD.

Fees and funding

UK students
£6,800 (loans available - more information below)
International students
£12,000 (discounts and special scholarships available - more information below)

UK/EU:

Fees are £6,800. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees and living costs. Visit www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan.

See www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/money/fees/pg for full information on fees and funding.

International:

Fees are £12,000.

A prompt payment discount is available if you pay the full fee before or at registration. There are also special scholarships available.

See www.beds.ac.uk/international/international-applications/fees-and-scholarships for full information.

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Qualification and course duration

LLM

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Admissions
Email
admission@beds.ac.uk
Phone
0300 3300 073