Taught course

International Business Law

Institution
University of Bedfordshire · The Business School
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.

Applicants with English as their second language must show proof of competency in speaking and writing English to IELTS 6.5 band or above or its equivalent.

For all other elements, the requisite level of competency for which again proof must be shown is: IELTS 6.0 band or above or its equivalent.

Months of entry

January, November, September, July, June, March

Course content

About the course

· Study legal and regulatory problems through collaborative activities, and investigate the critical application of legal theory to international business.

· Explore the inter-relationship between law and business, and take the opportunity to consider and resolve legal and regulatory problems through collaborative activities.

· Develop the legal reasoning, analysis, research and independent judgement skills that will enable you to apply theories to a range of business scenarios and provide an effective evaluation of the legal options that apply to the business context.

· Gain an understanding of aspects of legal research such as socio-legal studies, the inter-relationship between organisations and stakeholder groups as well as the ethical dimensions that are considered in developing and operating business entities.

· 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:

· Investment Treaty Arbitration

· International Corporate Governance and Company Law

· Intellectual Property Law

· International Commercial Litigation

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:

· Professional Practice - you will be required to respond to a number of work-based scenarios through critical evaluation to determine an appropriate course of action.

· 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:

· Solicitor in England and Wales

· Barrister at Law in England and Wales

· Paralegal

· International Finance Institutions and Organisations

· Non-governmental Organisations

· Finance/Banking

· Business

· Management consultant

· Corporate financier

· Academia

· Consultancy

· Legal Executive

· Government Legal Adviser

· Civil Service (national and international)

· Legal Practice Course/Bar Vocational Course

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