All applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If you want to discuss your previous qualifications and experience before applying, please contact our admissions team on our website.
Applicants should possess:
- Preferably a 2:1 class degree in a relevant subject, equivalent to a UK bachelor’s degree; or
- Professional work experience in a related field and/or other prior qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
All applicants must provide evidence that they have an English language ability equivalent to an IELTS (academic) score of 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in all components).
If you don’t have an IELTS or equivalent certificate, you can take our free online English test to assess your proficiency. You don’t need to prove your English ability if you are a national of, or have completed a qualification equivalent to a UK degree in, any of these countries
Months of entry
January, May, October
Enhance your career with a comprehensive legal knowledge, skills and training to work efficiently in the legal and wider business sectors.
This wholly online LLM International Business Law programme has been designed for graduates from diverse academic backgrounds as well as those possessing working experience in the business or financial services sector to provide a solid exposure to the operation of the legal environment governing commercial operations and decision-making.
The LLM is specifically designed for graduates from diverse disciplines as well as legal professionals who already have some practical commercial and business experience and who want to enhance their knowledge and skills to assist them in advancing their career, whether that is a career change or assuming a more senior-level role in a business, organization, or commercial enterprise. The programme offers an opportunity to gain an extensive understanding of the Common Law legal system, with specific focus on its commercial environment. Students will have a chance to tailor their learning journey by choosing two elective modules from Corporate Governance, Aspects of Banking, Intellectual Property Law, International Sale of Goods and International Financial Crime. To achieve your full LLM, are required to complete a dissertation project on a topic within the international business law.
To achieve a full Master of Laws (LLM), you will be required to complete 180 credits. This programme is also available as a postgraduate diploma (PG Dip) which amounts to 120 credits, a postgraduate certificate (PG Cert) which amounts to 60 credits and a postgraduate award (PG Award) amounting to 30 credits.
The indicative study duration is 30 months to complete the LLM, 20 months for the PG Dip, 10 months for the PG Cert and six months for the PG Award.
Teaching methods and style
This programme is designed to be studied wholly online and part-time. Teaching is delivered through our state-of-the-art Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), which provides students with access to all resources required for interactive study online. On this platform you will be encouraged to work collaboratively with classmates and actively read around your topic through our comprehensive library of eBooks and journals.
Programme modules, apart from the dissertation, are delivered over an eight-week period with one module studies at a time. The student’s learning journey is facilitated by the use of written materials, lecturecasts (video presentations), interactive individual activities, case studies, and discussion boards.
Methods of assessment
Assessment is exclusively through online assignments rather than examinations. You will be assessed through a range of activities, including written assignments, presentations, discussion forum participation and journal entries.
The programme follows a career-driven curriculum, developed to provide practical expertise directly applicable to a professional setting. Graduates will be equipped with a solid base when undertaking roles in government and non-government agencies, business, the financial sector and the legal profession in the varied jurisdictions.
Information for international students
International students may be eligible for Regional Scholarships of up to 15%. To find out more, please contact our admissions team.
Fees and funding
Full tuition fee – £16,065 (2023/2024 academic year)
The tuition fee is fully inclusive of all costs: teaching materials, core textbooks, assessments and resits. If you live in England, you may be eligible for a postgraduate loan to cover some of the programme cost. If you are not eligible for a student loan, you will be offered a simple monthly payment plan to spread the cost of your tuition over the duration of your studies.
Scholarships and Discounts
- 10% discount for University of Liverpool alumni.
- You will receive a 5% discount if you choose to pay the full tuition fee upfront.
- Regional Scholarships of up to 15%. To find out about the scholarship offered in your region, please make an enquiry now.
- A UK Scholarship of 10% is available for students residing in the United Kingdom. This scholarship is available for our October 2023 intake for all full master’s awards.
*All tuition fees shown are net of any applicable sales tax payable by you in your country of residence. Where we are required to add sales tax at the local statutory rate, this will be added to the tuition fees shown and confirmed during the payment process.