An Upper Second Class Bachelor's Degree in Law (or a degree with a substantial legal component) is normally required, but account may also be taken of practical work experience or professional qualifications within the relevant field of study. We welcome applications from international students. Mature applicants without formal qualifications but relevant work experience are also encouraged to apply.
Months of entry
With more companies seeking to operate across international boundaries and transnational trade agreements coming under increasing scrutiny, specialists in international business law are highly sought after. The LLM International Business Law offers the freedom to design your own course by choosing from a range of optional modules, which cover topics relating to both private commercial trade and country-to-country agreements – an area that has become a hot topic in the context of recent events such as Brexit. Whatever path you choose, you’ll be taught by renowned, research-active academics who are engaged with key international law and commerce organisations, exposing you to new developments long before they reach the text books.
Core Module: Dissertation.
Optional Modules: International Trade Law, Commercial Conflicts of Laws and International Litigation, International Commercial Arbitration, Carriage by Air, Insurance Law, Principles of Secured Transactions, Corporate Governance - Regulating Boards of Directors, Global Trends in Copyright and Trademark Laws, The Law of Ship Sale and Purchase, Advanced Secured Transactions, Corporate Governance - Shareholders' Rights and Responsibilities, Enforement of Intellectual Property rights over the Internet, Ship Finance.
Information for international students
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Further details of qualification
Our LLM (Master of Laws) at Southampton is an internationally recognised postgraduate law degree. Our LLM pathways draw on the highly-acclaimed research strengths of our academic staff that are at the cutting edge of international and national legal reform and development.
Course contact details
- Business and Law
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