LLM International Business Law

The LLM International Business Law degree is awarded by Staffordshire University, UK. This advanced course of study in contemporary business law can be completed in one year. The degree is designed to enable LLB graduates and legal practitioners to gain expertise in business law, to enhance their research skills and to study legal issues from a global perspective. This degree will prepare students to pursue rewarding careers in business and law as well as to pursue further postgraduate qualifications.

During the first and the second terms of study, you will study two core modules and a number of optional modules based on your interests and career aspirations. In the final term of study, you will undertake a dissertation on a business law topic of your choice. Teaching and learning is through interactive lectures and seminars. The problem-based approach to teaching and learning ensures a strong focus on independent learning and research.

Duration

  • Legal Research Methodology (core)
  • Business Law (core)
  • One Optional module (from the list below)

  • Four optional modules (from the list below)

  • Final Dissertation

  • Transnational Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Information Technology Law
  • International Labour Law
  • Comparative Company Law

Admission Requirements

The minimum entry requirements for the award are normally:

(i) An LLB degree

OR

(ii) Equivalent professional qualification such as an Attorney-at-Law of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka

AND

(i) Evidence of successfully completing a post-secondary educational qualification in English medium

OR

(ii) An IELTS Score of 7 (If English is not your first language)

Academic Progression

Assignments, presentations and dissertation

Career Opportunities

Those who have already commenced their legal careers would be able to develop a specialization in Business law, Employment law. Information Technology Law or Intellectual property law and advance their careers. Others may choose from a wide range of options and commence their careers as legal executives in the corporate sector, legal researchers, academics or human resource executives. Alternatively, you may pursue further postgraduate studies.

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