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City, University of London

International Business Law

This course is suitable for those looking to develop a career in international business or law.

Applicants to the course are likely to be recent graduates seeking to improve career prospects in international business and law or professionals working in international business, finance or international business law seeking to develop their expertise. As the emphasis of the programme is on the practical and problem solving aspects of the law, it will also help those who may not possess a legal background.

Students who complete the LLM may wish to continue their advanced legal studies by enrolling on the PhD or MPhil programmes offered by The City Law School.

The nature of the LLM as a distance learning programme means there is no requirement to enter the UK, so you do not require a visa if you are an overseas student.

Entry requirements

LLM: The City Law School accepts candidates for postgraduate study who have very strong academic potential and good English.
Applicants should normally hold a first degree in Law from a recognised university (lower second class honours UK-standard or higher). Applicants with UK honours degrees or equivalent in a subject other than Law are also encouraged to apply and will be considered.
An appropriate professional qualification and relevant experience may also be acceptable. Also, those without formal qualifications but who have more than ten years relevant working experience may be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis.

If your first language is not English, the following qualifications are also required: IELTS: 7.0 average, 6.5 minimum in each section or a PTE Academic: 65 or better.

Course modules

Core module: Foundations of Law in International Business (30 credits).
Elective modules: Dispute resolution in international commerce;
E-commerce law;
International corporation law;
International investment law;
Law of international trade;
Legal aspects of international finance;
Privacy and data protection laws;
Regulation of information technology and intellectual property.

Assessment methods

AssesOn a weekly basis, you will receive feedback via the discussion board per each discussion thread. The Learning Packs will contain self-assessment questions, and tutors will provide formative feedback on your responses to these questions. Participation on taught modules is a pre-requisite for sitting the final assessment. Participation is mandatory and is therefore assessed as a pass/fail summative assessment. The activity requiring participation may vary from module to module, however, a standard will be maintained across all modules. For instance, if a module requires participation vis-a`-vis posting messages/responses on a module discussion board and there are eight weekly opportunities to do so, you will be required to submit four posts (50%) for assessment. Each post must be sufficient in length (i.e. approximately 500 words). You are expected to participate in all online activities.

Summative assessment of the taught modules that comprise the degree will be by coursework only (3,500 words). It is considered that you will obtain the greatest academic benefit and satisfaction from researching a topic, reflecting on it and providing considered arguments in relation to it, as well as affording the opportunity to explore particular topics in greater depth. All coursework must be submitted via the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Email submissions will not be accepted.sment varies to meet the practice and academic challenges of a Master's course, including essays, reflective practice, research skills and a research project.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
LLM Distance learning (part-time) £ 9,000 () Home/EU 15 60 Months
LLM Distance learning (part-time) £ 9,000 () International 15 60 Months
LLM Distance learning September 2018 9,000 (Whole course) England 15 15 Months
LLM Distance learning September 2018 9,000 (Whole course) International 15 15 Months
LLM Distance learning September 2018 9,000 (Whole course) Wales 15 15 Months
LLM Distance learning September 2018 9,000 (Whole course) Northern Ireland 15 15 Months
LLM Distance learning September 2018 9,000 (Whole course) Scotland 15 15 Months

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