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Are you a graduate of law or a related subject looking to build a career in international business law? The University of Bolton’s LLM International Business Law offers a highly regarded and flexible route to acquiring the postgraduate-level specialist legal knowledge needed to advise businesses and organisations operating in global markets.
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The University of Bolton's LLM International Business Law is available to graduates from legal and non-legal backgrounds. It is open to law graduates, business graduates, legal professionals, and people working in commercial fields nationally and internationally.
The programme provides essential and detailed knowledge of international business from a legal perspective. Regardless of whether your goal is to progress in your current career, join a global corporation, or learn more about international business law in practice, this programme offers you the necessary tools to achieve these goals.
This prestigious LLM course develops analytical and reflective skills as well as expert knowledge in the area of international business law. The learning experience focuses on developing your academic ability, enhancing your employment performance, and improving the career opportunities open to you. As a graduate of this course, you'll possess a recognised postgraduate qualification in international business law.
Our challenging but supportive environment gives you the chance to acquire postgraduate legal skills from a team of tutors with specialist knowledge and close links to the legal profession.
You'll have the opportunity to explore the law's key themes and focus your studies on personal and professional interest areas, ranging from corporate and finance law to employment law, intellectual property law, European law, and international law.
By the end of the course, you'll have had the opportunity to develop key transferable skills that are in demand in both legal and non-legal careers in international business.
Where changes are made to material information contained in this course description or a decision is taken to suspend a course between the offer of admissions and enrolment, we will inform applicants at the earliest possible opportunity and will outline the various options available to the applicant.
The University of Bolton's LLM International Business Law is an advanced academic degree that allows you to explore a selection of legal issues in more depth. It can assist you in developing the associated research and reasoning skills that employers highly value. It's open to both law and non-law graduates.
On successful completion of this course, you'll be able to demonstrate self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems. You'll also be confident in planning and implementing your projects. In addition, your greater understanding of international business law will support you in demonstrating the strategic planning and thinking skills needed in today's global economy. It will make you an asset in globally operating corporations.
By studying this course, you can also develop a range of transferable skills such as legal research and writing, analysis, critical evaluation and logical thinking, teamwork, leadership, and written and verbal communication.
There is an increasing demand in the wider public and private sectors for professionals who have an advanced understanding of specialist legal areas of international business law. For instance, employees of international business monitoring bodies will benefit from a strong understanding of contemporary financial and economic crime laws in the UK and abroad. Aspiring business leaders and financial experts will also find the knowledge of corporate, financial and trade law invaluable during their careers.
Furthermore, although the LLM is not a qualifying law degree (QLD) for the purpose of qualifying as a practicing lawyer, this qualification can help you to gain entry to the Legal Practice Course (LPC) or Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) if you wish to become a solicitor or the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) if you wish to become a barrister. An LLM can also be a stepping stone to a PhD.
Graduates can use the qualification as a stepping-stone into a range of other careers. For some of these roles, relevant experience and/or postgraduate study may be required. They include:
Important note regarding tuition fees for the 2022-2023 academic year: EU nationals who meet residency requirements (have settled or pre-settled status) may be eligible for 'Home' fee status. If you do not meet these residency requirements, overseas fees will apply. Irish citizens living in the UK or Ireland will be eligible for 'Home' fee status under the Common Travel Area arrangement. Please read the student finance for EU students web page on www.gov.uk for information.
The fees for a student's course of study will be set for the normal duration of that course subject only to inflationary increases – measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) recorded in March each year to take effect for subsequent start dates.
For details of how to apply for this course, please choose your status from the options below:
You may apply directly to the University using the University's online application form. Please select your chosen start date from the list below:
You should have to hand:
Details of the educational establishments you attended and dates
Your certificates for the qualifications you are using to gain entry to the course – you will need to enter the completion date and upload copies
Details of any employment history including name, address, dates and role
Personal statement – this can be either input into the relevant field or uploaded separately
Details including e-mail addresses of two referees, at least one of which should be someone who can provide an academic reference
Please make sure any documents you wish to upload in support of your application are in pdf or jpeg format. Personal statements may be word documents.
Please ensure your data is correct at each stage of the application before you proceed to the next page. If you use the back button at any time during the application, you should check the validity of the data you have already input.
If you experience difficulties during the application process, contact the Admissions Team on 01204 903394 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Apply online: University of Bolton LLM International Business Law - 25 September 2023
As an international student you are not allowed to study this course because of the restrictions on your visa.
We offer a wide range of full-time courses in lots of different subjects, many of our courses start in September and January. If you would like to see what courses are available please visit our Course Search.
We use various teaching and learning methods to help you acquire and develop the appropriate skills, concepts, and knowledge needed to succeed in the LLM International Business Law.
You'll be expected to participate in formally-timetabled classes with tutors as well as undertake a significant amount of independent study. This independent study time will include reading, preparing for seminar activities, working on assignments, and revising for exams.
During your studies, your most common forms of learning will include lectures (involving the dissemination of theoretical and empirical information by a lecturer), seminars (grouped activities to discuss further reading, case studies, or problem-solving exercises), workshops, tutorials, and informal group study sessions.
You'll be assessed through a range of methods. These include essays, reports, presentations, negotiations, and exams or in-class assessments.
The modules listed below may be a mixture of compulsory and optional. You may not have the opportunity to study all the modules shown as part of the course.
|Level one||Coursework 65%, Practical exams 27%, Written exams 8%|
|Level one||Guided independent study 80%, Scheduled learning and teaching activities 20%|
The university will use all reasonable endeavours to deliver your course as described in its published material and the programme specification for the academic year in which you begin your course. The university considers changes to courses very carefully and the university will minimise any changes. Please be aware that our courses are subject to review on an ongoing basis and changes may be necessary due to legitimate staffing, financial, regulatory and academic reasons. The content of course modules and mode of associated assessments may be updated on an annual basis. This is to ensure that all modules are up-to-date and responsive to employment and sector needs. The published course material and the programme specification contain indicative ‘optional modules’ that may be subject to change due to circumstances outside of our control. For this reason, we cannot guarantee to run any specific optional module.
The academic staff detailed above teach across a range of courses in this subject area and may not teach on this course specifically.
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