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Start Dates: Apr,Jun,Aug,Oct,Nov
Attendance: Full-time | Part-time | Block delivery
Course Level:Postgraduate
Duration: 1 Year
Campus Location: University Square Campus, Luton

About the course

On this course you will develop the legal expertise and intellectual understanding to establish yourself in an international practice, academic institution or in a range of other high level roles.

Your main focus will be on understanding the complex relationships between business environments and the legal regulatory frameworks in which they operate.

Intermediate qualifications available:

  • Postgraduate certificate – 60 credits at Masters level
  • Postgraduate diploma – 120 credits at Masters level

There are six entry points through the year. This allows you to start when it is most suitable.


  • Study legal and regulatory problems through collaborative activities, and investigate the critical application of legal theory to international business
  • Explore the inter-relationship between law and business, and take the opportunity to consider and resolve legal and regulatory problems through collaborative activities
  • Develop the legal reasoning, analysis, research and independent judgement skills that will enable you to apply theories to a range of business scenarios and provide an effective evaluation of the legal options that apply to the business context
  • Gain an understanding of aspects of legal research such as socio-legal studies, the inter-relationship between organisations and stakeholder groups as well as the ethical dimensions that are considered in developing and operating business entities
  • Benefit from an appreciation of different jurisdictions and their impact on the global business environment.

The course is placed in the context of advanced intellectual engagement with issues in law and legal theory and supports the critical application of legal theory to the international, business setting.

Taking into consideration the interrelationship between law and business, you will have the opportunity to consider and resolve legal and regulatory problems through collaborative activities.

This course emphasises the applied practical approach of business law and as such looks to the resolution of problems through an examination of differing legal and business perspectives.

The overall educational aim of this course is to enable you to gain an appreciable understanding of the interaction between the business environment and the legal and regulatory frameworks in which business operate.


Units

  • Intellectual Property Law (LAW046-6) Compulsory
  • International Commercial Litigation (LAW011-6) Compulsory
  • International Corporate Governance And Company Law (LAW045-6) Compulsory
  • Investment Treaty Arbitration (LAW041-6) Compulsory
  • Law Dissertation (LAW043-6) Compulsory
  • Law Live Project (LAW044-6) Compulsory
  • Performance Achievement Planning (BSS072-6) Compulsory

The assessment strategy for the LLM International Business Law is designed to ensure your full participation in the learning process. A number of different assessment methods will contribute to your development and will enhance your employability. The LLM Course Team considers it essential that comprehensive feedback is provided in due time so it is integrated in your learning process. In some cases, different kinds of assessment may be used in combination, making sure however that there are no hidden tasks. The intensive character of this course's delivery, as outlined in its Teaching and Learning philosophy, is consistent with the needs of todays world for graduates who accumulate knowledge fast and are able to express the outcome of this process in a way that is meaningful and comprehensive. All units have two assessment points, containing different types of assessment which are intended to enable you to demonstrate both breadth and depth of subject knowledge. For each unit, a week of intensive direct contact time, followed by your own contribution through individual learning, will take you to your first assessment point in week 3 of the teaching block. Your final assessment will be due at the end of the 6-week block. The types of assessment which you will encounter in this course include: - Individual Written Report or Research Essay: these assessments will enable you to develop your knowledge, legal research and critical analysis skills. The whole process will contribute to your development when it comes to conducting postgraduate level research and developing your enterprise. You will be required to perform literature informed research, to review and evaluate the relevant sources and to use an appropriate methodology in order to analyse and evaluate the relevant concepts. Your close adherence to the principles of academic integrity will also be assessed. - Case Study: this will require you to apply your subject-specific knowledge in the context of a specific factual scenario. - Oral Presentation: by presenting your research and arguments in a formal setting, you will develop a number of transferable skills, including in particular the ability to present your ideas and findings in a professional, clear and concise manner. Mooting: this will develop your legal research, writing and advocacy skill, by requiring you to develop legally-sound and effective legal arguments in support of your (fictional) clients position and articulate and defend those arguments during a simulated trial / arbitration. - Dissertation / Live Project: regardless of which Master capstone experience you opt for, you will have to produce an individual, independent piece of work. You will be asked to identify the research question or problem under investigation, review the relevant literature, develop a sound methodology in order to explore the problem, proceed with the analysis, discuss your findings and make recommendations. This project is the capstone of the LLM and builds on the knowledge and skills acquired in all taught units. Academic integrity The notions of accountability and academic integrity will be an integral part of your course. The ability to use of a wide range of sources, both academic and non-academic, is a requirement for a postgraduate degree. All coursework assignments will require a thorough evaluation of the sources you have used and appropriate references. References should follow the Oxford University Standard for the Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA). During the Welcome week at the beginning of the course, you will receive training on how to reference your sources properly so at to avoid plagiarism; you will also be introduced to the University regulations on academic misconduct. Throughout the course, you will then receive detailed guidance on referencing and proper academic practice in the context of each individual unit. The Course Team and the University adopt a zero-tolerance approach to plagiarism and academic misconduct. Turnitin will be used for all submissions. In addition, for individual projects, you will be asked to present to your tutor/supervisor the various stages of your work as the project is developing or to present your work in its entirety upon completion. Marking criteria All assessments will be given a percentage mark. The pass mark is 40%; commendations and distinctions will be applied to achievement within prescribed bands. Full details of assessment and relevant marking criteria will be provided in the Unit Handbooks. The notions of accountability and academic integrity will be an integral part of this course; plagiarism and any other attempt to deceive in the context of assessments will not be tolerated. Students will be given extensive training on how to evaluate and appropriately reference sources and how to avoid plagiarism both during the `Welcome week at the beginning of the course and in the context of each unit. Turnitin will be used for all submissions; in addition, for individual projects, students will be asked to show the different stages of their work as it progresses or to present it in its entirety upon completion.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent.

To apply for a place on a postgraduate course (MA/MSc/MBA) at the University of Bedfordshire you should have a good first degree and the required English language qualification

Find out more about specific entry requirements for your country

To apply for a postgraduate degree (MA/MSc/MBA/LLM) at the University of Bedfordshire you should have a good honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in an appropriate subject from a recognised university or HE institution.

We will also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications or appropriate work experience.

You also need to have the required English language qualification

Contact your country’s International Admissions Team for more information.

 

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Entry Requirements


Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent.


To apply for a place on a postgraduate course (MA/MSc/MBA) at the University of Bedfordshire you should have a good first degree and the required English language qualification

Find out more about specific entry requirements for your country


To apply for a postgraduate degree (MA/MSc/MBA/LLM) at the University of Bedfordshire you should have a good honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in an appropriate subject from a recognised university or HE institution.

We will also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications or appropriate work experience.

You also need to have the required English language qualification

Contact your country’s International Admissions Team for more information.

 

  • LLB or Joint Law degree with a minimum classification of a 2.1, or
  • In the case of degree holders in disciplines other than law with sufficient and adequate legal content on the basis of merit, or
  • Applicants with foreign qualifications on the basis of individual merit.

Applicants with English as their second language must show proof of competency in speaking and writing English to IELTS 6.5 band or above or its equivalent.

For all other elements, the requisite level of competency  for which again proof must be shown  is: IELTS 6.0 band or above or its equivalent.


Law graduates enjoy on average higher starting salaries than graduates in most other disciplines. Sectors in which you will potentially be able to pursue a career include:

  • legal practice as a barrister or a solicitor (having obtained any necessary professional qualification);
  • paralegal in a specialized law firm;
  • employment within government departments, financial institutions, international organizations, central banks, multinational corporations, consultancy firms, and specialist non-governmental organizations

This course also provides an excellent pathway for further studies, including postgraduate research at the MPhil and PhD levels.

Fees and funding

The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2021/22 is £8,250 per year. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees and living costs. Visit www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2021/22 is £8,250 per year.

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2021/22 is available at www.beds.ac.uk/intfees

If you have any questions around fees and funding, please email international@beds.ac.uk

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Scholarship Available

The Scholarship scheme for international students enrolling in the academic year 21/22 at one of our UK campuses is as follows:

  • An automatic £1,000 Vice Chancellor's Scholarship for new international applicants (undergraduate and postgraduate).
  • A £500 Prompt Payment Discount for applicants who pay their first year fees in full, before or at registration (undergraduate and postgraduate).
  • A further £500 for applicants who are also University of Bedfordshire alumni

Fees and funding


The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2021/22 is £8,250 per year. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees and living costs. Visit www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk


The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2021/22 is £8,250 per year.

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk


The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2021/22 is available at www.beds.ac.uk/intfees

If you have any questions around fees and funding, please email international@beds.ac.uk

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Scholarship Available

The Scholarship scheme for international students enrolling in the academic year 21/22 at one of our UK campuses is as follows:

  • An automatic £1,000 Vice Chancellor's Scholarship for new international applicants (undergraduate and postgraduate).
  • A £500 Prompt Payment Discount for applicants who pay their first year fees in full, before or at registration (undergraduate and postgraduate).
  • A further £500 for applicants who are also University of Bedfordshire alumni

Extra Costs

Find out more about additional costs while studying at Bedfordshire. Click here.

How to Apply

UK students applying for most postgraduate degrees at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form

International students applying for a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country. You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student

International students applying for a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country. You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student

How to Apply


UK students applying for most postgraduate degrees at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form


International students applying for a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country. You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student


International students applying for a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country. You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student