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Source: HOTCOURSES, February 2017.


Qualification type

LLM - Master of Laws

Subject areas

International Law

Course type


Course summary
Source: HOTCOURSES, February 2017.

This course is particularly relevant for students who anticipate careers in business and industry, or intend to specialise in legal practice in the commercial area, and wish to develop expertise and hands-on ability to address and manage business development within a legal framework, whether in the UK or internationally. This is an exciting, commercially-relevant programme that provides an in-depth curriculum and thorough training in the law, policy and legal regulation that governs some key areas of commerce and industry worldwide. Emphasis will be placed on the use of virtual learning through the mechanism of the Blackboard computer-assisted learning system and databases such as Westlaw and LexisNexis. Throughout all modules, comparative elements with other legal systems will be emphasised. This programme is also available to study at Postgraduate Diploma level.

Different course options
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Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


These are the sub-topics that you will study as part of this course.

Source: HOTCOURSES, February 2017.

SXL-4008: International Sales Law (20 Credits) - Core

The purpose of the module is to critically examine the statutes and case law governing international sale transaction. The module will concentrate on the critical analysis of the contractual parties’ obligations under traditional trade terms such CIF and FOB and Incoterms and International Conventions. The module will also enable students to identify the role, rights and duties of agents in the creation of international sale contracts. The module also aims to develop the postgraduate skills of independent learning and critical examination, analysis and evaluation of international sales law and provide an opportunity to develop advanced research skills and encourage independent and original thought. This module belongs to semester 2.

SXL-4300: Dissertation (60 Credits) - Core

This module offers the postgraduate student an opportunity to engage in an extended piece of research related to the study of Law. By defining an area of study, pursuing their research and presenting their work at an appropriate level, the student will develop skills of study and research. The Dissertation will enable the student to develop new skills in analysing new material and synthesising their new and existing understanding and knowledge base. This module belongs to semester 2.

SXL-4009: Legal Research Methods (20 Credits) - Core

This is a practical module designed to develop the necessary legal research skills to support study and research at LLM level. The emphasis of the course will be on the knowledge and skills needed to draft a good quality Masters’ dissertation and research papers. Sessions include an overview and introduction to legal research methods; exploring the planning phase of your dissertation; examining the construction of a literature review and bibliography; training in traditional and empirical legal research methods; using appropriate legal English or Welsh throughout your dissertation and crafting arguments and persuasive text that is adequately substantiated and referenced. This module belongs to semester 1 and 2.

Tuition fees
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UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements
Source: HOTCOURSES, February 2017.

Applicants need a minimum of a 2.2 degree from an approved University. Applications with degrees in unrelated disciplines will be considered on a case by case basis for students with degrees in other subjects. Alternatively, possession of a suitable professional qualification or relevant practical experience may be accepted.

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