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International Business Law LLM

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

LLM - Master of Laws

Subject areas

International Business Studies International Law Company Law

Course type


Course Summary

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.

Why choose this course?

  • 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.

How will I be assessed?

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.

Students can also exit with PGDip award.


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

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

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

University information

Formed in 2006, the University of Bedfordshire is a modern university boasting innovative state-of-the-art facilities. These are: Luton Bedford Milton Keynes Aylesbury Putteridge Bury The University is constantly investing in its campuses and facilities, having opened a brand new, four-storey STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) building in September 2019. They have also invested in a high-tech, seven-storey...more