12 months
26250 GBP/year
17250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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As businesses increasingly cross borders, the practice of law must equally develop and change. If you intend to pursue and develop a career in business law, it is vital to understand the complexities of transnational business interactions. The International Business Law LLM programme offered at Queen Mary University of London will prepare you for a career in global business. 


What you'll study

The International Business Law LLM programme offered at Queen Mary University of London covers many aspects of Business Law, including company law, competition law, corporate governance, dispute resolution, energy law, finance law, insurance law, intellectual property, international trade law, market regulation, shipping law and tax law. Please note that not all modules will be available in any one year.

You will be offered a varied selection of taught modules from which you can choose, enabling you to gear your qualification to set you on your desired career trajectory. You do not have to choose your modules until you have had the opportunity to learn about them in greater detail during your comprehensive induction period.

You will have voluntary access to an excellent series of lectures in Critical Thinking and Writing in Law to help you to improve your writing and research in law skills. 

Career paths

This programme will enhance your career options by allowing you to specialise in the highly sought after interdisciplinary areas of law, economics and finance. There is a very high rate of employment of our students within six months of graduation. We have specialist career advisers who organise events and assist with finding internship opportunities a top UK and international law firms.

Graduates of the LLM have gone on to become:

  • A practicing lawyer working within the Rwandan Ministry of Justice
  • A lawyer at Baker & McKenzie Amsterdam (Litigation department)
  • A practitioner of international trade at the Ministry of Economy of Turkey

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Regulation of Financial Markets
  • International Finance Law 
  • Law and Ethics in Business and Finance
  • Company Law: Foundational and Constitutional Issues
  • Corporate Governance: Foundational and Theoretical
  • Animal Law, Welfare and Trade
  • Animal Law, Media and Culture
  • Transnational Law and Governance Applied
  • Chinese Business Law
  • Multinational Enterprises: Business and Legal Organisation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

Degree requirements 

  • A 2:1 or above at undergraduate level in Law or a degree with substantial law content.
  • Law graduates with a 2:2 honours degree who also have other legal qualifications and/or substantial professional legal experience may also qualify.
Other routes
  • Non-law graduates with a minimum second class honours degree, that have also obtained a Merit (or 60 per cent) in the Common Professional Examination (CPE) or Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) recognised by the UK professional bodies, may also qualify. Non-law graduates may also be considered on the basis of exceptional professional experience (of at least five years) in a legal area or an area directly related to their programme of study.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26250 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    17250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17250 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part-Time (The course fee is charged per annum for 2 years) 

  • UK: £8,650
  • International: £13,150

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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