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International Business Law, LL.M.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #173 (QS) ,
This programme is designed to help you set the legal and regulatory regimes around international business and the global economy in the context of broader legal and socio-legal study skills. The LLM will prepare you for a career in the commercial sector, in business, government or in NGOs.

About

You will be proficient in thinking about business on a global scale and the place of law, compliance, corporate social responsibility and trade in our societies.

The School specialises in a range of relevant areas, including:
  • Corporate governance and compliance
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Global business and human rights
  • International competition law
  • International financial regulation.

Drawing from these specialisms, the programme is designed to help you set the legal and regulatory regimes around multinational enterprise and the global economy in a broad socio-legal context.

International Business Law Highlights

Industry Links

  • Integration with business experts helps our students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally.

Internationally Renowned Experts

  • Queen's University Law is ranked in the top 200 Law Schools world-wide (QS World University Rankings 2016/17) and our international reputation is enhanced by the work of our prominent leading academics.
  • In the Research Excellence Framework (REF2014) we are ranked in the top 20 in the UK and 9th in the UK for Law (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017).

Student Experience

  • This programme has been specifically designed so that our students can emerge with a deeper appreciation of the place law plays in international business and the global economy.

 

Career Prospects

This LLM provides a useful qualification and knowledge base for a business, governmental or NGO career relating to governance, compliance, social responsibility or trade.

 

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Law of International Business Transactions
  • Issues in Corporate Governance
  • Dissertation (15,000-20,000 words)
  • Approaches to Legal Research
  • Labour and the Law
  • Key Debates in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Finance, Competition and Law
  • EU Law and Economic Integration
  • Business and Human Rights
  • Trade, Commerce and the Global Economy
  • International and Comparative Competition Law
  • Digital Financial Services
  • Copyright in the Digital Environment

                        Detailed Programme Facts

                        • Programme intensity

                          You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

                          Full-time
                          • Full-time duration 12 months
                          Part-time
                          • Average part-time duration 24 months
                        • Credits
                          180 alternative credits
                        • Languages
                          • English
                        • Delivery mode
                          On Campus

                        English Language Requirements

                        • Minimum required score:

                          6.5

                          The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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                        • Minimum required score:

                          90

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                        Academic Requirements

                        You need the following GPA score:

                        Required score: Upper Second Class

                        Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

                        Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

                        General Requirements

                        Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or above or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in Law, Social Sciences, Humanities or a cognate discipline.Exemption from these requirements may be considered for those applicants who hold a Masters degree (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University) OR for those applicants with a 2.2 Honours degree (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University) along with a minimum of 2 years relevant experience. 

                        Studyportals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Master's below. these courses will be necessary if:

                        • You are considered ineligible for admission
                        • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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                        Tuition Fee

                        • International

                          15700 GBP/year
                          Tuition Fee
                          Based on the original amount of 15700 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
                        • EU/EEA

                          5500 GBP/year
                          Tuition Fee
                          Based on the original amount of 5500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
                        We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                        Living costs for Belfast

                        • 561 - 890 GBP/month
                          Living Costs

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

                        Funding

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