Prepare for an international legal career. Further your knowledge of the latest issues and case studies in international business law alongside students from around the world and supported by staff who are active researchers and qualified legal practitioners.
Our LLM International Business Law will give you an understanding of law in an international context. Through a combination of theory and practical application, you will explore issues of law and legal theory at an advanced level, including areas like trade law and international commercial arbitration, as well as having the chance to specialise in your own particular areas of interest, such as corporate governance or competition law.
Throughout the course you will develop research skills vital to your assignments and your future career. Our teaching team consists of professionally qualified legal practitioners as well as research-active academics - the government acknowledged our ‘world-leading’ law research in the Research Excellence Framework 2014. You can be confident you will receive up-to-date career advice as well as the latest legal theory and case studies.
You will also learn alongside students from all over the world, giving you first-hand experience of working in a global context.
Our facilities include modern teaching rooms and a mock courtroom. You’ll have access to all our campus libraries and digital resources, including our Virtual Learning Environment which has a range of online resources to complement your studies.
Course Leader: Tom Serby
* The Complete University Guide 2015 and The Times and Sunday Times University League Table 2016
The course will no doubt enhance my employment opportunities. Eversheds, the third largest law firm in the world, is acting as my mentor
This course will give you the legal skills and knowledge you’ll need to work in international law firms, legal departments of international corporations, government departments and international agencies.
Or you might decide to carry on in academia and take a research degree like our PhD Law.
You’ll show your progress through a combination of written essays, problem-solving assignments and presentations.
All students take our core modules, but please note that the availability of optional modules is subject to demand.
Whether you aim to work in the creative industries or the social sciences, the legal profession or public service, the Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need for professional life.
Our lively, diverse community and ambitious academic environment will broaden your horizons and help you develop your full potential - many of our courses give you the chance to learn another language, study abroad or undertake work placements as you study.
If you’re interested in art, music, drama or film, check out our packed programme of events. Together with our partners in the creative and cultural industries, we’re always working to enrich the cultural life of the university and the wider community.
Our research is groundbreaking and internationally recognised, with real social impact. We support the StoryLab Research Institute, whose projects include interactive music apps and documenting lifesaving childbirth procedures, the Policing Institute for the Eastern Region (PIER), as well as nine international research clusters including the Centre for Children's Book Studies and the Labour History Research Unit.
In the Research Excellence Framework 2014, six of our subject areas were awarded world-leading status: Law; Art and Design; English Language and Literature, Communication, Cultural and Media Studies; History; Music, Drama, Dance and Performing Arts.
You won't need to pay fees until you've accepted an offer to attend, but you must pay your fees up-front, in full or in instalments.How to pay your fees directly
You must pay your fees up-front, in full or in instalments. You will also be asked for a deposit or sponsorship letter/financial guarantee. Details will be in your offer letter.Paying your fees
It’s important to decide how to fund your course before applying. Use our finance guide for postgraduate students to learn more about postgraduate loans and other funding options.
We offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you're at university. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.
From September 2018, EU students starting a postgraduate degree with us can access a £600 bursary.
Meanwhile, our £400 Books Plus scheme helps with the costs of study. There's no need to apply for this: if you're eligible you can simply collect a Books Plus card when you start your course.
Important additional notes
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.
If English is not your first language, you'll need to make sure you meet our English language requirements for postgraduate courses.
If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry.
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