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LLM International Business Law including Placement

*Important Notice*

The LLM International Business Law with Placement is now at capacity and we are no longer accepting applications to this course for 2019 entry.  You may wish to apply for the LLM International Business Law (one year programme), for which places are still available. 


The two-year, full-time programme comprises a year of taught modules around the legal and regulatory regimes of international business and the global economy. The dissertation module is integrated with placement opportunities of up to one year in the legal, governmental or commercial sector.

Please note the School retains final approval of placement, and if necessary, will manage an internal selection process in March of any given year. Placements cannot be guaranteed. Students will, as part of the programme, engage with routine employer application processes and employers will retain final decision-making power over employment decisions. Post-placement employment is also not guaranteed.

The programme is open to applicants with a 2.1 or equivalent in Law or a cognate discipline (such as politics, geography, history, sociology, planning or management and finance). If you do not meet these criteria but have two years of relevant work experience or have completed a Masters elsewhere, you may also be eligible for admission.

  • This is a high demand course and applicants are advised to apply as early as possible, since it may be necessary to implement an application cut-off date.
  • In such circumstances, applications will be considered in date order, with priority given to those submitted earliest and prior to the cut-off date.
  • A deposit of £400 is required to secure your place on the course. (This condition of offer is in addition to any academic or English language requirements).
  •  It is the responsibility of each student to arrange his or her own Placement. Students who are unable to secure a placement will be completed on the LLM International Business Law Programme.





Law of International Business Transactions
Approaching law’s role in the global economy, focused in international  governance, global trade and international commercial law.

Issues in Corporate Governance
Develops a socio-legal approach to the governance of large global concerns. Perspectives on the UK’s regulatory regime, on issues around board structures and corporate social responsibility.

World Trade Law

Assesses the legal rules relating to international trade in goods and services and how these impact on various regimes worldwide.

Spring (choice of 2)

EU Law and Economic Integration
Current themes in European and transnational legal studies from substantive perspectives, including the legal frameworks of EU economic integration, regulatory approaches to economic integration and external trade policies.

Business and Human Rights

Explores work on business and human rights and corporate citizenship, specifically with regard to global corporations and global supply chains.

Copyright in the Digital Environment
Provides students with the opportunity to explore critically the various policy and doctrinal aspects of contemporary copyright issues as they impact the creation, dissemination and use of creative and cultural goods within the digital environment.

International Financial Law

Offers students an introduction to the law of financial transactions and the regulation of financial institutions in Europe and the US. In doing so, it examines the structure of financial systems, their risks, and the role of the law in regulating them.

White-Collar and Corporate Crime

Focuses on crimes committed within the commercial and business environment. It will familiarise students with the individual and organisational dimensions of business crime.

Making Medical Technologies

Familiarises students with legal frameworks relating to research and development of medical technologies and key debates in the area. The module will focus on the way in which legal frameworks interact with and govern medico-technological developments and practice.

Marketing Medical Technologies

Explores the legal frameworks relating to the marketing of medical technologies and key debates in the area. The module will focus on the way in which legal frameworks interact with and govern the marketing of medico-technological products.

Digital Citizenship and the Regulation of Data

Focuses on how law interacts with and governs technological change, practices of privacy, and with the fluid boundaries of the public sphere.

Global Justice and International Economic Law

Focuses on explaining, justifying and criticising the legal and political rules and institutions of the global economy.

Comparative Competition Law

Explores the internationalisation of competition law in the context of globalisation and international trade with a particular focus on EU competition law as a leading model.


Students will also complete methodology mini-modules:


Labour and the Law OR Leadership and Innovation Skills
Approaches to Legal Research                                                                                                         



Placement project

The project is designed to allow students to engage in independent research and to develop independent study, analysis and methodological skills, with special refernce to areas of research in the context of a placement or internship with non-governmental, legal, commercial or governmental organisations that operate in areas that are relevant to their LLM research.