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International Business Law is vocationally and ethically focussed, giving you a solid foundation in areas of law practiced in international and City law firms.

This innovative Master’s degree covers cutting-edge contemporary legal trade issues in the post-Brexit world. It will provide you with a detailed understanding of the complexities of international trade and business law.

St Mary’s offers you a very supportive teaching team with additional input from expert practitioners. We take pride in our reputation as a friendly university with a community-feel. The University is ideally located close to central London -  the world’s leading financial centre - allowing you access to public events and seminars in the City of London. As part of your course, you will have the opportunity to visit key legal and City institutions.

We also offer an LLM in International and European Business Law, which offers you the opportunity to spend your second semester in France, studying at ICP, Paris.

If you have not studied English law before, don’t worry, the course has been designed to ensure you will receive the support and guidance to study these successfully.

The programme is part of a successful suite of law programmes at St Mary's. You will be invited to participate in a range of employability events including a mock trial, mooting and commercial awareness seminars. The programme also has strong links with the MSc International Business Management and there will be opportunities for business and law students to engage in a diverse programme of extra-curricular events.

  • Comprehensive analysis of post-Brexit trade issues
  • Key coverage of cutting-edge international business law issues
  • International fieldwork
  • Taught on our Twickenham campus with direct public transport to central London

International Business Law is vocationally and ethically focussed, giving you a solid foundation in areas of law practiced in international and City law firms. This innovative Master’s degree covers cutting-edge contemporary legal trade issues in the post-Brexit world. It will provide you with a detailed understanding of the complexities of international trade and business...

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Course Content

Ethics will form a key part of the programme’s content. In particular, jurisprudential questions about how legal systems should co-operate in the regulation of international business, trade and finance will be included. You will also be challenged to think about how globalisation effects the practice of law and the provision of legal services across borders and in multiple jurisdictions. 

The impact of Brexit on trade, finance and international business will be woven through every aspect of the degree. The complex issues identified should generate questions for analysis in your independent research project.

Modules

  • Approaches to Legal Research CORE
  • Dissertation (or equivalent project) CORE
  • International Economic and Business Law  CORE
  • International Trade Law CORE
  • Law and Justice in a Globalised World CORE
  • Finance Law and Ethical Challenges OPTIONAL
  • Global Competition Law OPTIONAL
  • International and Comparative Intellectual Property Law  OPTIONAL
  • International and European Labour Law OPTIONAL
  • International Arbitration  OPTIONAL
  • Law and Economics OPTIONAL

Ethics will form a key part of the programme’s content. In particular, jurisprudential questions about how legal systems should co-operate in the regulation of international business, trade and finance will be included. You will also be challenged to think about how globalisation effects the practice of law and the provision of legal services across borders and in multiple...

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Entry Requirements

Candidates will be considered where a comparable academic level has been achieved through other graduate level studies (such as the Graduate Diploma in Law) and where legal or other work experience has made the applicant a suitable candidate for the LLM.

International requirements

International students should check our country-specific pages for equivalents. If English is not your first language you will need to achieve an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in any section (or equivalent).

Candidates will be considered where a comparable academic level has been achieved through other graduate level studies (such as the Graduate Diploma in Law) and where legal or other work experience has made the applicant a suitable candidate for the LLM. International requirements International students should check our country-specific pages for...

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Assessment Methods

All assessments are designed to develop your employability skills. The programme will develop your in-depth legal knowledge and key skills of emotional intelligence, teamwork, inter-cultural practice and leadership. These will be evaluated through carefully crafted authentic assessments with significant opportunity for self-reflection.

Assessments take the form of individual and group work including reports, case studies, presentations, group projects and viva voce.

All assessments are designed to develop your employability skills. The programme will develop your in-depth legal knowledge and key skills of emotional intelligence, teamwork, inter-cultural practice and leadership. These will be evaluated through carefully crafted authentic assessments with significant opportunity for self-reflection. Assessments take the form of...

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Additional Information

Part-time students will be charged for the modules undertaken per academic year. Module prices are calculated as a percentage of credits against the total credits and cost of the degree.

Tuition fees are subject to an inflationary increase each year, meaning if your course runs over more than one academic year you may pay an increased fee per module for each subsequent year of study. Tuition fee increases for returning students will be capped at the higher of 5% per annum or the rate of Consumer Price Index inflation in the United Kingdom.

Part-time students will be charged for the modules undertaken per academic year. Module prices are calculated as a percentage of credits against the total credits and cost of the degree. Tuition fees are subject to an inflationary increase each year, meaning if your course runs over more than one academic year you may pay an increased fee per module for each subsequent year of study....

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