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As a result of globalisation, and, in Europe, of its recent communitarisation, Private International Law has undergone profound changes and has become a subject of both increasing prominence and complexity. The LLM Programme in Private International Law reflects established areas of research strength in the School of Law, and offers options which meet the demand for studying contemporary conflict of laws issues in at an advanced level. Private International Law Theory and Institutions is a compulsory course designed to provide the core elements on which students can build up their knowledge. Other courses in the Programme introduce students to topical issues of practical relevance. Most of these course focus on aspects pertinent to civil and commercial operations. One of the courses is offered in the field of international family law. The intention is that by the end of the programme students will have developed a methodology, which will enable them to analyse confidently any problems arising in international transactions and private issues with an international element. Students are also expected to gain expertise on Private International Law in the European Union with an understanding of global harmonisation processes through the Hague Conference on Private International Law. Syllabus: Students must complete four taught courses, a Research Methods course and a dissertation. At least three courses must be taken from the list below. The fourth course can be taken from a different LLM Programme. The dissertation shall be written on a Private International Law topic. NB: The number in brackets indicates the semester in which the course is taught. Compulsory Course: Private International Law - Concepts and Institutions (1) Optional Courses: Private International Law of Business Transactions - Jurisdictions (1) Comparative and International Insolvency Law (1) Aspects of International Commercial Arbitration (1) *new course for 20102011* (Please note that this course will change to a second semester course after the 20102011 academic year) Private International Law of Family Law (2) Choice of Law in Business Transactions (2)

As a result of globalisation, and, in Europe, of its recent communitarisation, Private International Law has undergone profound changes and has become a subject of both increasing prominence and complexity. The LLM Programme in Private International Law reflects established areas of research strength in the School of Law, and offers options which meet the demand for studying contemporary conflict...

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