LLM International Business - Masters in Law 

Course Overview

To understand global interconnectedness of economies, markets and industries within which transnational corporations compete, an individual would require a high degree of knowledge and understanding of the municipal, regional and international customs, practices and laws. Such an individual would also require a certain set of communication skills to draft, present, negotiate, moot and write in a disciplined way.

LLM International Business programme therefore aims to provide such knowledge and understanding as well as the skills to the students through an advanced study and assessment of laws within subject areas and issues that are rooted in the international business and management environment.

The programme is designed to equip students to develop the understanding of concepts and theories, stimulate critical thinking and resolve legal disputes from a multidisciplinary perspective. The programme also offers students the opportunity to reflect on their own knowledge, experience and industry practice, particularly through peer interaction. The programme comprises of a number of compulsory and optional modules, which can be studied either on a full time or a part time basis.

Course Content

LLM International Business (Finance)
LLM International Business (Information Technology and Intellectual Property)
LLM International Business (Entrepreneurship)
LLM International Business (Employment and Human Resource)

In addition to the Legal Research Skills module and the legal Dissertation module, which underpins the programme, taught modules range from a combination of compulsory and specialist pathway modules.

Compulsory modules (140 credits):

• Introduction to International Business (20 credits)
• Transnational Commercial Law (20 credits)
• Business and Crime (20 credits)
• The Role of Business in Society (20 credits)
• Legal Research Skills and Reasoning (20 credits)
• Dissertation (40 credits)

Options/ Pathway modules (40 credits):

Finance Pathway:
• Legal Aspects of International Finance (20 credits)
• Legal Issues in Mergers and Acquisitions (20 credits)

Information Technology and Intellectual Property Pathway*:
• E-Commerce and Security (20 credits)
• Legal Applications and Intellectual Property in Technology (20 credits)

Entrepreneurship Pathway*:
• Entrepreneurship and Law (20 credits)
• Mutual and Social Entrepreneurship (20 credits)

Employment and Human Resource Pathway*:
• International Human Resource Management (20 credits)
• Employment Law and Practice (20 credits)

*The availability of these pathway modules is subject to a minimum class size.

Employability & Careers

The programme aims to equip individuals with the fundamentals of international business, through development of legal knowledge and skills, which will enable them to operate efficiently and lawfully as managers, entrepreneurs and specialist practitioners. It provides disciplined legal context to individual’s business knowledge and experience in meeting the demands placed upon them in a highly competitive global commercial environment. The programme therefore opens a broad range of enhanced employment opportunities in business, management and administration across private and public sectors, including NGOs and international organisations.

Entry Requirements

Applicants are required to have at least one of the following:

Obtain a UK Honours Degree (or the equivalent of a UK Honours Degree) in a subject appropriate to the LLM.

Appropriate Professional qualifications or experience.

Applicants will also be required to satisfy English language requirements. Applicants whose Bachelors degree was not taught and assessed in English should have an English language level equivalent to IELTS 6.5.

Key Facts

Campus: Llandaff

School: Cardiff School of Management

Course Length: One year full-time or two years part-time.

Whilst there are no written examinations, knowledge, understanding and skills are assessed through academic essays, case notes, presentations, negotiation, mooting and a legal dissertation.

Selection Procedure:
Selection for this course is by academic attainment, work experience and satisfactory performance at interview.

How to Apply:
Applications for this course should be made direct to the university via our self-service facility. For further information please visit our How to Apply pages at www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/howtoapply.
International Applicants:
Before making an application, international students (those outside of the EU), should contact the International Office at Cardiff Met to discuss the necessary procedures in relation to studying with us. For further information visit www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/international.

Tuition Fees and Financial Support:
For up to date information on tuition fees and the financial support that may be available. Please refer to www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees.

Postgraduate Scholarships:
The university also offers a postgraduate scholarship scheme to help students whilst at university. To see if you are eligible, visit www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/scholarships.

Contact Us

For general enquiries please contact the Student Recruitment Team on 029 2041 6044 or email courses@cardiffmet.ac.uk

For course specific enquiries please contact the Programme Director, Mayo Win-Pe
Tel: +44 (0) 29 2041 6392

See Also:
Cardiff School of Management Website