Aston University

Aston University

LLM International Commercial Law

Our School of Law sits within our triple-accredited Business School. Whether you want to secure a job in law or land a management position in another area of business, we can help you to achieve your career ambitions. Our LLM International Commercial Law is your stepping stone to a rewarding and fulfilling career. Enhance your knowledge of the law and how it's applied in the world of international business. Develop your understanding of global commerce and gain valuable practical skills. Our School of Law sits within our triple-accredited Business School. Whether you want to secure a job in law or land a management position in another area of business, we can help you to achieve your career ambitions.This varied and stimulating course is open to graduates in law and other academic backgrounds. If you didn't study law at undergraduate level, this degree will help you gain an understanding of how law and business intersect within a global context. For those with law qualifications, this course gives you the opportunity to develop advanced legal knowledge and a broad range of business skills. The course is delivered in partnership by our Law School and Business School. This means you will get the best of both worlds, benefiting from a first-class law and business education, which will enhance your employability and allow you to fulfil a variety of roles at a senior level. Globalisation has made international commercial law increasingly significant. You will begin by examining the basis of the relationship between law and business within this context. In doing so you will gain an appreciation for how a variety of commercial legal disciplines help to regulate markets and enable international business transactions to take place. You will explore current insights and challenges in international commercial law. This will provide you with a comprehensive understanding and a critical awareness of the field. You'll learn to solve complex legal issues and effectively advise clients or employers in specialist areas, studied as part of your elective modules. You'll study a fascinating range of topics across international commercial legal practice. For example, you can choose to examine how multinational companies are regulated, the laws they must adhere to in terms of international trade, what happens when a multinational business goes bankrupt or the consequences for organisations found to be engaging in anti-competitive conduct. We teach established techniques of research and enquiry and you have opportunities to apply these and test your legal understanding and interpretation within real-life business scenarios. In doing this, you will develop the skills required by legal practitioners in a commercial context. We also provide opportunities to develop your research and writing capabilities, as well as enhancing other transferable skills, such as decision-making, problem-solving and communication skills. These are extremely beneficial competencies which are held in high regard by graduate employers. Our teaching staff have a mix of practical and academic experience. They are highly regarded and widely published academics, who are considered experts in their field, along with those who have enjoyed illustrious careers in legal practice with global organisations. You'll find this range of different perspectives and expertise incredibly valuable. We use a variety of modern teaching methods to ensure you get the most from the course. Our sessions are interactive and involve discussion of course materials, current issues and lively debate regarding not only what the law is, but also what it should be. You can choose to study this course as part of our double degree programme. Postgraduate Live Chat Wednesday 6 February 2019, 14:00 - 15:00 Postgraduate Open Day Wednesday 30 January 2019, 14:00 - 18:00

Entry requirements

LLM: A good UK honours degree (minimum lower second class) or equivalent overseas degree recognised by Aston University. Two professional references - at least one must be from an academic referee. An official academic transcript of your university grades to date. A completed application form. International Students: An official academic transcript, with an official English translation, of your university grades to date Students whose native language is not English will also need to satisfy our English language requirements Pre-sessional English language programmes are available for good applicants whose English qualification falls just short of these requirements. Postgraduate masters students enrolling with Aston Business School with a 5.5 in one of the 4 IELTS sections will be required to engage with English language tuition as part of the Professional Development Programme (PDP). There will be no extra cost to the student.

Course modules

This course comprises of one core module and a choice of complementary law or business-related subjects, allowing you to tailor the programme to your interests and future career plans. Core modules: Law and Business in a Global Context Dissertation Elective modules: Competition Law and Policy Banking and Financial Services Regulation International Insolvency and Restructuring Legal Risk Management Internet Law Corporate Governance Regulation and Compliance Intellectual Property Strategy and Management Elective business modules: Employee Relations in Context Employment Law Economic Environment of Business International Business Strategy Strategic Global Outsourcing and Offshoring Business Finance CSR, Sustainable Development and Public Policy International Finance

Assessment methods

We use a mix of assessments as part of this course. Predominantly coursework based, you'll be given a number of reflective writing tasks and essays to tackle. You will also get the chance to develop a skills portfolio and give presentations, which helps to enhance your communication abilities and equips you with the skills to deliver information confidently in a professional context.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time September 2019 9,000 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
LLM Full-time September 2019 9,000 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years
LLM Full-time September 2019 9,000 per Whole course (EU) 1 Years
LLM Full-time September 2019 9,000 per Whole course (England) 1 Years
LLM Full-time September 2019 14,650 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
LLM Full-time September 2019 9,000 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site B4 7ET West Midlands

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Admissions (Central)
Telephone number: 
01212043200