Queen's University Belfast

Queen's University Belfast

International Business and Law

This course addresses some of the key questions faced regarding the regulation and governance of business, international commerce and trade, and is designed to help students set the legal and regulatory regimes around multinational enterprise and the global economy in a broad socio-legal context.

Entry requirements

Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or above or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in Law, Social Sciences, Humanities or a cognate discipline. Exemption from these requirements may be considered for those applicants who hold a Master's degree (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University) OR for those applicants with a 2.2 Honours degree (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University) along with a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience. International students must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes. Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required. *Taken within the last 2 years.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: company and commercial law from a comparative perspective; issues in corporate governance; dissertation of 15,000-20,000 words. Optional modules: finance, competition and law; the company in society; trade, commerce and the global economy. Methodology mini-modules: approaches to legal research; concepts, issues and methods in arts, humanities and social sciences; legal issues in the governance of the firm; methods of legislation.

Assessment methods

Assessed coursework and dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time - 1 years
LLM Part-time - 2 years

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School of Law
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