University of Northampton

University of Northampton

International Commercial Law

This course develops analytical, evaluative and research skills and provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the tensions that exist in the contemporary domestic and international legal framework. The course combines specialist instruction and examination with the completion of a piece of research on a topic of special interest. This course is also available through distance learning, as well as taught at the University of Northampton. The distance learning element of the course delivery vary module by module but typically includes podcasts of lectures combined with weekly or fortnightly online reading, exercises and discussions using a range of platforms, including blogs and discussion boards. Where appropriate, powerpoint slides will be available online at the same time as the lecture podcast. The readings are in the form of links to online documents, case reports, book extracts or similar and will be available through online systems. Formative assessment is carried out regularly so that you can ensure on a regular basis that students are at the right place in the course. Students are allocated a personal tutor and will be able to arrange live one to one tutorial sessions.

Entry requirements

Good Honours degree; applicants who do not meet the standard entry requirements but have relevant professional and personal experience and the potential to achieve the academic standard are also encouraged to apply.

Course modules

Students typically study 3 or 4 modules in each semester. This is followed by the dissertation period of 18 weeks. Students on the LLM in international business law will take the following modules: principles of European law (20 credits); private international law (20 credits); international corporate law (20 credits); intellectual property rights law (20 credits); research skills (10 credits); research design (10 credits); international corporate crime (20 credits); dissertation (60 credits).

Assessment methods

Formal course assessment is centred on module essays and submission of a dissertation, although the precise method of assessment may vary across modules; in addition, students may be informally assessed in a number of different ways, including individual presentations.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,670 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
LLM Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,670 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
LLM Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,670 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
LLM Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,670 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
LLM Full-time October 2016 GBP 11,700 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
LLM Full-time October 2016 GBP 11,700 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
LLM Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,670 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
LLM Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,670 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
LLM Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,670 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
LLM Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,670 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
LLM Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,670 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
LLM Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,670 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
LLM Part-time October 2016 GBP 630 per Credit (Wales) 24 months
LLM Distance learning October 2016 GBP 7,650 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months
LLM Distance learning October 2016 GBP 7,650 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months
LLM Part-time October 2016 GBP 630 per Credit (EU) 24 months
LLM Part-time October 2016 GBP 630 per Credit (England) 24 months
LLM Part-time October 2016 GBP 630 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 24 months
LLM Part-time October 2016 GBP 630 per Credit (Scotland) 24 months
LLM Part-time October 2016 GBP 630 per Credit (Wales) 24 months
LLM Part-time October 2016 GBP 630 per Credit (EU) 24 months
LLM Distance learning October 2016 GBP 7,650 per Year 1 (EU) 24 months
LLM Distance learning October 2016 GBP 7,650 per Year 1 (EU) 24 months
LLM Part-time October 2016 GBP 630 per Credit (England) 24 months
LLM Distance learning October 2016 GBP 7,650 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
LLM Distance learning October 2016 GBP 7,650 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
LLM Part-time October 2016 GBP 630 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 24 months
LLM Distance learning October 2016 GBP 7,650 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
LLM Distance learning October 2016 GBP 7,650 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
LLM Part-time October 2016 GBP 630 per Credit (Scotland) 24 months
LLM Distance learning October 2016 GBP 7,650 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
LLM Distance learning October 2016 GBP 7,650 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Park Campus Northampton NN2 7AL East Midlands

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