Year of entry
LengthThe LL.M in International Business Law is a distance learning programme delivered online. It is offered full-time distance Learning over 1 year, or part-time distance Learning over 2 years.
All of the books required for the course are available from the library. The University also has PC labs and a laptop loan service. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop. Students may also need to print their assignments and other documents. Campus printing costs start from 5p per page. Estimated costs are £300 for a laptop up to £100 for books and printing. Total optional cost: £400
Manchester Law School
This online distance learning LL.M (Master of Laws) degree provides an in depth understanding of the development and application of international business, trade and commercial laws.
Global trade and commerce is constantly evolving and adapting to new technologies, products and market conditions. Nation states' laws and regulations must comply with international rules to allow trade to be carried out competitively across national boundaries in order to achieve strengthened markets and provide for strong economies.
This internationally recognised postgraduate law degree will appeal to those who are looking to develop an in-depth understanding of and expertise in key areas of international trade, corporate and commercial laws. It may be particularly relevant for practising legal professionals or those employed in finance or business who wish to deepen their knowledge and understanding of this increasingly relevant area of the law for legal practice.
The degree also seeks to inform students of the implications for trading and commerce in the post-Brexit world, as well as looking at the practical dimensions of the continually developing law to companies, traders and state bodies.
Our dedicated careers adviser will provide assistance with cultivating links to the legal profession and other legally related employers. You will also receive support with careers from your tutors and you will have the opportunity to connect with practising staff.
Manchester Law School offers excellent pro bono opportunities with our partner organisations, allowing students to undertake voluntary legal work and to gain valuable experience.
Career options after the course
The LL.M in International Business Law distance learning programme allows you to gain specialist knowledge in key areas of international business law, and the transferable skills essential to understanding and succeeding in this complex and ever-changing arena.
It is suitable for lawyers who wish to practice in an international context, or those in business or finance who are interested in gaining a better legal understanding of the global business environment.
A postgraduate law qualification with an international business law specialism can provide an attractive addition to a CV if you wish to specialise in the business or commercial spheres. It is widely recognised in the UK and internationally in many other common and civil law jurisdictions.