LLM International Business Law/Law

Provides you with a thorough ground in all aspects of international business law and is taught by staff with extensive expertise in many legal fields.

Overview

The course provides you with a thorough ground in all aspects of international business law and is taught by staff with extensive expertise in many legal fields. The course is suitable for graduates in either business or law and for international students.

Key features

  • Gain a competitive edge by increasing your knowledge of business law with a diverse range of specialist modules within the course which allow you to tailor your studies to meet your career aspirations.
  • Improve your career and employability options in a globalised job market by enjoying a diverse learning experience with students from other legal systems
  • This course will prepare you for employment in industry or academia learn from lecturers with extensive academic international experience from a wide variety of backgrounds.
  • In addition to academic and research expertise, the teaching team also includes experienced legal practitioners giving the course a balance of practical and academic focus.
  • Graduate with the skills to pursue a career in roles such as management, exporting and consultancy learn about the common law and civil law approaches to business law.

Course modules

Course modules

Introduction to Comparative Business Law – introduces you to common law and civil law legal systems, and compares and contrasts their different approaches to legislative interpretation, use of precedent and codification. It also examines the role of European Union law in attempting to harmonise the law relating to contract and sale of goods.

Research Methods – this module looks at the main methods of social science research, including qualitative and quantitative. It considers the elements of valid and reliable research and the various approaches that can be considered in designing a research strategy. Technical skills of research in law in the UK and EU will also be covered.

You must also select a further 90 credits of taught elective modules for study in the 1st and 2nd semesters in accordance with your interests and needs from a range of 15 and 30-credit optional modules The following are examples of the elective modules offered:

  • European E-Commerce
  • European Union Competition Law 1
  • European Union Competition Law 2 (you must have studied the previous module to choose this elective)
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International Carriage of Goods Law
  • International Exploitation of Intellectual Property Rights
  • International Sales Law
  • Law of Sale and Supply of Goods
  • Private International Law

Note: These modules are indicative and based on the current academic session. Exact modules may vary in order to keep content current. Course information is correct at the time of publication and is subject to review.

Teaching and assessment
Teaching and assessment

A range of teaching and learning methods will be employed as appropriate to each module. The methods may include seminars, tutorials, workshops, discussions and e-learning packages. Assessment is by means of coursework and dissertation.

Teaching contact hours

This is a full-time course and in total you should be prepared to devote approximately 38 hours a week to your studies. You will typically have up to 14 hours contact hours of teaching most weeks for semester 1 and 2. Teaching is through a mix of lecturers, tutorials, seminars and lab sessions and the breakdown of these activities is shown in each module description.

In addition each module provides a 2 hour surgery each week available for individual consultation with the lecturer. You may also have some scheduled meetings with your programme leader, personal tutor, and/or careers throughout the year to discuss your academic progress and personal development.

Self-directed study: In order to prepare for, and assimilate, the work in lectures and seminars you will be expected to make regular use of our on-line resources, participate in classroom discussions including on our virtual learning environment (VLE) and engage in personal study, revision and reflection for approximately 24 hours per work during semester 1 and 2.

In semester 3, you will undertake independent research for your dissertation and again should typically allow around 38 hours per week for this. You will be allocated a dedicated academic supervisor to support you, who you will be able to contact on a regular basis.

Students will take 90 credits each year and follow the same timetable as the full time students, but spread thinner. Dissertations will be completed in year 2 along with one 30 or two 15 credit taught modules. This will allow students who need to work to pay for an LLM to do so.

Opportunities and careers

Graduate careers 
An understanding of international Business Law is relevant to those seeking careers in exporting and International Business in addition to law.

Entry Criteria
Holders of a good bachelor degree from a university will be considered for direct admission to postgraduate diploma or masters programmes.

We normally expect student to achieve an overall 'good' grade. We appreciate that the marking schemes in universities in Kazakhstan can differ. If your undergraduate degree is graded on the GPA system, we would usually look for a minimum GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0, 3.5 out of 4.33, or 4 out of 5.

Work experience is not a requirement.

International applicants will normally hold an undergraduate degree in any subject with a minimum pass of 2:2, or equivalent overseas qualification.

Professional qualifications deemed to be of equivalent standing will be considered on an individual basis.

Our Admissions team are here to provide you with advice on all aspects of applying.

Fees

Postgraduate
For September 2022/23 entry, our tuition fees for full-time postgraduate local and international students are:

Degree programme Course Fees (per Academic Year)
Global MBA $20,000
MSc International Finance and Investment $17,500
LLM International Business Law        $17,500
Financial support for students
We are committed to supporting students and firmly believe that finance should not be a barrier to accessing world class university education.

We will be offering a large number of discounts and scholarships as part of our offering.

Our Admissions team are here to provide you with advice on all aspects of money matters, including tuition fees, financial help and on funding your studies.

Programme delivery subject to academic approval

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