Keele University

Degree level: Postgraduate

International, Commercial and Business Law (Taught)

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Course summary

In an increasingly globalised economy, almost all businesses operate internationally. Trade, investment and finance cut across national boundaries, governed by a complex web of transnational laws and regulations. The demand for professionals who understand how law and business operate at a global level continues to grow. If you possess undergraduate qualifications in Law or Business, this LLM in International, Commercial and Business Law offers advanced study in both disciplines. It will prepare you for the challenges of advising companies, governments and other institutions on issues such as the regulation of international trade, foreign investors' rights, and international litigation. Why choose this course?

  • Keele is ranked among the top 200 universities in the world for the teaching of Law (Times Higher Education World University Subject Rankings 2022)
  • Close-knit community, smaller class sizes, tailored personal/professional support includes Senior Practitioner in Law, an experienced solicitor developing employability skills and employer links
  • Annual field trip to Geneva – Switzerland’s second largest city, nicknamed the ‘Capital of Peace’ as home to the European headquarters of UN, Red Cross and over 180 international organisations
  • Professional opportunities include networking at guest lectures, mooting competitions and a limited number of placements, including UN agencies, international NGOs, and law firms
International law is an increasingly important field of study and practice. The regulation of financial markets, environmental protection, the management of migrations, or the prosecution of war criminals are all areas in which international law plays a central role. On the LLM in International, Commercial and Business Law, you’ll focus on the legal rules, conventions, treaties, domestic legislation and commercial customs or usages that govern international commercial and consumer markets. You’ll deepen your understanding of how they affect activities including the sale of goods and services, market competition, consumer rights, data protection, and the environment. Keele School of Law is an internationally recognised centre for cutting-edge, socially relevant legal research, which tackles some of the most pressing challenges facing society today. Key research themes include: Social Justice and Human Rights; International and European Law; Ethics, Health and Social Care; Legal Education, Innovation, and Practice; Gender, Sexuality, and Law. About Keele Keele University was established in 1949 by the former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. Founded to meet the needs of a changing world, Keele has always had a pioneering vision to be a different kind of university. We excel in both teaching and research, with some of the most satisfied students in England, and research that is changing lives for the better at a regional, national and global level. Our beautiful 600-acre campus is one of the biggest in Britain – but all the most important services and facilities are on your doorstep, with accommodation, teaching spaces, facilities including a medical centre, sports centre and pharmacy, and a range of shops, eateries and entertainment venues – including the Students’ Union – clustered around the centre.

Modules

For information regarding modules for this course, please visit the course page on the Keele University website.


Entry requirements

You should have at least a 2:2 honours degree (or foreign equivalent) in Law or a related discipline (political science; international relations; history; geography; philosophy; economics; administrative sciences; sociology). Applications are welcome from current legal practitioners or any other person with appropriate professional qualifications and/or experience. Applicants will need to provide 1 academic reference. Applicants for whom English is not a first language must provide evidence of a qualification in English language. The minimum score for entry to the LLM is academic IELTS 6.5 (or TOEFL 91). Students who have taken one of the English language qualifications but did not achieve the required grade may be admitted to the programme provided that they study on a pre-sessional English Language course before they start their degree studies. Keele University currently accepts Tofel iBT tests that have been taken outside of the United Kingdom. All Tofel iBT tests will need to be taken no longer than two years prior to your start date at Keele and must be verifiable with ETS. If you have taken your Tofel iBT test in the UK please contact the admissions team for more information.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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International, Commercial and Business Law at Keele University - UCAS