International Business Law at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS

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Course summary

On this course you will develop the legal expertise and intellectual understanding to establish yourself in an international practice, academic institution or in a range of other high level roles. Your main focus will be on understanding the complex relationships between business environments and the legal regulatory frameworks in which they operate. Intermediate qualifications available: Postgraduate certificate – 60 credits at Masters level Postgraduate diploma – 120 credits at Masters level There are six entry points through the year. This allows you to start when it is most suitable. Why choose this course?

  • Study legal and regulatory problems through collaborative activities, and investigate the critical application of legal theory to international business
  • Explore the inter-relationship between law and business, and take the opportunity to consider and resolve legal and regulatory problems through collaborative activities
  • Develop the legal reasoning, analysis, research and independent judgement skills that will enable you to apply theories to a range of business scenarios and provide an effective evaluation of the legal options that apply to the business context
  • Gain an understanding of aspects of legal research such as socio-legal studies, the inter-relationship between organisations and stakeholder groups as well as the ethical dimensions that are considered in developing and operating business entities
  • Benefit from an appreciation of different jurisdictions and their impact on the global business environment.
The course is placed in the context of advanced intellectual engagement with issues in law and legal theory and supports the critical application of legal theory to the international, business setting. Taking into consideration the interrelationship between law and business, you will have the opportunity to consider and resolve legal and regulatory problems through collaborative activities. This course emphasises the applied practical approach of business law and as such looks to the resolution of problems through an examination of differing legal and business perspectives. The overall educational aim of this course is to enable you to gain an appreciable understanding of the interaction between the business environment and the legal and regulatory frameworks in which business operate.


• Intellectual Property Law (LAW046-6) Compulsory • International Commercial Litigation (LAW011-6) Compulsory • International Corporate Governance And Company Law (LAW045-6) Compulsory • Investment Treaty Arbitration (LAW041-6) Compulsory • Law Dissertation (LAW043-6) Compulsory • Law Live Project (LAW044-6) Compulsory • Performance Achievement Planning (BSS072-6) Compulsory Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate at the point of publication on the UCAS website. For the most up-to-date information, please refer to our website.

Assessment method

The assessment strategy for the LLM International Business Law is designed to ensure your full participation in the learning process. A number of different assessment methods will contribute to your development and will enhance your employability. The LLM Course Team considers it essential that comprehensive feedback is provided in due time so it is integrated in your learning process. In some cases, different kinds of assessment may be used in combination, making sure however that there are no hidden tasks. The intensive character of this course's delivery, as outlined in its Teaching and Learning philosophy, is consistent with the needs of todays world for graduates who accumulate knowledge fast and are able to express the outcome of this process in a way that is meaningful and comprehensive. All units have two assessment points, containing different types of assessment which are intended to enable you to demonstrate both breadth and depth of subject knowledge. For each unit, a week of intensive direct contact time, followed by your own contribution through individual learning, will take you to your first assessment point in week 3 of the teaching block. Your final assessment will be due at the end of the 6-week block.

Entry requirements

LLB or Joint Law degree with a minimum classification of a 2.1, or in the case of degree holders in disciplines other than law with sufficient and adequate legal content on the basis of merit, or applicants with foreign qualifications on the basis of individual merit. Applicants with English as their second language must show proof of competency in speaking and writing English to IELTS 6.5 band or above or its equivalent. For all other elements, the requisite level of competency for which again proof must be shown is: IELTS 6.0 band or above or its equivalent.

Fees and funding

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International Business Law at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS