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Law- International Business Law

This programme is designed to help you set the legal and regulatory regimes around international business and the global economy in the context of broader legal and socio-legal study skills. The LLM will prepare you for a career in the commercial sector, in business, government or in NGOs.

You will be proficient in thinking about business on a global scale and the place of law, compliance, corporate social responsibility and trade in our societies.

The School specialises in a range of relevant areas, including:
• Corporate governance and compliance
• Corporate social responsibility
• Global business and human rights
• International competition law
• International financial regulation.

Drawing from these specialisms, the programme is designed to help you set the legal and regulatory regimes around multinational enterprise and the global economy in a broad socio-legal context.

“The quality of teaching was exceptional... the standards at Queen’s
University are very high.”

Why queen's?
• Queen's University Law is ranked in the top 200 Law Schools world-wide (QS World University Rankings 2016/17) and our international reputation is enhanced by the work of our prominent leading academics.
• In the Research Excellence Framework (REF2014) we are ranked in the top 20 in the UK and 9th in the UK for Law (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017).
• This programme has been specifically designed so that our students can emerge with a deeper appreciation of the place law plays in international business and the global economy.
• Integration with business experts helps our students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally.

“The LLM in International Business and Law facilitates your engagement with law's role in the global economy, into the regulatory dynamics of global firms and into the place that corporations play in global societies. Our socio-legal approach allows students to think about international business in the round and to think about law as a core institution in the construction of our economy.”
Dr Ciarán O’Kelly, programme convenor

Dr Ciarán O’Kelly’s research interests focus on corporate governance and on business and human rights, primarily regarding questions of accountability and corporate personhood.

Entry requirements

The programme is open to applicants with a 2.1 or equivalent in Law or a cognate discipline (such as politics, geography, history, sociology, planning or management and finance). If you do not meet these criteria but have two years of relevant work experience or have completed a Masters elsewhere, you may also be eligible for admission.

Exemption from these requirements may be considered for those applicants who hold a Masters degree (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University) OR for those applicants with a 2.2 Honours degree (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University) along with a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience. Admission under the Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) may be considered for this course. Please visit http://go.qub.ac.uk/RPLpolicy for the University's Recognition of Prior Learning Policy and information on application procedures.

International Qualifications
For information on international qualification equivalents please select Your Country from the list on our International Students website.

Additional Information for International Students
International students wishing to apply to Queen's University Belfast (for whom English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their studies. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes.

Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required.
*taken within the last 2 years

For more information on English Language requirements for EEA and non-EEA nationals see: go.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs

If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this programme, our partner INTO Queen's University Belfast offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability to entry to this programme.

For additional information, please visit our website.
• English for University Study - an intensive English language and study skills course for successful university study at degree level.
• Pre-sessional English - a short intensive academic English course for students starting a degree programme at Queen's University Belfast and who need to improve their English.

Duration

1 year full-time or 2 years part-time.

Learning and Teaching
Teaching is normally during mornings and afternoons.

Careers or further progression

Career Prospects
This LLM provides a useful qualification and knowledge base for a business, governmental or NGO career relating to governance, compliance, social responsibility or trade.

Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability, while innovative leadership and executive programmes alongside sterling integration with business experts helps our students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally.

Further enquiries

Dr Ciarán O’Kelly
School of Law
Tel: 9097 5122
Email: pglawenquiries@qub.ac.uk
WWW: http://www.law.qub.ac.uk

Subjects taught

The programme is delivered through a series of taught modules and culminates in the submission of a dissertation on an original topic.

Compulsory modules
• Company and Commercial Law from a Comparative Perspective
• Issues in Corporate Governance
• Dissertation (15,000-20,000 words)
• Making Knowledge Work

Optional modules
• Finance, Competition and Law
• The Company in Society*
• Trade, Commerce and the Global Economy
• International and Comparative Competition Law
• Digital Financial Services
• Copyright in the Digital Environment

Methodology mini-modules
• Approaches to Legal Research
• Legal Issues in the Governance of the Firm
• Methods of Legislation

*Note: students who take the module 'The Company in Society' may graduate with the award of LLM in International Corporate Governance.

Assessment method

Assessed coursework and dissertation.

Application date

Postgraduate Taught
In general, there are no closing dates for the majority of courses (those with closing dates will be highlighted in the Course Finder). However we advise you to apply as early as possible, particularly for those courses where there is a high demand for places. Early application is also important for international applicants to allow sufficient time to obtain a student entry visa.

Postgraduate Research
There is no standard closing date. You should however check both the University’s website and refer to the relevant School/Institute webpage for information on deadline dates for postgraduate funding applications, as these will also determine when your application for admission should be submitted.

Enrolment and start dates

Year of entry: 2017

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