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Law - International Business Law

Overview
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.

Entry requirements

Entrance requirements
Graduate
Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or above or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in Law, Social Sciences, Humanities or a cognate discipline.

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 relevant experience.

Admission under the Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) may be considered for this course. The University's Recognition of Prior Learning Policy provides guidance on the assessment of experiential learning (RPEL). Please visit http://go.qub.ac.uk/RPLpolicy for more information.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
For information on international qualification equivalents, please check the specific information for your country.

English Language Requirements
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.

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

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

If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this degree programme, INTO Queen's University Belfast offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for admission to this degree.
•Academic English: 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.

Contact Teaching Hours
Small Group Teaching/Personal Tutorial
8 (hours maximum)
in addition, students should set aside 10-12 hours per module for reading and preparation

Careers or further progression

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

http://www.qub.ac.uk/directorates/sgc/careers/

Further enquiries

Dr Dieter Pesendorfer Senior Lecturer
School of Law - Senior Lecturer Law
emai: d.pesendorfer@qub.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)28 9097 3455

Subjects taught

Compulsory Modules
Law of International Business Transactions
Issues in Corporate Governance
World Trade Law
Dissertation (15,000-20,000 words)

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

Methodology Mini-Modules
Approaches to Legal Research
Leadership and Innovation Skills

Optional Modules
EU Law and Economic Integration
Business and Human Rights
Comparative Competition Law
Copyright in the Digital Environment
International Financial Law
Making Medical Technologies
Marketing Medical Technologies
Global Justice and the International Economic Law

*Note: students who take the module Business and Human Rights may graduate with the award of LLM in International Corporate Governance.

Comment

International Business Law highlights
Industry Links
•Integration with business experts helps our students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally. 94% of Queen's postgraduates are in employment or further study 6 months after graduation.

World Class Facilities
•The new Law school at Queen's offers students access to world class facilities such as a fully interactive Moot Court room, various seminar rooms and a wellbeing room.

Internationally Renowned Experts
•The LLM is delivered by academic staff who through their research are currently shaping global and local debates within legal scholarship. Research in Law was ranked 15th in the UK in the most recent Research Assessment (2014). Over 95% of Research Activity in the School was judged to be of international quality and above.

Student Experience
•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. Queen's is ranked 24th in the UK in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018, and ranked an impressive 9th for University facilities. Students study within a vibrant international mix of students and staff from the UK, Europe, Asia and beyond. We focus on your individual career and development needs, building your skills, enhancing your personal experience of the course and thinking of your career path, rather than just teaching you theory.

Learning and Teaching
Learning opportunities associated with the course are outlined below:
Learning Opportunities:

The Law School at Queen's is ranked as one of the top Schools in the UK and Ireland. Teaching quality within the School was judged to be 'excellent' and our research was awarded a 5B (excellent) by the UK Higher Education Funding Bodies. There are over 800 undergraduate students enrolled in the School, 190 postgraduates, 70 PhD students and almost 50 members of academic staff. You will be taught by scholars from all over the world, many of whom have international reputations in their fields and all are committed teachers and researchers. Students will also have access to an excellent law section in the new library and extensive IT facilities.

The School operates a proactive system of student support. Advisers of Studies are allocated to each degree programme tasked to guide and support you throughout your time with us, together with the School's experienced and helpful administrative staff. We place considerable emphasis on facilitating good communication between staff and students. To this end, a Staff-Student Consultative Committee, comprised of elected student representatives, the Director of Graduate Studies and other members of academic staff, meet at regular intervals throughout the academic year. This Committee provides students with a forum in which to raise matters of concern to them and also enables the School to keep students informed about matters affecting the School and wider university.

At Queen's, we aim to deliver a high quality learning environment that embeds intellectual curiosity, innovation and best practice in learning, teaching and student support to enable students to achieve their full academic potential.

We do this by providing a range of learning experiences which enables our students to engage with subject experts, develop attributes and perspectives that will equip them for life and work in a global society and make use of innovative technologies and a world class library that enhances their development as independent, life-long learners. Examples of the opportunities provided for learning on this course are:
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E-Learning technologies
Information associated with lectures and assignments is communicated via a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) called Queen's Online. A range of e-learning experiences are also embedded in the programme through, for example: interactive group workshops in a flexible learning space; podcasts and interactive web-based learning activities; opportunities to use IT programmes associated with design in project- based work etc.
Lectures
Provide information about topics as a starting point for further self-directed private study/reading. Lectures also provide opportunities to ask questions, gain some feedback and advice on assessments (normally delivered in large groups to all year group peers).
Self-directed study
This is an essential part of life as a Queen's Law student when important private reading and research, engagement with e-learning resources, reflection on feedback to date and assignment research and preparation work is carried out.
Seminars/tutorials
These provide an opportunity for students to engage with academic staff who have specialist knowledge of the topic, to ask questions of them and to assess their own progress and understanding with the support of peers. Students should also expect to make presentations and other contributions to these groups.

Assessment method

Assessed coursework
Dissertation

Application date

How to Apply
Apply using our online Postgraduate Applications Portal go.qub.ac.uk/pgapply and follow the step-by-step instructions on how to apply.

Enrolment and start dates

Entry year: 2019

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