This LLM degree programme is relevant to both aspiring and current legal and business professionals wishing to gain specialisation and enhance career opportunities in Commercial Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). It has been developed in consultation with industry experts and in response to their employment needs.
Undertaking this unique LLM programme will not only provide the opportunity to explore the theories of commercial conflict resolution with an emphasis on mediation, but, by virtue of the input and expertise of our chosen industry partners, will enable students to develop practical skills in negotiation and provide the opportunity to become a fully accredited mediator, presenting a wealth of opportunities for career progression in this area of professional practice.
Incorporated within the LLM is a module entitled Commercial Mediation which will be delivered and accredited by Mediation Northern Ireland training course. This qualification is also accredited by the Open College Network Northern Ireland (OCN) equating to an NVQ Level 3 or an Advanced Diploma and is one of the recognized qualifications for mediators in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.
Students will gain a fundamental understanding of the core principles of commercial law examining current developments in areas such as financial markets and derivatives, commercial property law and international intellectual property law. The modules available draw on the strengths of experts on the field and feature input from senior practitioners from relevant industry sectors.
This programme provides an excellent grounding for those intending to pursue a career in commercial law or related business fields at both domestic and international level. The LLM is also an ideal platform for advanced research, including doctoral study, in Commercial Law.
Why study this course?
Opportunity for professional mediation qualification (accredited by Mediation NI)
Practical, cutting edge, developed with industry input as to areas of focus
Professional links - delivered in association with professionals from leading commercial legal firms
Employability – our aim is to ensure all students have appropriate exposure to the commercial legal world preparing them for the workplace in their chosen field
Work experience – opportunities for internships with industry experts
Teaching and learning assessment
The course modules will be assessed by 100% written coursework.
Work placement / study abroad
The Clever, Fulton and Rankin Prize for Outstanding Achievement: This prize is awarded to the top 4 performing students within this module with each student being granted an Internship with the practice.