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LLM International Business Law

Course Overview

The LLM (International Business Law) programme is designed for you if you wish to practice international business law not only in the UK but also elsewhere, that involve international business activity. It covers specific areas of law necessary to help you advise on cross-border business activity. The course has been designed to enhance your employability in a legal context through ‘practice-ready’ modules.

Key Information

    Course Name:

    LLM (International Business Law)

    Total Academic Credits:

    180 credits

    Qualification Awarded:

    LLM (International Business Law)

    Awarding Body:

    BPP University

    Professional Recognition:


    Academic Level Postgraduate:

    Postgraduate (QCF_NQF Level 7)

    Study Mode:

    Full Time - Classroom


    1 Year

    Tuition Fees:



    September, January And May

    Work Placement:


    Course Location:

    London Holborn

Academic Entry Requirements

Law degree (minimum lower second class honours); OR degree in law and another subject (minimum lower second class honours); OR non-law degree (minimum lower second class honours) and a pass in the GDL or CPE; OR non-law degree (minimum lower second class honours) and appropriate/relevant professional experience; non-graduates with appropriate professional experience will also be considered.

English Entry Requirements

IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.

Assessment Methods

Memorandum of advice on a practical legal issue (30%), a written examination (70%) in each module (core and electives) and a dissertation of 10,000 words on a topic within the compulsory module

Progression Route

Professional career

Career Opportunities

Legal Professional/Practitioner, Management position in private and public sectors.


In addition to the compulsory module and a 10,000-word dissertation, students are required to select three electives from the optional modules listed.


  • 10,000-word dissertation (60 credits)
  • International Business Law (30 credits)

The dissertation will normally be written over a period of three months during the last semester of a student’s study and is supervised. There is a strict word limit of 10,000 words. Guidance is provided on how to conduct research and write a dissertation, and lectures are provided on: 

  • Legal writing,
  • Critical analysis,
  • Legal research,
  • Critical and referencing,
  • Plagiarism


  • Advanced Corporate Law 30 credits
  • Business Organisations’ Law 30 credits
  • Business Tax Law 30 credits
  • Chinese Business Law 30 credits
  • Chinese Finance and Investment Law 30 credits
  • Chinese Public Law and Human Rights 30 credits
  • Commercial Law 30 credits
  • Comparative Commercial Law 30 credits
  • Corporate Finance Law 30 credits
  • Corporate Securities Law 30 credits
  • Fraud and Financial Crime 30 credits
  • Financial Regulation and Compliance 30 credits
  • International and Comparative Tax Law 30 credits
  • Islamic Business Law 30 credits
  • Islamic Finance Law 30 credits
  • The Law Relating to Financial Transactions 30 credits
  • UK and International Banking Law 30 credits
  • Transnational Criminal Justice 30 credits
  • The Law of Investigations 30 credits

Reasons for choosing this course

The degree is designed to provide you with integrated academic and professional training and to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills relevant for pursuing a career.

This programme will help you to: 

  • Gain a wider strategic understanding of how international business law works in practice;
  • Develop your knowledge and skills in specific areas of law by choosing from at least 20 specialist electives;  
  • Receive tuition by compliance specialists from the industry and regulators;
  • Outstanding careers support and an opportunity to gain legal experience by working on real-life cases through award-winning Pro Bono Centre to help you improve your employment prospects;

Main learning outcomes

A student who successfully passes the Memorandum of Advice (30% of the assessment) and the unseen examination (70% of the assessment) is expected to:

  • Possess a good knowledge of international instruments, such as conventions, model laws and restatements, and to be able to distinguish between them;
  • Understand the methods involved in the resolution of a conflict of laws;
  • Appreciate the reason why states have sponsored the harmonisation of international law in certain areas, but not in others;
  • Understand the roles of leading international institutions;
  • Possess a reasonable knowledge of international law over different areas, such as trade, financing and employment;
  • Possess an awareness of types of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) that are available;
  • Understand in some detail the three main ADR methods: arbitration, mediation and negotiation;
  • Apply these ADR methods to case studies of international disputes.