International Business Law

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Salford Business School

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Part-time study available
Alternative start dates available
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International Students can apply

3 good reasons to study International Business Law at Salford


Offers the highly prestigious Master’s of Laws qualification


Available to law and non-law graduates


Learn in an internationally-orientated environment with access to a global network of like-minded professionals

Course Summary

This course provides graduates in law or any other relevant discipline with the opportunity for advanced learning in certain key areas of international business law, in academic conjunction with the advanced study of strategic management and marketing modules, which complement and contextualise the legal areas.

The course is delivered with a strongly contextual business bias and students benefit from the networking and employment prospects offered by a large and dynamic Business School

At the final stage of study (Business Innovation Project) students will be able to choose whether to pursue a purely law- based focus or an interdisciplinary law and management focus.

Course Details

Course Structure

  • Strategic International Business Management
  • International Business Law
  • International Corporate Law & Governance
  • Marketing International Business
  • Business Innovation Project:    
    • Dissertation
    • Live Project
    • Internship
    • Placement

Entry Requirements

Normally an undergraduate degree in Law or any other appropriate discipline, at class 2.2 or above, or a relevant equivalent level professional qualification.

Accreditation for Prior Experiential Learning (APEL)

English Language Requirements

Suitable For

The course is suitable for a wide range of recent home, EU and overseas law and non-law graduates as well as professional returners to higher education. The course will suit those who wish to pursue a career in international business or legal practice.

The block delivery mechanism enables individuals employed to study one or more modules in a cost - and time – efficient mode.

Applicant profile


Teaching includes a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials that make use of a range of learning activities.

Various approaches are offered to meet the needs of both full and part-time students.

Substantial use is made of distance learning through the University’s virtual learning environment, Blackboard, and many academic journals and texts are available in both paper and electronic formats. Tutorials are a chance to reflect on lecture materials and benefit from discussion and group work.

The dissertation element offers you a further opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills in a more flexible environment.


Each taught module is assessed by two pieces of work, each worth 50% of the overall course assessment.

Although each taught module has its own assessment styles, all assessments will be design to enable students to demonstrate their advanced knowledge and skill, and may include:

  • individual or group work
  • research based assignments
  • presentations
  • seen or unseen examinations
  • closed or open-book examinations

Postgraduate Staff Profile

Donal Loftus - Course Leader

After completing his undergraduate studies in 2001, Donal worked for a number of big-name banks in legal and managerial roles, concentrating on the areas of retail, commercial and corporate banking as well as credit and securities law.

After completing his LLM in 2007, Donal began his career as a lecturer in Contract Law, Law for Business and Company Law at the University of Limerick, Ireland.

In 2009, Donal joined Salford, where he is module leader for a number of modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.


Both in the UK and overseas the internationally focussed LLM is a ‘gold standard’ qualification for entry into the legal profession, as the focus of specialisation has increasingly shifted to international legal practice.

In the corporate business world, the LLM carries a similar cachet to the Executive MBA, while offering greater specialism in its content.

In many European jurisdictions, the LLM is a compulsory prerequisite for entry into the legal profession.

Career Prospects

Alumni Profile

Links with Industry

Further Study

Find out more information about research opportunities here.

Fees and Funding

Fees 2016-17

Type of StudyFee
Part-time£1,250 per 30 credits
Full-time International£13,300, part-time £2,217 per 30 credits
Full-time PgDip£5,000
Full-time PgCert£2,500

Fees 2017-18

Type of StudyFee
Full-time International£13,500

Scholarships and Bursaries

We offer awards to help you study through our:

  • Vice-Chancellor's Excellence Scholarship
  • University of Salford student loyalty discount
  • Country bursary scheme for International students only

There are also other sources of funding available to you.

For more information please see our funding section.

Additional costs

You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.

The Postgraduate Bursaries and Scholarships for 2017-18 entry are currently under review and subject to change. A revised schedule of scholarships and bursaries will be published in Spring 2017.