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International Business Law


School - Salford Business School

Subject area - Law

Start Dates(s): September; January; March; June; November; July


LLM (one year full-time, two years part-time)

PgDip (eight months full-time, sixteen months part-time)

PgCert (eight months part-time mode only)


Part-time - £1,425 per 30 credit module

UK - £8,550

International - £14,400

In Brief:

  • 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
  • Part-time study option
  • Work/industrial placement opportunity
  • International students can apply

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.
  • 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.

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.

Fees 2018-19

Type of StudyFee
Part-time£1,425 per 30 credit module
Full-time International£14,400

Scholarships and Bursaries

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.


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.

The course is currently delivered in four blocks of three-day intensive study periods, followed by independent study and online support through the University’s virtual learning environment, Blackboard. Each module is taken and assessed over a six week block. 

From September 2017, this delivery format will change. Students will continue to study a single module for a 6 week period. Face to face teaching will be delivered on campus for two half days each week. In addition, you will attend the taught element of the Business Innovation Programme each Wednesday afternoon during the 6 week blocks, with independent study completed in your own time through Blackboard.  Individual student timetables will be provided during induction week.


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.

Further Study

Find out more information about research opportunities here.

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