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International Commercial Law

LLM/PgDip/PgCert

School - Salford Business School

Subject area - Law

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

Duration:

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

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

PgCert (four months full-time, eight months part-time)

Fees:

Part-time - £1,417 per 30 credit module

UK - £8,500

International - £13,500

In Brief:

  • Offers the highly prestigious Master’s of Laws qualification
  • Gives law graduates the opportunity to take taught modules in advanced international commercial law subjects
  • 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 law graduates with the opportunity for advanced learning in key areas of international commercial law, including: International Sale of Goods, International Intellectual Property Law, International Corporate Law and Governance, and Advanced Contract Law and Negotiation.

Delivery is concentrated on a 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 (through the Business Innovation Project) students will be able to choose whether to pursue a traditional research dissertation or a work-based project report based upon employment or a placement experience.You may also choose to take advantage a blended distance learning opportunity, available through our official partner - Robert Kennedy College - in Zurich, Switzerland.

Course Details

The programme is block delivered and there are six entry points per year. Students will take the modules below in a sequence dependent on their start date.

  • International Law of the Sale of Goods
  • International Intellectual Property Law
  • International Corporate Law and Governance
  • Advanced Contract Law and Negotiation
  • Business Innovation Project:    
    • Dissertation
    • Live Project
    • Internship
    • Placement

Entry Requirements

Normally an undergraduate degree, class 2:2 or above, in Law, or an equivalent level professional qualification.

Salford Alternative Entry Scheme (SAES)

English Language Requirements

Normally IELTS 6.5 with no individual element below 5.5, or equivalent recognised Secure English Language Test, (SELT).  

If the English language qualification is slightly below this level candidates may be able to take one of the many English courses available in the University. Please search for English in Course Finder.

Suitable For

This course is suitable for recent home, EU and overseas law graduates wishing to build upon their undergraduate knowledge and expertise, as well as graduate returners to education wishing to refresh or broaden their knowledge and skills.

The course is designed for those who wish to pursue an career in international business or legal practice. The block delivery mechanism means that the course is accessible to those students who do not wish to leave employment while studying. Students can complete one or more modules per semester.

Fees 2017-18

Type of StudyFee
Full-time£8,500
Part-time£1,417 per 30 credit module
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.

Teaching

The course is 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. Teaching is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials, using a wide range of learning activities.

Assessment

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

Parveen Tamadon-Nejad - Lecturer

After graduating from the University of Liverpool, Parveen started her academic career at Salford Business School teaching business law.

Outside of acadamia, Parveen provides legal consultation to those within the creative industries, including musicians and publishers on matters relatingto contract and intellectual property rights.

She has also spent the last two years as a regular gues ton BBC Radio Manchester’s Coffee Club.

Employability

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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