LLM International Business Law including Placement

LLM International Business Law including Placement

The two-year, full-time programme comprises a year of taught modules around the legal and regulatory regimes of international business and the global economy. The dissertation module is integrated with placement opportunities of up to one year in the legal, governmental or commercial sector.

Please note the School retains final approval of placement, and if necessary, will manage an internal selection process in March of any given year. Placements cannot be guaranteed. Students will, as part of the programme, engage with routine employer application processes and employers will retain final decision-making power over employment decisions. Post-placement employment is also not guaranteed.

The programme is open to applicants with a 2.1 or equivalent in Law or a cognate discipline (such as politics, geography, history, sociology, planning or management and finance). If you do not meet these criteria but have two years of relevant work experience or have completed a Masters elsewhere, you may also be eligible for admission.

The LLM International Business Law including Placement course is now at capacity.  If you meet the academic entrance requirements for the course, your application will be placed on a waiting list.  Should a place become available, you will be notified via the Direct Applications Portal.  You may wish to submit an application for the LLM International Business Law, for which places are still available, or another LLM within the School of Law.


Issues in Corporate Governance
Develops a socio-legal approach to the governance of large global concerns. Perspectives on the UK’s regulatory regime, on issues around board structures and corporate social responsibility.

International Business Transactions
Approaching law’s role in the global economy, focused in international  nance, global trade and international commercial law.

SPRING (choice of 2)
Company and Society
Advanced perspectives on corporate social responsibility, with an emphasis on developments in the interaction of global business with human rights regimes.

Digital Finance Law
Focuses on the interaction of digital technologies in  nancial services, focused on how law’s interactions with innovations in the sector, including back-of ce functions, compliance, peer-to-peer technologies and access to services.

EU Law and Economic Integration
Current themes in European and transnational legal studies from substantive perspectives, including the legal frameworks of EU economic integration, regulatory approaches to economic integration and external trade policies.

Intellectual Property Law
Focuses on advanced issues in intellectual property law, including digital copyright, global protections and policy.

International and Comparative Competition Law
Focused on international competition law, on antitrust and anti-competitive practices, and on extraterritorial jurisdiction.
SUMMER (choice of 1)

Placement Project
The project is designed to allow students to engage in independent research and to develop independent study, analysis and methodological skills, with special reference to areas of research relevant in the context of a placement or internship with non-governmental, legal, commercial or governmental organisations that operate in arenas that are relevant to their LLM research.