This programme assists students with setting the legal and regulatory regimes around international business and the global economy in the context of broader legal and socio-legal study skills. The addition of a dedicated Placement period further enhances the student experience and career prospects. The LLM will prepare you for a career in the commercial sector, in business, government or in NGOs.
International Business Law including Placement highlights
This LLM programme includes the opportunity for a year-long placement in the legal, governmental or commercial sector.
- Students on this programme benefit from a six-month placement opportunity in the legal, governmental and commercial sector in Belfast and beyond.
World Class Facilities
- Students studying on the LLM will avail of the excellent facilities provided by the new £20 million Law School including the Student Hub and the Moot Court.
Internationally Renowned Experts
- The LLM is delivered by academic staff who through their research are currently shaping global and local debates within legal scholarship.
- Students undertaking the LLM International Business Law including Placement will have the benefit of studying in a Russell Group Law School ranked 9th in the UK for Law (The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2017). The Law School prides itself in providing a high standard of excellence in teaching and research which is demonstrated by the recent Student Satisfaction Survey results where the School achieved 93% overall satisfaction (National Student Survey 2016).
The LLM in International Business Law facilitates your engagement with law's role in the global economy, into the regulatory dynamics of global firms and into the place that corporations play in global societies. Our socio-legal approach allows students to think about international business in the round and to think about law as a core institution in the construction of our economy.
Dr Ciarán O’Kelly, Programme Convenor
Law of International Business Transactions
Issues in Corporate Governance
The programme is delivered through a series of taught modules specialising in:
corporate governance and compliance,
corporate social responsibility,
global business and human rights,
international competition law and
international financial regulation.
A major component of this degree will involve the completion of a placement project.
Modules enable students to be proficient in thinking about business on a global scale and the place of law, compliance, corporate social responsibility and trade in our societies.
Key Debates in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Labour and the Law
Approaches to Legal Research
Business and Human Rights
EU Law and Economic Integration
Copyright in the Digital Environment
International Financial Law
International and Comparative Competition Law
People teaching you
Dr Dieter Pesendorfer
School of Law
Contact Teaching Hours
|Small Group Teaching/Personal Tutorial|
8 (hours maximum)
in addition, students should set aside 10-12 hours per module for reading and preparation
This LLM provides a useful qualification and knowledge base for a business, governmental or NGO career relating to governance, compliance, social responsibility or trade.
Learning and Teaching
In a typical week for a full time student you will have between 12–20 contact hours of teaching. This will break down as:
22–24 hours studying and revising in your own time each week, including some guided study using handouts, online activities, etc.
8 hours of seminars or workshops each week
Assessments associated with the course are outlined below:
Project based on final placement
Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or above or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in Law, Social Sciences, Humanities, or a cognate discipline.
Exemption from these requirements may be considered for those applicants who hold a Masters degree (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University) OR for those applicants with a 2.2 Honours degree (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University) along with a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience.
Admission under the Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) may be considered for this course. The University's Recognition of Prior Learning Policy provides guidance on the assessment of experiential learning (RPEL). Please visit http://go.qub.ac.uk/RPLpolicy for more information.
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. 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.
For information on international qualification equivalents, please check the specific information for your country.
English Language Requirements
Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required. *Taken within the last 2 years.
International students wishing to apply to Queen's University Belfast (and for whom English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes.
For more information on English Language requirements for EEA and non-EEA nationals see: www.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs.
If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this degree programme, INTO Queen's University Belfast offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for admission to this degree.
- Academic English: an intensive English language and study skills course for successful university study at degree level
- Pre-sessional English: a short intensive academic English course for students starting a degree programme at Queen's University Belfast and who need to improve their English.
INTO - English Language Course(QSIS ELEMENT IS EMPTY)
|Northern Ireland (NI)||£5,500|
|England, Scotland or Wales (GB)||£5,500|
|Other (non-UK) EU||£5,500|
All tuition fees quoted are for the academic year 2018-19 and relate to one year of study only. Tuition fees will be subject to an annual inflationary increase, unless explicitly stated otherwise.
Additional course costs
Depending on the programme of study, there may be extra costs which are not covered by tuition fees, which students will need to consider when planning their studies. Students can borrow books and access online learning resources from any Queen's library. If students wish to purchase recommended texts, rather than borrow them from the University Library, prices per text can range from £30 to £100. Students should also budget between £30 to £75 per year for photocopying, memory sticks and printing charges. Students undertaking a period of work placement or study abroad, as either a compulsory or optional part of their programme, should be aware that they will have to fund additional travel and living costs. If a programme includes a major project or dissertation, there may be costs associated with transport, accommodation and/or materials. The amount will depend on the project chosen. There may also be additional costs for printing and binding. Students may wish to consider purchasing an electronic device; costs will vary depending on the specification of the model chosen. There are also additional charges for graduation ceremonies, examination resits and library fines.
How do I fund my study?
From the academic year 2017/18, the Department for the Economy will provide a tuition fee loan of up to £5,500 per NI / EU student for postgraduate study. Tuition fee loan information.
A postgraduate loans system in the UK offers government-backed student loans of up to £10,280 for taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas. Criteria, eligibility, repayment and application information are available on the UK government website.
Information on scholarships for international students, is available at http://www.qub.ac.uk/International/International-students/International-scholarships/.
Terms and Conditions
The terms and conditions that apply when you accept an offer of a place at the University on a taught programme of study.
Queen's University Belfast Terms and Conditions 2018 Entry.
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