LLM International Corporate Law Distance Learning

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About LLM International Corporate Law: Law and Business Intertwined

Course duration: 1 year full-time Course starts: September

The LLM International Corporate Law provides an overview of the main corporate law issues that arise in a multiplicity of transactions. It covers those aspects of law that corporate law practitioners could expect to encounter on a regular basis, including banking law, project finance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance etc.

On completion of the LLM programme, students will be expected to be able to:

  • Have an advanced knowledge and understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of corporate law in a range of areas where corporate law plays an important role.
  • Appreciate of the international dimensions of corporate law.
  • Understand, critically assess and provide practical solutions to problems of the type commonly encountered in International Corporate Law.

The overarching aim of this LLM programme is to facilitate the recognition and appreciation by students of international corporate law and permits detailed study of some aspects of law. As well as specific knowledge of corporate law, students will acquire the intellectual and practical skills expected of students with a postgraduate qualification.

The programme will also develop your practical transferable skills, including the ability to conduct independent research, both online and offline; time management, verbal and written communication, presenting and planning.

Programme content

The programme consists of 180 credits; a taught element (140 credits) and a project (40 credits). The project must be written on a topic that has a meaningful relationship to issues of international corporate law. The project must be written specifically on issues relevant to any of the modules offered on the programme (compulsory and relevant optional modules).

Students will spend the Autumn and Spring terms studying both compulsory and optional taught modules via online lectures, seminars and guided study. There are 3 taught compulsory modules totalling 50 credits: Project Skills (LWMTPSD, Spring), Legal Aspects of Mergers, Acquisitions and Takeovers (LWMTMAD, Autumn) and International Banking Law (LWMTBLD, Spring). Students will also choose a further 90 credits from the optional modules list below. Students will write their Project (LWMTPR, 40 credits) off-campus between May-September.

Compulsory modules

  • International Banking Law
  • Legal Aspects of Mergers, Acquisitions and Takeovers
  • Project
  • Project Skills

Optional modules

International Corporate Law by Distance Learning Optional Modules
A number of optional modules are available in distance learning mode. Click the link above to see which modules are available. (All modules are subject to faculty approval and availability in any given year)

Online delivery of these modules will involve a mix of recorded lectures, online tutorials and asynchronous guided study online. In the context of these modules, DL students will access relevant sources using online databases and/or may be required to purchase textbooks, and/or will be able to access scanned individual book chapters on BB. They will submit their coursework electronically.

All modules other than the Project will be assessed by a written essay and may include other forms of assessment such as participation in online tutorial or an oral presentation.

Entry requirements

Please see general entry requirements but note that applications are particularly welcome from students holding undergraduate degrees in Business, Finance and Economics as well as in Law.

January Entry

LLM students can also commence the LLM in January. Students take modules in the spring term. They write the Project over the summer (May-September) and then take further modules in the following autumn term, graduating the following January.


Applicants who have applied and hold an offer of a place on a postgraduate programme in the School of Law can apply for a scholarship which pays £1,000. For further information please see Postgraduate Fees and Funding at the School of Law .

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Career prospects for LLM law graduates

Graduates from our programmes have gone on to work in various capacities, in major national and international law firms, as in-house lawyers, in international organizations in UK and abroad. While many law graduates take professional exams in law and go on to practise law either in the UK or abroad, many others pursue alternative careers. A postgraduate law degree will open many doors not only in specialised areas of employment, such as law firms, European and intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations, but also in academia (with further postgraduate study), the media (journalism and broadcasting), the civil service, and other branches of public service.

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