Social and Applied Sciences

LL.M. International Business and Law 

Year of entry

The LL.M. prepares you for effective roles in the international law and business arenas either as practitioners or as academics, undertaking further research in this dynamic field. The programme aims to develop your knowledge of core concepts and theories in international law and business as well as problem-solving skills, academic and practice based writing so you are equipped with skills for either a life in academia or practice in the international law and business field.

 

The LL.M. further introduces you to the alternatives to the judicial process, such as mediation and arbitration, upon which key actors in this field increasingly rely. It allows you to develop the theoretical knowledge of these processes as well as knowledge of the procedural application of these processes in the field of international business and law. It further engages you in complex moots and oral presentations, so that upon completion of the programme you can argue points of law in a convincing and accurate manner. You will experience a variety of learning methods so that you build strong knowledge supported by key skills most desired by employers in the field of International law and business.
Inquiries for the LLM in International Business and Law to Dr Narissa Ramsundar

 

20% Alumni discount

UK and EU Christ Church alumni are eligible for a 20% discount on self-funded Postgraduate Taught Masters and Masters by Research.

This programme educates and engages you in developing advanced knowledge of international law and business as well as research, writing, presentation and organisations skills that are strongly desired by employers.

Why study this subject at CCCU?

We have small classes that allow us to engage with you at a more personal level so we can work with you on developing your full potential. With classes ranging from 10- 15 students you have the benefit of collaborative learning with personalised attention from your module leaders and lecturers.

Top reason to choose this course?

You leave with a complete understanding of the commercial world through developing knowledge of international law and international business in tandem.

Awards

  • LL.M.; or
  • Postgraduate Diploma; or
  • Postgraduate Certificate

This LL.M. prepares you for effective roles in the international law and business arenas either as practitioners or as academics by developing your knowledge of core concepts and theories in international law and business as well as problem-solving skills, academic  and practice based writing.

Core Modules

First Trimester (October-January)

Strategy and Globalisation (20 credits)

This module provides you with an understanding of the impact of business strategy in a global organisational environment.

Advanced Legal Research Methods (20 credits)

This module develops good research skills for the completion of your Dissertation module, but also to prepare you for your future career.

Global Economics and Finance (20 credits)

This module develops an in-depth understanding of the importance of financial markets in the operation of the global economy and evaluates the relationship between macroeconomic conditions and financial markets of different asset classes.

Second Trimester (February-May)

Current Legal Issues in International Business (20 credits)

This module provides you with the opportunity to gain knowledge and understanding of the current critical legal issues in international business.

Public International Law (20 credits)

This module provides an understanding of the interactions between public international law and international relations. It places special emphasis on the impact of international law on the corporate business structures. It addresses larger questions of responsibility and obligations on corporations in international law. You will be assessed via a simulated court hearing or moot and preparation of a memorial.

Third Trimester (June-September)

Dissertation (60 credits)

This module provides you with a critical understanding of the research process in business and law to enable you to undertake an individual and original piece of research into a topical international business law issue.

Optional Modules

Investment Treaty Arbitration (20 credits)

This module equip you with knowledge of the substantive and the procedural aspects of the international law relating to Foreign Direct Investment (“FDI”). Particular emphasis will be paid to key instruments such as Bilateral Investment Treaties (“BITs”) and Energy Charter Treaties (“ECT”) as well as institutions like International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (“ICSID”). The module also addresses the key legal obligations of the host State (Most Favoured Nation, National Treatment, Expropriation, Fair and Equitable Treatment, Transparency) as well as the legal obligations of the foreign investor.

International Taxation Law (20 credits)

This module provides you with an understanding of the concept of the taxation of the profits of multinational organisations. It will consider the structure, principles, rules and application of a selection of taxes from a multi-jurisdictional and comparative perspective. The module will analyse the impact of cross border transactions on investments.

This course will equip you with the necessary International Business Law knowledge and legal expertise and skills for international practice and academic research at the highest level, as well as for a wide range of other intellectually demanding roles such as; senior researchers or policy advisors for NGO’s, government agencies or private practitioners, commercial law practice, commercial business practice, NGO advisors, civil servants in the financial ministries and academics.

Teaching

You will be taught through a blended learning strategy whereby you will study through a combination of lectures, seminars and in class activities that require you to undertake preparation in advance of the class. Some of the materials you must access through online networks on our virtual learning platforms.

You will typically have around 15 contact hours per week and will depend on the option modules you select.

Seminars in smaller groups will enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures.  In addition, you will meet with your academic personal tutor. 

You will have access to specialist library facilities throughout your course as well as online materials.

Independent Learning

When not attending lectures, seminars, workshops or other timetabled sessions you will continue learning through self-study.  Typically, this involves reading journal articles and books, undertaking research in the library, using the virtual learning environment, working on preparing for coursework assignments/examinations, workshops and seminars.

Your module tutor will direct you towards specific readings and/or activities to complete before class.

For the Dissertation in year three you will undertake independent research. You will work under the supervision of a member of the course team and will meet with your supervisor regularly.

Overall Workload

Your overall workload typically consists of 15 contact hours each week. You will undertake 15 hours independent learning and assessment activity. For each 20-credit module, your study time is about 10 hours a week.

Academic Input

The team consists of highly qualified academics. They have a range of expertise and experience.

All our team members hold doctoral and teaching qualifications. They are research-active. They have experience in delivering research-informed teaching. You can find out more about the current teaching on our Meet the Team webpage. You should note members of the teaching team might change.

Postgraduate students sometimes assist in teaching and assessing some modules. However, experienced academics teach the vast majority of lectures and seminars.

The course provides you with opportunities to test your understanding of the subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally contains at least one piece of practice or 'formative' assessment for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark.

There is a formal or 'summative' assessment at the end of each module. Assessment methods include written examinations and a range of coursework assessments such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations and your final year major project. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.

You will have access to the library at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies in London as well as the University library in Canterbury.

On some topics you will learn from guest lectures led by industry specialists.

Fees

2020/21 tuition fees for this course

 UK/EUOverseas
Full-time £7,970 £13,000
Part-time N/A  N/A

Alumni of Canterbury Christ Church University are eligible for a 20% discount on this course, subject to terms and conditions.

Tuition fees for all courses which last more than one academic year are payable on an annual basis, except where stated.

There will be an annual inflationary increase in tuition fees for this course where the course lasts more than one academic year. For further information read the 2020/21 Tuition fee statements and continuing fee information.

Government loans of up to £11,222 are available for some postgraduate Master’s courses for students starting their course from 1 August 2020. Loans are subject to both personal and course eligibility criteria.

The rules around course eligibility mean that in some cases it may depend on how you are studying (full-time or part-time) as to whether you can apply for a postgraduate loan. To check whether your course is eligible, you can  email the Student Fees Team or call 01227 923 948.

Read more about  postgraduate masters student loans.

Students may self-fund their course or a sponsor may fund or part-fund. Bursaries, scholarships and fee discounts may also be available.

Further information

Additional course costs

Although we aim to minimise any additional costs to students over and above the course tuition fee, there will be some additional costs which students are expected to meet.

Costs applicable to all students

CategoryDescription
Text books Own purchase text books
Travel to other sites Where travel to other sites is required, this will be payable by the student
Library Fees and Fines Where students fail to return loaned items within the required time they will be responsible for the cost of any library fees and fines applicable
Printing & Photocopying The cost of printing and photocopying undertaken by students to support their individual learning are payable by the student
Graduation ceremonies It is free for the student to attend the ceremony itself. Guest tickets and robe hire / photography are additional costs payable by the student

General principle policy

The University’s general principles policy for additional course fees are set out here

CategoryIs the cost Included in the tuition fee?Is the cost an additional cost to students?
Field trips (including trips abroad and trips to museums, theatres, workshops etc) The costs of Field trips are not included in the Tuition fee unless the trip is a compulsory element of the module. Yes, unless the Field trip is a compulsory element of the module.
Travel and accommodation costs for placements  This varies depending on the Course - please refer to individual course webpages for further information about additional costs of travel and accommodation for placements.

This varies depending on the Course - please refer to individual course webpages for further information about additional costs of travel and accommodation for placements.

Purchase of own text books

No – students are expected to purchase their own text books. Yes – students are expected to purchase their own text books.

Data & Barring Service (DBS) Checks

This varies depending on the Course - please refer to individual course webpages for further information. This varies depending on the Course - please refer to individual course webpages for further information.

Occupational Health Checks

This varies depending on the Course - please refer to individual course webpages for further information. This varies depending on the Course - please refer to individual course webpages for further information.
Professional Body registration No - students are expected to pay for their own Professional Body registration, if applicable. Yes - students are expected to pay for their own Professional Body registration, if applicable.
Travel to other sites No – students are expected to pay for the cost of any travel to other University sites, however a mini bus service is provided free of charge between Old Sessions House and Polo Farm / Hall Place in Canterbury. Visit the shuttlebus webpage for more information. Yes - students are expected to pay for the cost of any travel to other University sites, however a mini bus service is provided free of charge between Old Sessions House and Polo Farm / Hall Place in Canterbury. Visit the shuttlebus webpage for more information.
Clothing / Kit Yes, where the clothing / kit is essential for Health & Safety reasons the cost is included in the tuition fee (a maximum of one set of clothing provided per student). Further information can be found on course webpages. Yes, where the clothing / kit is essential for Health & Safety reasons the cost is included in the tuition fee (a maximum of one set of clothing provided per student). Further information can be found on course webpages.
Learning materials Essential learning materials (excluding text books) in connection with the course are included in the Tuition Fee. Specific course related information can be found on course webpages. Students must pay for additional materials beyond the standard provision essential for the course, or where the costs are determined by the student’s area of interest and the outputs are retained by the student. Specific course related information can be found on course webpages.
Library fees and fines Yes – all Library fees and fines are an additional cost payable by the student. Yes – all Library fees and fines are an additional cost payable by the student.
Printing and photocopying A £15 print / photocopying credit is provided to all students each academic year on their University Smartcard. Any additional print / photocopying costs must be paid for by the student. A £15 print / photocopying credit is provided to all students each academic year on their University Smartcard. Any additional print / photocopying costs must be paid for by the student.
Social events The tuition fee does not include the cost of any social events, unless the event forms an essential part of the course. Yes, the costs of social events are an additional cost payable by the student unless the event forms an essential part of the course.
Graduation ceremonies IThe cost of the Graduation ceremony itself is included in the tuition fee for the student to attend the ceremony. However, guest tickets and robe hire/ photography are additional costs payable by the student or their guests. The cost of the Graduation ceremony itself is included in the tuition fee for the student to attend the ceremony. However, guest tickets and robe hire/ photography are additional costs payable by the student or their guests.

Applicants without a degree in law or combined honours but having studied Law as a component part of their degree, will also be considered on a discretionary basis, taking into consideration any relevant work experience. Similarly, applicants with a Graduate Diploma in Law (CPE), Legal Practice Course (LPC) or Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC), or a qualification as a Solicitor, Barrister or Legal Executive (CILEX) will be considered for this course.

This is in addition to a personal statement outlining interest and areas of specialism being considered, as well as a complete CV. The University has a well-established Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) and Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) structure in operation.

Applicants without previous qualifications may be accepted as part of this process. For applicants without qualifications (as described above) but with suitable relevant work experience or applicants not meeting our standard offer, the selection process will include the application sent to a standing panel of members of the Law Team to assess and communicate their decision to Admissions or interview the applicant. If you are unsure whether your qualifications are appropriate you can contact us directly on Law@canterbury.ac.uk.

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Location Length Start  
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Canterbury 1 year full-time September 2020

For further information, please read our guidance on how to apply online.

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UCAS institution code

  • C10

Length

  • 1 year full-time

Starts

  • September 2020

Entry requirements

  • A 2:2 or above in an Undergraduate Law Degree or 2:2 or above in a joint honours degree where law is a major component eg Finance and Accounting.

    If English is not your first language you require an IELTS overall score of 6.0 with no element below 5.5 for most standard undergraduate and postgraduate courses. There are some exceptions and if the IELTS requirement differs it will be specified on the course page.

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