LLM International Corporate Law will provide you with the opportunity to develop a specialised and detailed knowledge of the law concerning national and international aspects of corporate law.
This course allows you to critically evaluate the legal rules, regulations, theories and underlying policies relative to Corporate Law.
You will investigate and apply principles and rules found in various areas of corporate law to novel problems, and real-world and hypothetical scenarios.
This LLM programme gives you a coherent provision of postgraduate level study, supported by academic expertise, in the field of Corporate Law -- an area of recognised significance in many aspects of the commercial arena, whether local, national or international.
Career possibilitiesLLM International Corporate Law will enable you to pursue careers in legal practice, or the public service, or any career where success is built upon the ability to understand, analyse and respond to developments in international corporate law. A number of our students on our business programmes remain with us to pursue a further research career as PhD students.
If you want to ... * investigate the corporate mind
* study contemporary issues in relation to director's duties
* examine the role of corporate governance in the world economy
* look at issues of regulation in corporate governance, and explore the rights of shareholders in public companies
... then consider LLM International Corporate Law.
This course has five compulsory modules. You also choose another four optional modules to complete your course.
Compulsory modulesInsolvency law considers the history of insolvency and explores insolvency in today's world: its meaning and consequences. You investigate the theory, aims, purposes and principles that underpin the law, and examine the options available to insolvents, and the roles of those administering insolvent administrations.
Advanced Corporate Law considers a number of the primary contemporary issues and problems extant in corporate law and possible solutions and reforms.
International Corporate Governance examines the critical role played by public companies in the world's economy, providing a comprehensive study of the role of corporate governance in the world economy.
Postgraduate Legal Research Skills aims to prepare you for legal research required for seminar preparation, coursework assignments and for writing dissertations in law. The module focuses on instilling the fundamental research skills that you need to undertake any type of legal research.
Dissertation allows you to pursue an area of particular interest within your programme in consultation with a member of staff with appropriate expertise.
Optional modulesThe School offers a wide range of optional modules, although the list is subject to change: for example, you may be able to choose from the following.
* Advanced Corporate Law
* Alternative Dispute Resolution
* Central Issues in Arbitration
* Conflict of Laws in Business Transactions
* Corporate Law
* Environmental Law The Regulation of Pollution
* Insolvency Law
* International Banking Law: Capital Markets and Loans
* International Banking Law: The Regulatory Framework
* International Competition Law
* International Corporate Governance
* International Corporate Rescue
* International Economic Law
* International Law of Credit and Security
* International Sales Law
* International Trade Finance Law
* Islamic Banking and Finance
* The International Law of Foreign Investment
* Trade Marks, Geographical Indications, Designs and Trade Secrets
* World Trade Organisation Law
Programme structure * For the LLM, you study the core modules and take a further four optional modules (60 credits) with an extended research project (the dissertation) of 60 credits over the summer.
* For the PG Diploma, you study the taught core modules and four further options.
* For the PG Certificate, you study the core modules.
TeachingThe structure of the programmes will provide breadth and depth of study and opportunities for drawing upon appropriate resources and techniques.
Modules are offered within a small group teaching model which provides you with the opportunity to develop interests and informed opinions, and to communicate your conclusions. The programme is based on, at least, fifteen hours teaching time per taught module. Support for the dissertation project is provided via two group sessions, a number of one-to-one meetings and comment on draft work.
AssessmentAssessment is by a variety of methods but primarily involves the writing of a 4,500 word essay at the end of each module. We assess the dissertation through your submission of a written piece of work of up to 15,000 words.
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Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
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