LL.M. International Business Law (1 Year Full-time or 2 Years Part-time)

Queen Mary University of London | London , United Kingdom
The LLM in International Business Law programme offers a comprehensive range of modules relevant to international trade law, business law, competition law, corporate governance, intellectual property and market regulation.



The LLM in International Business Law programme offers a comprehensive range of modules relevant to international trade law, business law, competition law, corporate governance, intellectual property and market regulation.

Your fellow students will come from the UK and more than 80 other countries, each able to draw on prior academic and in many cases professional experiences from different jurisdictions to enrich discussion and debate in class.

Why study your LLM in International Business Law at Queen Mary?

The School of Law has consistently been ranked in the top 10 law schools in the UK for the quality of our research and teaching, and many of our internationally recognised staff act as advisers to governments, industry and NGOs, both nationally and internationally.

  • The Postgraduate Law Centre is based in Lincolns Inn Fields, Holborn, the legal district of London, close to law firms, chambers and the Royal Courts of Justice.
  • There is a very high rate of employment of our students within six months of graduation.
  • We have dedicated law careers advisers who organise events and internship opportunities with top UK and international law firms.
  • Many of our internationally recognised staff act as advisers to governments, industry, regulatory authorities and NGOs, both nationally and internationally.
  • We offer a Critical Thinking and Writing in Law programme designed to improve your writing and research in law skills
  • You will be able to take part in networking and social events run by the Queen Mary Postgraduate Law Society and upon graduating join our extensive alumni network.

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee
  • GBP 15000 Year (Non-EEA)
  • GBP 9000 Year (EEA)

£9000 - Home/EU £15000 - International

Start date
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time

Course Content


To specialise in this area, you must select 90 credits of modules from this list and do your compulsory dissertation in the field of International Business Law (45 credits). The additional 45 credits of taught modules can be in this area or can be unrelated and therefore selected from the full list of LLM available modules.

All modules are 45 credits unless otherwise stated below.

Note: Not all of the modules listed will be available in any one year. Any modules not available in the forthcoming academic session will be marked as soon as this information is confirmed by teaching academics.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Company Law
  • Comparative Commercial Law
  • Computer Law
  • E-Commerce Law
  • EU Financial Law
  • European Internal Market Law
  • International and Comparative Commercial Arbitration
  • International and Comparative Competition Law
  • International and Comparative Law of Copyright and Related Rights
  • International and Comparative Law of Patents, Trade Secrets and Related Rights
  • International Commercial Law
  • International Commercial Litigation - Commercial Conflict of Laws
  • International Construction Contracts and Arbitration
  • International Economic Law
  • International Merger Control
  • International Tax Law
  • International Trade and Investment Dispute Settlement
  • Judicial Protection in the EU
  • Law of Economic Crime
  • Legal Aspects of International Finance
  • Multinational Enterprises and the Law
  • Regulation of Financial Markets
  • Securities Regulation
  • Taxation Principles and Concepts
  • UK Competition Law
  • International Trade and Intellectual Property Law
  • European Union Tax Law
  • European Union Competition Law
  • Regulation of International Trade
  • Corporate Finance Law
  • Ethics in Business and in Finance
  • Insurance Law
  • General Principles of Insurance Law (22.5 credits Semester 1)
  • Insurance Regulation (22.5 credits Semester 2)
  • Marine Insurance Law
  • Insurance Contracts (22.5 credits Semester 1)
  • Reinsurance Law (22.5 credits Semester 2)
  • International and Comparative Law of Trade Marks and Unfair Competition
  • Energy Regulation and Policy (22.5 credits)
  • International Shipping Law
  • Strategic Decision Making for Lawyers (22.5 credits Sem 1)
  • Negotiation Theory and Practice (22.5 credits Semester 2)
  • Principles of Regulation (22.5 credits Semester 1)
  • Introduction to Insurance Regulation (22.5 credits Semester 1)
  • Elements of Islamic Law (22.5 credits Semester 1)
  • Islamic Finance and Commercial Law (22.5 credits Semester 2)
  • International and Comparative Petroleum Law and Contracts (22.5 credits Semester 1)
  • US International Taxation
  • Legal Aspects of Paperless Trade (22.5 credits Semester 2)
  • Charterparties: Law and Practice (22.5 credits Semester 2) (Not running in 2014-15)
  • Protection and Indemnity Clubs: Law and Practice (22.5 credits Semester 1)
  • US Comparative Corporate Law (22.5 credits Semester 1)
  • International Investment Law and Policy
  • International Investment Law (22.5 credits Semester 1)
  • Regulation of International Investment and Public Policy (22.5 credits Semester 2)
  • Competition and Regulation in EU Healthcare Markets (22.5 credits Semester 2)
  • Market Integration and Regulation in the European Internal Market (22.5 credits Semester 1)

English Language Requirements

CAE score
193(Grade B)
TOEFL iBT® test (read more)

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Law graduates

The usual qualification for entry to the LLM programme is a degree in law, or a degree with a substantial law content, of at least 2.1 honours (or equivalent). Law graduates with 2.2 honours who also have other legal qualifications and/or substantial professional legal experience may also qualify.

Non-law graduates

Non-law graduates with a minimum second class honours degree, that have also obtained a Merit (or 60 per cent) in the Common Professional Examination (CPE) or Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) recognised by the UK professional bodies, may also qualify. Non-law graduates may also be considered on the basis of exceptional professional experience (of at least five years) in a legal area or an area directly related to their programme of study.
In all cases, a full online application is required in order for a fair assessment and decision to be made. Each application is considered on its merits and on sight of full application documents.
A full and detailed CV is required for all applications and is particularly relevant where professional experience needs to be considered.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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