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Online LL.M International Commercial Law

This course provides law graduates with the opportunity for advanced learning in key areas of international commercial law, including: International Sale of Goods, International Intellectual Property Law, International Corporate Law and Governance, and Advanced Contract Law and Negotiation.

Delivery is concentrated on a contextual business bias, and students benefit from the networking and employment prospects offered by a large and dynamic Business School.

At the final stage of study students will have to pursue a traditional research dissertation in order to complete the programme.

3 good reasons to study International Commercial Law at Salford:

  • Offers the highly prestigious Master’s of Laws qualification
  • Gives law graduates the opportunity to take taught modules in advanced international commercial law subjects
  • Learn in an internationally-orientated environment with access to a global network of like-minded professionals

Admission Requirements

Normally a minimum 2:2 honours degree or equivalent.

A wide range of professional qualifications are also accepted either in partial or complete fulfilment of entry requirements.

We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.

Programme Outline

The scheme has been designed to meet the aims of the online LLM in a flexible manner and can be tailored to the individual preferences of each student. The LLM requires you to complete four courses plus a final dissertation. The programme consists of the following modules:

Introductory

Not-for-credit

Induction

This is the first module of the programme which gives an orientation to the course and the online learning style. It does not carry credits and students are encouraged to go through the material in this module at their own pace and get accustomed to the online medium.

Stage 1

120 credits, four taught modules

Core

  • International Law of the Sale of Goods
  • International Intellectual Property Law
  • International Corporate Law and Governance
  • Advanced Contract Law and Negotiation

Residential

Mandatory one-week residency held in Salford, United Kingdom, or Zürich, Swizterland.

Stage 2

60 credits, Individual dissertation

Dissertation Work

A conventional dissertation of 12,000 to 15,000 words, consisting of research question, aims and objectives, rationale for undertaking the study, literature review, research methodology, analysis of findings, conclusions and recommendations.

Module Descriptions

There are no average courses within our MSc programme. We are bound to provide an exceptional learning experience, and there is no better way to achieve this aim than with outstanding courses. They have been carefully crafted by experienced professors and are all meant to make you a more successful and efficient manager.

There are no old-fashioned exams. Instead you are given real-life case studies and essays, which allow you to think critically about your company and your own career. All this might seem too glossy but there is one catch: we do not accept average candidates. Only individuals as outstanding as our values can find their way toward admission at the Robert Kennedy College.

Induction

Not-for-credit module

A not-for-credit induction module will be the starting point of the programme. The induction process is designed to familiarise you with the programme design, requirements and resources, as well as with the way online interaction, learning and grading will take place. After the induction you should be familiar with academic life, including academic writing, library services and library access, OnlineCampus access, and academic support services.

International Law of the Sale of Goods

You will develop an in-depth understanding of the role of law in the sphere of international business transactions and acquire advanced knowledge, understanding and expertise in the law applicable to international agreements and their negotiation. You will develop a general range of transferable and generic skills in problem-solving and reasoning, negotiation, time-management and written and oral communication, as well as your capacity for critical analysis and logical thinking.

International Intellectual Property Law

You will learn about the fundamental legal concepts of Intellectual Property within a global commercial setting and about EU Intellectual Property Law and how it operates in a global context. You will also gain an in-depth understanding of the global regulation and policy-making that underpins the commercial exploitation of Intellectual Property Rights. You will develop a general range of transferable and generic skills in problem-solving and reasoning, negotiation, time-management and written and oral communication, as well as your capacity for critical analysis and logical thinking.

International Corporate Law and Governance

You will develop an understanding of the fundamental legal concepts that characterise corporate identity and activity in a global context and gain an advanced and analytical knowledge of the theoretical framework underpinning corporate governance theories and strategies, and the varied approaches to their regulation. You will apply in a comparative manner these concepts of corporate identity and corporate governance to at least two regional models of corporate governance (indicatively from Anglo-American, Western European and Asia-Pacific). You will be encouraged to think critically about theory and practice in an ethical and professional manner.

Advanced Contract Law and Negotiation

You will gain a thorough grounding in the major issues and perspectives of the law, with a particular focus on contractual terms relating to the international sale of goods, intellectual property rights and corporate arrangements. You will also get an overview of the strategic importance of skilled negotiation in the execution of trans-national business contracts. You will develop your knowledge of the strategies, tools and skills for effective negotiation of trans-national business contracts.

  • Duration

    Minimum 12 months, maximum 3 years.

  • Delivery Method

    Mostly online via OnlineCampus (an interactive online learning environment) with intensive class discussion and collaboration, plus a one-week compulsory residency.

  • Places

    The number of places per term is strictly limited to 90.

  • Terms

    Four terms per year (winter, spring, summer and autumn).

  • Tuition Fees

    13,000 CHF (Swiss Francs). You might be eligible for a bursary of 1500 CHF (Swiss Francs) reducing your tuition fees to 11,500 CHF (Swiss Francs). This includes library access, OnlineCampus access, graduation fees, and University of Salford matriculation fees. Fees are payable in interest free instalments over 12 months, however, the programme is not eligible for UK Postgraduate Loans for Master’s Study. The fees are for the entire programme, and include all the courses as well as supervision for the final innovation project.

    Residency costs, such as airfare and accommodation, plus a 2,000 CHF (Swiss Francs) tuition fee for the residency, and some of the textbooks that you will need for the course are not included in these fees.

  • Accreditation and Recognition

    All the University of Salford Master degrees programme offered online are recognised worldwide. The University of Salford received a Royal Charter in 1967 by Her Majesty the Queen. The University of Salford is fully recognised by the British Government.