This programme assists students with setting the legal and regulatory regimes around international business and the global economy in the context of broader legal and socio-legal study skills. The addition of a dedicated Placement period further enhances the student experience and career prospects. The LLM will prepare you for a career in the commercial sector, in business, government or NGOs.
It is the responsibility of each student to arrange his or her own Placement. Students who are unable to secure a placement will be completed on the LLM International Business Law Programme.
The application deadline for this course is 30 April.
A deposit of £400 is required to secure your place on the course by 30 May. (This condition of the offer is in addition to any academic or English language requirements).
This LLM programme includes the opportunity for a year-long placement in the legal, governmental or commercial sector.
Students on this programme benefit from a placement opportunity in the legal, governmental and commercial sector in Belfast and beyond. 94% of Queen's Postgraduates are in employment or further study 6 months after graduation.
Our facilities at Queen's include a state-of-art Law building with superb teaching facilities, a moot court and study spaces. Queen's has one of the most modern campuses in the UK, including the award-winning McClay Library, one of the finest libraries in the world and home to 1.2 million volumes and over 2,000 reader places. Queen's was ranked 1st worldwide for satisfaction with library service (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019) Our Physical Education Centre was used as a training camp for the 2012 Olympics. Our Queen's Elms Student Village and newly built city-centre student accommodation in 2018 are located within easy walking distance of the University.
Internationally Renowned Experts
Law at Queen's is in the top 125 Law Schools worldwide and we are ranked 25th in the world for the global outlook. The LLM is delivered by academic staff who through their research are currently shaping global and local debates within legal scholarship. Research in Law was ranked 15th in the UK in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (2014). Over 95% of Research Activity in the School was judged to be of international quality and above.
Students undertaking the LLM International Business Law including Placement will have the benefit of study with a vibrant international mix of students and staff from the UK, Europe, Asia and beyond. We focus on your individual career and development needs, building your skills, enhancing your personal experience of the course and maintaining a strong emphasis on your particular career path in addition to the academic content of the course. At Queen’s, you will be part of a thriving postgraduate culture built on teaching excellence, leading-edge research, innovation, collaboration and engagement. These components are woven together in our Graduate School, (ranked third worldwide, Times and Sunday Times 2019 Good University Guide). It is here you will develop new skills and increased personal effectiveness that will enable you to stand out in the crowded and increasingly competitive global job market. Life at Queen’s is not just about the degree. We offer our students the opportunity to really enrich their studies. Whether you're into student societies, sports, music, dance, or just a coffee with your friends, Queen’s has exceptional facilities to cater for all interests. Queen’s was ranked 2nd worldwide for satisfaction with social facilities (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019)
"The LLM in International Business Law facilitates your engagement with law's role in the global economy, into the regulatory dynamics of global firms and into the place that corporations play in global societies. Our socio-legal approach allows students to think about international business in the round and to think about law as a core institution in the construction of our economy."
Dr Dieter Pesendorfer, Programme Co-ordinator
Learning and Teaching
In a typical week for a full-time student you will have 8 hours of seminars or workshops each week and 22–24 hours studying and revising in your own time each week, including some guided study using handouts, online activities, etc.
Assessments associated with the course are outlined below:
Project-based on final placement