International Business Law

University of Liverpool

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Enhance your career with a comprehensive legal knowledge, skills and training to work efficiently in the legal and wider business sectors. 

This wholly online LLM International Business Law programme has been designed for graduates from diverse academic backgrounds as well as those possessing working experience in the business or financial services sector to provide a solid exposure to the operation of the legal environment governing commercial operations and decision-making.  

The programme also provides the opportunity to personalise your master’s with two elective modules chosen from Corporate Governance, Aspects of Banking, Intellectual Property Law, International Sale of Goods and International Financial Crime. Finally, you complete your LLM programme with an original dissertation on a topic relevant to international business law.

Assessments are strictly coursework-based and there are no exams to complete as part of the programme.


This fully online and part-time LLM is specifically designed for graduates from diverse disciplines as well as legal professionals who already have some practical commercial and business experience. The programme is ideal for candidates who want to enhance their knowledge and skills to assist them in advancing their career, whether that is a career change or assuming a more senior-level role in a business, organization, or commercial enterprise.



Study Mode


30 months


Start Date(s)


January 10 2023

May 23 2023

October 10 2023


Course details

To achieve a full Master of Laws (LLM), you will be required to complete 180 credits. This programme is also available as a postgraduate diploma (PG Dip) which amounts to 120 credits, a postgraduate certificate (PG Cert) which amounts to 60 credits and a postgraduate award (PG Award) amounting to 30 credits. 


  • International Business Law (15 credits)
  • Critical Legal Thinking in International Business Law (15 credits)
  • International Trade Law (15 credits)
  • EU Trade Law (15 credits)
  • Conflicts of Law in Business and Commerce (15 credits)
  • Competition Law (15 credits)
  • Elective modules: choose two: 
    • Corporate Governance (15 credits)
    • Aspects of Banking (15 credits)
    • Intellectual Property Law (15 credits)
    • International Sale of Goods (15 credits)
    • International Financial Crime (15 credits)
  • Dissertation (60 credits) 

Entry requirements

All applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If you want to discuss your previous qualifications and experience before applying, please contact our admissions team.

Applicants should possess either: 
•    Preferably a 2:1 class degree in a relevant subject, equivalent to a UK bachelor’s degree; or 
•    Professional work experience in a related field and/or other prior qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  

All applicants must provide evidence that they have an English language ability equivalent to an IELTS (academic) score of 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in all components).  

If you don’t have an IELTS or equivalent certificate, you can take our free online English test to assess your proficiency. You don’t need to prove your English ability if you are a national of, or have completed a qualification equivalent to a UK degree in, any of these countries.

Career outcomes

The programme follows a career-driven curriculum, developed to provide expertise directly applicable to a professional setting. The programme is designed to enhance the existing knowledge base and understanding of candidates with an undergraduate degree from diverse legal backgrounds, providing a stepping-stone for career development within the legal profession, business environment or the wider financial services sector.  

Contact University of Liverpool

+44 (0)151 318 4466

University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 3BX, United Kingdom
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