Take an international look at the key areas of corporate governance and corporate and commercial law.
Gain a critical understanding of the process of corporate globalization through in-depth coverage of the main topics in corporate governance and commercial law.
Throughout this course you'll explore the differences in laws and governance in countries across the globe, and how they respond to economic and social pressures. You'll assess these approaches in times of economic stability and in crisis, with a particular focus on corporate governance and on commercial transactions.
By the end of this course, you'll have developed a comprehension of how commercial decisions are made taking into account their economic and social context. You'll understand the nature of the company, company law and how corporate governance operates, leaving you well-equipped to enter the world of commercial law.
The Department was equal fifth in the Times Higher Education's rankings of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework assessment results and had the highest overall proportion of research designated as internationally excellent or world-leading.
Work in a student law firm during our dynamic problem-based learning sessions, ensuring you gain experience and understanding of law in its practical, social and theoretical contexts.
A key feature of our course is problem-based learning - a modern, dynamic learning method that ensures you experience and understand law in its practical, social and theoretical contexts.
Your learning will reflect the latest innovations in legal education. You'll work in a student law firm to complete a number of problem-based learning exercises based on a series of varied real-life corporate commercial transactions and matters developed in consultation with legal practitioners.
You'll study 180 credits over the course of your degree. Four core modules will enable you to develop a grounding in the key aspects of international corporate and commercial law. You'll also study research skills and methods to help you prepare for your dissertation. By choosing from a range of options, you can focus your studies on what interests you most.
Towards the end of your degree, you'll work on a 12,000 word dissertation on a topic of your choice.
You'll choose three modules from a list that may include:
Please note, modules may change to reflect the latest academic thinking and expertise of our staff.
You'll write a 12,000 word dissertation (60 credits) on a topic of your choice and under the supervision of a faculty member. You'll be supported in the preparation of the dissertation proposal during the Research Skills for Dissertation Writing module (10 credits). You'll have a lot of flexibility when it comes to choosing your topic.
Every course at York is built on a distinctive set of learning outcomes. These will give you a clear understanding of what you will be able to accomplish at the end of the course and help you explain what you can offer employers. Our academics identify the knowledge, skills, and experiences you'll need upon graduation and then design the course to get you there.
What drew me to the LLM International Corporate and Commercial Law was its applicability for employment and the broad range of modules on offer. One of the highlights was taking part in a live negotiation with a Law School in Boston. Each student went through the whole process of a complex international commercial deal.Elliott, LLM International Corporate Commercial Law
|Full-time (1 year)||£8,040||£18,240|
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You’ll work with world‐leading academics who’ll challenge you to think independently and excel in all that you do. Our approach to teaching will provide you with the knowledge, opportunities, and support you need to grow and succeed in a global workplace.
You'll receive innovative, practical and relevant teaching integrating problem-based learning, simulations, student law firms. You'll also attend masterclasses from legal practitioners and academics.
A core teaching method employed in most modules is problem-based learning (PBL). This will involve you working in a “student law firm” in which you will work on simulated, real-life corporate and commercial law problems brought to you by virtual clients. You will learn to identify the relevant legal principles, the known facts and facts which need to be ascertained, and through this process unravel the legal and contextual issues that lie at the heart of the problem. As in real life, the problems are messy, and typically involve several legal topics interacting and overlapping.
Alongside PBL you will also learn through a range of other resources including: seminars, written subject guides and a variety of relevant material in our virtual learning environment.
York Law School is located on Campus East. Nearly all of your teaching will take place within the Law and Management building or nearby on Campus East.
Our beautiful green campus offers a student-friendly setting in which to live and study, within easy reach of the action in the city centre. It's easy to get around campus - everything is within walking or pedalling distance, or you can always use the fast and frequent bus service.
As you progress through modules, you'll compile your work in a portfolio. Individual modules are then assessed by reflective reports demonstrating understanding of required knowledge, skills and commercial awareness, evidenced by chosen outputs your portfolio. These are followed by the independent study module, where you will write a 12,000 word dissertation on a topic of your choice and under the supervision of a faculty member.
Throughout your time at York, you will receive active support in careers and development planning from the York Law School employability tutor.
We encourage you to get involved with our Careers and Development Programme. The bespoke programme includes several employers, providing an insight into the legal profession and the relevant recruitment processes.
There is also help available for those of you who are thinking about non-legal employers or academic routes following your LLM.
Previous York Law School students have gone onto to fill a variety of positions in the legal field including:
Some of our students also go onto work in sectors not directly related to law such as:
Studying with York Law School means you will not only gain the necessary skills to become a legal professional but will also develop other transferable skills which are highly valued in any profession. These include:
|Undergraduate degree||2:1 or equivalent in Law, Management or a related social science|
If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept the following qualifications:
|IELTS||7.0, minimum 7.0 in Writing and 6.5 in all other components|
|PTE Academic||67, minimum 67 in Writing and 61 in all other components|
|C1 Advanced and C2 Proficiency||185, minimum 185 in Writing and 176 in all other components|
|TOEFL||96, minimum 24 in Writing and 23 in all other components|
|Trinity ISE III||Distinction in all components|
For more information see our postgraduate English language requirements.
You may be eligible for one of our pre-sessional English language courses. These courses will provide you with the level of English needed to meet the conditions of your offer.
The length of course you need to take depends on your current IELTS scores and how much you need to improve to reach our English language requirements.
After you've accepted your offer to study at York, we'll confirm which pre-sessional course you should apply to via You@York.
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