Take an international look at the key areas of corporate governance and corporate and commercial law.
Through 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, economic stability and crisis
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.
You'll study a total of 180 credits.
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 four core modules which 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 time with us, you'll work on a 12,000 word dissertation on a topic of your choice.
You will study four core modules:
Legal Systems: Sources and Operation (10 credits)
Research Skills and Methods (10 credits)
International Corporate Governance and Company Law (20 credits)
Law and Commercial Transactions (20 credits)
You will be able to choose three 20 credit modules from the following list:
Please note, modules may change to reflect the latest academic thinking and expertise of our staff.
You'll write a 12,000 word dissertation 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 and Methods’ module. 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 in 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)||£7,810||£17,370|
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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.
Problem-Based Learning (PBL)
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.
Additional learning resources
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.
The 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 learning project, where you will create 15,000 dissertation in an agreed format on two defined areas of corporate commercial legal practice.
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:
Applicants will normally be expected to have obtained an undergraduate degree in Law, management, or one of the social sciences, with honours (2.1 or higher, or its equivalent).
Applicants with equivalent legal professional, management or commercial experience will also be considered on a case by case basis.
If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability.
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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