LLM (International Business Law)

Our LLM (International Business Law) programme is designed for you if you wish to practice international business law not only in the UK but also elsewhere. It covers specific areas of law necessary to help you advise on cross-border business activity.

The LLM (International Business Law) degree is awarded by BPP University.

Programme details

London Holborn

Start Date

September, January and May

Length of programme

One year full-time
Two years part-time

Modes of study



Memorandum of advice on a practical legal issue (30%), a written examination (70%) in each module (core and electives) and a dissertation of 10,000 words on a topic within the compulsory module

How to apply

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^ Further details of eligibility requirements, interest rates and other key terms of the loan are available by visiting the Future Finance website. BPP University Limited acts as a credit broker and is not a lender for this arrangement.

Key Information

  • Taught by compliance specialists from the industry and regulators
  • Develop your knowledge and skills in specific areas of law by choosing from at least 20 specialist electives
  • Funding available through Scholarships, interest-free payment plans and Future Finance student loans^
  • Outstanding careers support and an opportunity to gain legal experience by working on real-life cases through our award-winning Pro Bono Centre to help you improve your employment prospects
  • Designed to enhance your employability in a legal context through ‘practice-ready’ modules

Is the programme for me?

The BPP University LLM (International Business Law) is aimed at lawyers who are or will practice in areas of the law, in the UK or elsewhere, that involve international business activity. The issues that the core module addresses are wider than, for example, the LLM (Commercial Law) although to reinforce and expand one’s knowledge of commercial law it is possible to take this module as an elective. The programme addresses particular areas of law that are necessarily important in being able to advise on cross border business activity.

How will I be taught?

To ensure you get the most from your study, modules are taught with a mix of lectures and small group seminars, supported by comprehensive online material. Our lecturers are experts in their relevant subject areas, many having international reputations and current practical experience.

You will receive excellent teaching and support, and will be encouraged to research and study independently with the support of your personal tutor, and when it comes to your dissertation a dedicated supervisor.

Comprehensive learning material can be accessed anytime, anywhere via our virtual learning environment. Most lectures are also available on MP3 and MP4 files.

The method of assessment for each module will be a combination of:

  • Memorandum of advice on a practical legal issue (30%)
  • Written examination (70%)

You must also submit a dissertation of 10,000 words on international business law.

Your dissertation will be supervised by academics and practitioners from a relevant area of law. What's more, throughout the BPP University LLM in Commercial Law you will receive feedback and support, ensuring you maximise your success.


In addition to the compulsory module and a 10,000-word dissertation, students are required to select three electives from the optional modules listed.


  • 10,000-word dissertation 60 credits
  • International Business Law 30 credits


  • Advanced Corporate Law 30 credits
  • Business Organisations’ Law 30 credits
  • Business Tax Law 30 credits
  • Chinese Business Law 30 credits
  • Chinese Finance and Investment Law 30 credits
  • Chinese Public Law and Human Rights 30 credits
  • Commercial Law 30 credits
  • Comparative Commercial Law 30 credits
  • Corporate Finance Law 30 credits
  • Corporate Securities Law 30 credits
  • Fraud and Financial Crime 30 credits
  • Financial Regulation and Compliance 30 credits
  • International and Comparative Tax Law 30 credits
  • Islamic Business Law 30 credits
  • Islamic Finance Law 30 credits
  • The Law Relating to Financial Transactions 30 credits
  • UK and International Banking Law 30 credits
  • Transnational Criminal Justice 30 credits
  • The Law of Investigations 30 credits

Entry requirements

To apply for the BPP University LLM you must meet the following minimum admissions requirements:

  • Law degree (minimum lower second class honours); OR
  • Degree in law and another subject (minimum lower second class honours); OR
  • Non-law degree (minimum lower second class honours) and a pass in the GDL or CPE; OR
  • Non-law degree (minimum lower second class honours) and appropriate/relevant professional experience
  • Non-graduates with appropriate professional experience will also be considered.

English language

  • IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent

Our International Office can assess your certificates and advise if you meet the entry requirements. You can also visit our website for a list of entry requirements from your country. If you do not think you meet the entry requirements, but have other qualifications or work experience, please contact us.

Study locations

The BPP University LLM (International Business Law) is taught in London – a global financial centre and hub of international trade.

This LLM is available in the London Holborn centre starting in January and September.

Paying for your programme

January 2017

The part-time programme fee is £11,500.
The full programme fee is £11,500.

A deposit of £250 will need to be paid within 48 hours of accepting your offer, in order to secure your place.

May 2017

The part-time programme fee is £11,500.
The full programme fee is £11,500.

A deposit of £250 will need to be paid within 48 hours of accepting your offer, in order to secure your place.

September 2017

The part-time programme fee is £11,500.
The full programme fee is £11,500.

A deposit of £250 will need to be paid within 48 hours of accepting your offer, in order to secure your place.

Additional charges

In addition to your programme fees, there may be additional charges associated with your studies, which include:

Resit fees for assessments £75
Resit fees to repeat a 15 credit module £400
Resit fees to repeat a 20 credit module £530
Resit fees to repeat a 30 credit module £800


BPP University welcomes and supports applications for student scholarships. We offer a number of scholarships and discretionary awards for our law programmes.

You can also contact the Student Finance Office for more information:

BPP University
68-70 Red Lion Street

Tel: 03331 229 214
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7404 1389
Request a call back

Postgraduate Loans

Postgraduate Loans will be available for eligible Master's courses commencing from September 2016 (subject to eligibility). You can apply for a loan of up to £10,000, towards your course and living costs.

Applications are due to open late June 2016 and the quickest way to apply will be online at www.gov.uk/postgraduateloan.

Further information on the Postgraduate Loans, Eligibility and Repayment can be found here: http://www.practitioners.slc.co.uk/media/6854/sfe_pgl_qg_1617_d.pdf

Or for more information, please contact our Student Finance Office:
Tel: 03331 224 359
Fax: 020 7404 1389
Email: studentfinance@bpp.com

Scholarships for international students

For more information:

  • Tel: 03331 229 214

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