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The City Law School, City University London is collaborating with RisXceL Global Education to promote the LLM (Master of Laws) in International Business Law programme. The City Law School delivers the LLM programme by distance learning. RisXceL Global Education will offer additionally an independent and self-supported Study Resources Base in London, Lagos, Port Harcourt, Owerri, Abuja, Accra and Dubai from which students can operate, interact with other students. We will also provide underpinning study skills support at the Resources Base including lectures by our visiting Professors from the UK, local and other international destinations. At the completion of the programme, The City Law School, City University London will be responsible for the issuance of the final award.

The Programme

The distance learning LLM in International Business Law is designed to provide you with specialist knowledge of key areas of law relevant to international business. The course aims to enhance your professional skills and ability to locate, interpret, analyse and criticise the laws and rules, policies and practices that are essential to the functioning of international business.

The course gives students the freedom to study in their own working environment and at their individual pace. A range of technology-enhanced learning environments are used and students have access to the University’s extensive range of legal databases, including e-journals and e-books. Specialist legal knowledge is vital to succeeding in this competitive awareness of the law.

Applicants to the course are likely to be recent graduates seeking to improve career prospects in international business and law or professionals working in international business, finance or international business law seeking to develop their expertise.

Course Content

The course equips students with transferable legal and research skills to enhance career prospects as an international business professional or legal practitioner. The course covers all aspects of international law, including:

  • International banking/finance law
  • International business transactions
  • International commercial arbitration
  • International corporate law
  • International energy law
  • Intellectual property law
  • International sales law

Modules are offered subject to availability and demand and include the following:

Core Module

  • Foundations of Law in International Business

Optional Modules (Any 4 modules)

  • Law of International Trade
  • The multinational and corporate law
  • IT Regulation and Intellectual Property
  • Dispute resolution in international commerce
  • E-Commerce Law
  • International Energy Law
  • International Investment Law
  • Legal Aspects of International Finance

The assessment of the taught modules will be by coursework only (usually 5000 words) and students are offered a range of assessment titles in each subject.

Dissertation with the University

The dissertation is of 10,000 words in length and must be on a topic related to one of the areas covered by the student in the programme. The additional elective relates to Research Study Skills. You will be allocated a Supervisor at The City Law School who possesses expertise in the area chosen.

Delivery Structure

This course is delivered using The City University London distance learning facility with RisXceL Global Education independent and self-support study strategy. This provides the participant underpinning studying skills support that enable them to work collaboratively with their colleagues. Key forms of delivery include:

  • Virtual Learning Environment (VLE): Moodle
  • Module Learning packs: high-quality materials written by the School’s academic staff and available online
  • Online learning objects: interactive multimedia content with flexible access to course content
  • Virtual Classroom environment (Adobe Connect)
  • Academic Support: asynchronous question and answer forums, two office hours per week for course assistance, email correspondence with prompt response, synchronous one-on-one “chats” with e-tutor via Skype by appointment.
  • Student Support: IT support from the University’s 24-hour helpdesk
  • Online access to our extensive library resource database.

Assessment Methods

There are a variety of assessment methods which do not include examinations. Rather they include –

  • Coursework/essays
  • Audio Visual
  • Reflective Practice
  • Research Skills
  • Research Project/Dissertation

Entry Requirements

The City Law School accepts candidates for postgraduate study who have very strong academic potential and good English. Applicants should normally hold a first degree in law from a recognised university (Lower second class honours UK-standard or higher). Applicants with UK honours degrees or equivalent in a subject other than law will also be considered.

An appropriate professional qualification and relevant experience may also be acceptable. Applicants not in possession of a law degree are also encouraged to apply and will be considered. Also, those without formal qualifications but who have more than 10 years relevant working experience may be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis.


The fees for the academic year 2014/2015 is £12500.


Students are invited and provided the opportunity as their time and work schedule permit to attend The City Law School’s extensive lecture programme. This is available throughout the year. There are also numerous networking opportunities either via the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) or face-to-face.

Career Opportunities

Students graduate from this LLM with specialist knowledge in key areas of law from an international business perspective and transferable skills essential to understanding and succeeding in the world of international business law.

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