The LLM In Business and Commercial Law is approved by both the Solicitors Regulation Authority (formerly the Law Society) and the Bar Council as an appropriate programme of study for the purposes of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for practising solicitors and barristers.
It is also a stand-alone qualification for those wishing to enhance their career prospects through acquiring vocationally-relevant knowledge and skills. It is a high quality flexible programme of study aimed at providing participants with high order critical and analytical skills in relevant areas of law, thus enabling them to contribute to the strategic decision-making processes of UK organisations.
The programme assessment culminates in a bound dissertation which allows you to carry out an in-depth investigation into an area of law that interests you.
The LLM is delivered by staff here at LJMU, most of whom are lecturers on the undergraduate LLB programme. The course can be studied full-time over one year, or part-time over two years.
LLM Business & Commercial Law Programme
In order to gain an LLM in Business and Commercial Law, you must obtain 180 postgraduate LLM credits.
In the first semsester, you will study compulsory modules, while in the second semester you will choose optional modules from a comprehensive list of subjects.
You will also be required to complete an extended dissertation on a topic of your choice.
The full-time programme is comprised of the following:
Four compulsory core modules are studied for 15 credits each:
-Business and Social Organisations
-Commercial and Consumer Relations
-Legal Writing and Research
In the second semester you select optional modules, of 15 credits each, from:
-Alternative Dispute Resolution
-EC Automotive Law
-Intellectual Property Law
-Introduction to EU Law
-Law of Global Capital
-Please note: The School reserves the right to amend the list of options offered.
Together with the compulsory and optional modules, you must also complete a dissertation of 20,000 words, which is worth 60 credits. For the dissertation you select a topic of interest which we approve as being suitable, we appoint you a supervisor to help on a one-to-one basis, and you produce a piece of bound work which is either an original investigation or an ordered and critical exposition of existing knowledge. Full support and guidance is given.
Past examples of dissertation include:
-Pregnancy and Maternity Rights
-Policing the Environment
-Occupational Health & safety
-EC Directive on Packaging Waste
-A Treatise On The Transfer of Undertakings
-Minority Shareholder Rights and Section 459
-EU Anti Trust and Competition Law in the Telecommunications Market
-The Right to Privacy and the Press In the UK