The University of Wolverhampton

LLMInternational Corporate and Financial Law

Why choose this course?

The programme will provide students with knowledge and critical analysis of key themes of commercial and corporate law set against an international backdrop of the legal aspects of corporate and financial activity. A professionally focused programme designed to provide advanced knowledge and skills directly relevant to the international and commercial law sector through the delivery of intellectually stimulating course content underpinned in many areas by internationally recognised research. Study of the prescribed modules gives students the opportunity to critically analyse and understand the complexities arising in this specialist field; challenging and informing global and comparative perspectives. Degree content is underpinned by the significance of engagement with existing and emerging research and advanced scholarship. It will challenge your thinking and stimulate your academic aspirations in the field of corporate and financial law.

The programme's full-time and flexible part-time options mean that it is relevant for those already in work, as well as those aiming for a career with a legal focus within large and/or international companies.

Assessments are varied, including case study analysis, research-focused assignments, preparation of reports, simulated presentation to a corporate board and formal examinations.

Additionally, there is a dissertation on a topic agreed between the student and the award tutor – this can be tailored to your personal development needs and future career focus.

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What happens on the course?

Indicative Course Structure (Info correct on August 2016).

Postgraduate Level 7 Full-Time (September start)

Semester 1

Semester 2

C

7LW007 Dissertation

C

7LW007 Dissertation

60

C

7LW002 International Commercial Awareness

20

C

7LW009 Financial Services and Financial Crime

20

C

7 LW003 Law Relating to Capital Markets and International Banking Law

20

C

7LW028 International Corporate Insolvency

20

C

7LW064 Alternative Dispute Resolution for Commercial Legal Disputes

20

One option module to be selected from:-

C

7LW010 International Corporate Governance

20

C

7LW025 Intellectual Property

20

Postgraduate Level 7 Full-Time (January start)

Semester 1 (University semester 2 Jan.)

Semester 2

C

7LW007 Dissertation

20

C

7LW007 Dissertation

60

C

7LW009 Financial Services and Financial Crime

20

C

7LW002 International Commercial Awareness

20

C

7LW028 International Corporate Insolvency

20

C

7 LW003 Law Relating to Capital Markets and International Banking Law

20

One option module to be selected from:-

C

7LW064 Alternative Dispute Resolution for Commercial Legal Disputes

20

C

7LW010 International Corporate Governance

20

Postgraduate Level 7 Part-Time (September start)

Year 1

Semester 1

Semester 2

C

7LW002 International Commercial Awareness

20

C

7LW009 Financial Services and Financial Crime

20

C

7 LW003 Law Relating to Capital Markets and International Banking Law

20

C

7LW028 International Corporate Insolvency

20

Year 2

C

7LW007 Dissertation

0

C

7LW007 Dissertation

60

C

7LW064 Alternative Dispute Resolution for Commercial Legal Disputes

20

C

7LW010 International Corporate Governance

20

C

7LW025 Intellectual Property

20

Why Wolverhampton?

The programme gives students the opportunity to critically analyse and understand the complexities arising in this specialist field; challenging and informing global and comparative perspectives. The course is underpinned by the significance of engagement with existing and emerging research and advanced scholarship

This course will challenge your thinking and stimulate your academic aspirations in the field of international corporate and financial law.

You will join a thriving post graduate student body. Upon completion of the course graduates will posses highly valued academic and research skills as well as a range of transferable skills designed to enhance employability in this field.

Our course is dynamic in that it is delivered by academics that are research active in this area as well as academics who possess practical experience of international corporate and financial law.

The high quality content and delivery of the course is further supported by its international pedigree.

Career path

This programme of study is designed to enhance the employability and promotion prospects of persons in the international commercial and finance sectors. It is relevant to a variety of individuals holding corporate positions within this area.

Additionally this qualification develops skills appropriate to a range of careers within allied or related areas. Whether or not you pursue a career in corporate and financial law, this degree will provide you with a set of intellectual and practical skills that will aid your career development.

Holders of this award may also find positions in the field of education and research including continuing their study for a PhD.

What skills will you gain?

Demonstrate knowledge and the ability of critical analysis of a range of essential legal topics to enhance their understanding of commercial and corporate law and the inter relationship between commercial and legal aspects of corporate enterprise.

Demonstrate critical awareness of current problems and developments in international financial law.

Demonstrate self-direction, independent learning, and originality in tackling, solving and furthering their autonomy in the study of complex themes pertinent to international corporate and financial law

Plan and implement tasks and communicate to a range of audiences at a professional or equivalent level.

Use a range of specialist and transferable skills enabling them to maximise employment opportunities in circumstances requiring sound judgement and personal responsibility

Undertake research based on an understanding of research methodologies and advanced scholarship

Entry requirements

  • Normally a 2:2 honours degree in law, finance or related subject.
  • Mature applicants without the above qualifications but have significant experience in appropriate subject areas may be accepted on the programme if it is believed they may be able to succeed on the award. In these circumstances students would be required to undertake preparatory studies to prepare them for study at Level 7.
  • IELTS 6.0, or equivalent for non-UK students.

Course fees and finance

2016/7 Home/EU International
Full time £5,900 £12,200
Part time £2,950

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2016/7. Fees are for the academic year only, any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

Postgraduate Loans: A new system of loans for taught and research Masters courses for students resident in England is being introduced from September 2016. For more information and how to apply online visit: www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan

Professional and Career Development Loan: The University is a Professional and Career Development Loans (PCDL) registered Learning Provider, registration number [4413]. A PCDL is a commercial bank loan that you can use to help pay for work-related learning. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit the GOV.UK website or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900.

Charitable Funding: You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites www.acf.org.uk, www.dsc.org.uk/fundingwebsites or www.family-action.org.uk. Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.

University Postgraduate Loyalty Discount: The University also offers a postgraduate loyalty discount (http://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/postgraduate-study/postgraduate-loyalty-discount/): If you have completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Wolverhampton, you may be eligible for a 20% discount on the first year of a taught postgraduate programme.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (http://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found at www.wlv.ac.uk/howtopay

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