The Master of Laws is an internationally recognised postgraduate law degree in today’s highly competitive global career market due to its international credibility.
Law has been taught at Coventry University for nearly 50 years and we benefit from high levels of student satisfaction, 93% overall in the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) 2016. Building on existing legal knowledge and experience, this course aims to help you to acquire a general knowledge of international law and legal regulation with the opportunity to choose from a large number of specialist international law modules, in areas such as business, human rights and corporate crime.
There will be opportunities for you to develop analytical, critical, communication and presentational skills, much valued by employers. It is an ideal entry route into careers in law teaching and research, government service, the judiciary, international organisations, non-governmental organisations and private practice.
Why Coventry University?
An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.
The course focuses on international law, providing a coherent programme of study which has proved of particular interest to overseas students and those hoping to work abroad or with multinational companies.
You should gain a deeper understanding of the dynamic nature of law and law reform, underpinned by a thorough grounding in the legal concepts and principles relating to international human rights, international law and international business law.
Regularly reviewed and updated, this course is designed to reflect new developments, legislative and other changes which affect the global legal profession and an increasingly international marketplace. We will examine the premises on which international law is based, using case studies from the International Labour Organisation, the International Development Law Organisation and the United Nations (UN) Security Council, to better appreciate how it is influenced by state practice, diplomacy, treaties, arbitral decisions and, increasingly, moral imperatives, often linked to resolutions of the UN.
The increasing internationalisation of business means that a substantial amount of all business transactions are now done across national borders. As a result, we aim to provide you with knowledge of both the structure of international business and the legal environment in which it operates. Particular emphasis is paid to the economic, social and political forces which have and continue to influence the development of the law and the legal institutions which regulate international business transactions, including the World Trade Organisation, World Bank, International Monetary Fund and the Inter-American Development Bank.
The LLM aims to provide you with knowledge of international law and affairs which could result in career opportunities in various employments, such as companies, government and state agencies and non-governmental organisations, either as a legal adviser or in a non-legal capacity.
Some students specialise in Business, Diplomatic Relations or Human Rights Law as lawyers both at home and abroad, while others have gone on to work for international organisations in a non-legal capacity in the areas of international human rights, the environment and for local and national government agencies.
On graduation, you should possess a range of transferrable graduate and employability skills in research, analysis, synthesis, critical judgement, evaluation, application of knowledge, problem-solving, communication and reflective learning.
Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University's Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career."
Where our graduates work
Recent employers include: Brethertons LLP, a growing Midlands firm with six offices; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer a leading multinational law firm; and Ince and Co, a specialist international commercial firm with offices in Dubai, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Le Havre, London, Paris, Piraeus, Shanghai and Singapore.
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