The LLM in International Business Law programme offers a comprehensive range of modules relevant to international trade law, business law, competition law, corporate governance, intellectual property and market regulation.
Applications for September 2013 entry
Applications for this LLM specialisation will close at 23.59 GMT on 1 June 2013. Any application received after this deadline will not be considered and will receive an email confirming this.
Group J - LLM in International Business Law
To specialise in this area, students must select a minimum of two modules from this list and do their compulsory dissertation in the field of International Business Law. The additional required module can be in this area or can be unrelated and therefore selected from the full list of available modules.
Note: Not all of the modules listed will be available in any one year. Any modules not available in the forthcoming academic session will be marked as soon as this information is confirmed by teaching academics.
Teachers contributing to this programme include:
- Professor Peter Alldridge
- Dr Stavros Brekoulakis
- Professor Maher Dabbah
- Professor Alan Dignam
- Professor Janet Dine
- Dr Christiana HJI Panayi
- Professor Rosa Lastra
- Professor Spyros Maniatis
- Professor Duncan Matthews
- Professor Loukas Mistelis
- Professor Valsamis Mitsilegas
- Dr Tom O'Shea
- Professor Philip Rawlings
- Professor Uma Suthersanen
- Professor Takis Tridimas
- Professor Ian Walden
- Professor George Walker
Shanda King, USA
LLM in International Business Law 2011-12
Recipient of the 2011-12 Drapers' Scholarship for a graduating student from William and Mary Law School, USA to study at Queen Mary.
"My studies at Queen Mary have been intellectually challenging and rewarding. The most difficult part was choosing what modules to take, because there are so many intriguing options and remarkable professors. The best part, to me, is the opportunity to study with such a diverse group of classmates from all over the world. They are not only my classmates and colleagues but also now my dear friends. I am specialising in International Business Law with a particular focus on international trade, investment, and economic law issues. Thus, learning the perspectives of my classmates has been invaluable in providing unique insight in my chosen field. London is also the perfect place to immerse yourself in any type of study with an international angle. Not only is there a wealth of resources for research, but there are essentially unlimited options for social diversion. A group of my close friends here gets together each week for dinner at a different restaurant serving a particular international cuisine, and we take turns suggesting places that specialise in the food from our home countries. My husband enjoys all these outings with us as well, and he forgives us the fact that he is the lone computer programmer surrounded by a group of lawyers."
Isabelle Karihangabo, Rwanda
LLM in International Business Law 2010-11
Africa Foundation Justice Scholarship
''I hold a Bachelor Degree from the National University of Rwanda. Before coming to Queen Mary I was working for the Ministry of Justice where I occupied the post of Assistant Attorney General, in charge of the Government Legal Advisory Service. I was honoured to be among the Ministry’s staff selected to go for further studies. Queen Mary is a university with renowned, friendly and interactive teachers and staff of high calibre. The modules are also of high quality and comprehensive. I appreciate the university’s evaluation methods which develop our critical thinking. Furthermore Queen Mary is a mixture of different nationalities from around the world and this has enriched my experience through various exchanges with classmates. Each and every day I spend at the university, in class or reading books is really a fortune of new skills I acquire. I will not hesitate recommending Queen Mary to anyone who would wish to study at a renowned university in the UK. I will return to my country and my work, where I hope to transfer the knowledge I have acquired to my colleagues and to improve my work, especially in dealing with Government commercial and investment contracts, and in matters related to commercial arbitration.''
Odette Yankulije, Rwanda
LLM in International Business Law 2009-10
"I hold a Law degree from the University of Rwanda and masters in Public Administration from the National School of Public Administration, University of Quebec. I am a practicing lawyer working with the Ministry of Justice in Rwanda/ Attorney General's office in the Legislative drafting department.
I have always wanted to undertake a master's programme in Law and Queen Mary University of London through the Cherie Blair Foundation programme of capacity building to the Government of Rwanda accorded me the opportunity to. My employer has selected me to be on that scholarship scheme.
At Queen Mary, I was welcomed by the diverse cultures of international students that made my stay comfortable. I was particularly impressed by the choice preferences we were accorded to undertake during my course of study. Consequently I have specialized in International Business law.
With this specialism, I am able to work in the public service and contribute towards the development of the commercial sector in my country. Further, given Queen Mary's reputation on the job market, I am confident I shall work in the competitive private sector as well.
Queen Mary accorded me the opportunity to learn in a friendly environment with diverse cultures because of its International reputation. Since graduating, I have returned to work for the Ministry of Justice."
Tim Van Veen, Holland
LLM in International Business Law 2007-2008
Tim Van Veen, Holland, Associate, Baker McKenzie
“After my LLM Dutch Private Law at Utrecht University, I had the opportunity to study abroad. Essentially, I chose to do an LLM International Business Law at Queen Mary in London, whilst London is one of the most exciting cities in the world and due to the fact that Queen Mary has a splendid reputation. During my year in London I gained experience abroad and I have further developed my (legal) English as well as my know-how.
My LLM degree as well as a letter of recommendation from one of my professors was of paramount importance in getting a job in the middle of the credit crunch. I now am a lawyer at Baker & McKenzie Amsterdam (Litigation department). I had a great time in London whilst studying at Queen Mary. In addition, my experience is that Queen Mary is always willing to support new ideas.
Wet-Li Sung, Taiwan
LLM International Business Law 2008-09
“I took my bachelor’s degree in Financial and Economic Law at Fu-Jen Catholic University (FJU) in June 2005. I then worked as a maritime legal specialist as a Taiwanese representative of an internationalized British company for about two years.
I chose Queen Mary University of London because of its well known reputation all over the world and its educational efforts being highly recognised by many great academic institutions.
The School of law is located in the centre of Legal London where you can get easy access to one of the best law libraries, IALS and public and private sources.
The main campus is in Mile End, which is about 10 minutes by underground train to central London, and is all-round and fully equipped with dormitories, leisure centres and a lovely canal. We all enjoy the not-too-crowded Mile End campus after school and the simultaneous advantage – cheaper living expenses!
I am enjoying the courses very much. Queen Mary, University of London provides a very wide range of courses for students to choose. In addition, the teaching fellows (some are practitioners, whilst others are senior lecturers) are so active in helping us do research.”