• Tuition Fee

    £7,000 (EU) £12,000 (INT)

  • Duration

    1 Year (Full-time Only)

  • Accreditation

    Middle States Commission of Higher Education (US)

  • Location

    Kensington Campus

Programme Overview

MA International Business Law is suitable for recent non-law and law graduates seeking to improve their career prospects in international business and those professionals working in international business, finance or international business law who may wish to complete CPD requirements in addition to gaining a postgraduate academic degree.

The MA International Business Law programme is a distinctive postgraduate course that will equip students with specialist and practical legal knowledge that are attractive to business and law firms.

Students in the programme will develop the necessary legal knowledge, critical thinking and problem solving skills. These skills will be of particular value to candidates who want to enhance their knowledge on specialist areas, non-law graduates who have an interest in the legal tools relevant to international business, and professionals wanting to sharpen their academic ability in international legal matters.

Skill development is vital to this programme. Through our experienced team of legal and business academics teaching staff, our aim is to enhance students’ professional skills and to help develop students’ ability to research, interpret, analyse the laws and their applicability to a specific case, and practices that are essential to international businesses.

MA International Business Law will prepare you for the challenges of working in an international company on issues such as investment on an international level, international business transactions, and legal implications of each operations, regulatory aspects of international trade and the management of intellectual property. The career destinations for this programme are in the fields of business, compliance, shipping and insurance.

Our postgraduate programmes aim specifically to prepare students for careers in related fields and in line with this, all our MA International Business Law students may undertake an internship through the Careers & Internships Office as an aspect of their degree. Afterwards, some may continue with their education, take up further internships and/or progress directly into professional training programmes and employment in relevant organisations.

The Department works closely with the University’s Department of Student Affairs to offer a series of skill-based careers seminars throughout the academic year on both campuses. Together we have developed connections to volunteering opportunities in Richmond and Kensington, leadership development through student clubs and societies, and work experience in the form of part-time employment and graduate trainee programmes.

Working in partnership with CRCC Asia, Richmond also offers internship programs in Beijing & Shanghai.

Top 5 Reasons to Study International Business Law at Richmond

  • Attain a US accredited degree that increases your employment opportunities in the US and internationally
  • Small class sizes and high contact hours with professors and advisors
  • Benefit from an integrated internship that will allow you to apply what you have learned in a real-world workplace setting
  • Access to highly qualified academics, business law professionals, and their professional network
  • Ease of access to Central London, a location that is a global hub for business law
  • After you graduate

    Career Paths
    Students have a wide range of employment offers and destinations when they complete their course; from positions at the United Nations, European Human Rights Advocacy Centre (EHRAC) and the European Commission to roles as investment bank analysts, advisers, management consultants, legal professions and many more roles across different industries.

    Further Education
    PhD level certification from high regarded institutions such as: London Business School, London School of Economics, Harvard University, University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University

  • Career Support

    We offer career support and advice through our Careers & Internships Office that will assist and guide you in your study choices to make sure you stand out from the crowd when you graduate. Through internships you will gain business acumen, beneficial work experiences and transferable skills which will give you a competitive advantage in a fast-paced working environment. Work while you study across 5 continents through our partners Connect123 and CRCC Asia with destinations in Spain, Argentina, South Africa, China, Japan, Vietnam and Australia.

Modules Breakdown

Fall Semester (12 Credits)

International Trade Law

Legal Aspects of International Finance

Conflicts of Business Law

Spring Semester (12 Credits)

International Mergers & Acquisitions

Comparative Corporate Governance

Plus one of the following:

International Financial Regulation

International Property Law

International Abritration and Mediation

International Technology Law

Summer Semester (12 Credits)

Internship with dissertation


Extended Thesis Research (Students not completing the internship complete an extended thesis of 12/60 credits)

* subject to availability

Programme Fact Sheet

Useful Links

For further info contact the Programme Director:

Inma Ramos

Inma Ramos

Associate Professor of MA International Business Law

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  • Entry requirements

    A first degree in any discipline with a minimum classification of 2.1 (Upper Second Class Honours) or its international equivalent

  • English requirements (non native English speakers)

    IELTS 6.5 with 5.5 in each Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing
    TOEFL (IBT) 87 overall with: Listening 21, Reading 22, Writing 21, Speaking 23
    Pearson Academic Test of English (PTE) 62
    Cambridge English: Proficiency – Level C2 or Level C1

  • How to apply

    You apply directly using our online application form. In order to submit your application, you will need the following information:

    • Details of your education history, including the dates of all exams/assessments
    • The email address of your referee who we can request a reference from, or alternatively an electronic copy of your academic reference
    • A personal statement – this can either be uploaded as a Word Document or PDF, or completed online
    • An electronic copy of your ongoing studies or completed transcript or degree award certificate

    When to apply

    We encourage you to complete your application as early as possible, even if you are still completing your undergraduate programme. In this case you will be offered a place that is conditional on successfully completing a specified qualification and English language test if applicable. If you would like your application to be considered for a Richmond scholarship, we strongly recommend to apply asap.

    Application Process

    Admission is by interview unless you live outside the UK when we may interview you via Skype or by telephone. We may also determine your suitability on the basis of your application and qualifications.

Postgraduate Prospectus

Where to find us

Kensington Campus

1 St. Alban’s Grove
W8 5PN

Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7368 8500