MA International Business Law is a distinctive postgraduate course that will provide you with a high quality programme of study that builds not only academic capability, but also provides the framework for successful entry into a range of legal based careers which demand commercial awareness as well as legal capability. Skill development is central to the programme. Through our experienced team of legal and business academics teaching staff, our aim is to enhance your professional skills and develop your ability to research, interpret, analyse the laws and rules and practices that are essential to the functioning of international business. Unlike many similar business law postgraduate programmes, the internship option secured by Richmond University will provide you a distinctive learning experience that will bridge your academic studies to professional business practice. At Richmond, we combined the best practices of American and British postgraduate teaching and research.
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 qualification. 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, 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
Why MA International Business Law at Richmond
Study with a select and small number of students
Highly qualified academic and business law professionals
Gain legal research and business skills transferrable to variety of professional settings
Available for non-law and law graduates
Located in central London
One year full-time (FT) or two years part-time (PT)
Open to law and non-law graduates
Innovative courses that tackle contemporary legal business issues
Learn versatile legal skills suited to varied professional settings
Prepare candidates both for legal and managerial roles
The MA International Business Law provides a variety legal tools that address key issues in an ever changing international business environment.
Students on the programme will develop the necessary legal knowledge, critical thinking and problem solving skills of value to: law graduates wanting 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.
The structure of the MA International Business Law is organized as follows – there are three core courses in the fall semester, as listed below, and two core course in the spring semester with one elective, as specified. Students who wish to opt out of the internship choose a more extensive dissertation.
All courses run depending on demand and faculty availability.
The MA dissertation is written over the summer semester.
FHEQ Level 7
MBL 702 (4.000 CREDITS) International Trade Law
MBL 703 (4.000 CREDITS) Legal Aspects of International Finance
MBL 705 (4.000 CREDITS) International Mergers and Acquisitions
And in addition
Optional courses (1 of them to be chosen)
Option in International Regulation
MBL 706 (4.000 CREDITS) International Financial Regulation
Option in Intellectual Property
MBL 707 (4.000 CREDITS) Intellectual Property Law
Option in International Conflict Resolution
MBL 708 (4.000 CREDITS) International Arbitration and Mediation
Option in International Technology Law
MBL 709 (4.000 CREDITS) International Technology Law
MBL 710 (4.000 CREDITS) Graduate Internship in MA International Business Law
MBL 711 (8.000 CREDITS) Dissertation
MBL 712 (12.000 CREDITS) Extended Dissertation
This programme will be first taught during the 2017-2018 academic year so graduate destination is not yet available.
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 Officeas an aspect of their degree. Afterwards, some 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.
Please contact the Admissions office if you wish to speak to the Programme Leader.
Richmond, The American International University in London
Middle States Commission of Higher Education (US )
One year full-time, September to September.
Two year part-time, September to September.
Additionally, off-site locations are used in London as part of the practical element of the programme.
Students who require a visa to study in the UK should apply by 1st July. UK or EU nationals should apply by 1st August.
US Bachelors degree from an accredited institution, or UK first degree with minimum second class honours, or an overseas equivalent as determined by the University. Relevant work experience is welcomed and may on occasion be accepted in lieu of a first degree, but is not required.