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Description of Law LLM (Hons)
Buckingham Law School provides a stimulating environment for the study of law. The LLM Programme at Buckingham is oriented towards law graduates and experienced legal practitioners, alike. The programme aims to produce confident and competent graduates, able to practice or undertake research anywhere in the world.
The taught LLM programme includes both commercial and non-commercial law courses, is delivered through lectures and seminars to encourage students to develop their potentials. The programme also offers plenty of scope to research on a wide range of topics, covering areas like international trade law, international law, intellectual property law, banking law, money laundering and trust laws and maritime law to mention a few.
The underlying philosophy of the LLM is to develop specialists in the field of International and Commercial Law. The programme attracts students from a wide variety of backgrounds with different experiences. It stresses the importance of interaction between staff and student, as well as between students. The university believes that this is an essential element in the development of effective lawyers in this area.
The main objective of the postgraduate study at Buckingham is to enable you to develop the ability to assess and critically analyse the law in the fields of your choice. To be effective, a lawyer, or anyone practising in the area of International and Commercial Law in a business capacity, must be able to analyse clearly what are often complex problems, to arrive at rational decisions and be confident in implementing those decisions.
Following successful completion of the LLM in
International and Commercial Law, you should have
developed a range of skills, which include:
• A sound understanding of each of your chosen
• Confidence in the analysis of complex case laws;
• The ability to argue cogently, orally and in writing;
• The ability to take a co-operative approach to
Students will be required to have a first or second-class honours degree from a UK university, or an equivalent academic qualification from an overseas institution.
Usually this will be in Law or in a degree programme where law is a significant element of the study pursued. Certain approved professional qualifications may be considered in absence of these requirements. If English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 6.5 is required or computer based TOFEL score of 233+.
This program has an IELTS English language proficiency requirement. For more information about IELTS or to book a test, click below:
University of Buckingham
The University of Buckingham was founded in 1976. It is the only independent University in the United Kingdom to hold a royal charter, which gives it the power to award its own degrees. It is a non profit-making charity. From...
Location & accommodation
Buckingham is a picturesque English market town. It lies between Milton Keynes to the East and Oxford to the West (there is a regular bus service to both) and is about an hour’s journey from London; so the shopping malls, cinemas, theatres and clubs are not far away. In Buckingham Town you can find Tesco, Waitrose, and W. H. Smith, as well as more specialist shops. There is a range of...