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Master of Laws (LLM) in Business Law / International Business Law by Distance Learning

Gain a Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma/LLM in Business Law/ International Business Law.

Course start date: 13th September 2019 (Application deadline: 1st September 2019). Delivered by tutored distance learning

Distance Learning

This well established distance learning programme in Business Law has been designed for business executives and professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds and organisations.  We are also delighted to now be offering the option to study for the International Business Law LLM.

This unique programme in Business Law or International Business Law will enable you to:

  • Analyse, interpret and apply the laws regulating your business
  • Gain a competitive advantage in difficult market conditions
  • Achieve a recognised UK university qualification while combining full-time employment with study
  • Learn from key industry practitioners and academics and benefit directly from their insight and invaluable commentary
  • Apply your learning and new skills to your work immediately
  • Tailor the programme to your needs by studying your own unique combination of modules from this and other De Montfort LLM programmes
  • Study at a faster pace – follow the ‘accelerated route’ and complete the LLM in 15 months

Find out more on the course brochure.


The course commences with an induction weekend in Leicester which takes place on 13th-15th September 2019, and the Core Module, (worth 30 credits) is then studied from September 2019 through to the end of December 2019 and is assessed by written coursework.

From January to December 2020, students choose two 30 credit modules or one 30 and two 15 credit modules (giving a total of 90 credits for the first year of study).

In the second year, January to December 2021, students take either one 30 credit module or two 15 credit modules and write a 15,000 word dissertation on a topic of their choice on a legal issue within the context of business law.

See this year's modules.

Students will all study the Core Module and will then specialise by choosing from the optional modules listed below. Please see the Course Structure section for a full explanation.

Core Module

Business Law in the UK and the EU
- Aspects of European Union Law
- Business Law Concepts
- Business Regulatory Regime

Optional Modules

  • The Law of Financial Transaction
  • Civil Liberties in the Workplace
  • Business Taxation
  • Collective Labour Law
  • European e-Commerce Law
  • Corporate Insolvency Law
  • Personal Insolvency Law
  • Sale and Supply of Goods
  • Negotiated Study
  • Company Law
  • Consumer Law
  • EU Competition Law
  • Individual Labour Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Law of Health & Safety
  • Law of International Trade
  • Private International Law
  • Aspects of Discrimination in Business
  • Public Procurement Law and Practice

And you can tailor the course to fit your specific job role and industry by selecting modules from other LLM programmes as well. See Flexible Study Options box for further information.

The Business Law and International Business Law courses form part of a wider LLM programme at Leicester De Montfort Law School and for added flexibility, in addition to the Business Law and International Business Law modules available, students may choose to study modules from the other LLM pathways:

  • Sports Law
  • Employment Law and Practice
  • Environmental Law and Practice
  • Food Law
  • Medical Law and Ethics
  • International Human Rights Law

Available modules from other courses include:
Collective Labour Law; Alternative Dispute Resolution; People Management within Organisations; Equal Opportunities in the Workplace; Event Management; Public Procurement Law and Practice; Expert Evidence; and International Law.

To gain a named award in Business Law, the Core Module plus one full 30 credit module from the following Business Law modules must be studied: Company Law; Consumer Law; Individual Labour Law; Intellectual Property Law; Law of Health and Safety.

To gain a named award in International Business Law, the Core Module plus one full 30 credit module from the following International Business Law modules must be studied: EU Competition Law; Law of International Trade and Private International Law.

 See the Business Law modules.


Students who have an LPC can apply to proceed directly onto year two of the programme to gain the full LLM qualification. 

I have increased my career prospects and
improved my knowledge in business

T. Lowe, Insurance Corporation of Barbados
and LLM Business Law graduate

The programmes have been designed for business
executives and professionals from a wide variety of
backgrounds and organisations. The courses are
particularly suited to:

• Lawyers
• Accountants
• Managers
• Finance directors
• HR professionals

They are equally suited to owner managers who have
the overall responsibility for the management and
operation of their business.


The course commences with an optional induction weekend on 13th, 14th and 15th September 2019 at Leicester De Montfort Law School. After that there are up to four further optional one-day study days (on Saturdays) per year of study. The Induction Weekend is intended to assist students in their choice of option modules, allow meetings with course tutors and fellow students and provide useful introductory sessions especially for those students who do not have a degree in law or some other relevant legal qualification. Other study days concentrate on tutorial work in the Core Module and chosen subjects and students have the opportunity to listen to guest speakers, discuss the course and be involved in specialist debate and analysis on specific areas of relevant law.

Students can undertake to do the course following the Accelerated Route and complete their LLM in 15 months. Students will enrol in September 2019 along with the other students on the programme and study the Core Module until the end of December 2019. Accelerated Route students will then undertake to study all of their modules and write their dissertation within the remaining 12 months (January to
December 2020). This is a very intensive but rewarding route and successful students will graduate with their LLM at the end of 15 months. Accelerated Route students are supported through the allocation of a special director of studies who will provide additional support and advice during their studies.

A concise and well-administered course which provides the necessary learning experience but also allows the flexibility needed to be able to combine it with a demanding corporate role.

S. Lisser,

 GI Solutions Group Ltd and LLM Business Law graduate

Ready to apply?

Do not delay your application as places are limited.

Apply online here

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