Reasons to study Business Law/Law LLM at DMU:
The course provides you with a thorough ground in all aspects of business law and is taught by staff with extensive expertise in many legal fields. The course is suitable for graduates in either business or law and for international, EU and UK students.
- Gain a competitive edge by increasing your knowledge of business law
with a diverse range of specialist modules within the course which allow you to tailor your studies to meet your career aspirations
- Improve your career and employability options in a globalised job market
by enjoying a diverse learning experience with students from other legal systems
- This course will prepare you for employment in industry or academia
learn from lecturers with extensive academic international experience from a wide variety of backgrounds
- In addition to academic and research expertise, the teaching team also includes experienced legal practitioners
giving the course a balance of practical and academic focus
- Graduate with the skills to pursue a career in roles such as management, exporting and consultancy
learn about the common law and civil law approaches to business law
Structure and assessment
Introduction to Comparative Business Law – introduces you to common law and civil law legal systems, and compares and contrasts their different approaches to legislative interpretation, use of precedent and codification. It also examines the role of European Union law in attempting to harmonise the law relating to contract and sale of goods.
Research Methods – this module looks at the main methods of social science research, including qualitative and quantitative. It considers the elements of valid and reliable research and the various approaches that can be considered in designing a research strategy. Technical skills of research in law in the UK and EU will also be covered.
You must also select a further 90 credits of taught elective modules for study in the 1st and 2nd semesters in accordance with your interests and needs from a range of 15 and 30-credit optional modules The following are examples of the elective modules offered:
- European E-Commerce
- European Union Competition Law 1
- European Union Competition Law 2 (you must have studied the previous module to choose this elective)
- Intellectual Property Law
- International Carriage of Goods Law
- International Exploitation of Intellectual Property Rights
- International Sales Law
- Law of Sale and Supply of Goods
- Private International Law
Note: Please note that modules are offered subject to minimum demand and availability of staff and may change each year. All modules are subject to change in order to keep content current.
Facilities and features
Hugh Aston Building
You will be taught in the Hugh Aston Building, which was purpose-built at a cost of £35 million.
Facilities also include lecture theatres and classrooms with capacities ranging from 50 to 250 people, break-out spaces for group work, quiet study zones for individual work and a large number of high-spec IT labs, some of which are installed with professional software.
The main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year (other than in exceptional circumstances) and offers a huge range of online resources, all of which can be remotely accessed from anywhere you choose.
The library is run by dedicated staff who offer additional support to students, including help with academic writing, research strategies, literature searching and reference management and assistive technology, and mathematical skills for non-maths students. There is also a Just Ask service for help and advice, available via email or telephone.
Our Learning Zones and the The Greenhouse also provide space for group or individual work and study.
There are 1,600 study places across all library locations, more than 700 computer stations, laptops to borrow, free wi-fi and desktop power outlets.
You can also book rooms with plasma screens, laptops and DVD facilities for group work and presentations, secure an individual study room with adjustable lighting or make use of our assistive technology.
Opportunities and careers
This is our innovative international experience programme which aims to enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons – helping you to become a global graduate, equipped to meet the needs of employers across the world.
Through #DMUglobal, we offer a wide range of opportunities including on-campus and UK activities, overseas study, internships, faculty-led field trips and volunteering, as well as Erasmus+ and international exchanges.
Thanks to the staff expertise and the mentoring element of the course, the Law School maintains close links with both local and national companies.
This offers graduates a host of opportunities when seeking employment.
The LLM is a good preparation for PhD study for those seeking academic careers. An understanding of international Business Law is relevant to those seeking careers in exporting and International Business in addition to law.