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The City Law School unveils its first distance learning degree programme

The LLM in International Business Law will be run entirely online
by Sophie

The City Law School, City University London, has unveiled its first online degree programme. The distance learning LLM in International Business Law is designed to help students to develop a broader and deeper knowledge of the legal rules which impact on international business. They will acquire transferable skills which will enhance their career prospects as an international business professional or legal practitioner.

The course will enable business professionals and lawyers to set themselves apart in an increasingly competitive labour market by attaining an advanced qualification, without necessarily having to take a break from work. The programme is designed to enhance students' ability to locate, interpret, analyse and criticise the laws, rules, policies and practices essential to the practice of international business.

Steven Truxal-portraitThe entire LLM programme can be completed in 15 months however students have 5 years in which to complete the course, if necessary.

Dr Steven Truxal (pictured, left), is the Director of the Programme at The City Law School:

"We have designed our course to offer students the utmost flexibility; because our programme is delivered online, you can study wherever and whenever it suits you. It is ideally suited to those employed, or seeking employment, in a variety of sectors including business, finance, transport, energy and public service. However, as the emphasis of the programme is on the practical and problem solving aspects of the law, it will also help those who may not possess a legal background".

Students will be educated by expert practitioners and highly regarded academics with a focus on the practical application of the law, balanced by academic rigour. Following completion of the core module, Foundations of Law in International Business, students can choose four additional modules dependent on their future career aspirations. These include: the Law of International Trade; Multinational and Corporate Law; IT Regulation and Intellectual Property; Dispute Resolution in International Commerce and International Energy Law. Students will also complete a dissertation.

Each module is taught via the University's virtual learning environment (VLE) and facilitated by an e-tutor who will offer academic and technical support. Students have access to a library of video clips, podcasts and books as well as the extensive e-learning resources available to all City University London students. Although this is a self-directed study course, there is a strong emphasis on interactive engagement and students are encouraged to work collaboratively with their colleagues by using available discussion forums and chat rooms.

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