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International Corporate & Commercial Law LLM / PG Dip / PG Cert

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Develop your global legal career with an online Master of Laws (LLM)/PG Dip/PG Cert from The Dickson Poon School of Law, one of the world’s leading law schools. The 100% online International Corporate & Commercial Law LLM/PGDip/PGCert allows you to benefit from the world-renowned teaching of King’s College London wherever you are. You will gain an unrivalled understanding of the areas of law governing the highly complex, sophisticated and dynamic corporate and commercial worlds that are increasingly global in character. This master’s of law degree is taught online, meaning that you can advance your education without taking a break from work or other commitments. Six entry points throughout the year put learning on your schedule. The International Corporate & Commercial Law LLM/PG Dip/PG Cert is designed for students who wish to pursue a career within corporate or commercial law. It would be useful to students who aspire to work in the corporate and commercial sectors, but not necessarily within a legal career. The programme would be an excellent foundation for students who are considering pursuing legal research.

Key benefits

    • Benefit from the School's pioneering transnational legal research and teaching. • Study at one of the top 10 UK universities in the world (Times Higher Education, 2021). • Examine the issues of international corporate law, including regulation of mergers and acquisitions, corporate form and its issues. • Focus on key transactions and legal arrangements entered into by a corporate body. • Learn from world-leading academics and lawyers with decades of commercial experience. • Expand your transnational network of commercial law professionals. • Six intakes a year for maximum flexibility (Jan, Mar, May, Jun, Sept, Oct) • Study 100% online, from wherever you are in the world.

    Course Aims

    • Examine the issues of international corporate law, including regulation of mergers and acquisitions, corporate form and its issues, corporate actors and international corporate finance.
    • Focus on key transactions and legal arrangements entered into by a corporate body, including trade, shipping, finance, energy and investment related transactions.
    • Include a stage when ‘things go wrong’, with the focus being on dispute resolution and on corporate insolvency. Includes courses on international commercial arbitration and international corporate insolvency.
    • Provide overarching legal foundation and themes to corporate and commercial areas of the law as well as reinforce a global and transnational vision underpinning the programme.

    Regulating bodies

    King's is regulated by the Office for Students

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    Teaching methods - what to expect

    This modular course is delivered entirely online, meaning you can study alongside your existing career and life commitments. You will be taught and assessed using a variety of innovative methods designed for distance learning by instructional designers and learning technologists. Teaching activities may include a combination of videos, audio recordings, readings, discussion forums, live webinars, independent research and revision, quizzes and other interactive tasks. Assessment will be made through coursework essays and reports, critical appraisals of published work, self-directed learning activities and other methods tailored for online learning.

    Assessment

      Each module will be assessed in two ways. A small percentage of your final module mark will be based on your participation in discussion boards, unless stated otherwise. The remaining percentage will be assessed through an essay.

      Structure

      Required modules

      Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take: • LLM – modules totaling 180 credits • PG Dip – modules totaling 120 credits • PG Cert – modules totaling 60 credits Required Modules • LLM students are required to take all of the following modules in Corporate Law and Commercial Law. • PG Dip students are required to take modules totalling 60 credits from Corporate Law and 60 credits from Commercial Law. • PG Cert students are required to take modules totalling 30 credits from Corporate Law and 30 credits from Commercial Law. Corporate Law

      Corporate Actors: Power & Responsibility (15 credits)
      The Corporate Form and its Issues (15 credits)
      Corporate Finance (15 credits)
      Fundamentals of Mergers and Acquisitions (15 credits)
      Transnational Corporate Law & Practice (15 credits)
      Transnational Corporate Restructuring (15 credits)

      Commercial Law

      International Comparative Oil and Gas (15 credits)
      International Commercial Arbitration (15 credits)
      International Sale of Goods (15 credits)
      Financing of International Trade (15 credits)
      Carriage of Goods by Sea (15 credits)
      Transnational Business Law Instruments (15 credits)

      King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

      Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

      Employability

      King’s is ranked seventh in the UK for graduate employability (Times Higher Education's Global Employability University Ranking 2021).

      At King’s, you’ll enter into one of the world’s most competitive student bodies and join a legacy of graduates that are sought out by some of the leading employers in the field. The Dickson Poon School of Law has strong connections with some of the world’s leading legal firms and international employers. A King’s College London LLM will allow you to study alongside other legal professionals around the world and enhance your career prospects.

      The International Corporate & Commercial Law LLM/PG Dip/PG Cert is designed for students who wish to pursue a career within corporate or commercial law. The programme would be an excellent foundation for students who are considering pursuing legal research.

      Tuition Fees

      Your fees will be charged per module as you progress through the course. From September 2022 onwards, modules will be charged at £1,710 per module.

      The number of modules you take will be determined by your chosen award as outlined below:

      Postgraduate Certificate: 4 modules (£6,840)
      Postgraduate Diploma: 8 modules (£13,680)
      Master of Laws: 12 modules (£20,520)

      Tuition fees may be subject to an annual increase (capped at 5%) each academic year in line with King's College London's terms and conditions. Each increase comes into effect in September of each year. 

      Additional Fees Information

      When you receive an offer for this course, you will be required to pay for your first module upfront, as a non-refundable deposit, to secure your place. This payment will be credited towards your total fee payment. Please note that a standard 14 day cooling off period will apply from the point of initial payment for your first module. Any subsequent payments are not subject to additional cooling off periods.

      The deposit cost for this course is the cost of one module (£1,710) plus a non-refundable application fee of £75. 

      Student fees for the programme will be billed on a modular basis. Students are billed three weeks prior to the first day of teaching, with the due date being two weeks later (one week before teaching). If you no longer wish to study a module, you can take a break from your studies up until one week prior to the module starting. If payment has been made, the money will remain on your account as credit until you return.

      If you have registered for a PG Dip or PG Cert qualification but decide you wish to upgrade to a higher award, you will need to speak to your enrolment advisor. If you choose to upgrade your programme, you will enter a new cooling off period from the date of payment for your next module on the upgraded award. Any subsequent payments following this next module payment are not subject to additional cooling off periods.

      Additional Requirements & Costs

      Students will need access to a computer or tablet in order to complete the programme. Although KEATS is optimised for mobile, a desktop computer may be necessary for some parts of the course.

      We recommend using the latest version of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari or Microsoft Edge; full functionality cannot be guaranteed in older or less commonly used browsers.

      Students will require access to a high-speed internet connection (4Mbps minimum).

      We will endeavour to make as much study material as possible available online, but you may also need to purchase some books during your studies.

      This is an online course and you are not expected to go to campus, should you wish to do so, there are some additional fees to pay for:

      • Books, ebooks or articles (if you choose to buy your own copies)

      • King’s campus Library fees and fines

      • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses

      • Graduation costs

      Funding

      • Benefit from the School's pioneering transnational legal research and teaching. • Study at one of the top 10 UK universities in the world (Times Higher Education, 2021). • Examine the issues of international corporate law, including regulation of mergers and acquisitions, corporate form and its issues. • Focus on key transactions and legal arrangements entered into by a corporate body. • Learn from world-leading academics and lawyers with decades of commercial experience. • Expand your transnational network of commercial law professionals. • Six intakes a year for maximum flexibility (Jan, Mar, May, Jun, Sept, Oct) • Study 100% online, from wherever you are in the world.

      Course Aims

      • Examine the issues of international corporate law, including regulation of mergers and acquisitions, corporate form and its issues, corporate actors and international corporate finance.
      • Focus on key transactions and legal arrangements entered into by a corporate body, including trade, shipping, finance, energy and investment related transactions.
      • Include a stage when ‘things go wrong’, with the focus being on dispute resolution and on corporate insolvency. Includes courses on international commercial arbitration and international corporate insolvency.
      • Provide overarching legal foundation and themes to corporate and commercial areas of the law as well as reinforce a global and transnational vision underpinning the programme.

      Regulating bodies

      King's is regulated by the Office for Students

      Loading...

      Teaching methods - what to expect

      This modular course is delivered entirely online, meaning you can study alongside your existing career and life commitments. You will be taught and assessed using a variety of innovative methods designed for distance learning by instructional designers and learning technologists. Teaching activities may include a combination of videos, audio recordings, readings, discussion forums, live webinars, independent research and revision, quizzes and other interactive tasks. Assessment will be made through coursework essays and reports, critical appraisals of published work, self-directed learning activities and other methods tailored for online learning.

      Assessment

        Each module will be assessed in two ways. A small percentage of your final module mark will be based on your participation in discussion boards, unless stated otherwise. The remaining percentage will be assessed through an essay.

        Structure

        Required modules

        Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take: • LLM – modules totaling 180 credits • PG Dip – modules totaling 120 credits • PG Cert – modules totaling 60 credits Required Modules • LLM students are required to take all of the following modules in Corporate Law and Commercial Law. • PG Dip students are required to take modules totalling 60 credits from Corporate Law and 60 credits from Commercial Law. • PG Cert students are required to take modules totalling 30 credits from Corporate Law and 30 credits from Commercial Law. Corporate Law

        Corporate Actors: Power & Responsibility (15 credits)
        The Corporate Form and its Issues (15 credits)
        Corporate Finance (15 credits)
        Fundamentals of Mergers and Acquisitions (15 credits)
        Transnational Corporate Law & Practice (15 credits)
        Transnational Corporate Restructuring (15 credits)

        Commercial Law

        International Comparative Oil and Gas (15 credits)
        International Commercial Arbitration (15 credits)
        International Sale of Goods (15 credits)
        Financing of International Trade (15 credits)
        Carriage of Goods by Sea (15 credits)
        Transnational Business Law Instruments (15 credits)

        King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

        Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

        Employability

        King’s is ranked seventh in the UK for graduate employability (Times Higher Education's Global Employability University Ranking 2021).

        At King’s, you’ll enter into one of the world’s most competitive student bodies and join a legacy of graduates that are sought out by some of the leading employers in the field. The Dickson Poon School of Law has strong connections with some of the world’s leading legal firms and international employers. A King’s College London LLM will allow you to study alongside other legal professionals around the world and enhance your career prospects.

        The International Corporate & Commercial Law LLM/PG Dip/PG Cert is designed for students who wish to pursue a career within corporate or commercial law. The programme would be an excellent foundation for students who are considering pursuing legal research.

        Tuition Fees

        Your fees will be charged per module as you progress through the course. From September 2022 onwards, modules will be charged at £1,710 per module.

        The number of modules you take will be determined by your chosen award as outlined below:

        Postgraduate Certificate: 4 modules (£6,840)
        Postgraduate Diploma: 8 modules (£13,680)
        Master of Laws: 12 modules (£20,520)

        Tuition fees may be subject to an annual increase (capped at 5%) each academic year in line with King's College London's terms and conditions. Each increase comes into effect in September of each year. 

        Additional Fees Information

        When you receive an offer for this course, you will be required to pay for your first module upfront, as a non-refundable deposit, to secure your place. This payment will be credited towards your total fee payment. Please note that a standard 14 day cooling off period will apply from the point of initial payment for your first module. Any subsequent payments are not subject to additional cooling off periods.

        The deposit cost for this course is the cost of one module (£1,710) plus a non-refundable application fee of £75. 

        Student fees for the programme will be billed on a modular basis. Students are billed three weeks prior to the first day of teaching, with the due date being two weeks later (one week before teaching). If you no longer wish to study a module, you can take a break from your studies up until one week prior to the module starting. If payment has been made, the money will remain on your account as credit until you return.

        If you have registered for a PG Dip or PG Cert qualification but decide you wish to upgrade to a higher award, you will need to speak to your enrolment advisor. If you choose to upgrade your programme, you will enter a new cooling off period from the date of payment for your next module on the upgraded award. Any subsequent payments following this next module payment are not subject to additional cooling off periods.

        Additional Requirements & Costs

        Students will need access to a computer or tablet in order to complete the programme. Although KEATS is optimised for mobile, a desktop computer may be necessary for some parts of the course.

        We recommend using the latest version of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari or Microsoft Edge; full functionality cannot be guaranteed in older or less commonly used browsers.

        Students will require access to a high-speed internet connection (4Mbps minimum).

        We will endeavour to make as much study material as possible available online, but you may also need to purchase some books during your studies.

        This is an online course and you are not expected to go to campus, should you wish to do so, there are some additional fees to pay for:

        • Books, ebooks or articles (if you choose to buy your own copies)

        • King’s campus Library fees and fines

        • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses

        • Graduation costs

        Funding

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