Master of Laws (LLM) Top-Up Inclusive of Level 7 Pathway Diploma

The University of Lancashire offers a comprehensive Master of Laws (LLM) programme meticulously designed to provide a deep and specialised legal education. Renowned for its rigorous curriculum and distinguished faculty, this programme is the preferred choice for experienced professionals and aspiring lawyers seeking to enhance their expertise.

Law is a fast-changing and increasingly complex area impacting most professional, commercial and regulatory work aspects. You also don't need a legal background to study the (LLM) Master of Laws. The programme is designed for professionals seeking to expand their knowledge and advance their careers.

You'll critically evaluate areas of law and the way they operate in the domestic, European, and international contexts. Through your dissertation, you'll develop critical analytical and research skills that will serve you well in any legal setting.

The extensive e-law library facility of UCLAN offers you access to many legal and academic sources from within and outside the jurisdiction, providing you with the resources you need to succeed in your studies. Additionally, you'll be able to enhance your employability skills by gaining additional qualifications in alternative dispute resolution, specifically international arbitration and mediation.

With a graduation ceremony held on campus grounds, you'll have the opportunity to celebrate your achievements with your peers, professors, and family members. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to take your legal career to the next level.

The programme comprises two phases; the first is the Level 7 Diploma in International Business Law, awarded by Qualifi and delivered by the School of Business and Technology London. The second phase is the Master of Laws (LLM) Top-Up, awarded and delivered by the University of Central Lancashire through distance learning. School of Business and Technology London partners with Chestnut Education Group to promote this programme.

Founded in 1828, the University of Central Lancashire is a public university based in Preston, Lancashire, England. Today, UCLAN is one of the largest in the United Kingdom, with a student and staff community of nearly 38,000. At present, the University has academic partners in all regions of the globe, and it is on a world stage that the first-class quality of its education was first recognised. In 2010, UCLAN became the first UK modern Higher Education institution to appear in the QS World University Rankings. In 2018, the Centre for World University Rankings estimated Central Lancashire to be in the top 3.7 per cent of all global universities, highlighting the growth the University has made in offering students real-world learning experiences and reflecting the University’s extensive pool of academic talent.

  • Ranked in the top 7% of universities worldwide.
  • Student Communities from more than 100 countries
  • WES Recognised

Qualifi is a UK Government ( regulated awarding organisation and has developed a reputation for supporting relevant skills in a range of job roles and industries, including Leadership, Enterprise and Management, Hospitality and catering, Health and Social Care, Business Process Outsourcing and Public Services. Qualifi is also a signatory to BIS international commitments of quality. The following are the key facts about Qualifi.

  • Regulated by
  • World Education Services (WES) Recognised
  • Assignments and Project
  • No examinations
  • Aspiring candidates who do not fulfil the above criterion but have sufficient managerial experience can undergo evaluation for an Advanced Entry.
  • If English is not your first language, you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 (Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification. 

Learners must request before enrolment to interchange unit(s) other than the preselected units shown in the SBTL website because we need to make sure the availability of learning materials for the requested unit(s). SBTL will reject an application if the learning materials for the requested interchange unit(s) are unavailable.

Learners are not allowed to make any request to interchange unit(s) once enrolment is complete.

Phase 1 - QUALIFI Level 7 Diploma in International Business Law

Programme Structure

The QUALIFI Level 7 Diploma in International Business Law is made up of 120 credits, which equates to 1200 hours of TQT.

Mandatory Units

  • International Trade Law

Unit Reference K/617/4822

TQT : 200      Credits : 20

In this unit, learners will be able to understand international sales transactions, environmental analysis while doing international trade, legal issues and financial forecasting processes.

  • Commercial Trust Law

Unit Reference M/617/4823

TQT : 200      Credits : 20

This unit explores the law of trusts internationally, comparing doctrine in different jurisdictions and exploring the theoretical implications of such differences.

  • Industrial and Intellectual Property Law

Unit Reference T/617/4824

TQT : 200      Credits : 20

This unit aims to introduce learners to knowledge, ability and critical understanding of regulatory and legislative requirements relating to industrial and Intellectual property laws.

  • Law of Financial Crimes

Unit Reference T/617/4824

TQT : 200      Credits : 20

Learners will be introduced to current debates, theories and legal practices in the law of financial crimes, such as statutory framework in the financial services regulations and capital market, fraud and theft act, and criminal law regulations.

  • Company Law

Unit Reference F/617/4826

TQT : 200      Credits : 20

This unit aims to inform learners about the English Law of registered companies, including private and public limited companies.

  • Legal Research and Research Methods

Unit Reference J/617/4827

TQT :100      Credits :10

Learners can cover key topics relating to research problems, conducting literature reviews, referencing, data collection and analysis techniques, and drawing conclusions from the analysed data.

Optional Units

  • Corporate Governance – Principles and Practices

Unit Reference L/617/4828

TQT :100      Credits :10

This unit aims to develop learners' understanding, knowledge, and skills relating to the governing body's role, principles of corporate governance, various models and theories affecting corporate governance development, management functions, and development of governance codes, regulations and benefits of good governance.

  • International Commercial Arbitration

Unit Reference L/650/7069

TQT : 100       Credits :10

This unit aims for learners to explore the regulatory role of arbitration as a method of supra-national dispute resolution using comparative perspectives to explain contrasting regulation methods.


Phase 2 - Master of Laws (LLM) Top-Up

Programme Structure

  • Dissertation Module

Delivery Methods

The programme comprises two phases; the first is the Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in Law awarded by Qualifi and delivered by the School of Business and Technology London. The School of Business and Technology London offers flexible learning methods, including online and blended learning, allowing students to choose the mode of study that suits their preferences and schedules. The programme is self-paced and facilitated through an advanced Learning Management System. Students can easily interact with tutors through the SBTL Support Desk Portal System for course material discussions, guidance, assistance, and assessment feedback on assignments. School of Business and Technology London provides exceptional support and infrastructure for online and blended learning. Students benefit from dedicated tutors who guide and support them throughout their learning journey, ensuring a high level of assistance.

The second phase is the Master of Laws (LLM) Top-Up, awarded and delivered by the University of Central Lancashire through distance learning. The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) offers a range of distance learning options for students who require the flexibility to study remotely. These options include online courses, blended learning, and supported distance learning. UCLan's distance learning courses are designed to provide students with the same high-quality education as on-campus courses, with access to resources such as video lectures, online discussion forums, and interactive assessments. The University also provides a range of support services for distance learning students, including academic support, technical support, and access to the University's library and online resources.

Resources and Support

School of Business & Technology London is dedicated to offering excellent support on every step of your learning journey. School of Business & Technology London occupies a centralised tutor support desk portal. Our support team liaises with both tutors and learners to provide guidance, assessment feedback, and any other study support adequately and promptly. Once a learner raises a support request through the support desk portal (Be it for guidance, assessment feedback or any additional assistance), one of the support team members assign the relevant to request to an allocated tutor. As soon as the support receives a response from the allocated tutor, it will be made available to the learner in the portal. The support desk system is in place to assist the learners adequately and streamline all the support processes efficiently.

Quality learning materials made by industry experts is a significant competitive edge of the School of Business & Technology London. Quality learning materials comprised of structured lecture notes, study guides, practical applications which includes real-world examples, and case studies that will enable you to apply your knowledge. Learning materials are provided in one of the three formats, such as PDF, PowerPoint, or Interactive Text Content on the learning portal.

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