Online LLM International Arbitration U Law Hong Kong
Our suite of Master’s in Law (LLM) courses are postgraduate degrees aimed at law and non-law graduates who want to explore the practical application of a particular, specialist area of law.
Although Master’s degrees are not required to get a training contract or pupillage, they are increasingly important if you want to enhance your academic legal knowledge or want to develop an in-depth knowledge of a particular area in law.
When you study an LLM with us you will:
- Be taught by subject matter experts, former and current practitioners and research and teaching focused academics.
- Focus on legal practice, not just theory.
- Benefit from strategic partnerships with firms, regulators and accreditation bodies.
- Learn about Legal Technology by selecting to study modules in legal technology.
- Improve your employability by gaining important transferable skills and mapping your career with our careers team.
You’ll have the chance to select elective modules that interest you, as well as complete a dissertation that allows you to explore an area linked to one of your elective module subject areas through independent research. You’ll learn practical legal skills in analysis and critical evaluation, alongside a range of transferable skills such as research and presentation skills.
Our flexibly structured course is delivered by qualified lawyers and research and teaching focused academics, bringing their expertise and experience into the classroom to provide you with the real-world insight that can help prepare you for the practical application of the law.
In addition to a general induction to the programme, there is a two-week induction covering the Key Principles of the English Legal System. This is compulsory for non-law students, but also open to law students wanting a refresher in the fundamentals of the law of England and Wales. This would be useful for any student who has taken a considerable break from legal education.
Upon successful completion, and in addition to your LLM, you will be eligible for membership of the CIArb which would open up routes to becoming an international arbitration practitioner.
- Students should possess a UK bachelor’s degree in any subject at 2:2 or above or equivalent qualifications.
- Overseas graduates, in addition to the above, we also require an English language qualification at a level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or above, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.
LLM International Arbitration Online
The online Master of Laws (LLM) is a postgraduate degree designed to enhance your academic legal knowledge, particularly focusing on specific areas of interest. Specially designed for law and non-law graduates who want to gain a Master’s qualification in law, this course gives you the opportunity to explore issues surrounding International Arbitration.
Terms 1-2 (full-time) or 1-4 (part-time)
Two-week online induction: For non-law students, this includes a compulsory introduction to the law of England and Wales which must be completed before commencing your first modules.
You will complete:
- International Arbitration Law
- Research Methods Training (sessions throughout Terms 1 and 2 / 1-4)
You may then choose three from the list of elective modules* which includes modules such as:
- Advocacy and Bar Skills**
- Civil and Criminal Litigation*
- International Criminal Law
- Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution**
*All elective modules are subject to availability.
**If you achieve 55% or above in these three modules and successfully complete your Master's programme, you will be exempt from the University’s BPC Selection Event.
Terms 3 (full-time) or 5-6 (part-time)
- Dissertation in International Arbitration Law
The LLM International Arbitration Online will allow you to explore issues surrounding International Arbitration, providing the substantive knowledge needed in order to enhance your practice. You will examine international commercial arbitration and international investment arbitration, covering areas such as the legal framework of international commercial arbitration; the jurisdiction of arbitration tribunals and the enforcement of arbitral awards. Upon successful completion, and in addition to your LLM, you will be eligible for membership of the CIArb which would open up routes to becoming an international arbitration practitioner.
When you study the LLM International Arbitration Online with us you will:
- Broaden your career horizons with a valuable Master’s qualification in the specialist fields of your choosing.
- Learn professional skills to make you stand out to potential employers.
- Gain up-to-date knowledge of law and practice in your chosen area and the impact of those developments on commercial and legal practice.
- Receive one-to-one tutor support and feedback on your work from a fully-qualified lawyer.
- Develop a portfolio demonstrating the law in practice.
- Gain extra skill and experience in international arbitration through opportunities and engagement with the CIArb.
The award-linked module for this programme (International Arbitration) will cover areas such as sources of arbitration law, arbitration agreements, enforcement and procedural issues in international arbitration and arbitral awards. The aim of this module is to put international arbitration law into context, enabling you to learn how to apply complex theoretical concepts to real-world client situations.
In addition to a general online induction to the programme, there is a two-week induction covering the Key Principles of the English Legal System. This is compulsory for non-law students, but also open to students wanting a refresher in the fundamentals of the law of England and Wales. This would be useful for any student who has taken a considerable break from legal education.
To help prepare you for your dissertation you’ll study a range of compulsory and further optional Research Methods Training sessions.
Please note that, due to Home Office regulations, students who require a Student Route visa to study with us are not permitted to study online and can only choose face-to-face taught modules.