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Multinational Corporate Law LLM

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This course is currently suspending applications. The next expected cohort will be September 2021. You can register your interest by emailing pgstudy@northampton.ac.uk.

Studying an LLM degree in Multinational Corporate Law with us will allow you to develop  your knowledge and understanding of legal issues surrounding multinational corporations, including relevant national, regional and international legal frameworks.

This Corporate Law degree programme allows you to apply your own lived experiences and to critically develop by reflecting on others’ experiences. It will be delivered via student-centred, active learning to equip you with the essential skills needed to make a positive contribution to change in society.


Updated 12/03/2021


As an LLM student, you will gain a strong foundation from the highly skilled and professionally trained lecturers of this postgraduate law course. Our Law Team has strong backgrounds in commercial and professional law.

At the University of Northampton, we are dedicated to providing tailored learning to our students to ensure they get the maximum opportunity to grow and develop throughout the course. We have incorporated a blend of law modules to help students gain a thorough understanding and improved experience as a postgraduate.


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Course Content

  • Students studying on this LLM course will understand that as globalization increases, and with changes in trading relationships which may come about as a result of geopolitical factors, it is crucial for those running and working at higher levels within a business to have an understanding of the legal ramifications of business decisions. It is equally important for those working within the law to understand the complexities of real-world business.

    In order for you to thoroughly understand these concepts as an example the development and sale of a new product, you will need to expand your knowledge and understanding on the following areas:

    • International, regional and national laws on IP rights, patents and copyright
    • The environmental impact of different manufacturing and transport practices
    • The different legal business environments which exist in different areas;
    • The rights of employees at all levels of the business;
    • The competing contractual obligations where commercial contracts are concluded across national boundaries; and
    • The laws which govern moving goods by sea.

    The LLM Multinational Corporate Law allows you to develop legal skills and knowledge to deal with all these stages.

    List of modules
      • Module code: LAWM042
        Status: Compulsory
        The purpose of this module is to equip students with the skills to analyse the national regional and international legal frameworks which regulate the activities of multinational coporations in releation to their environmental impacts. Specific focus will be given to pollution of air water and land.
      • Module code: LAWM043
        Status: Compulsory
        The term `conflict of laws? describes the body of law of each country or State that is designed to resolve problems arising from the differences between legal systems. Students will be able to identify and analyse domestic and multinational legal frameworks which address the conflict of laws in private disputes.
      • Module code: LAWM044
        Status: Compulsory
        This module is designed to provide a knowledge and understanding of the laws protecting intellectual property right including copyright patents designs trademarks passsing off and confidential information.
      • Module code: LAWM045
        Status: Compulsory
        The purpose of this module is to engage students with the legal cultures of businesses across various jurisidcitions. Students by completing this module will be able to identify distinguish and critique through a comparitive lens legal structures and business cultures at a domestic European and International level.
      • Module code: LAWM046
        Status: Compulsory
        The purpose of this module is to allow students to develop practice and exhibit the skills gained from previous study through the researching and writing of a dissertation in a chosen law-related topic. The module allows students to demonstrate coherent detailed and analytical knowledge of that topic.
      • Module code: LAWM047
        Status: Compulsory
        This module allows students to develop their knowledge and understanding of contemporary Employment Law issues in a political economic commercial and social context. Students will be able to identify difficulties for businesses and indivduals in the operation of the current law and propose appropriate solutions
      • Module code: LAWM048
        Status: Compulsory
        This module is designed to provide a knowledge and understanding of the main principles of International Maritime Law and the commercial safety and environmental policies which underpin it.
  • Applicants should have a good single honours degree. Applicants who do not meet the standard LLM law entry requirements but have relevant professional and personal experience and the potential to achieve the academic standard are also encouraged to apply.

    For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

    If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) for study at postgraduate level.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

  • 21/22 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 21/22 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • UK: £7,470
    • International: £14,000

    For information on the scholarships available to you, please see our scholarships page.

    20/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • Home/EU: £7,425
    • International: £13,750
    Postgraduate Loans

    If you are starting a postgraduate Master’s course in 20/21 you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan Student Finance England.

  • Our graduate discount scheme is open to graduates of the University of Northampton who enrol on a full master’s programme with us.

    Qualifying students will receive 20% discount on the full tuition fee for their Master’s course.

    *Find out if you are eligible for 20% fee discount by visiting our webpage.

  • What is meant by Multinational Corporation?

    A multinational corporation (MNC), refers to a corporate body that has established facilities or assets in another country other than its own. In practice, the term is used to describe the largest companies which operate globally. The issue which concerns many is the extent to which MNCs may exploit legislative and governance weaknesses in some jurisdictions and operate in ways which would not be acceptable elsewhere, to the potential detriment of local communities.

    How will I be assessed?

    Across your time of studying law at the University of Northampton, the assessments will be a mixture of time constrained pieces of work, allowing you to enhance your skills within strict operational time limits. You will also undertake research plans, which can allow for the development of effective research strategies.

    Additionally, you will produce longer pieces of written work essays and a dissertation, which give you the opportunity to explore a topic in more depth.

    You can also expect to be assessed on presentations throughout your study. This will prepare and develop your verbal communication skills and provide an opportunity to showcase key learnings and research.

    The assessment methods throughout this LLM are designed to give students the optimum scope to demonstrate the required level of knowledge, understanding, application and skills to achieve the learning outcomes.

    Are there any special features on this course?

    Several members of the law team are actively involved in research relating to this programme:

    • Simon Sneddon and Nick Cartwright are contributing chapters to a forthcoming Routledge book on Firearms Crime (which is also being co-edited by Simon);
    • Kelly-Ann Cannon’s PhD research focuses on the legal issues around religion;
    • Simon is also a member of the International Association for the Study of Organised Crime (IASOC).

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Careers and Employability

After studying on our courses, past graduates have established roles within the following legal careers:

  • Legal Secretary
  • Legal Officer
  • Solicitor
  • Corporate Assessor
  • Lecturer
  • PA
  • Healthcare Advocate
  • IP Consultant
  • IPR Manager