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Business Law and Sustainable Development with Dissertation LLM

University of Aberdeen

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  • Qualification

    LLM - Master of Laws

  • Location

    University of Aberdeen

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    JAN, SEP

  • Duration

    12 Months

Course summary

This highly popular LLM provides an education combining Business Law with acumen in Sustainable Development, Ecological Protection, and Corporate Social Responsibility, and has been carefully designed by our first-class teaching staff to ensure that you receive high quality training that will enhance your employability.

As sustainable policies and their corresponding regulatory and compliance requirements are increasingly adopted at international, EU, and domestic levels of governance, the need for lawyers and policy makers capable of coordinating these two important areas of legal practice is rapidly expanding. Simultaneously, investors and shareholders are calling for enhanced levels of corporate social responsibility from their boards. This programme is designed to provide you with the knowledge required to meet these challenges, and, from a corporate perspective, to adapt to a changing world. It may also appeal to practitioners who wish to acquire or update their legal knowledge to position themselves for employment in this burgeoning field. A challenging and rewarding subject to study, you will be immersed in the grounding concepts of commercial law designed to support the development of business both locally and globally, together with the regulatory requirements to do so sustainably. Our teaching promotes the kind of contextual thinking that enables you to gain a deeper, more forward-thinking understanding about the issues at stake within these areas. The programme will provide you with advanced and specialist knowledge in key areas of Energy Law and Environmental Law, together with a detailed understanding of Commercial Law at an international level. We’ll explore the many different viewpoints and needs of energy and commerce at a global level within an environmental context. Through the preparation of a 10,000 word dissertation, you will develop the skills of critical analysis and independent research in law which are relevant to the needs of the legal profession and other areas of employment such as policy development Upon completion, you will be equipped with the intellectual, critical and practical skills that are fundamental to practicing as a trained professional in this developing field.

A career in Law can command status, prestige and often has a good or even large income attached. As this dynamic area of law is developing both commercial law firms, government agencies and NGO’s will be seeking professionals equipped with this combined knowledge and skill. Equally, after studying in this developing area of law, you may wish to use the programme as an entry point towards a PhD in Sustainable Law and beyond that to work in the academic world. Because the Law touches so many parts of public life, it has become well regarded as a stepping stone, should you perhaps wish to enter politics, or business. More and more non-legal employers are valuing the eminently transferable skills law graduates can bring to industry and other international business organisations.

Tuition fees

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£ 19,000per year

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University information

University of Aberdeen

  • University League Table

    26th

  • Campus address

    University of Aberdeen, Directorate of External Relations, King's College, Aberdeen, Aberdeen, City Of, AB24 3FX, Scotland

One of the top 30 universities in the UK (Complete University Guide).
Student population includes over 130 nationalities, with strong international global networks.
An International Centre provides support to students from application to graduation.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

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    6th out of 103 3

  • Entry standards

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    187 86%

    5th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    83 83%

    22nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.87 77%

    95th

    15
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    179 85%

    8th

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  • Graduate prospects

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    68 68%

    42nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.02 80%

    54th

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  • Entry standards

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    200 91%

    8th

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  • Graduate prospects

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    89 89%

    5th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.18 84%

    15th

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