Master of Laws (LL.M.)
Take your law degree global with a UK Master of Laws degree
The University of New York in Prague works in partnership with the University of Bolton to offer an accredited Master of Laws (LL.M) program. As trade and business become ever more global, legal consultants are expected to look beyond national jurisdictions and understand issues of European and international law. The program focuses on the legal framework governing the European and international community, as well as various legal issues surrounding international trade and global markets. Employers now place a high premium on graduates who can demonstrate an in-depth understanding of international corporate law, commercial law and business law issues.
Is this UNYP master’s degree program right for me?
The UNYP LL.M program has been designed to meet the needs of a wide range of law graduates, non-law graduates and lawyers who wish to study a UK LL.M in Europe. This highly flexible course is suitable for anyone who will find an in-depth understanding of specialist legal areas valuable in their career, including practitioners, corporate consultants, academics, government officials and advisors to non-governmental organizations involved in or intending careers in corporate, European or international law. Graduates studying the master’s degree in law will be equipped with the practical skills, critical thinking and comparative knowledge necessary for a diverse range of legal and business careers, and will be able to customize their LL.M program, concentrating on areas such as EU and international law, corporate and financial law, and brand and marketing law.
The LL.M program has strategic research themes which will enable the postgraduate student to obtain specialist, cutting-edge legal and business knowledge essential in the new global legal and business environment.
Students who graduate from the program will have the skills and the knowledge to:
- Understand the substantive legal principles of European, international and corporate law
- Understand the substantive legal principles of a chosen area of study offered within the program
- Present their findings and conclusions by means of an independent piece of academic research
Career options for LL.M graduates include practicing European and international law within the student’s home jurisdiction, a career with international institutions or corporations, consulting in the field of European law and corporate law or with a non-governmental organization, university teaching or further research.
Structure of the Master of Laws course
The UNYP LL.M program comprises two taught core courses and a wide range of optional courses (electives), as well as a significant research component involving a supervised dissertation in the third term. The program includes a combination of lectures and participatory and problem-solving sessions led by specialist teachers. Students have access to interactive law-learning software and a large number of dedicated electronic law resources. The program has been specifically designed for working professionals, with lectures running over the weekends* in order to have the least impact on current working commitments. The teaching model is designed to give students time to reflect on the content of their courses and to engage more effectively in their private LL.M studies. The structure allows for the spread of contact hours over six weekends per course, and gives students the opportunity for advance reading during the week and preparation for more interactive sessions during the weekend contact time.
*UNYP provides light refreshments during the breaks to students on this program
- LAW7006 - Dissertation - Core - 40 credits
- LAW7021 - Research Methods - Core - 20 credits
Electives (students will choose 4):
- LAW7004 - Corporate Governance - optional - 30 credits
- LAW7010 - EU Public Law - optional - 30 credits
- LAW7011 - Financial and Economic Crime - optional - 30 credits
- LAW7013 - International Business Law - optional - 30 credits
- LAW7017 - Law of International Trade - optional - 30 credits
- LAW7020 - Public International Law - optional - 30 credits
- LAW7023 - Trade Mark Law and Policy - optional - 30 credits