Course Overview

LLM in the University of Bedfordshire, you will develop the legal expertise and intellectual understanding to establish yourself in international practice, academic institutions or in a range of other high-level roles. Your main focus will be on understanding the complex relationships between business environments and the legal, regulatory frameworks in which they operate.

Program Mission

Taking into consideration the interrelationship between law and business, you will have the opportunity to consider and resolve legal and regulatory problems through collaborative activities. LLM in the University of Bedfordshire emphasises the applied practical approach of business law and, as such, looks to the resolution of problems through an examination of different legal and business perspectives.

Admission/Entry Requirements

We will consider you as an individual and take into account all elements of your application, not just your qualifications. We are looking for breadth and depth in your current studies and enthusiasm for the subject you wish to study. Standard entry students will need to have an undergraduate degree in either Law or any field. Applications from non-law graduates will be considered on an individual basis according to the applicant’s qualifications and relevant professional experience. Transfer applicants will be required to go through the Recognition of Prior Learning process (RPL), whilst non-standard applicants will need to evidence their relevant work experience.

Contact the Admissions Team for additional guidance on whether the qualifications you currently hold or are taking would be suitable for entry: admissions@ivycollege.com.pk Admissions open for semesters commencing in January and September of every year. Ensure you allow adequate time for your application to go through the normal admission procedure of two weeks. Visit your nearest campus in time for securing a place in the programme.


Year 1 – Level 7

International Corporate Governance & Company Law Compulsory International Commercial Litigation Compulsory
Investment Treaty Arbitration Compulsory Intellectual Property Law Compulsory
Law Dissertation Compulsory


The types of assessment which you will encounter in this course include:

  • Individual Written Report or Research Essay: these assessments will enable you to develop your knowledge, legal research and critical analysis skills. The whole process will contribute to your development when it comes to conducting postgraduate level research and developing your enterprise. You will be required to perform literature informed research, review and evaluate the relevant sources and use an appropriate methodology in order to analyse and evaluate the relevant concepts. Your close adherence to the principles of academic integrity will also be assessed.
  • Case Study: this will require you to apply your subject-specific knowledge in the context of a specific factual scenario.
  • Oral Presentation: by presenting your research and arguments in a formal setting, you will develop a number of transferable skills, including, in particular, the ability to present your ideas and findings in a professional, clear and concise manner.
  • Mooting: this will develop your legal research, writing and advocacy skill by requiring you to develop legally sound and effective legal arguments in support of your (fictional) client’s position and articulate and defend those arguments during a simulated trial/arbitration.
  • Dissertation: you will have to produce an individual, independent piece of work. You will be asked to identify the research question or problem under investigation, review the relevant literature, develop a sound methodology in order to explore the problem, proceed with the analysis, discuss your findings and make recommendations. 

Fees and Funding

The University of Bedfordshire fee will be directly payable to the university on the given deadline, which will be communicated to the student in the Acceptance Letter when the student successfully secures a place in the programme. The fee will be due annually for the duration of the degree. IVY fee will be charged on a semester-wise basis. There will be two semesters in one academic year, starting in January and September of each year. Contact the admissions team at your nearest IVY campus:

We have a limited number of scholarships that we offer to different students on the basis of the categories they fall into. Fee waivers are offered on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please access the Scholarship Policy and Form for further details.

Career Prospects

LLM in the University of Bedfordshire is placed in the context of advanced intellectual engagement with issues in law and legal theory and supports the critical application of legal theory to the international business setting.

  • Study legal and regulatory problems through collaborative activities, and investigate the critical application of legal theory to international business
  • Explore the inter-relationship between law and business, and take the opportunity to consider and resolve legal and regulatory problems through collaborative activities
  • Develop the legal reasoning, analysis, research and independent judgement skills that will enable you to apply theories to a range of business scenarios and provide an effective evaluation of the legal options that apply to the business context
  • Gain an understanding of aspects of legal research such as socio-legal studies, the inter-relationship between organisations and stakeholder groups, as well as the ethical dimensions that are considered in developing and operating business entities
  • Benefit from an appreciation of different jurisdictions and their impact on the global business environment.

Law graduates enjoy, on average higher starting salaries than graduates in most other disciplines. Sectors in which you will potentially be able to pursue a career include:

  • legal practice as a barrister or a solicitor (having obtained any necessary professional qualification);
  • paralegal in a specialized law firm;
  • employment within government departments, financial institutions, international organizations, central banks, multinational corporations, consultancy firms, and specialist non-governmental organizations

Further Study

This course also provides an excellent pathway for further studies, including postgraduate research at the MPhil and PhD levels.

Mode of Study

The LLM in the University of Bedfordshire is taught using face-to-face learning. Students will have access to IVY resources as well as the University of Bedfordshire BREO/VLE to complete their studies/modules. Support will be provided by local and link tutors at IVY and UOB.