100% Online LL.M International Business Law

Programme Outline

The LL.M is delivered mostly online via OnlineCampus (an interactive learning environment) with intensive class discussion and collaboration, plus a one-week compulsory residency at the University of Cumbria’s Lancaster or Carlisle campus.

For the majority of your studies you enjoy the flexibility of online learning at your own pace from anywhere in the world through the Robert Kennedy College OnlineCampus state of the art course delivery system. The residency week gives you the opportunity to complement your flexible online learning programme with a learning experience that will leave you with lifetime memories. With students from every continent, it will be a truly international experience and opportunity to network with fellow leaders from all over the world.

Tutors teaching on this programme are legal professionals with a wealth of experience in both academic theory and the practical application of those theories.

The introductory module “Advanced Legal Skills” and the residential module “ International Alternative Dispute Resolution” are taught by the University of Cumbria programme leader, Ann Thanaraj, Barrister and Senior Lecturer in Law, and other senior academics from the University of Cumbria.

Professor David Costa, Dean of the Robert Kennedy College, who will be leading the transnational business law module, has extensive experience international law, including doctoral studies at the Law faculty of the University of Basel, Switzerland, post-graduate studies in U.S. law at the Washington University in St. Louis School of Law and the University of Northumbria at Newcastle Law School. Additionally, Prof. Costa is a regular guest as a market strategist on international TV networks such as CNBC and Bloomberg television.

Students in the LL.M programme will have access to state of the art legal libraries such as LexixNexis and Westlaw.


  • Advanced Legal Skills
  • Transnational Business Law
  • Contracts and International Trade Law
  • International ADR (requires a one week residency at the University of Cumbria Carlisle or Lancaster Campus)
  • Individual Dissertation
  • Duration

    Minimum 12 months, maximum 5 years.

  • Study Online, graduate on-campus

    Our MBAs are available 100% Online but you are invited to attend the graduation ceremony held in York, England. Attendance to the graduation ceremony is entirely optional.

  • Delivery Method

    100% online via OnlineCampus (an interactive online learning environment) with intensive class discussion and collaboration.

  • Places

    The number of places per term is strictly limited to 40.

  • Ranking

    The University of Cumbria is ranked number 8th in the World for Quality Education by the Times Higher Education in 2020.

  • Terms

    Four terms per year (winter, spring, summer and autumn).

  • Tuition Fees

    12,000 CHF (Swiss Francs). You might be eligible for a bursary of 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs) reducing your tuition fees to 13,000 CHF (Swiss Francs). This fee includes online library access (including ebooks), OnlineCampus access, graduation fees, and University matriculation fees. Fees are payable in interest free instalments, however, the programme is not eligible for UK Postgraduate Loans for Master’s Study. The fees are for the entire programme, and include all the courses as well as supervision for the final dissertation.

  • Accreditation and Recognition

    The University of Cumbria LL.M programme offered online is recognised worldwide. The University of Cumbria received the University title, and degree awarding powers, from by Her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council. It is fully recognised by the British Government and duly listed on the United Kingdom’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills list of recognised UK awarding institutions.