LLM in International, Civil, Business or Economic Law

Introduction to the Program

The LLM in International Law, Civil and Business Law, or Economic Law at the Law School of the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) is a two year LLM program taught in English. Students can start the program in September or March each year.

About UIBE - University of International Business and Economics

The University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) is China's leading university in Economics, Finances and International business. UIBE offers a large number of high quality Bachelors, Masters and PhD in English for international students and Chinese language programs. There are 13,000 Chinese students and 3,000 international students. For more info visit the UIBE page here.

Entry Requirements

An applicant must have completed or be in the final year of completing a four year or honours degree in an undergraduate program.

Students also need to be proficient in English with one of the following: TOEFL iBT (internet based) result of at least 86 points: TOEFL (computer based) test result of at least 213 points: TOEFL (paper based) test result of at least 550 points: IELTS test result of 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each score band. This requirement does not apply to an applicant who has studied for at least two years at or received a degree from a college or university with the instruction language in English.

Students also need to demonstrate that they possess the necessary learning ability to succeed in the program. For instance, work experience, or extra-curricula activities and achievements.

Application Deadline

The application deadline is June 30th each year for September intake and November 30th for February/March intake.

Period of Study

The University divides an academic year into two semesters. On average, each semester consists of eighteen weeks. The first semester of the academic year, from the beginning of September to January, is called the Fall Semester. The second semester of the academic year, from the beginning of March to the end of June, is called the Spring Semester. The School doesn’t provide any course in summer. The prescribed schedule of the Fall and Spring semester are specified in the University Calendar.

The normal length of study for the Master program is two academic years. The maximum time for completion of a master's degree is three years. This time limit is counted from the time that the students enter the graduate program regardless of any leave of absence taken.

Purpose of the Program

Generally, to cultivate high-level international legal talents to be equipped with a full-scale knowledge of Chinese and American law, possessing international vision and capability to practice specific international litigation in commercial and economic fields. Specifically, to be proficient in reading, research, and writing legal documents in English, to master leading legal issues, to be acquainted with updated regime and regulations, and to be competent in high-level domestic and foreign related commercial and legal affairs.


Credit requirements: 23 courses, the total number of credits required for a master degree is 40 (not to exceed 46), and a 6 months internship.

With small-sized classes of less than 20 people, students are able to gain a comprehensive and systemized knowledge of Chinese laws, specifically laws regarding commercial transactions. Class methods include comparative research and case analysis to enhance students’ abilities to analyze and solve problems, as well as the abilities to apply the laws to practical problems. Students’ reading, analysis and writing abilities are also developed by thesis training.

 o Chinese Legal History and Chinese Legal Regime (2 credits)
 o Chinese Product Liability and International Sale of Goods (2 credits)
 o Introduction of Legal Issues of Business in China (2 credits)
 o General Principle of Chinese Civil Law (2 credits)
 o Chinese Commercial Organization Law (2 credits)
 o Chinese Contract Law (2 credits)
 o Chinese Tort Law (2 credits)
 o Chinese Anti-Trust Law (2 credits)
 o Chinese Intellectual Property Law (2 credits)
 o Chinese Security Law (2 credits)
 o Chinese Bank Law (2 credits)
 o Environmental Law (2 credits)
 o Chinese Property Law (2 credits)
 o Chinese Foreign Trade Law (2 credits)
 o Chinese Constitution and Administrative Law (2 credits)
 o Chinese Labor Law (2 credits)
 o Trade and Investment Law (2 credits)
 o Service Trade Law (2 credits)
 o International Tax Law (2 credits)
 o Chinese Arbitration Regulations (2 credits) 
 o Negotiation and Dispute Settlement (2 credits) 
 o Chinese for Foreigners (4 credits)

Tuition Fees:

The tuition fee is 128,640 RMB for the two year program. 65,000 RMB is due at the start of the first semester, and 63,640 is due at the start of the second semester.

Tuition fees of re-take courses and any additional courses taken are charged on a credit basis, and these are 2,680 RMB per credit.

Note: After students applied and were accepted they have to pay advanced payment: 10000RMB. Once the payment has been paid the official admissions letter and visa form will be sent to the student.

Careers and Internships

UIBE places great importance on helping students to find work experience and career opportunities. UIBE was the first University in China to establish an advisory service for international students to help students to get a job and there are a number of opportunities for students to take internships while they are studying and to find a job afterwards. The location of UIBE is close to the CBD of Beijing and the international companies and job opportunities there. There are also some companies that have moved their location to be close to UIBE campus and the students. This is a unique advantage of UIBE compared to other Universities.


Students can stay on-campus in dormitories or off campus in private accommodation, students need to apply early for on-campus accommodation. For private accommodation students can search on thebeijinger.com.


To apply complete the application form and pay the application fee here. It takes approximately 4-6 weeks for your application to be processed and before an admissions decision is given. After you have been accepted you will receive your official acceptance letter visa application form. If you have any questions contact us.

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