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International Commercial Law (LLM)

1 year (full-time) / 2 years (part-time) / n/a (distance / e-Learning)

Course Aims

To offer knowledge and expertise for a career with enhanced opportunities for legal or business practice as a result of commercial law specialism.

Special Features

Course Description

Commercial law in a fast-moving globalised economy poses both challenges and opportunities. Expert lawyers are needed to meet the challenges as well as to make the most of the opportunities. The challenge posed by the development of new forms of commercial property and types of services make it imperative that those advising business are in a position to weigh up the available options when giving advice that can have considerable financial consequences.

Our LLM will help you achieve the necessary high level of expertise to succeed in the commercial world. It is designed to meet the needs of students and lawyers who wish to study international commercial law from an international perspective with emphasis placed on international conventions and agreements and their practical application.

The International Commercial Law modules provide the opportunity to study topics in depth and conduct research in areas of commercial law of particular interest to you.

Course Structure

Students must complete four modules (one assessment for each module comprising of a 5,000 word essay or examination) and a dissertation (not exceeding 15,000 words). Students must study two modules from the selection of International Commercial Law modules. Their other modules may be drawn from the modules listed in any other programme or from a combination of programmes, including modules offered by another School in the University.

Depending on the programme and the particular module, teaching methods comprise a mix of lectures and seminars, individual and joint written and oral presentations and distance learning. All modules are supported by extensive IT provision available on campus. Modules are typically led by staff actively engaged in research relevant to their subject matter.

For more course and module information, please see the LLM International Commercial Law page on the School website.

Entry Requirements

This course is suitable for graduates in Law wishing to study commercial law at an advanced level and in its international context. The course is suitable for UK and overseas students, and for practitioners.

Applicants should have a good Honours degree in Law (2:2 or equivalent), although other appropriate qualifications will be considered.

In addition, applicants whose first language is not English must obtain an overall IELTS score of 6.5 with 6.5 in writing and 6.0 in all other components, or an equivalent English language qualification.

Early application is strongly advised, normally well before the end of July. Please see our how to apply pages for more information.

Tuition Fees 2016/17

Fees quoted are for the academic session 2016/17. For programmes lasting more than one year, tuition fees for subsequent years of study are subject to an increase of no more than 4.5% per year.

  UK & EU International
Full-time £6,500 £15,000
Part-time £3,250 £7,500
Deposit n/a Includes a £1,000 deposit. More information about our deposit policy.

Next intake: September each year

School Contact

Name: Admissions Team LLM International Commercial Law  

Telephone: +44 (0)2920 874588 



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