This course explores the many facets of international commercial law; how the law applies between international parties when a conflict arises. This LLM course will also establish the challenges of International Corporate Crime (ICC), and what measures are in place to tackle it.
The LLM International Commercial Law equips graduates and professionals with the understanding and skills to address these issues of economic globalisation. As a student, you will be able to apply these skills to enhance your professional and academic development.
You will benefit from studying in a University with an established reputation for the excellence of its teaching and research within Law, with a dedicated team of lecturers that have substantial commercial and professional legal backgrounds.
“The LLM gives me more than simply a degree; it also gives me the practical experience of carrying out research at the same time. LLM is not just a degree but it is an unforgettable experience. I am proud of the LLM.”
Suwasin Roygulcharoen (Peter) – International Student
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The LLM International Commercial Law will develop your analytical, evaluative and research skills and provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the tensions that exist in the contemporary domestic and international legal framework.
The modules offer you a chance to explore international bodies such as the EU, its member states and the wider international community from the perspective of private, corporate and intellectual property law. You will also have the opportunity to investigate an area of particular interest when you produce your dissertation. You will be supported by experienced lecturers who use a range of innovative teaching methods, which will enhance your studies.
To be eligible for the award of LLM International Commercial Law, you must successfully gain 180 credits from the below compulsory modules. If you successfully gain 120 credits from the modules below, excluding the Dissertation, then you will be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma. If you gain 60 credits in the modules below, not including the Dissertation module, then you will be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate.
Course modules (17/18)
Principles of European Law (20 credits)
- Module code: LAWM001
- Core module Y
Private International Law (20 credits)
- Module code: LAWM005
- Core module Y
International Corporate Law (20 credits)
- Module code: LAWM015
- Core module Y
Intellectual Property Rights Law (20 credits)
- Module code: LAWM018
- Core module Y
International Corporate Crime (20 credits)
- Module code: LAWM025
- Core module Y
Dissertation (60 credits)
- Module code: LAWM020
- Core module Y
Module information is quoted for 17/18 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.
Methods of Learning
The LLM is offered for full-time study over 12 months, there are also options for this course to be studied part-time or through distance learning.
As a full-time student, you will study four modules in each semester. This is followed by the dissertation period of 18 weeks.
Where appropriate, lecture slides will be available online at the same time as the lecture podcast. The readings will be in the form of links to online documents, case reports, book extracts or similar and will be available through online systems. Formative assessment is carried out regularly so that you can ensure on a regular basis that you are at the right place in the course. You will be allocated a personal tutor and will be able to arrange live one-to-one tutorial sessions using Skype or Google Hangout as necessary.
Formal course assessment is centred on module essays and the submission of a dissertation, although the precise method of assessment may vary across modules. You may be informally assessed in a number of different ways, including through individual presentations.
Facilities and Special Features
- strong staff expertise, with substantial teaching experience on both undergraduate and postgraduate courses
- an enthusiastic teaching team providing a supportive atmosphere for research
On completion of the course, our students have gone on to pursue careers in academia, in the United Nations, and many have used the LLM as a stepping stone for promotion in their existing legal careers.
How to apply
Applicants should have a good single honours degree. Applicants who do not meet the standard entry requirements but have relevant professional and personal experience and the potential to achieve the academic standard are also encouraged to apply.
If you have successfully completed the Legal Practice Course, Bar Professional Training Course, or you are admitted as an advocate in a jurisdiction approved at the time by the Solicitors Regulation Authority for Registered Foreign Lawyers (RFL) Status you may be eligible to apply for the LLM in Legal Practice.
For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.
Fees and funding
Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 17/18 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.
|Part Time:||£720 per 20 credit module|
|Distance Learning:||£2,360 for 80 credits in Year One. £2,950 for 100 credits in Year Two (subject to inflationary increase).|
Please refer to Finance for Distance Learning fees. You can get in touch with our Finance Team by calling 01604 892236.
If you are starting a postgraduate Master’s course in 2017/18 either full-time or part-time* you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan of up to £10,280 through Student Finance England.
*Please note that the maximum period of study allowed for part-time courses is two years.
This course is available to international students.
Full-time international tuition fees
For information on our international tuition fees, please see our Tuition fees for international students page.
Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.
How to apply as an international student
For information on how to apply to study with us, please see our How to apply page.
Scholarships available to international students
For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.