International Commercial Law LLM
Duration and mode of study
One year full-time or two to five years part-time.
October each year.
A limited number of places are available. Places are only offered to those students at the highest academic level.
Candidates should normally have a first or good second class honours degree in law or an equivalent degree where law is a substantial element or an equivalent degree in an appropriate discipline. Relevant professional experience post-graduation is given due credit in considering entry requirements.
2013/2014 - Home/EU: £5,010 International: £12,820
2014/2015 - Home/EU: £5,235 International: £13,395
This stream allows you to choose a range of areas of study dealing with international trade and finance, corporate law, e-commerce, intellectual property and the world trading system. Such modules can be combined with others dealing with public international law, European Law or Human Rights. The course allows you to develop expertise at international and regional level in the issues raised for trade, commerce and corporations by their legal regulation. It would suit those wishing to specialise in commercial legal practice or commercial legal work within corporations, NGOs or government.
You will take one 15 credit compulsory module in semester one:
- Writing Skills
You must then choose 75 credits of modules from the list below and 30 credits of modules from the LLM General Programme. You will also be required to complete a 60 credit dissertation on a topic within the area of international commercial law.
- Civil Dispute Resolution Methods
- Commercial Conflict of Laws: Choice of Law Issues*
- Commercial Conflict of Laws: Issues of Jurisdiction*
- Contemporary Legal Problems of World Trade
- Contracts for the Carriage of Goods by Sea
- Financial Services Crime
- Financing of International Sales Transactions*
- Intellectual Property and the European Internal Market*
- International Commercial Arbitration Moot
- International Corporate Insolvency*
- International Law and Development
- International Regulation of Companies
- International Sales Transactions*
- International Trade and Intellectual Property
- Issues and Procedures in European Union Competition Law
- Law and Organisation of the World Trading System
- Principles of EU Competition Law
- Regulation of Financial Markets
* module only available to students with a degree in law (or in which law is a substantial element) or an appropriate legal professional qualification
Teaching and assessment methods
The modules are taught by seminars which are designed to allow students to discuss and debate the subject, with guidance from the tutor. All modules are assessed by written coursework, although other forms of assessment may be used as well. Students also complete a dissertation over the summer months. This can be normally in the stream of their choice but is subject to the staffing resources being available. Students registered for the LLM in International Commercial Law have priority within that stream.