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City, University of London

European Commercial Law

This Specialist LLM is especially useful for those who wish to work in firms and organisations with business operations in Europe or those with vital business connections with companies or organisations from Europe. The Specialism in European Commercial Law adopts a practical focus on the field of Commercial Law in a European context. Its many modules explore the dynamic regulatory environment for businesses operating within and engaging with the EU's numerous organizations. As the EU is one of the largest trading blocs in the world, a solid grounding in European Commercial Law will benefit students from all backgrounds who have an interest in business relations and transactions within the EU. This course will have a broad appeal to students from a range of backgrounds in law and in business from around the world. It will assist existing practitioners in appreciating the European dimension of their commercial clients and will facilitate transition into European law and policy practices areas for those who have recently obtained a legal qualification or aspire to do so in the near future. Graduates of the Specialist LLM should acquire the relevant transferable skills to work either within a European firm or organisation, or a firm or organisation outside the EU with intentions to conduct business in European countries.

Entry requirements

LLM: Applicants should normally hold a good first degree in law, or an equivalent qualification in a related discipline, and must be fluent in written and spoken English.

We expect applicants who are not nationals of English-speaking countries OR have not successfully completed an academic qualification equivalent to a UK undergraduate degree taught in English to have an overall IELTS score of at least 7.0.

Applicants with a first degree in a subject other than law will be considered, but it should be noted that this may restrict the choice of modules where content is dependent on a prior knowledge of law.

Course modules

Dissertation (incorporating research methods training) -
10,000 word Supervised Dissertation (30 credits) or
20,000 word Supervised Dissertation (60 credits)

Specialism modules include:
Air and Space Law (30 credits);
European Business Regulation I: (30 credits);
European Business Regulation II: (30 credits);
EU Banking Law (30 credits);
EU Tax (30 credits);
European Intellectual Property (30 credits);
EU Litigation (30 credits);
Regulation of Online Entertainment (30 credits); and
Substantive EU Competition Law (30 credits).

Assessment methods

The majority of modules will be assessed on the basis of written coursework of 5,000-5,500 words.

The 30 credit dissertation module will involve the submission of a dissertation of 10,000 words on a subject agreed with your supervisor/Programme Director. If you decide to offer the 60 credit dissertation instead, you are required to submit a dissertation of 20,000 words on a subject agreed with your supervisor/Programme Director.

Most modules have a single summative assessment with 100% weighting but there are some where there is more than one assessment and the weighting for each will be 50%.

You have the option of completing formative coursework in each module. The formative assessment will give you an opportunity to understand and appreciate the academic attainment levels expected. The dissertation provides you with an opportunity to display competence in legal research.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
LLM Full-time £ 12,000 (Academic year) Home/EU 1 Years
LLM Part-time £ 6,000 (Academic year) Home/EU 2 Years
LLM Full-time £ 17,000 (Academic year) International 1 Years
LLM Part-time £ 8,500 (Academic year) International 2 Years
LLM Part-time September 2018 6,000 (Year 1) Scotland 2 2 Years
LLM Part-time September 2018 6,000 (Year 1) Wales 2 2 Years
LLM Full-time September 2018 12,000 (Year 1) England 1 1 Years
LLM Full-time September 2018 17,000 (Year 1) International 1 1 Years
LLM Part-time September 2018 6,000 (Year 1) England 2 2 Years
LLM Full-time September 2018 12,000 (Year 1) Northern Ireland 1 1 Years
LLM Part-time September 2018 8,500 (Year 1) International 2 2 Years
LLM Full-time September 2018 12,000 (Year 1) Scotland 1 1 Years
LLM Part-time September 2018 6,000 (Year 1) Northern Ireland 2 2 Years
LLM Full-time September 2018 12,000 (Year 1) Wales 1 1 Years

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