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International Commercial Law

The Specialism in International Commercial Law will appeal to students at all stages of their career and from around the world who have an interest in the commercial dimension of legal issues. It will enable you with this focus to develop your career in private commercial practice at law firms or in house across in a variety of sectors. With the broad knowledge available under this wide-ranging specialism, you will also be well-placed to embark on policy-oriented careers in the private or public sector.
One of the more popular specialisms, the LLM in International Commercial Law offers you expert guidance and academic support in the main areas of international commercial law and regulation. This course provides you with the opportunity to study an extensive range of distinct but related subjects in international commercial law. Our internationally-renowned International Commercial Law specialism is in serious demand in legal practice, government and industry.

This specialism offers an impressive selection of commercial modules covering areas as widespread as international trade and shipping, finance and banking, competition law and tax. This amazing selection allows students to tailor the focus of their studies to suit their interests and career goals.

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

Each module is worth 30 credits.
International Banking Law;
International Insurance Law;
International Tax;
Substantive EU Competition Law;
European Business Regulation I;
European Business Regulation II;
World Trade Law;
Comparative Antitrust Law;
Admiralty Law;
Marine Insurance;
Carriage of Goods by Sea;
Law of International Trade;
International Corporate Finance;
International Energy Litigation;
Project Finance and Law;
International Commercial Arbitration;
Energy Law;
International Investment Law;
EU Litigation;
Energy, Environment & Security;
EU Banking Law;
EU Tax Law;
International Cartels;
International Intellectual Property Law;
Air & Space Law;
Regulation of Online Entertainment.

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%.

Sponsorship information

Future Finance offers students loans of between £2,500 and £40,000 to help cover tuition fees and living expenses. All students and courses are considered. All loans are subject to credit checks and approval for further details please visit the City Finance website.


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 6,250 (Year 1) England 2 2 Years
LLM Part-time September 2018 8,750 (Year 1) International 2 2 Years
LLM Part-time September 2018 6,250 (Year 1) Northern Ireland 2 2 Years
LLM Part-time September 2018 6,250 (Year 1) Scotland 2 2 Years
LLM Full-time September 2018 12,500 (Year 1) England 1 1 Years
LLM Part-time September 2018 6,250 (Year 1) Wales 2 2 Years
LLM Full-time September 2018 17,500 (Year 1) International 1 1 Years
LLM Full-time September 2018 12,500 (Year 1) Northern Ireland 1 1 Years
LLM Full-time September 2018 12,500 (Year 1) Scotland 1 1 Years
LLM Full-time September 2018 12,500 (Year 1) Wales 1 1 Years

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