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Commercial Law

Commercial law professionals are expected to keep abreast of the commercial climate, changes and amendments in legislation, and regulations in order to support businesses in their transactions. They need to have a wide range of knowledge regarding English legal matters, notably company law and insolvency and commercial contracts and in areas such as international law and intellectual property. By studying on the LLM Commercial Law you will gain specialist legal knowledge within a practical context, whilst developing expertise in chosen areas and enhancing your research skills.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in Law, or an honours degree with law modules. Relevant professional qualifications or suitable experience will also be considered.

International qualifications

If you have studied a non UK qualification, you can see how your qualifications compare to the standard entry criteria, by selecting the country that you received the qualification in, from our country pages. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

English Language requirements

International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*).

*The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications

Course modules

Modules include: intellectual property; commercial contracts; project; company law and insolvency; legal research.

Assessment methods

Each module is assessed by a 3,000-word coursework. For the award of LLM, students will also need to complete a 15,000-17,000-word project. There are no exams.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
LLM Full-time October 2018 1 1 Years

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