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International Commercial Law

The aim of this course is to introduce you to the legal and normative concepts underpinning International Commercial Law as well as the challenges this area of law will face in the coming years. You'll also explore its interaction with other systems and fields of law.

One of the key aims of this programme is to provide you with the knowledge base and intellectual and practical skills necessary to develop a career in the area of international commercial law. As a student on the course you'll have the opportunity to pursue your own interests and have a large degree of flexibility to tailor your degree to your intended career path.

Entry requirements

Normally a first class or second-class honours degree in a related discipline (some law content recommended). Entry may be possible with other qualifications, especially where your work experience is relevant to the course.

English language requirements

For postgraduate studies, the University of Strathclyde requires a minimum overall score of IELTS 6.5 (no individual test score below 6.0) or equivalent. Tests are valid for two years.

Pre-sessional courses in English are available.

If you’re a national of an English speaking country recognised by UK Visa and Immigrations (please check most up-to-date list on the Home Office website) or you have successfully completed an academic qualification (at least equivalent to a UK bachelor's degree) in any of these countries, then you do not need to present any additional evidence.

If you are from a country not recognised as an English speaking country by the United Kingdom Visa and Immigration (UKVI), please check our English requirements before making your application.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: The law of the world trade organisation; international business law; legal research.

Elective modules: Business and human rights; labour law in the global economy; intellectual property law; e-commerce; international investment law; international banking law; financial regulation and compliance; comparative company law and regulation; comparative law of obligations; cybercrime; competition law of the UK and EU.

Assessment methods

A variety of assessment methods and weightings are used on this Masters programme. The majority of your assessments will consist of exams and/or coursework.

If you wish to gain the award of a Masters Degree (LLM) you'll need to complete a dissertation. This is a 15,000 word independently research essay which you'll start work on upon successful completion of all taught classes on your degree. The dissertation is submitted over the summer or, in the case of students who embark on the field dissertation, three months after the completion of their field research.


Please contact the Law School for part-time course fees.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
LLM Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,500 (Year 1) Home/EU 12 Months
LLM Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,250 (Year 1) Home/EU 24 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,250 (Year 1) Home/EU 8 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2017 GBP 13,500 (Year 1) International 9 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,500 (Year 1) Home/EU 9 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2017 24 Months
LLM Full-time September 2017 GBP 13,500 (Year 1) International 12 Months

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