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European Commercial Law

The Specialist LLM in European Commercial Law course focuses on the field of commercial law in a European context, including the fundamentals of commercial, corporate and financial transactions.

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.

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.

Entry requirements

You should normally hold a good first degree in law, or an equivalent qualification in a related discipline, and be fluent in written and spoken English. Applicants with a first degree in a subject other than law will be considered.

INTO City, University of London

Don’t meet the entry requirements? INTO City, University of London offers a range of academic and English language programmes to help prepare you for study at City, University of London. You’ll learn from experienced teachers in a dedicated international study centre.

These programmes are designed for international students who do not meet the required academic and English language requirements for direct entry. To prepare for this degree course, learn more about the Graduate Diploma in Law.

Kaplan International College London

City works in partnership with Kaplan International College (KIC) London to provide preparatory courses for international students. Pre Masters courses at KIC London offer comprehensive support to students wishing to complete their postgraduate study at City. Progression to this degree is guaranteed if you complete the KIC London Pre-Masters course at the required level.

If you are an applicant whose first language is not English, the following qualifications are also required:

  • IELTS: 7.0 or above with a minimum of 6 in each area

Due to changes in the UKVI's list of SELTs we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014.

English language programmes

Don’t meet the English language requirements? INTO City, University of London offers English language programmes to help prepare you for study at university. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to degree courses. Learn more about INTO’s English for University Study programme.

Course modules

As with all LLM specialisms at City, University of London, you may take either five modules and a shorter dissertation (10,000 words) or four modules and a longer dissertation (20,000 words). All modules are of the same duration and are taught per term (September – December or January – April) rather than the whole academic year. If you take four modules you will take two per term in each term and if you take five modules will have three in one term and two in the other. Dissertations are written during the summer term when there are no classes.

In order to obtain this specialism, you must choose at least three modules from within this specialism and write your dissertation on a subject within the specialism.

Choose from the following 30-credit modules:

  • Air and Space Law 
  • European Business Regulation I: Foundations, Goods, Workers, Citizenship
  • European Business Regulation II: Establishment, Services, Capital, Harmonisation
  • EU Banking Law 
  • EU Tax 
  • European Intellectual Property 
  • Regulation of Online Entertainment 
  • Substantive EU Competition Law.

For your remaining modules you can choose from more than 50 modules covering a diverse range of subjects.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by way of coursework which comprises 100% of the final mark in each module. Each module carries the same weight in terms of the overall qualification.

You will be allocated a dedicated supervisor for your dissertation who will help you develop a specific topic and provide support in terms of resources, content and structure.

This course is taught by leading academics as well as visiting practitioners including barristers and solicitors who work in private practice and in legal departments of major companies.

All modules are structured as 10 weekly two-hour seminars which comprise both lectures as well as interactive tutorials. All modules are supported by our online learning platform - Moodle.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
LLM Full-time £ 12,000 (Whole course) Home/EU 1 Years
LLM Full-time £ 17,000 (Whole course) International 1 Years
LLM Part-time £ 6,000 (Whole course) Home/EU 2 Years
LLM Part-time £ 8,500 (Whole course) International 2 Years

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