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International Trade and Commercial Law

Our LLM International Trade and Commercial Law course has been developed by subject experts and experienced legal professionals with many years of experience. It builds on your knowledge from the PG Cert and PG Dip programme modules and allows you to undertake a piece of original research by completing a 60-credit dissertation.

Law is a widely recognised and highly respected subject and the knowledge gained on our LLM International Trade and Commercial Law will open up many opportunities for you to develop your skills to progress towards a high-level career in an international law firm, multinational company or governmental organisation.

Entry requirements

Academic entry route: An undergraduate degree from an approved institution equivalent to a UK Honours degree or a relevant professional qualification. English language proficiency should be at a level equivalent to IELTS (Academic) 6.5. Open entry route: At least 5 years' relevant senior level work experience; English language proficiency should be at a level equivalent to IELTS (Academic) 6.5.

Course modules

The LLM International Trade and Commercial Law is made up of the following modules and, upon completion, is equal to a total of 180 credits.

Level 7 modules:
Law of the World Trade Organisation (20 credits)
International Competition Law (20 credits)
International Sales of Goods (20 credits)
Legal Research Skills and Methods (20 credits)*
Dissertation (60 credits)*
Optional modules**

International Carriage of Goods (20 credits)
Private International Law (20 credits)
Intellectual Property Law (20 credits)
International Commercial Dispute Resolution (20 credits)
* These modules are core and must be passed in order to achieve the award.

** In addition to the core modules, students will take two optional modules.

Assessment methods

We adopt an assignment-based approach to assessment instead of exams. Assessment will be based on a combination of written assignments and engagement in online discussion forums.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
LLM Online study £ 10,608 (Whole course) 24 Months
PgDip Online study £ 7,072 (Whole course) 16 Months
PgCert Online study £ 3,536 (Whole course) 8 Months

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