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University of Sheffield – School of Law

Corporate and Commercial Law

First we explore the issues. Then we look at the existing law. After in-depth evaluation, we critique the law and suggest ways it might be improved.

Our distinctive style of teaching sharpens your critical faculties and equips you with the skills to research any unfamiliar area of law. Why? Because leading law firms and international companies tell us that's what they look for in a graduate.

The list of highly topical modules includes: Principles of Company Law and Corporate Governance; European Patent Law; International Commercial Arbitration; Principles of Commercial Law; Intellectual Property in Medicine; Trade Remedies in WTO Law; Trade Mark Law in a Branded World; European Copyright Law; Economic Multi-level Governance in the EU.

Entry requirements

LLM: A minimum 2.1 honours degree, or international equivalent, usually in law or a subject with a sufficient legal component. Other qualifications will be considered as will applications from candidates with work experience in a relevant field. English Language requirements are a grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: economic multi-level governance in the EU; principles of company law and corporate governance; principles of commercial law; European patent law; commercial litigation and arbitration; intellectual property in medicine; trade remedies in World Trade Organisation (WTO) law; European corporate governance; comparative corporate governance.

Assessment methods

Students are assessed on their essays and a dissertation.


If you're studying part-time or for an alternative qualification then the fee could be different. Contact the department to check.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
LLM Full-time £ 6,500 (Whole course) Home/EU 1 Years
LLM Full-time £ 16,000 (Whole course) International 1 Years
LLM Part-time Home/EU 2 Years
LLM Part-time International 2 Years
LLM Part-time September 2018 2 2 Years
LLM Full-time September 2018 7,000 (Year 1) Home/EU 1 1 Years
LLM Full-time September 2018 16,800 (Year 1) International 1 1 Years

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