International Commercial Law LLM 2021/22 entry

Course code:

FBLT084

Study options:

1 year full-time
2 years part-time
Up to 2 years, with professional experience

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2021
January 2022

Fees:

£10,400 | £14,400 (with prof. experience)

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Faculty:

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Course code:

FBLT084

Study options:

1 year full-time
2 years part-time
Up to 2 years, with professional experience

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2021
January 2022

Fees:

£16,600 | £20,600 (with prof. experience)

Find out more

Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 4321
Request information

Course code:

FBLT084

Study options:

1 year full-time
2 years part-time
Up to 2 years, with professional experience

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2021
January 2022

Fees:

£16,600 | £20,600 (with prof. experience)

Find out more

Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 4321
Request information

Overview

Commercial transactions are the core of all business activity. Recent global events, including the failure of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Brexit, and growing trade tensions between the United States, Europe, and China highlight the importance of a rules-based international order for trade and commerce.

This course aims to expose you to the numerous contemporary issues that exist in international commercial law, and provide you with the opportunity to develop your knowledge and understanding of these issues; as well as the opportunity to enhance your critical awareness of international commercial law.

Benefitting from over 50 years’ experience of teaching Law and giving you the opportunity to participate in the Coventry University Global Leaders programme (subject to application and fees), as well as our CMI accredited module, our International Commercial Law LLM offers plenty of ways to develop your skills and stand out in the global graduate market. You can also undertake professional experience of up to a year during your course, which could help to further skills needed in your future career.

Professional experience option

This master's programme provides you with the additional option to apply for a professional experience opportunity during your first semester with us. The professional experience opportunity is designed to further develop your skills and knowledge with the aim of maximising your employability prospects.

Please note that the optional professional experience modules incur an additional tuition fee, which for 1 semester of professional experience is £1,333.33, for 2 semesters of professional experience is £2,666.67, and for 3 semesters of professional experience is £4,000.

Professional experience opportunities are not guaranteed, and while you will be responsible for sourcing any opportunity, you will have the support of our Talent Team in doing so. This is subject to competitive application, availability, meeting any applicable visa requirements and additional costs may apply. Find out more about the professional experience option or use our enquiry forms for UK and for EU/International students to ask any questions.

Why Coventry University?

An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.

COVID-19

The University may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via emerging online technologies and methods across all courses. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are prepared for courses due to start in or after the 2020/2021 academic year to be delivered in a variety of forms. The form of delivery will be determined in accordance with Government and Public Health guidance. Whether on campus or online, our key priority is staff and student safety.

Due to the ongoing restrictions relating to Covid-19, some facilities (including some teaching and learning spaces) and some non-academic offerings (particularly in relation to international experiences), may vary from those advertised and may have reduced availability or restrictions on their use.

Global ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

Employability

Career-ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Student experience

All the support you need, in a top student city

Accreditations and Professional Recognition

This course is accredited and recognised by the following bodies:

Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

The course currently includes the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) accredited module, Global Professional Development - Consultancy. Students who successfully complete the CMI module and meet the CMI evidence requirements will also gain a Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Leadership and Management and a Level 7 Award in Professional Consulting. This will enable you to apply for Chartered Manager status via the qualified route, once all CMI entry criteria have been met (please visit the CMI website for full details on the criteria to qualify as a Chartered Manager and applicable fees).

Coventry University’s accreditation with CMI is currently ongoing for the relevant modules, but is frequently reviewed and monitored by the CMI through their quality systems. If any changes occur with respect to our accreditation related to these modules, we will seek to notify applicants and students as soon as possible.

International Association of Law Schools

International Association of Law Schools

Coventry Law School is a member of the International Association of Law Schools, an association of more than 160 law schools and departments from over 55 countries, representing more than 7,500 law faculty members. Having this status allows our Law students the opportunity for a variety of international experiences, including with our partner institutions across the world.


European Law Faculties Association (ELFA)

European Law Faculties Association (ELFA)

Coventry Law School is also a member of the European Law Faculties Association (ELFA) with over 250 members from Europe and beyond.

What our staff say

International commercial law is vital for the continued growth of the global economy. It is essential that lawyers, both practicing and prospective, learn to understand how the law facilitates international commerce by providing a legal framework for transactions, as well as eliminating barriers to international trade. The LLM in International Commercial Law provides graduates with an advanced knowledge of the law as well as the skill to put that knowledge into practice.

Dr Stuart Maclennan, Associate Professor in Law and Associate Member of the Centre for Financial and Corporate Integrity, 2020

Course information

Our new LLM in International Commercial Law course has been designed to challenge and cultivate your knowledge around international commercial law.

Aimed at graduates in law and related fields such as business and those already working in legal practice this new course has been designed to give you the opportunity to deepen your knowledge and understanding of international commercial law and closely related topics.

You will examine the obligations of buyers and sellers in commercial transactions, the rights attaching to ownership of goods and intellectual property, potential regulatory barriers to trade in goods, the tax consequences that flow from commercial transactions, and the various legal remedies that exist in international commercial law.

You will be taught by experts in the field of international commercial law, with assessment designed to test both critical understanding of the law, as well as its practical application. In addition to this, you will benefit from over 50 years’ experience of teaching law and have the opportunity to participate in the Coventry University Global Leaders programme (subject to application and costs), and study our CMI accredited module. Please note that staff are also subject to change. Please see the Accreditation and Professional Recognition section for more details on our CMI accredited module.

This course can be offered on a part-time basis, with study over two years. Whilst we would like to give you all the information about our part-time offering here, it is tailored for each course each year depending on the number of part-time applicants. Therefore, the part-time teaching arrangements vary. You can make an enquiry about part-time study using our online forms, for UK and for EU/International students.

Course Specification
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Modules

Overview

Across semesters one and two, you will study a wide variety of legal topics, covering areas as diverse as International Sale of Goods, International Intellectual Property Law and International Taxation Law, all designed to provide you with the opportunity to gain a strong grounding in key legal principles, as well as specific areas that apply to international commercial law. All modules on this course are mandatory. Please note that the semester structures listed below for semesters 1 and 2 are indicative only. Modules may be delivered in either semester 1 or 2 depending on resourcing requirements and which cohort a student is enrolled upon.

In the final semester, you should choose an area to research and report for your project – you will have been supported through Research Skills and Research Design modules taken in your first and second semesters. You will also have the opportunity to study the Global Professional Development Consultancy module developed in partnership with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), focused on consultancy, which can lead to a professional qualification upon successful completion. Please see the Accreditation and Professional Recognition section for more details.

Without professional experience option


Semester 1
  • Research Skills
  • International Sale of Goods
  • World Trade Organisation Law
  • International Intellectual Property Law
Semester 2
  • Research Design
  • Comparative Commercial Remedies
  • International Taxation Law
  • Commercial Law in Action
Semester 3
  • Global Professional Development Consultancy
  • Project

With professional experience option


The ‘professional experience’ opportunity enables you to apply in semester 1 for optional professional experience, that could be one, two or three semesters long, extending the duration of your Masters to either 16, 20 or 24 months. The professional experience provides an opportunity for you to develop expertise and experience in your chosen field with the aim of enhancing your employability upon graduation.

Please note that the optional professional experience modules incur an additional tuition fee, which for 1 semester of professional experience is £1,333.33, for 2 semesters of professional experience is £2,666.67, and for 3 semesters of professional experience is £4,000. Professional experience opportunities may also be subject to additional costs, visa requirements being met, subject to availability and/or competitive application. Professional experience opportunities are not guaranteed but you could benefit from the support of our employability and placements team in trying to find and secure an opportunity.

Semester 1
  • Research Skills
  • International Sale of Goods
  • World Trade Organisation Law
  • International Intellectual Property Law
Semester 2
  • Research Design
  • Comparative Commercial Remedies
  • International Taxation Law
  • Commercial Law in Action
Semester 3
  • Professional Experience
Semester 4
  • Professional Experience
Semester 5
  • Professional Experience
Semester 6
  • Global Professional Development Consultancy
  • Project

We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated.

In more detail...

  • Guidance on research, study and writing skills together with exploration of research design and methods, in preparation for writing assessments and the final semester Project module.
  • Option to extend the course with embedded professional experience, through the professional experience pathway. Please see the professional experience section in the Overview tab for further details.
  • Over 50 years’ experience teaching Law at Coventry University.
  • Coventry Law School is currently a member of the International Association of Law Schools and European Law Faculties Association, evidencing its focus on aiming to be an outward looking and international school.
  • Access to the Talent Team, a dedicated service for those students seeking placements and employment, with employability staff with knowledge of the legal profession and associated careers.
  • Access to Coventry Law School’s Moot Room (subject to availability).
  • International perspective provided by staff exchange visits from other universities across the world (subject to availability).
  • Opportunities to attend guest lectures from employers who specialise in different areas of the law, with the opportunity to build your professional network. Please note guest speakers are subject to availability.
  • Current established student exchange links with the Universities of Liege in Belgium, Strasbourg in France (French speaking), Castellon and Leon in Spain (Spanish speaking), The Hague in the Netherlands, Orebro in Sweden, Pecs in Hungary (where courses are taught in English), the Universities of Kiel and Rostock in Germany (German Speaking) and the University of the West Indies Law Faculty in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (English speaking).
  • Teaching input from academics engaged in research through our Centre for Financial and Corporate Integrity, which, amongst other topics, has a focus on Law Risk and Compliance, which is of particular relevance to this course.

International Trade: Free and fair trade is crucial to the global economy. The conduct of international trade is regulated by both international institutions, such as the World Trade Organisation, and substantive rule such as the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods. This course examines both the content of these international rules and their institutional setting. This course further considers the effects of international trade law on economies, global development, citizens, the environment, and international equity.

Commercial Practice: An ability to place advanced knowledge and understanding in a practical context is crucial for any practicing lawyer. Commercial lawyers draw from a broad base of legal knowledge and skills and apply them to situations which are often both contentious and complex. This course incorporates a practice-oriented approach to study, allowing you the opportunity to develop your skills as commercial lawyers or legally-interested individuals by analysing complex scenarios and providing advice; considering the fiscal implications of commercial transactions; and debating remedies to commercial disputes in a courtroom setting.

Internationalisation of Regulation: The internationalisation of business and commerce over the past century has posed new challenges to the regulation or corporations, exascerbated further by the growth of the internet and electronic commerce. It is therefore crucial in both academic and practical contexts for lawyers to be able to be able to critically appraise the international regulation of commerce, and apply knowledge and understanding of such regulation in a practical context. This course plays a crucial role, therefore, in aiming to enhance the knowledge, understanding, and skills of lawyers and legally-interested individual.

This course can be studied full-time over one year and may also be taken part-time over two years. Whilst we would like to give you all the information about our part-time offering here, it is tailored for each course each year depending on the number of part-time applicants. Therefore, the part-time teaching arrangements vary depending on factors such as the number of enrolled students. If you are interested in part-time study, please contact us using our online forms, for UK and for EU/International students, as the structure of part-time study can vary.

We place great emphasis on our aim to enhance your transferrable professional skills, so you will regularly have opportunities to lead discussions or develop your presentation skills. We will also encourage you to improve your analytical and critical skills, where appropriate, inviting you to participate in role-playing exercises or case simulations.

Teaching will principally be delivered through flexible workshops, which will include expository ‘lecture style’ content, in-class activities, and discursive seminars. These sessions may be delivered through a combination of face-to-face teaching, individual and group tutorials and online classes and tutorials. We will draw heavily on real-life case studies and there will be plenty of opportunities for discussion and debate within workshops. You will be expected to prepare in advance of workshops, with the aim to develop your understanding of a particular subject.

We seek to supplement teaching with regular guest lectures – from the UK, Europe, and beyond – bringing new perspectives to the material covered in class (subject to availability).

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which could vary depending upon the module.

Assessment methods may include, practical or project work, coursework, tests and essays. There are currently no exams on this course, however this may be subject to change and you will be notified if at any point the assessment methods include examinations or any other assessment methods.

The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards achieving the intended learning outcomes. Assessments across our courses may include exams, individual assignments or group work elements.

On successful completion of the course, a student will be able to: 

  • Critically assess the theories, concepts, values, principles and rules of public and private laws in a global commercial context. 
  • Evidence an advanced understanding of contemporary issues and developments within commercial law. 
  • Synthesise and critique relevant information from primary and secondary legal sources, using both digital and non-digital resources, and draw reasoned conclusions. 
  • Apply advanced legal knowledge to practical scenarios in a commercial context. 
  • Work independently, including addressing and resolving legal and related questions, identifying gaps in their own knowledge and acquiring new knowledge, tolerating ambiguity, and engaging in critical analysis and evaluation. 
  • Understand the importance of social responsibility and ethical behaviour in an academic and vocational capacity. 
  • Communicate effectively, by explaining and conveying information at various levels appropriate to the audience. 
  • Undertake complex research-based projects independently, including an ability to manage their work effectively, be reflective, make effective use of feedback, and to work independently and collaboratively as appropriate. 
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the principles of consultancy and the theories and practices found in leadership 

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which could vary depending upon the module.
Assessment methods may include, practical or project work, coursework, tests and essays. There are currently no exams on this course, however this may be subject to change and you will be notified if at any point the assessment methods include examinations or any other assessment methods.

The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards achieving the intended learning outcomes. Assessments across our courses may include exams, individual assignments or group work elements.

We set out below the typical teaching contact hours that you will receive on this course. In addition to the contact hours below, we offer the opportunity to attend additional optional sessions, such as guest lectures (subject to availability), or to meet with staff during their advice and feedback hours.

As an innovative and enterprising institution, the University may seek to utilise emerging technologies within the student experience. For all courses (whether on-campus, blended, or distance learning), the University may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via online technologies and methods.

In your first and second semester, you will have around 12 contact hours of teaching a week. The contact hours may be made up of a combination of face-to-face teaching, individual and group tutorials, and online classes and tutorials.

A strong emphasis is placed on the Project module in your final semester and therefore total teaching contact hours may be reduced.

In addition, you will be expected to undertake a significant amount of studying and revising in your own time each week, which will be both self-directed, and also guided, through the use of, for example, hand-outs or online activities.

During your study of international commercial law, our experienced academics will use relevant case studies and examples, as well as their own experience, to provide international perspectives, and ground learning in the international realities of the course content. Coventry Law School is also proud of its typically diverse student body, which can help increase the international perspectives encountered during your studies.

We recognise the difference that both work and an international experience can make to a future career. As well as having an international theme throughout your studies, there will also be opportunities to attend field trips overseas*, which in the past has seen us visit the University of the West Indies Law Faculty in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago to experience a different legal system as praxis, and also engage in a moot debate.

We currently have particularly strong links with the South West University of Politics and Law (SWUPL) in Chongqing in China. We have also established current links with The University of the West Indies (Republic of Trinidad & Tobago). These provide opportunities for study exchanges and staff also regularly give guest lectures and host joint ‘live’ online seminars with their students (subject to availability). Previously, we’ve organised seminars on topics such as International Development Law, Oil, Gas & Energy Law, Intellectual Property, International and European Law.

*Please note that we are unable to guarantee any overseas opportunities and that any such opportunities referred to on this webpage may be subject to additional costs (e.g. travel, visas and accommodation etc.), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the requirements in this regard, please contact the International Office for further details if you are an EU or International student.

Global ready

Did you know we help more students travel internationally than any other UK university according to data from the experts in higher education data and analysis, HESA?

In 2018/19, we were able to provide a total of 5,469 experiences abroad that lasted at least five days.

Much of this travel is made possible through our Global Leaders Programme, which enables students to prepare for the challenges of the global employment market, as well as strengthening and developing their broader personal and professional skills.

Explore our international experiences

1st for

international experiences

Sending more students overseas than any other UK uni 2016/17


5,469

Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2018/19


12,000

and counting

The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally since 2016

12

global programmes

As well as trips, we offer other opportunities like language courses


What our staff say

International commercial law is vital for the continued growth of the global economy. It is essential that lawyers, both practicing and prospective, learn to understand how the law facilitates international commerce by providing a legal framework for transactions, as well as eliminating barriers to international trade. The LLM in International Commercial Law provides graduates with an advanced knowledge of the law as well as the skill to put that knowledge into practice.

Dr Stuart Maclennan, Associate Professor in Law and Associate Member of the Centre for Financial and Corporate Integrity, 2020

Entry Requirements

A minimum of a 2:2 undergraduate degree in Law, or in a joint honours degree where Law has been studied to an appropriate level. This course is aimed primarily at law graduates, legal practitioners (solicitors and barristers) from the UK and other jurisdictions, and politics and business graduates with some knowledge of law.

Each application will be considered on its merits and the final decision will be made by CU Recruitment and Admissions limited, including consideration of those not possessing a first degree but with suitable work experience. To enquire further about entry requirements, please use our online form for UK applicants.

A minimum of a 2:2 undergraduate degree in Law, or in a joint honours degree where Law has been studied to an appropriate level. This course is aimed primarily at law graduates, legal practitioners (solicitors and barristers) from the UK and other jurisdictions, and politics and business graduates with some knowledge of law.

Each application will be considered on its merits and the final decision will be made by Coventry University’s International Office, including consideration of those not possessing a first degree but with suitable work experience. To enquire further about entry requirements, please use our online form for EU/International applicants.

English as a Foreign Language This course requires IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, EU students should be aware that there may be a change to UK laws following the UK’s exit in the coming years, this may change their student status, their eligibility to study part time, and/or their eligibility for student finance amongst other things. We will act in accordance with the UK’s laws in force from time to time.

English as a Foreign Language This course requires IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

More detail

International Entry Requirements Overview (above pre-sessional English box on webpage) A minimum of a 2:2 undergraduate degree in Law, or in a joint honours degree where Law has been studied to an appropriate level. This course is aimed primarily at law graduates, legal practitioners (solicitors and barristers) from the UK and other jurisdictions, and politics and business graduates with some knowledge of law.

Each application will be considered on its merits and the final decision will be made by Coventry University’s International Office, including consideration of those not possessing a first degree but with suitable work experience. To enquire further about entry requirements, please use our online form for EU/International applicants.

English as a Foreign Language This course requires IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

English as a Foreign Language This course requires IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

More detail

What our staff say

International commercial law is vital for the continued growth of the global economy. It is essential that lawyers, both practicing and prospective, learn to understand how the law facilitates international commerce by providing a legal framework for transactions, as well as eliminating barriers to international trade. The LLM in International Commercial Law provides graduates with an advanced knowledge of the law as well as the skill to put that knowledge into practice.

Dr Stuart Maclennan, Associate Professor in Law and Associate Member of the Centre for Financial and Corporate Integrity, 2020

EU student fees

EU nationals starting in the 2020/21 academic year remain eligible for the same fees as home students and the same financial support. Financial support comes from Student Finance England, and covers undergraduate and postgraduate study for the duration of their course, providing they meet the residency requirement.

For tuition fee loans

EU nationals starting in the 2020/21 academic year must have resided in the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland for the three years prior to the start of their course. The purpose of that three year residency should not have been mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education.

For maintenance loans

EU nationals starting in the 2020/21 academic year must have resided in the UK and Islands for the five years prior to the start of their course. The purpose of that five year residency should not have been mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education.

Starts

Fee


September 2021

£10,400 | £14,400 (with prof. experience) (per year)


January 2022

£10,400 | £14,400 (with prof. experience) (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly outstanding undergraduate candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional sports achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


September 2021

£16,600 | £20,600 (with prof. experience) (per year)


January 2022

£16,600 | £20,600 (with prof. experience) (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly exceptional candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


September 2021

£16,600 | £20,600 (with prof. experience) (per year)


January 2022

£16,600 | £20,600 (with prof. experience) (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly exceptional candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional achievement and academic excellence.

Course essentials - additional costs

  • This course may incur additional costs associated with any field trips, placements or work experience, study abroad opportunities or any other opportunity (whether required or optional), which could include (but is not limited to) travel, accommodation, activities and visas.

What our students say...

International commercial law is vital for the continued growth of the global economy. It is essential that lawyers, both practicing and prospective, learn to understand how the law facilitates international commerce by providing a legal framework for transactions, as well as eliminating barriers to international trade. The LLM in International Commercial Law provides graduates with an advanced knowledge of the law as well as the skill to put that knowledge into practice.

Dr Stuart Maclennan, Associate Professor in Law and Associate Member of the Centre for Financial and Corporate Integrity, 2020

Career prospects

Graduate Immigration Route visa

Based on current information from the UK Government, international students whose study extends beyond summer 2021 may be eligible for a visa under the UK Government’s Graduate Immigration Route, which will enable students to stay and work, or look for work, in the UK at any skill level for up to two (2) years. Check the most up to date guidance available to check your eligibility and any updates from the UK Government before making an application or enrolment decision.

The LLM International Commercial Law course provides an opportunity for you to build on your undergraduate knowledge and skills and further develop your subject knowledge and your legal, analytical and transferable skills.

To further develop employability skills, and help build on your practical experience, this course offers the opportunity for professional experience which could see you extend your course by up to a year through a placement in industry. Please note that professional experience opportunities are not guaranteed, and you will be responsible for sourcing any opportunity, although you will have the support of our Talent Team in doing so. Please see the Overview section of this page for more details.

The skills you have the opportunity to learn and practice on the LLM International Commercial Law course can be utilised on successful completion of the course by those intending to enter the legal profession (in the UK and overseas). However, the utility of the course is not restricted to those who wish to pursue a career in commercial legal practice, as the skills and attributes developed and acquired upon successful completion of the the LLM International Commercial Law course are translatable to many other positive career destinations across the global jobs market. Graduates of the course may also seek to go on to further graduate level study (PhD) or a career in academia. Please not that further study opportunities may be subject to competitive application, availability, meeting any applicable visa requirements and additional costs may apply.

Where our graduates work

Previous graduates on similar courses have gone on to start their legal careers at organisations such as the Criminal Cases Review Commission, Crown Prosecution Service and in high street, national and international firms specialising in commercial and business law. Examples of employers of our previous graduates on similar course include: Brethertons LLP, a growing Midlands firm; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer a leading multinational law firm and Ince and Co, a specialist international commercial firm with offices in Dubai, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Le Havre, London, Paris, Piraeus, Shanghai and Singapore. International NGOs include PeaceDirect.

What our students say...

International commercial law is vital for the continued growth of the global economy. It is essential that lawyers, both practicing and prospective, learn to understand how the law facilitates international commerce by providing a legal framework for transactions, as well as eliminating barriers to international trade. The LLM in International Commercial Law provides graduates with an advanced knowledge of the law as well as the skill to put that knowledge into practice.

Dr Stuart Maclennan, Associate Professor in Law and Associate Member of the Centre for Financial and Corporate Integrity, 2020
Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the university. A copy of the 2020/21 Contract can be found here. The Contract details your rights and the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and contains the obligations that the university will owe to you. You should read the Contract before you accept an offer of a place and before you enrol at the university.

The tuition fee for the course that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For UK and EU students, if Parliament permit an increase in tuition fees, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study in line with any such changes. Note that any increase is expected to be in line with inflation. Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, EU students should be aware that there may be a change to UK laws following the UK’s exit, this may change their student status, their eligibility to study part time, and/or their eligibility for student finance. We will act in accordance with the UK’s laws in force in relation to student tuition fees and finance from time to time.

For International students the tuition fee that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For international students, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation.