LLM in International Commercial Law LLM

The objective of Commercial Law is to facilitate commercial transactions, whether a sale of goods, dealing in digital content or data, secured financing arrangements, or mergers. Once a commercial transaction crosses jurisdictional borders, complex questions arise regarding the enforceability of all the terms in a commercial agreement, the law(s) which apply to the transaction, and where any disputes which might arise from the transaction can be resolved.

This LLM will provide you with a solid foundation for understanding the legal challenges of international commerce, and will allow you to explore how a range of international transactions are regulated through a combination of contracts, domestic law and internationally agreed rules.

Teaching

You will be taught by academics who are recognised subject experts with UK and international experience. As well as teaching, most are involved in producing leading research, often providing expert advice to outside bodies.

How the course will be taught will depend on the modules you opt to take, but you can expect a mixture of lectures, seminars and group work.

You will take a selection of modules totalling 120 CATS followed by a 10,000 word dissertation worth 60 CATS. All our modules are worth 20 CATS and run for one term. Modules will be taken during terms one and two, leaving you term three and the summer to complete your dissertation.  If you choose to study part-time, this will be split over two years of study. You will be required to select modules covering traditional commercial law subjects and a selection of modules which provide a contextual perspective.

Assessment

The course incorporates a wide and varying range of assessment methods, which may include essays, examinations, portfolios, presentations and the dissertation.

We regard feedback as a vital part of the assessment process. We seek to help you reach your full potential by identifying the strengths and weaknesses of your work and the actions needed to develop your understanding. You will be given feedback after your assessments each term.

LLM Award
October Start
Full-time Study Mode
1 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

If applying for one of our LLMs, we would normally expect you to have at least an upper second class honours degree in law or its equivalent. If you hold a good lower second class honours degree or equivalent and practical and/or other relevant experience then you may also be admitted, in appropriate circumstances.

If your first degree is not in law then you may still be admitted, if we are satisfied that you will be able to complete the relevant LLM satisfactorily.

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