International Business and Commercial Law LLM

Course summary


This course is designed to introduce to you the theory and practice of international business regulation in the context of globalisation. 

Why choose this course?

London is the centre for global banking, finance and trade, so you will be well placed to take advantage of your proximity to the major corporations when you study at UWL. 

The LLM International Business and Commercial Law course is aimed at students seeking to work as legal experts in the area of multinational corporations. 

The course covers laws on business structure, corporate process, taxation, intellectual property, dispute resolution and legal aspects of international finance, so you'll be equipped with the skills and knowledge that are sought after in the banking and finance sector.

Law students at UWL have access to an on-site courtroom that features state of the art technology including laptops and video equipment for judges/advocates and is ideal for student mooting competitions.

UWL has excellent links with major corporations to help you undertake your dissertation and develop your career prospects.

The Guardian University Guide 2012 ranked us as the top modern London-based law school.

Tutor Information

This course is run by the School of Law and Criminology to provide you with both the high-quality teaching and the personal attention you need to make the most of your University education.

The School of Law and Criminology teaching staff includes:

Lecturer Matteo Zambelli who is a partner in the corporate finance practice of the law firm Zambelli Tassetto, Studio Legale. His areas of expertise include securities regulations, international banking law, legal aspects of international finance and international arbitration.

Lecturer in Law Michael Derks.

Career and study progression

Our aim is to produce graduates who have employment prospects with international trade agencies and multinational corporations.

Graduates can seek employment with investment, law, consultancy and accounting firms - especially those that focus on international practice. 

On completing this course successfully, you can choose to continue your studies and progress on to a PhD.

Other options available for LLM International Business and Commercial Law

  • Full time - September 2017, Ealing site
  • Part time - September 2017, Ealing site





A range of loans, bursaries and scholarships are available to help you fund your studies.

Students on some Masters courses may be eligible to apply for a Postgraduate Loan of up to £10,000 as a contribution towards their course and living costs. Find out how to apply for a Postgraduate Loan on GOV.UK

Other loans available to postgraduate students include Professional and Career Development Loans, which also allow you to borrow up to £10,000.  Find out more about Loans on GOV.UK

Additional funding is available to some types of students, such as disabled students. Find out more about funding opportunities

Within the university, we offer a range of scholarships and bursaries including:

  • The William Brake Bursary: a £1,000 award for candidates on undergraduate or postgraduate degree courses
  • The Mollie Clay Scholarship: a £2,500 scholarship awarded to an outstanding student
  • Exclusive alumni discounts: a £2,000 discount on taught postgraduate courses or a 10% discount on research courses, exclusive to students who graduated from the University of West London.

Other scholarships are also available, including awards for specific subjects. Find out more and check your eligibility for the scholarships and bursaries listed above.

Please note fees are paid for each year of study unless otherwise stated. You will be required to re-enrol and pay fees at the beginning of each academic year. Fees may be subject to government regulations on fee increases. Future inflationary increases will be applied to each subsequent year of the course, subject to government regulations on fee increases.

September Start
Full-time, Part-time Study Mode
1 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

Entry requirements

A good undergraduate degree or equivalent professional qualification with appropriate law content.

Students with three years' legal or relevant commercial work experience will also be considered subject to interviews.

Applicants with extensive work experience will be considered on a case by case basis.

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