International Commercial Law

LLM, 1 year-27 months, full- or part-time

This is for you if... you want to gain a deeper understanding of International Commercial Law and use this knowledge to specialise within your own professional organisation or field of work.

Course Description

This course offers an in-depth study into the legal regulation issues faced by trade, commerce and corporations on an international and regional level. The course will equip you with the advanced legal skills and knowledge needed to negotiate the complex and rapidly changing field of international commercial law.

Our International Commercial Law LLM offers an impressive range of specialist topics and allows you to choose to follow a path of study to suit your specialisms and needs. You will choose eight modules from our comprehensive list. You can select from a range of subjects dealing with international trade and finance, corporate law, e-commerce, intellectual property and the world trading system.

The course will equip you with advanced legal study and research skills and our seminar-based teaching will ensure you have the opportunity to develop your verbal and written presentation skills, which will further enhance your professional prospects. The course will especially suit you if you wish to specialise in commercial legal practice or commercial legal work within corporations, non-governmental organisations or in government.

Key Facts
Start date
September each year
Department
Law
Contact

Course Administrator
+44 (0)116 252 2370
pglaw@le.ac.uk

Leicester Law School website

Why Leicester?

Graduating with a postgraduate degree in Law will give you specialist knowledge and expertise in your chosen field, enabling you to develop skills for your professional life.

The Leicester Law School a top UK law school. In the Complete University Guide 2015, we are ranked fifth best in the country for graduate employability.

Graduates of the Leicester LLM have gone on to a wide variety of careers in law, business, national and international government, nongovernmental organisations, and academia.

Our LLM courses are taught by leading academics in small seminar groups, with a focus on enriching class debate and scholarly thought, and on developing excellence in legal research.

Course Structure

Semester 1

Semester 1

Choose four option modules from:

    * = To take these modules you must already have a law degree (or a degree in which law is a substantial element).

     

     

    Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

    Semester 2

    Semester 2

    Choose four option modules from:

    * = To take these modules you must already have a law degree (or a degree in which law is a substantial element).

     

    Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

    Dissertation

    Dissertation

    You will complete your 15,000-word dissertation in the field of International Commercial Law over the summer.

    Your dissertation is an extended piece of academic writing on a subject of your choosing. You will be supervised by an academic who specialises in your chosen topic.

    Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

    Teaching and Assessment

    The modules are taught by seminars which are designed to allow you to discuss and debate the subject, with guidance from a tutor. As we focus on research based learning, most of the assessment is by coursework. Some modules may be assessed by presentation, examination or reflective log. Over the summer you will be required to complete a 15,000 word dissertation on a subject of your own choice.

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    Entry Requirements

    2:1 degree in law (or an equivalent where law is a substantial element) or an equivalent degree in an appropriate discipline.

    Relevant professional experience post-graduation is given due credit in considering entry requirements.

    English Language Requirements

    IELTS 7.0 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

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    Fees and Funding

    Career Opportunities

    Our Law Fair is held annually and attracts over 40 law firms and other graduate employers.

    Two dedicated law careers tutors are on hand to discuss career options, upcoming opportunities and give advice about different firms.

    We host a wide range of external speakers every year, representing the whole legal profession.

    You get the chance to develop your legal skills during the course:

    • The Legal Advice Clinic allows you to advise non-law students on legal issues (with support from academics and local solicitors).
    • The Innocence Project enables you to work on real-life potential miscarriages of justice, with a view to referring cases back to the Criminal Cases Review Commission.
    • Your professional competencies can be enhanced by getting involved with the debating, client interviewing, negotiating and mooting activities, organised by the Student Law Society.
    Careers

    Our Career Development Service is here to support you, with advice on interviews, CVs, work experience, volunteering and more. From Freshers’ Week to Graduation and beyond, they are here to help you reach your professional goals.

    Course Qualification Duration Start Dates Availability
    International Commercial Law LLM 1 year full-time September each year Apply Now
    International Commercial Law LLM 2-5 years part-time September each year Apply Now
    Course
    International Commercial Law
    Qualification
    LLM
    Duration
    1 year full-time
    Start Dates
    September each year
    Availability
    Course
    International Commercial Law
    Qualification
    LLM
    Duration
    2-5 years part-time
    Start Dates
    September each year
    Availability

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