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LLM International Commercial Law

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  • Delivery:
    Full time according to Funding Council definitions, Part-Time

The LLM International Commercial Law course draws primarily upon the common law tradition but is intended to provide the widest possible perspective through groundings in international economic law and contemporary economic and financial context.

Many businesses rely on their ability to trade internationally, so a solid understanding of international commercial law is attractive to prospective employers, including specialist forms with international clients.

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the dynamics of international commerce, a common law perspective of the legal regulation of institutions and transactions, an appreciation of the problems associated with competing national jurisdictions and a critical awareness of corporate, intellectual property and tax law. 
  • Tailor your studies toward the specific areas of international commercial law to suit your desired career through a range of option units
  • Enhance your career prospects, not only within the legal profession but in a variety of industries. Graduates have gone on to work as consultants, judges assistants, senior lawyers and associate directors. 

See Course details for more information, including how this course will be delivered safely in autumn 2020 in response to Covid-19.

Key information

Next start date:

September 2020, January 2021, September 2021

Location:

Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus and Lansdowne Campus

Duration:

1 year full-time or 2 years part-time (September start); 16 months full-time or 27 months part-time (January start)

Entry requirements:

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in any subject. For more information check out our full entry requirements.

International entry requirements:

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component of writing, speaking, listening and reading. For more information check out our full entry requirements.

Course details

On this course you will be taught by a range of staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This will include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners, demonstrators, technicians and research students. You will also benefit from regular guest lectures from industry.

Download the programme specification (pdf 579kb)

Entry requirements

Your application

For International Commercial Law we are looking for applicants who:

  • Have a legal background or demonstrate true passion for law
  • Are enthusiastic about issues surrounding international commerce and international legal provisions
  • Can evaluate legal situations, develop arguments and contribute to group discussions and debates
  • Are prepared to work hard to meet strict deadlines and rise to the challenge of postgraduate study.

Careers

The course will provide a challenging and stimulating opportunity to enhance your career prospects within a variety of industries and/or the legal profession.

In particular, the course will appeal to:

  • International students looking for an understanding of commercial trade
  • Lawyers seeking a specialism or an accreditation to advise commercial clients
  • Managers in the banking, insurance, carriage and other constituent industries
  • Recent or mature Graduates (and equivalents) seeking more focused career opportunities
  • Academic lawyers seeking to expand their knowledge base.

Costs and fees

You can find full information about the deposits required and how to pay your fees in our postgraduate fees and funding section, including details of the new Postgraduate Loans Scheme, offering up to £10,000 of support (subject to fee status).

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per annum. Fees quoted are for tuition only unless stated otherwise. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course. 

Find out more about living expenses for postgraduate students

Our staff

On this course you will be taught by staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This could include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners and research students, many of whom are actively engaged in research and/or professional practice which is integrated into the teaching of this course. Please note that staff can change.

Course changes