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LLM International Commercial Law

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  • Delivery:
    Full time according to Funding Council definitions

​Founded in the ancient silk and spice routes, international trade and commerce has spread to become the most significant activity of any modern economy.

The provision of goods and services in other countries increased dramatically in the second half of the 20th century, and today continues to reveal new markets, products and commercial practices.

Our LLM in International Commercial Law focuses on the legal regulation from the perspective of a common law jurisdiction, and the challenges presented through membership of the international and European communities.

Interested in studying this course part-time? Enquire now.

“This really is a career-enhancing course, not just within the legal profession but in a variety of industries. Our graduates have gone on to work as patent associates, senior lawyers and associate directors.”
Dr Melanie Klinkner, Senior Lecturer in Law

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“The LLM degree gave me a considerable competitive advantage over other applicants when vying for the position during the interview process. Moreover, I am incredibly indebted to BU and the law faculty staff for providing such an incredible intellectual journey - one that I shall not forget.”
Charl Herman, Founder and CEO, Herman & Co

Key information

Next start date:

September 2019, January 2020

Location:

Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus and Lansdowne Campus

Duration:

1 year full-time (September start); 16 months full-time (January start)

Entry requirements:

For 2019 entry: 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