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Application closes on
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International :31 Jul 
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LLM Commercial Law

 Course Level
Masters / PG
 Type
Full Time

 Duration
1 Year
 Start month
September

 Tuition fee

International
17400 GBP
National
10200 GBP
EU
10200 GBP

Application fee

International 50 GBP
National 50 GBP
EU 50 GBP
Department
Law
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)7
TOEFL-IBT (min)100
GMAT (avg)600
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About this course

This programme is designed to help equip you with the knowledge and understanding to operate successfully in today's international and commercial environment.

Advanced knowledge of commercial law is a significant asset in an increasingly globalised world. Growth in international trade, international investment and new markets has led to greater regulation of commercial activity at a regional and international level, increasing the demand for suitably qualified business professionals and lawyers.

Supported by a respected academic team, you will have the opportunity to gain a highly valued qualification that could give you a real advantage in your professional life.

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Eligibility Criteria

To study at postgraduate level you should have a first degree in an appropriate subject or relevant qualifications and experience.

Confirm with the School to find out whether there are specific entry requirements for this programme.


English language requirements
If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English:

  • IELTS: total 7.0 (at least 6.5 in each module)
  • TOEFL-iBT: total 100 (at least 23 in each module)
  • PTE(A): total 67 (at least 61 in each of the "Communicative Skills" sections)
  • CAE and CPE: total 185 (at least 176 in each module)
  • If you completed a CAE or CPE before January 2015 please contact the Admissions Office for the accepted grades.

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Course Modules

The programme offers a wide range of subjects that deal with various aspects of commercial law enabling you to tailor the LLM to meet your specific interests.

The programme structure for 2016/17 will consist of 180 credits to be made up of the following:

A total of 120 credits in taught courses, 60 in each semester. At least 80 credits must be taken from the following list:

Full year courses (40 credits, counting as 20 credits per semester)

  • Company Law
  • Contract Law in Europe
  • EU Competition Law
  • Practice of International Banking and the Law

Semester 1 courses (20 credits)

  • Delict and Tort
  • European Labour Law
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • Principles of Corporate Finance Law
  • Principles of International Tax Law
  • The Law of Secured Finance

Semester 2 courses (20 credits)

  • EUCOTAX Wintercourse
  • European Labour Law
  • Insolvency Law
  • International Private Law: Jurisdiction and Enforcement of Judgments
  • Principles of European Tax Law
  • Principles of Insurance Law
  • Economics for Postgraduates (offered by the School of Economics)

The remaining 40 credits can be taken from any courses offered by the Law School confirmed in September 2016 (including the courses listed above).

You will also complete a dissertation of not more than 10,000 words (worth 60 credits).

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How to Apply

  • You must submit a reference with your application.

Before you apply, you should make sure you meet the entrance requirements of your chosen degree, and contact us to discuss your proposed programme of study.

Entry requirements

  • To study at postgraduate level, you will need to meet our academic and English language entry requirements.

Supporting documents

When you apply, you will need to upload:

  • A transcript with all of your results achieved to date
  • Copies of your degree/diploma certificate, if you have already completed your qualification
  • References, if these are required for the application to your chosen programme
  • Evidence of your competence in written and spoken English, if English is not your first language
  • Certified translations, if your original documents are not in English
  • A research proposal, if this is required for the application to your chosen programme
  • To make sure your application is processed in the fastest possible time, you should upload your supporting documents along with your application. We can't make a decision on your application until we have received all your relevant documents.

Academic qualifications

  • To study at postgraduate level, you must normally hold a degree in an appropriate subject, with an excellent or very good classification (equivalent to first or upper second class honours in the UK).
  • We may also accept equivalent qualifications or work experience.
  • Specific entry requirements vary between degree programmes and you should confirm you have the necessary qualifications before applying.
  • You will find the minimum academic entry requirements and more details on your chosen programme in our degree finder.

Applying online

  • Once you've found your programme, look for the “Apply” button in the “Applying” section.
  • Choose the option with your preferred award, study mode and start date, then choose "Apply" to begin your application.
  • The application form contains guidance on how to complete each section.
  • The first step in the online application asks for your basic details. This includes your email address.
  • You do not need to complete the application in full; you can save a partially completed application. If you do this, an email will be sent to you that provide a link to allow you to return to the application to complete it.

After you apply

  • After you've applied you will be able to track the progress of your application using our Applicant Hub. You can also accept or decline any offers through the Hub.

Accepting the offer

  • Make sure you read your offer carefully and follow the instructions on how to accept using the Applicant Hub.
  • At the time of accepting an offer you are not committing yourself financially or academically to the University, but an early indication of your response does help us to manage the admissions process.
  • We will send you confirmation when we receive your acceptance.

 

 

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