Academically rigorous, relevant and socially responsive, this LLM offers a distinct approach to studying international commercial law.
1 year (full-time)
2 years (part-time)
Number of credits:
Combine academic knowledge with practical skills to succeed in a career in international commercial law.
Build on your undergraduate degree for a competitive advantage in the job market.
Gain specialised skills in legal practice, dispute resolution, advocacy and litigation.
Learn alongside experts with extensive practical experience at the leading edge of international commercial law.
Course and Module Details
Study a vibrant, stimulating, outward-looking and up-to-date LLM International Commercial Law and Legal Practice, in an innovative student-centred learning environment.
This LLM will give you the knowledge and understanding of the key legal issues and the regulatory framework that governs international commercial law and dispute resolution. You will learn how to apply this knowledge to a range of different cases and develop the essential skills for a career as a practising commercial lawyer within governments or international organisations.
Using an issues-based approach to examining the language of regulation and reality of international commercial law, you will learn how to apply your knowledge in practice. You will also develop key skills such as research and analysis, litigation and extrajudicial dispute resolution, project management, and advocacy. Problem-based and interactive learning will instil the ability to learn from experience and enable you to master concepts faster, absorb and integrate new information, and act strategically.
The course provides an understanding and examination of the following key legal issues and offers students the opportunity to undertake in-depth analysis through completion of a dissertation.
These modules are those we currently offer and may be subject to change each year.
Given the current political situation, international commercial lawyers are likely to be in high demand. This specialised course will prepare you for many career opportunities within and beyond commercial law. As a practising international commercial lawyer you could work within a multi-national organisation which focuses on trade matters. You could also work for governments, diplomatic institutions, think tanks, research and development organisations, or continue your academic career.
How to apply
You can apply now for any programme starting in April or September 2022.
All postgraduate taught applications can be made via our online application form.
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Postgraduate application process FAQs
No, you can save and revisit your application form and can contact us directly at any time if you need advice or assistance.
If you are a prospective postgraduate student who has home fee status, then you can apply close to the start of the course of study. However, if you have international fee status and require a Tier 4 Visa, then you will normally need to apply much earlier. Please see our application deadlines for postgraduate study.
We encourage all students to apply as early as possible, as some programmes have limited numbers.
Yes, we offer a range of scholarships, alongside support on managing your finances while you are with us.
Yes, we have a wide range of high quality and competitively priced on-campus student residences. We are able to offer quiet rooms and can adjust for those with specific access needs.
Find out more on our accommodation pages.
Dr Dorothy Kwagala-Igaga
Dr Dorothy Kwagala-Igaga is a Senior Lecturer in Law.Read More
Dr Dorothy Kwagala-IgagaSenior Lecturer, Law
Dorothy is a Senior Lecturer in Law and the Programme Convenor for the LLB Programme. She teaches the core module Law of Torts and the elective modules Medical Law and Ethics and Tax Law.
Dorothy says, "I enjoy teaching Law of Torts because it is easily relatable and we can explore the socio-economic foundations of the UK legal system. There are infinite ways to illustrate the principles of negligence and we have lively discussions on case scenarios.
"My research interests are in tax policy and the way tax policies shape the social contract between states and citizens. I also have an interest in decolonizing legal education."
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We offer scholarships, provide hardship funding and help you find advice on managing your finances while you study.
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