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  1. International Commercial Law LLM
    1. 2017
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International Commercial Law

LLM |
Explore the main areas of international commercial law and regulation, covering a wide range of exciting subjects from international trade law, to shipping, to business regulation.

Key Information

Start date

September 2017
January 2018

Duration

Full-time: one year
Part-time: two years

UK/EU

Full-time: £12,000

Part-time: £6,000 (per year)

Non-EU

Full-time: £17,000

Part-time: £8,500 (per year)

Who is it for?

The Specialism in International Commercial Law will appeal to students at all stages of their career and from around the world who have an interest in the commercial dimension of legal issues. It will enable you with this focus to develop your career in private commercial practice at law firms or in house across in a variety of sectors. With the broad knowledge available under this wide-ranging specialism, you will also be well-placed to embark on policy-oriented careers in the private or public sector.

Objectives

One of the more popular specialisms, the LLM in International Commercial Law offers you expert guidance and academic support in the main areas of international commercial law and regulation. This course provides you with the opportunity to study an extensive range of distinct but related subjects in international commercial law.

Our internationally-renowned International Commercial Law specialism is in serious demand in legal practice, government and industry. This specialism offers an impressive selection of commercial modules covering areas as widespread as international trade and shipping, finance and banking, competition law and tax. This amazing selection allows students to tailor the focus of their studies to suit their interests and career goals.

Requirements and how to apply

Entry requirements

You should normally hold a good first degree in law, or an equivalent qualification in a related discipline, and be fluent in written and spoken English. Applicants with a first degree in a subject other than law will be considered.

INTO City, University of London

Don’t meet the entry requirements? INTO City, University of London offers a range of academic and English language programmes to help prepare you for study at City, University of London. You’ll learn from experienced teachers in a dedicated international study centre.

These programmes are designed for international students who do not meet the required academic and English language requirements for direct entry. To prepare for this degree course, learn more about the Graduate Diploma in Law.

English requirements

If you are an applicant whose first language is not English, the following qualifications are also required:

  • IELTS: 7.0 or above with a minimum of 6 in each area

Due to changes in the UKVI's list of SELTs we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014.

English language programmes

Don’t meet the English language requirements? INTO City, University of London offers English language programmes to help prepare you for study at university. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to degree courses. Learn more about INTO’s English for University Study programme.

Visa requirements

If you are not from the European Economic Area / Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa or entry clearance to come to the UK to study.

The way that you apply may vary depending on the length of your course. There are different rules for:

  • Students on courses of more than six months
  • Students on courses of less than six months
  • Students on a pre-sessional English language course.

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you cannot undertake any City courses on a part-time basis.

For more information see our main Visa page.

How to apply

Applications are now open for September 2017 entry and can be made through the links below. Late applicants run the risk that the course may be full after the initial round of offers has been made.

September 2017

September 2017 full-time

September 2017 part-time

We encourage online applications, however you are also able to apply by completing the below application and reference forms and sending them to the following address:

The City Law School Admissions
City, University of London
4 Gray's Inn Place
London
WC1R 5DX

If you have any enquiries please contact:

Email: law@city.ac.uk
Tel +44 (0)20 7040 3309

Gray's Inn Place
Study in the heart of legal London.
50+
Modules to choose from across 12 specialisms.
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Learn from instructors who are world-leading researchers and who have extensive professional experience.

Funding

Explore up-to-date information about funding options, available financial support and typical living costs.

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Future Finance offers students loans of between £2,500 and £40,000 to help cover tuition fees and living expenses. All students and courses are considered. All loans are subject to credit checks and approval. For further details please visit the City Finance website.

For further information and ideas about funding your course, visit Financing your study.

Placements

Each year a small number of internships become available and you will be provided with information about such opportunities and how to apply during the year of your study.

Academic facilities

As a City Law School student you will benefit from everything City has to offer including the Learning Success department and Lawbore, an online resource designed to help you find the information you need for the course modules. All course modules have online depositories through Moodle.

As part of the University of London you can also become a member of Senate House Library for free with your student ID card.

You will benefit from City, University of London’s extensive library of hard copy and electronic resources, including its comprehensive database of domestic and international caselaw, legislation, treaties and legal periodicals. There are two law-specific libraries – one at the Gray’s Inn campus and one at our Northampton square campus -  with individual study spaces and dedicated rooms for group work.

Additionally, we are a short walk away from the British Library and the Law Library of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies.

Learn a language for free

We offer a free language course for City, University of London students.

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Teaching and learning

This course is taught by leading academics as well as visiting practitioners including barristers and solicitors who work in private practice and in legal departments of major companies.

All modules are structured as 10 weekly two-hour seminars which comprise both lectures as well as interactive tutorials. All modules are supported by our online learning platform - Moodle.

Assessment

Assessment is by way of coursework which comprises 100% of the final mark in each module. Each module carries the same weight in terms of the overall qualification.

You will be allocated a dedicated supervisor for your dissertation who will help you develop a specific topic and provide support in terms of resources, content and structure.

Modules

As with all LLM specialisms at City, University of London, you may take either five modules and a shorter dissertation (10,000 words) or four modules and a longer dissertation (20,000 words). All modules are of the same duration and are taught per term (September – December or January – April) rather than the whole academic year. If you take four modules you will take two per term in each term and if you take five modules you will have three in one term and two in the other. Dissertations are written during the summer term when there are no classes.

In order to obtain this specialism, you must choose at least three modules from within this specialism and write your dissertation on a subject within the specialism.

Specialism modules

Each module is worth 30 credits.
  • International Banking Law
  • International Insurance Law
  • International Tax
  • Substantive EU Competition Law
  • European Business Regulation I
  • European Business Regulation II
  • World Trade Law
  • Comparative Antitrust Law
  • Admiralty Law
  • Marine Insurance
  • Carriage of Goods by Sea
  • Law of International Trade
  • International Corporate Finance
  • International Energy Litigation
  • Project Finance and Law
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • Energy Law
  • International Investment Law
  • EU Litigation
  • Energy, Environment & Security
  • EU Banking Law
  • EU Tax Law
  • International Cartels
  • International Intellectual Property Law
  • Mergers
  • Air & Space Law
  • Regulation of Online Entertainment.

For your remaining modules you can choose from more than 50 modules covering a diverse range of subjects.

  • Academic expert
    Professor of Commercial and Maritime Law working in the The City Law School.
  • Student
    I really enjoyed writing my dissertation. It is priceless to be able to make such a comprehensive research in your areas of interest and make a point that could potentially be used in the legal sector or in business.

Career prospects

As a graduate of this specialist LLM you will be well placed to pursue careers in this area of law in private practice, in-house in a law firm, policy and government, non-governmental organisations and a wide range of non-legal careers in trade and commerce.

The City Law School has a vibrant Pro Bono programme including our award-winning commercial law clinic for tech start-ups Start-Ed .

Postgraduate experience

Students who complete the LLM may wish to continue their academic studies by enrolling in a PhD offered by The City Law School.


Applications are now open for September 2017 entry and can be made through the links below. Late applicants run the risk that the course may be full after the initial round of offers has been made.

September 2017

September 2017 full-time

September 2017 part-time

We encourage online applications, however you are also able to apply by completing the below application and reference forms and sending them to the following address:

The City Law School Admissions
City, University of London
4 Gray's Inn Place
London
WC1R 5DX

If you have any enquiries please contact:

Email: law@city.ac.uk
Tel +44 (0)20 7040 3309

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