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International Commercial Law, LL.M.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #205 (QS) ,
With the LLM International Commercial Law programme offered at the University of Reading you will take an interdisciplinary approach combining law and business.


At the University of Reading studying the LLM International Commercial Law will offer a wide choice of modules delivered by the School of Law, and the ICMA Centre, part of the renowned Henley Business School. You will be part of a dynamic and global learning environment, where academic excellence and professional relevance are at the heart of our teaching.

You will examine the area from a comparative, international and inter-disciplinary perspective, and benefit from high-quality teaching and courses supported by expert academic researchers and practitioners. 

You will have opportunities to hear from a variety of guest speakers – academics and practitioners – who are experts in their fields.The programme takes a practice-focused approached, and will enable you to develop valuable links with employers and take opportunities to gain real-world experience.You will have access to use of common student spaces at Foxhill House, library access and internet access.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced issues in international commercial law
  • International corporate finance and the law
  • Legal aspects of mergers, acquisitions and takeovers
  • Legal aspects of trade and the World Trade Organisation (WTO)

      Detailed Programme Facts

      • Programme intensity

        You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

        • Full-time duration 12 months
        • Average part-time duration 24 months
      • Languages
        • English
      • Delivery mode
        On Campus

      English Language Requirements

      You need the following IELTS score:

      • Minimum required score:


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      Academic Requirements

      General Requirements

      You are normally required to have a good undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK). However, our participants come with a variety of relevant legal and non-legal experience and all applicants are considered on individual merit.

      Tuition Fee

      • International

        16045 GBP/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 16045 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
      • EU/EEA

        7545 GBP/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 7545 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
      We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

      Living costs for Reading

      • 903 - 1390 GBP/month
        Living Costs

      The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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