LL.M. On Campus

International Commercial and Corporate Law

12 months
21000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Gain specialist legal knowledge at the International Commercial and Corporate Law LLM course offered at the University of Southampton. Learn skills in a range of disciplines and develop skills for your professional life. Commercial law plays a key role in global trade giving you access to excellent career opportunities.


Course Details

Whether your aim is to progress within a law firm specialising in commercial and corporate work or join the legal team of a global corporation, this International Commercial and Corporate Law LLM course offered at the University of Southampton will provide essential in-depth knowledge to help you succeed. Its flexible structure will enable you to design a programme that suits your individual needs by choosing from a wide range of optional modules. These draw on the world-leading expertise of our academics in areas such as corporate governance, secured transactions, conflict of laws, international business law and maritime law. The options also include modules on ship finance, insurance and ship sale and purchase that are not widely available elsewhere. In addition, our extensive links with law firms will enhance your learning and help you to build professional networks.

This LLM degree offers essential knowledge and skills for recent graduates who are keen to enter the competitive world of commercial and corporate law, and for more established practitioners looking to move into a new specialism.Commercial and Corporate Law is offered by University of Southampton.

Career Opportunities

Working as lawyers in international law firms or ‘in-house’, in international commercial organisations, and working outside the legal sector, in government, insurance, finance, charitable organisations, consultancies and academia.

Firms who target Southampton graduates and regularly visit the Law School include:

  • Campbell Johnson Clark
  • Clyde & Co
  • HFW
  • Addleshaw Goddard
  • White & Case
  • Ince & Co
  • Womble Bond Dickinson
  • Burges Salmon

A number of global firms also have practices in international arbitration: 

  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • Skadden
  • Allen & Overy
  • Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Hogan Lovells
  • White & Case

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • International Trade Law
  • Marine Insurance
  • Carriage of Goods by Sea
  • Commercial Conflict of Laws and International Litigation
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • Carriage by Air
  • Insurance Law
  • Principles of Secured Transactions
  • Corporate Governance - Regulating Boards of Directors
  • Global Trends in Copyright and Trademark Laws
  • The Law of Ship Sale and Purchase

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You’ll need a 2.1 degree in a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) or at least 4 law modules in a bachelor’s degree.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21000 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

EU and international students pay £21,000.

Living costs for Southampton

697 - 1093 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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