LL.M. On Campus

International Trade and Commercial Law

Durham University

12 months
23500 GBP/year
11500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The International Trade and Commercial Law course at Durham University offers students from a wide variety of backgrounds the opportunity to develop their legal knowledge and skills in some of the most intellectually challenging and practically relevant areas of trade and commercial law. 


The International Trade and Commercial Law course offered by Durham University has a particular emphasis upon the international aspects of these areas of legal knowledge and practice.


During the first two terms of the course, you will study taught modules drawn from a wide variety of topics on international trade and commercial law. You then complete your studies by writing a dissertation on a topic chosen by you and supervised by a member of staff with expertise in your selected subject area. Teaching is a mixture of lectures and smaller, student-led, seminar or tutorial groups. The dissertation is pursued by independent research with individual supervision.

Students attending the course are drawn from a broad range of countries, and their previous academic or professional experiences enrich the course. The School is host to the Institute of Commercial and Corporate Law, and students on the LLM are encouraged to participate in its activities.

Course Structure

You must study one compulsory module in Applied Research Methods in Law. You must also choose a number of additional taught modules, from a large body of optional modules. Finally, a dissertation must be completed, on a topic chosen by you in consultation with your allotted supervisor.

Programme Structure

Core modules:

  • Applied Research Methods in Law
  • Dissertation (of 10,000, 15,000 or 20,000 words).

Examples of optional modules:

  • Advanced Issues in International Economic Law
    • Advanced Issues of International Intellectual Property Law
    • Advanced Law of Obligations
    • Private International Law and China
    • Corporations in an EU Context
    • Current Issues in Company Law
    • Competition Law
    • Global Financial Law

    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

    Subject requirements, level and grade

    • A good 2:1 degree (or its equivalent) in law, or in a degree in which law is a major component.

    Tuition Fee

    To alway see correct tuition fees
    • International

      23500 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 23500 GBP per year during 12 months.
    • National

      11500 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 11500 GBP per year during 12 months.

    Part Time Fees

    • EU students: £12,925  per year
    • Island students students: £6,325 per year

    Living costs for Durham

    660 - 1140 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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