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International Commercial Law, LL.M.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #79 (QS) ,
The past few decades have seen enormous growth in international commerce, increasing the importance and prominence of international commercial law. Learn more within the International Commercial Law programme offered at the University of Birmingham.

About

This area of law provides a basis for international business transactions and the development of international markets. The increasing relevance of this pathway makes it an excellent choice for those seeking opportunities in the commercial world and understanding of the global challenges it faces.

The LLM in International Commercial Law from the University of Birmingham is designed specifically for students wishing to specialise in the international dimension of commercial law, this LLM degree will present you with the opportunity to understand how businesses operate globally and how states and the international system regulate the flow of trade and finance. 

The School has a leading reputation for excellence in its research and teaching in this area and the modules available on this LLM degree in International Commercial Law draw on these strengths.

Why study this course?
  • Research-led teaching - the latest Research Excellence Framework confirmed that 96% of our research is judged to be internationally recognised
  • Module choice - one of the widest ranges of LLM modules available in the UK
  • Professional links - annual law fair, visits to and from leading firms
  • Pathway route - allowing flexibility in the LLM specialism you graduate with   

Careers

Our graduates move onto a diverse range of careers, with many going on to work in top law schools and law firms. Some examples of where our recent graduates have gone on to work include: Linklaters LLP, 5 Pump Court Chambers, Bar Pro Bono Unit and Squire Patton Boggs. 

A number of our postgraduate students go directly from Birmingham to complete the Legal Practice Course or the Bar Professional Training Course.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Banking Law
  • Carriage of Goods by Sea
  • Commercial Conflict of Laws
  • Company Law
  • Elements of Cyberlaw
  • English Law of International Sale of Goods
  • Environmental Energy Law
  • Financing of International Trade
  • International Corporate Governance
  • International Trade Law and Policy: Foundations
  • International Trade Law and Policy: Advanced Issues
  • Maritime Law

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    95

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):

    185

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  • Minimum required score:

    67

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Academic Requirements

  • Applicants should have a good Honours degree in law, or a degree in another discipline augmented with a pass in the Common Professional Examination.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17910 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17910 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Part-time fees:

  • UK/EU:  4,625 GBP per year

Living costs for Birmingham

  • 765 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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  • A loan of up to £10,609 will be made available to students applying to taught and research Masters courses. 
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