LL.M. Law (Specialism International Commercial Law) LLM, PDip

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  • GBP12890 Year (Non-EEA)
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University of Kent | Canterbury, United Kingdom
The Kent LLM (and associated Diploma programme) allows you to broaden and deepen your knowledge and understanding of law by specialising in one or more different areas.
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Description of Law (Specialism International Commercial Law) LLM, PDip

Studying for a Master in Law (Specialism International Commercial Law) LLM, PDip at University of Kent means having the certainty of gaining an LLM in a specialist area of Law. The Kent LLM gives you the freedom to leave your choice of specialism open until after you arrive, your specialism being determined by the modules you choose.

This specialisation opens up access to a range of occupations that require specialist expertise. It equips you with the necessary intellectual tools to practise international commercial law, or work for relevant government departments, regulators and international organisations in a policymaking or advisory capacity. It also provides an excellent foundation for students who may wish to pursue a research degree in the field.

It combines a thorough grounding in technical legal instruments of international commercial law, with sophisticated training in interdisciplinary frameworks for analysis of global business regulation, as well as reflective evaluation of the operation and effectiveness of law. Emphasis is also placed upon the interaction of law with other disciplines, particularly economics and politics. The modules are taught by distinguished academic specialists who cover a large and diverse range of subjects within the field.

National ratings

In the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, research by Kent Law School was ranked 8th in the UK for research intensity. We were also ranked 7th for research power and in the top 20 for research output, research quality and research impact.

An impressive 99% of our research was judged to be of international quality and the School’s environment was judged to be conducive to supporting the development of world-leading research.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline It's strongly recommended that you apply as soon as possible and no later than three months before your intended start date.
Tuition fee
  • GBP 12890 Year (Non-EEA)
  • GBP 5250 Year (EEA)
Start date September  2016
Credits (ECTS) 90 ECTS
  • Total Kent credits: PDip 120; LLM 180
  • Total ECTS credits: PDip 60; LLM 90
Credits 180
  • Total Kent credits: PDip 120; LLM 180
  • Total ECTS credits: PDip 60; LLM 90
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 24 months
Part-time variant Flexible

Course Content


The following modules are indicative of this specialisation stream. This list is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation and student demand. Most specialisation streams will require you to study a combination of subject specialisation modules and modules from other specialisation streams so that you may customise your programme and explore other subject areas that interest you.

  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International Business Transactions
  • International Law on Foreign Investment
  • World Trade Organisation Law and Practice
  • International Financial Services Regulation
  • International and Comparative Consumer Law & Policy
  • Economic Sociology of Law
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • Contemporary Topics in Intellectual Property
  • Corporate Governance
  • Commercial Credit
  • International and Comparative Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law & Policy

English Language Requirements


IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Requirements for Law (Specialism International Commercial Law) LLM, PDip

A first or good second class honours degree in law or a related subject. Kent Law School (KLS) may also take account of relevant work experience when considering applications

Work Experience for Law (Specialism International Commercial Law) LLM, PDip

No work experience is required.

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