University of Dundee

International Commercial Law, L.L.M.

About

The LLM in International Commercial Law at University of Dundee covers the core issues relevant to the resolution of commercial disputes together with contractual principles.

This course will will provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in the area of corporate law with subjects specifically pertaining to e-commerce, intellectual property, contracts and more.

Our course will give you the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in the commercial arena. You'll learn about the resolution of commercial disputes from global and comparative perspectives. We make regular updates to our modules so they are relevant for the world of business today. These include: e-commerce; intellectual property; competition law; business transactions and more.

Leading research underpins our courses. In the latest assessment of research across all UK universities (December 2014):

  • 100% of our research was "recognised internationally" for its originality, significance and rigour.
  • Over half received the higher accolade of being “world leading” or “internationally excellent”.
  • We're the only UK Law team to achieve this in both the current and the previous research exercise (2008).

We're committed to providing high quality instruction, with a focus on practicality. Our high level of support prepares you for a successful legal career either in the UK or elsewhere.

The course starts with an intensive 2 week induction so everyone:

  • has the necessary understanding of the UK and European legal systems and cultures;
  • knows how to use our study environment to develop independent learning.

We have a fantastic series of guest lectures and seminars and - as a postgraduate student - you're invited to them all. We also have an annual reading party in a historic local country house. Here, staff work with our LLM students on academic skills and dissertation preparation, all whilst surrounded by the beautiful Scottish countryside.

Careers

Dundee graduates have reached the highest levels of success in the profession as senior partners, Queen's Counsel, judges and front bench politicians.

We have close links with employers and we offer programmes to support and develop the employability of our students. Our good reputation throughout the profession and close links to employers help Dundee graduates find employment.

The Law School runs an annual Law Fair which attracts law firms and employers from around the UK and further afield. Law firms also regularly visit the law school on an individual basis for recruitment purposes.

While many students study law in order to qualify to practise, the skills acquired in a law degree are also attractive to many prospective employers in professions such as:

  • the Police
  • Banking
  • Journalism
  • Management
  • Civil service

Programme Structure

  • Masters Dissertation
  • Legal Research Skills
  • Private International Law of Business Transactions
  • Private International Law (Common Law Perspectives)
  • Principles of E-Commerce Law
For more information please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go To The Course Website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

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Academic Requirements

Applicants must have, or expect to receive in the anticipated year of entry, a good honours degree in law. Exceptionally, non-law graduates with relevant legal experience may be considered. If you are concerned that your qualifications do not meet our normal expectation then please contact us.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 14950 International
  • GBP 5950 EU/EEA

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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