This LLM in International Trade and Commercial Law (PGDip) from Oxford Brookes University combines rigorous legal education with a contemporary and global perspective. It is ideally suited to students from a commercial law, business, management, or economics background, providing advanced knowledge of the application of legal principles and mechanisms to the world of international commerce.
The course is designed to provide you with the specialist skills and in-depth knowledge that will be attractive to employers in the areas of international and commercial legal practice, import-export, insurance, investment, shipping and freight and commodities.
Students studying for the LLM in International Trade and Commercial Law are required to complete the compulsory module in Law of International Business Transactions (20 credits), and the compulsory module in International Economic Law (20 credits) in the first semester, as well as the compulsory module in Advanced Legal Research Methods (20 credits).
In the second semester you take the compulsory module in Advanced Issues of International Business Transactions (20 credits. In addition you can choose any two of the listed options below (20 credits each, totalling 40 M-level credits):
In Semester 2 you can choose any two of the following options (20 credits each, totalling 60 master's level credits)*:
You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
You need the following IELTS score:
Minimum required score:
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You will normally be required to have (or to be expecting) a good honours degree, or an equivalent degree awarded by a university outside the United Kingdom. The degree may be in Law or in a related discipline. We welcome applications from both non-Law graduates and work experience-based candidates.
Those of you new to the academic study of law will be advised to read a number of recommended texts by way of induction before you begin the course. You are also encouraged to attend the induction sessions provided in the week prior to the beginning of the course.
An IELTS minimum score of 6.5 (with 6.0 in reading and writing) is required.
Preparation courses for International and EU students
We offer a range of courses to help you to meet the entry requirements for this course and also familiarise you with university life. You may also be able to apply for one student visa to cover both courses.
If you are studying outside the UK, for more details about your specific country entry requirements, translated information, local contacts and programmes within your country, please have a look at our country pages.
You apply for this course through UCAS Postgraduate.
Through UCAS Postgraduate, you should use the UKPASS portal to make your application, which will then be forwarded directly to our Admissions Office. You should send supporting documentation to us directly using the email addresses on the UKPASS application form.
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