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An increasingly globalised economy requires commercial law to meet a wide variety of exciting challenges, from the transactional to the regulatory, from shipping to finance, from access to markets to dispute resolution. The LLM in International Commercial Law at the University of Nottingham reflects international business in its diversity, innovation, and contemporary relevance.
The School of Law boasts an impressive and internationally-renowned team of international commercial lawyers, combining established experts with exciting early-career scholars. Published scholarship is extensive, with every member of the academic staff engaged in high quality research. Current Nottingham academics are authors of several major treatises on international commercial law
You will take 120 credits´ worth of full and/or part-time subject options during the taught components of this course.
Currently, some of the subjects offered in relation to International Commercial Law include:
* Advanced Copyright & Design Law
* Banks, Consumers and Regulation
* Commercial Conflict of Laws
* EC Employment Law
* European Community Competition Law
* International & Comparative Copyright Law
* International & Comparative Patent Law
* International & Comparative Trade Mark Law
* International Consumer Protection
* International Copyright Law
* International Investment Law
* International Law of the Sea
* International Patent and Trademark Law
* International Relations Law of the EU
* International Sale of Goods
* Law of International Carriage of Goods by Sea
* Law of International Trade Finance
* Law of Marine Insurance
* Law, Development and the International Community
* Maritime Law
* Principles of Capital Market Regulation
* Public Procurement in EC and International Trade Law
* Public Procurement Law
* The World Trading System
Please note that all module details are subject to change.
You will conclude the LLM International Commercial Law by undertaking a 60-credit dissertation; this is an extensive piece of independent research in a subject of your choice. You will benefit from the support of a dedicated project supervisor, the School of Law´s Skills Programme, as well as the generic research skills training offered by the University´s Graduate School.
The LLM (Master of Laws) in International Commercial Law can be taken on a full-time basis over 1 year or part-time over 2 to 4 years.
In order to qualify for the LLM, you must take four full-year options (120 credits in total), or the equivalent number of full and half options in the taught element of the programme. Full options comprise eighteen two-hour seminars, held during the Autumn and Spring Terms. Half-options comprise nine two-hour seminars, held in either the Autumn or Spring Terms.
All seminars offer dedicated teaching, open only to postgraduate students, including postgraduate research students, where an option is relevant to a student´s doctoral research.
The precise availability of individual options differs from year to year, depending on the availability of staff to teach them, but in a typical session LLM students are able to choose from around a dozen full-year options (30 credits) and up to 50 half-year options (15 credits) over the programmes. In addition, LLM students may elect to take up to two half-year options in relevant modules offered by the School of Politics as part of its MA in International Relations.
To qualify for a particular specialist degree, candidates must choose at least three full options (or their equivalent in full and half options) from the list of qualifying options within the relevant specialisation. Students may choose any full module (or equivalent half modules) within the LLM programme as their fourth, "free" option.
In addition, the candidate must choose a dissertation topic within the relevant area of specialism. The dissertation is worth 60 credits and taken over the summer period towards the end of the course for submission in September.
Assessment for options is by essay, examination or a combination of both.