Commercial Law LLM, LL.M.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    15540
    Tuition (Year)
    6840
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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Commercial Law LLM at University of Birmingham the exert some of the most powerful influences on human activity and commercial relationships reflect a constantly evolving world. The ingenuity of traders and the complexity of modern commerce is truly breathtaking. The study of Commercial Law provides an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in this important and fascinating area of law. This programme enables you to develop expertise in a range of commercial law subjects. Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at one of our on-campus open days. Register to attend at: www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgopendays If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: www.pg.bham.ac.uk
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

Birmingham's LLM programmes have been designed to allow in-depth analysis of important legal topics. Modules are all 20 credits in length, comprising 10 two-hour seminars, to enable students to develop significant expertise which will enhance their career prospects.

Birmingham is able to offer small-group teaching on the LLM and students following popular modules with large numbers of students will receive (where possible) additional teaching time. For these additional hours large classes will be split in to two separate seminar groups in order to provide an equal opportunity for class interaction compared to those in smaller groups.

The LLM programmes last 12 months, running from September to September. All LLM programmes follow the same basic structure.

  • In part I of the programmes, you take six 20 credit modules: the range of choice depends on the programme you decide to follow. Assessment in those modules, by essay or formal examination, is in May and June.
  • In part II of the programmes, you research and write a 15,000-word dissertation on a selected topic of law under the supervision of a member of staff.

The LLM programmes enable you to develop expertise in a range of subjects. You will acquire a systematic understanding of these along with a critical appreciation of the problems that arise these fields. You will be encouraged to demonstrate originality in the application of knowledge together with a practical understanding of how established research techniques are used to create and interpret knowledge.

Law School induction

At the start of the course there is a two-day induction designed to help you settle in and gain an understanding of the LLM programme.

Students do not register for modules before arrival as we feel it is important that you are able to make an informed choice. As part of the induction process module leaders will give a detailed description of what their subject entails and you will have the option to attend any areas which you are interested in for the first two weeks of the course before having to submit a final decision.

Studying part-time

All the LLM programmes may be taken part-time and completed over a period of two years. This mode of study is particularly suitable for barristers and solicitors who wish to combine professional practice with university-level study, gaining CPD points in the process.

Classes for part-time students on the LLM will be scheduled between 9am-6pm and students will typically have between 2-4 hours of teaching each week. Fees are the same as for full-time study but are split over two years.

International students

International students are invited to participate in an orientation course run by the university’s International Office before the start of the academic session. For students from outside the UK, there are also lectures on the British constitution, sources of English law and the working methods of the common law system. The English for International Students Unit provides a range of support in reading and writing academic English.

Programme Structure

  • Agency, Law of
  • Banking Law
  • Commercial Conflict of Laws
  • Company Law
  • Comparative International Commercial Arbitration
  • Cyberlaw
  • Domestic Sale of Goods, Law of
  • English Law of International Sale of Goods
  • Financing of International Trade
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International Investment Law and Policy
  • Legal Aspects of Banking Regulation
  • Marine Insurance
  • Maritime Law
  • Partnership and LLP Law
  • British Legal Responses to Terrorism
  • Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement
  • Criminal Law and Medicine
  • Environmental Energy Law
  • EU Competition Law
  • EU Constitutional Law
  • EU State Aid Law and Policy
  • European Criminal Law and Justice
  • European Health Law
  • European Human Rights Law
  • Global Crime Problems
  • Human Rights and Criminal Justice
  • Human Rights and Health Care Law
  • International and European Legal Responses to Terrorism
  • International Criminal Law and Justice
  • International Humanitarian Law
  • International Human Rights Law
  • International Trade Law and Policy - Advanced Issues
  • International Trade Law and Policy - Foundations
  • Law and Reproduction
  • Law of International Organisations
  • Public International Law
  • Public Procurement in EU and International Trade Law
  • Restorative Justice
  • Sentencing: Prison Studies
  • Socio-Legal Method
  • Socio-Legal Theory
  • The Death Penalty in Law and Practice
  • Theory of Criminal Law
  • Trading with the European Union
  • Transnational Criminal Law
  • Victimisation and Victim Policy

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 24 months
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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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.

If your first language is not English you must provide an English language qualification. Recognised qualifications include:

  • IELTS: 7.0 with no less than 6.5 in any band

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 15540 International
  • GBP 6840 EU/EEA

Funding

LLM scholarships

For 2015 entry Birmingham Law School is offering a range of scholarships to applicants for the taught LLM programmes.

  • up to £5,000 for international students (non-EU)
  • up to £2,000 for UK/EU students

Applicants are required to send a letter of motivation to Law-LLM@bham.ac.uk addressing the twin requirements of academic merit and financial need. You must include your University ID number in your letter of motivation. Please also attach an up to date transcript of your degree performance.

The closing date for the receipt of Scholarship applications is Friday, 19 June 2015.

Successful applicants will be notified in July 2015. Scholarships are not payable directly but are set off against the University fee invoice for 2015-2016 and will be transferred once successful applicants have paid the balance owed by them to the University.

University scholarships

Scholarships to cover fees and/or maintenance costs may be available. To discover whether you are eligible for any award across the University, and to start your funding application, please visit the University's Postgraduate Funding Database.

International students can often gain funding through overseas research scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships or their home government.

University of Birmingham graduates may be entitled to a fee reduction through the College of Arts and Law Alumni Bursary scheme.

For further funding information go to http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgfunding

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