Commercial Law, L.L.M.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    16380 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
    7290 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #101 (ARWU) ,
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. 

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 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • 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
  • 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
  • Law and Reproduction
  • Law of International Organisations
  • Public International Law
  • Public Procurement in EU and International Trade Law
  • Restorative Justice
  • Sentencing: Prison Studies

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    3rd of July deadline refers only to the international students.

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
Check if you match the admission requirements

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):

    185

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    95

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

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

  • International Applies to you

    16380 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16380 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    7290 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7290 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
Part-time fee - £3,645/year.

Funding

  • Postgraduate Loan - A loan of up to £10,280 available to students across all discipline subject areas for full-time, part-time and distance learning Masters programmes
  • International students can often gain funding through overseas research scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships or their home government.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.