International Commercial Law, L.L.M.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    16380
    Tuition (Year)
    7290
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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The past few decades have seen enormous growth in international commerce, increasing the importance and prominence of international commercial law. This area of law provides a basis for international business transactions and the development of international markets. The increasing relevance of this programme makes it an excellent choice for those seeking opportunities in the commercial world. 

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
  • EU Competition Law
  • EU State Aid Law and Policy
  • Financing of International Trade
  • International Investment Law and Policy
  • Legal Aspects of Banking Regulation
  • British Legal Responses to Terrorism
  • Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement
  • Criminal Law and Medicine
  • The Death Penalty in Law and Practice
  • English Law of International Sale of Goods
  • Environmental Energy Law
  • EU Constitutional Law
  • European Criminal Law
  • European Health Law
  • European Human Rights Law
  • Global Crime Problems
  • Human Rights and Criminal Justice
  • Law and Reproduction
  • Law of International Organisations
  • Mentally Disordered Offenders
  • Public International Law
  • Theory of Criminal Law
  • Trading with the European Union
  • Sex, Death, Gender and (In) Security
  • Terrorism and Contemporary Conflict
  • Totalitarianism And The State

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

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

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

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 Per Year

  • GBP 16380 International
  • GBP 7290 EU/EEA
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.