LLM International Commercial Law
Law and Business Intertwined
Course duration: 1 year full-time/2 years part-time Course starts: September / January
The LLM in International Commercial Law is unique, in that students can take core and optional modules at both the School of Law and ICMA Centre, Henley Business School providing them with an invaluable opportunity to acquire a unique legal and financial perspective of commercial and corporate law issues. The LLM International Commercial Law provides an overview of the main commercial law issues that arise in a multiplicity of transactions. It covers those aspects of law that commercial law practitioners would expect to encounter on a regular basis, including employment law, competition law, contract law and intellectual property law.
On completion of the LLM programme, students will be expected to be able to:
- Have an advanced knowledge and understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of commercial law in a range of areas where commercial law plays an important role.
- Appreciate of the international dimensions of commercial law.
- Understand, critically assess and provide practical solutions to problems of the type commonly encountered in International Commercial Law.
The overarching aim of this LLM programme is to facilitate the recognition and appreciation by students of international commercial law and permit detailed study of some aspects of law. As well as specific knowledge of commercial law, students will acquire the intellectual and practical skills expected of students with a postgraduate qualification.
The programme will also develop your practical transferable skills, including the ability to conduct independent research, both online and offline; time management, verbal and written communication, presenting and planning.
The LLM programme consists of 180 credits. Within the LLM programme there are a taught element (140 credits) and a Project (40 credits).
Within the taught element there are three core modules: LWMTAI Advanced Issues in International Commercial Law (20 credits), LWMTPS Project Skills (10 credits), and LWMTPR Project (40 credits). Students must take all the remaining credits (110) from the lists of pathway and optional modules.
Projects (LWMTPR) must be written on a topic related to the chosen pathway.
Students wishing to pursue an LLM in International Commercial Law without a specific pathway must also take: LWMTCF International Corporate Finance and the Law (20 credits). The remaining 90 credits will be taken from the list of optional modules from the School of Law, and ICMA/Henley Business School.
Permission to take unlisted modules will only be granted in exceptional circumstances; for example, where a student has work experience in a field then permission may be granted to take a module relevant to that field. Note that, as with all modules, any pre-requisites or co-requisites will also need to be satisfied.
A note for full-time January entrants: Please note that the Project submission date falls at the end of the Summer, whereas you will study some of your taught modules in the (subsequent) Autumn term. You may wish to bear that in mind when choosing a Project topic.
LLM International Commercial Law
All modules from this group must be taken
|LWMTAI||Advanced Issues in International Commercial Law||20|
|LWMTCF||International Corporate Finance and the Law||20|
The programme can be taken part-time over two years.
Please see general entry requirements but note that applications are particularly welcome from students holding undergraduate degrees in Business, Finance and Economics as well as in Law.
LLM students can also commence the LLM in January. Students take modules in the spring term. They write the Project over the summer (May-September) and then take further modules in the following autumn term, graduating the following January.
To apply please see the following application form.
For further information please see: Postgraduate Fees and Funding at the School of Law.
Staff teaching on this LLM law course
- Dr Stavroula Karapapa
- Dr Deni Mantzari
- Dr Jorge Guira
- Dr Pedro Caro de Sousa
- Dr Andrea Miglionico
- Mr Adrian Aronsson-Storrier
- Dr Bolanle Adebola
This programme will be relevant to graduates or professionals aspiring to work in law firms, multinational corporations, government agencies, the judiciary and academia (subject to further study).