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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Law

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

  • Course Type

    LLM

  • Course Fees

    Tuition fees vary between degree programmes. Find the specific fees for your chosen programme on our website.

  • Last Updated

    26 November 2018

Programme Structure

This programme provides an excellent grounding for the future study of commercial law, for those intending to enter legal practice, or for those intending to pursue a career in the commercial world.

You will benefit from the opportunity to explore a wide range of subjects at an advanced level and study the law in the fast-paced and varied context of the commercial world.

On this programme you will benefit from connections to the legal profession and professional networks of the Edinburgh Centre for Commercial Law.

Programme structure

You must complete 180 credits of study – 60 credits are taken in the compulsory dissertation and the remaining 120 credits are taken in taught courses which may include the options listed below. On these courses, your studies will be led by members of the Law School academic community, most of whom are legally qualified in Scotland, England or other jurisdictions, as well as some experienced legal and industry practitioners.

You are expected to prepare in advance by reading the required materials and by reflecting on the issues to be discussed, and your participation in classes will be assessed. For the dissertation you will have a supervisor from whom you can expect guidance and support, but the purpose of the dissertation is to allow you to independently design and conduct a piece of research and analysis.

Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances or lack of demand for particular courses, we may not be able to run all courses as advertised come the start of the academic year.

Career Opportunities

This programme is ideally suited to individuals seeking to begin or develop careers in the fields of commercial law, business or finance. Recent graduates are now working in a variety of legal roles including, following prior or further professional study, litigator and legal counsel in companies such as Deloitte, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Standard Life.


Visit the Commercial Law (LLM) page on the University of Edinburgh website for more details!

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