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    1 year full-time; 2 years part-time; 3 years part-time

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    14 September 2018

Study an LLM in International Commercial Law to learn about the legal and practical challenges associated with diverse international commercial transactions. This Master of Laws in International Commercial Law programme offers an intensive and integrated education that covers the different areas of commercial law. 

You will gain an in-depth and specialist knowledge of International Commercial Law, with a focus on enhancing your employability prospects.

Key Features of International Commercial Law

Study your LLM in International Commercial Law at Swansea and you’ll benefit from:

  • A thriving academic environment committed to excellence in teaching and research – 96% of students are very satisfied with Swansea’s LLM teaching quality and 97% stated that the academic support they received whilst completing their LLM was exceptional (Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2018)
  • An exceptional student experience – LLMs at Swansea University have an overall satisfaction rating of 98%- a figure which is much higher than UK average (Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2018)
  • A professional but friendly environment with excellent pastoral support
  • Free English classes, which attracts students from all over the world, ensuring a dynamic and diverse community
  • Innovative lectures delivered by academics at the forefront of scholarship in their field
  • Extra-curricular activities including mooting competitions and summer schools abroad
  • An excellent employability agenda – Swansea LLM programmes have close links with partners across the world, ensuring graduates are particularly well placed in the job market
  • Exemption from the level 2 requirements of CIArb membership, enabling you to apply for the level of Member of the Institute (MCIArb), on successful completion the International Commercial Arbitration module

International Commercial Law Course Structure

This LLM in International Commercial Law modular, with students needed to accumulate 180 credits to graduate.

The International Commercial Law programme is divided in to two parts:

  • Part 1 consists of four modules, each weighted at 30 credits

Following successful completion of the taught modules, students may proceed to part 2:

  • The second part of this LLM consists of two research projects
  • The projects are customarily researched and written up over the summer period and are designed to enable students to develop their research skills

We offer a wide range of full modules (taught from September till May/June). As part of this degree students can study the following modules (you must take at least 2 of the modules in bold):

E-Commerce, Competition Law, International Intellectual Property Law, International Corporate Law and Governance, Ship and Other Mobile Assets Finance Law, Law and Practice relating to International Banking and Commercial Payments and International Commercial Arbitration.

International Commercial Law students are taught in small classes to encourage active discussion. Teaching is supported by the use of our Blackboard virtual learning environment, which facilitates online learning. This also gives students access to course materials and shared areas for group work and discussion.

All LLM modules are assessed using a combination of coursework and examination, with each carrying an equal weighting of 50%.


Modules on the International Commercial Law may include:

  • E-Commerce
  • International Intellectual Property Law
  • Competition Law
  • Law of Intellectual Assets Management & Transactions
  • International Corporate Law and Governance
  • Ship and Other Mobile Assets Finance Law

Careers and Employability

Enhancing our students’ employability is a key priority. In order to do this, we organise a number of initiatives for LLM students:

  • Personal employability advice from dedicated Employability Officers
  • A series of guest lectures to give a students an insight into practice in the field
  • Mooting competitions
  • The annual LLM careers fair, which gives students the opportunity to meet representatives from local and international law firms
  • Networking events and visits to leading practices within the City of London

Meet our student

After completing his LLM in International Commercial Law, George qualified as a solicitor with Machins Solicitors LLP. Machins provides specialist legal advice across a range of areas including aviation law, commercial law and property. He currently works as a solicitor in the commercial property team at Veale Wasbrough Vizards and assists on commercial property transactions. 

During his LLM he undertook an internship with the IP Wales Project, working with the Director of IP Wales, Associate Professor Andrew Beale OBE. During this time, George worked to raise awareness and understanding of Intellectual Property issues, with the wider aim of aiding the growth of SMEs in Wales.

George Williams, LLM in International Commercial Law

Visit the International Commercial Law LLM page on the Swansea University website for more details!





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