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    05 August 2019

The LLM in International Commercial Law will give you the knowledge and skills to pave the way to a range of exciting careers in this important and diverse field of law.

Learning from experts with high level academic and practical experience, you will gain an in-depth understanding of the legal and practical challenges surrounding international commercial transactions.

This LLM degree in International Commercial Law will help you become a specialist in commercial law, with knowledge and skills that are highly valued by employers.

Why International Commercial Law at Swansea?

As an International Commercial Law student at the Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law, you will be part of a globally recognised law school, with a thriving academic environment committed to excellence in teaching and research, and offering an exceptional student experience.

  • You will be exempted from the level 2 requirements of CIArb membership, so you can apply for the level of Member of the Institute (MCIArb), on successful completion the International Commercial Arbitration module
  • Swansea University is ranked 26th in the UK for research quality and 22nd for research impact (REF 2014)

Your International Commercial Law experience

On this LLM degree in International Commercial Law you will gain the knowledge and experience to develop into a 21st century lawyer or legal service practitioner with specialist and in-depth understanding of international commercial law.

Our International Commercial Law degrees give you the opportunity to learn from academics who are industry experts, with a wealth of academic and practical experience.

You will also learn through:

  • Guest lectures to give you insight into practice in the field
  • Mooting competitions
  • Summer schools abroad

International Commercial Law employment opportunities

Graduates of the LLM in International Commercial Law are well positioned for stimulating and rewarding career opportunities.

Improving your employability is a key priority for us, and we organise a range of events to help, including the annual LLM careers fair, which gives you the opportunity to meet local and international law firms, as well as networking events and visits to leading practices in the City of London.

International Commercial Law modules

As part of this degree in International Commercial Law, 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.

As study on this LLM continues through the summer, students will be required to enrol on to a second academic year to submit their research projects.

How you're taught on the International Commercial Law course

This Master of Laws programme in International Commercial Law is modular, with students needing to accumulate 180 credits.

The International Commercial Law programme is divide into two parts:

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

Following successful completion of part 1, students may proceed to part 2:

  • The second part of this LLM consists of two research projects
  • The projects are usually completed over the summer period and are designed to develop students’ research skills

Students enrolled on the LLM in International Trade Law will be given the option of choosing their research essays or projects in the following areas:

  • E-Commerce 
  • Competition Law
  • Law and Practice relating to International Banking and Commercial Payments
  • International Commercial Arbitration 
  • International Intellectual Property Law
  • Law of Intellectual Assets Management & Transactions
  • International Corporate Law and Governance
  • Ship and Other Mobile Assets Finance Law

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





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