Continual developments in e-commerce and a shift towards global trading mean that new legal skills and knowledge are constantly needed in many jobs. The programme will prepare you for a career focused in these key international areas.
Why this programme
Commercial law has been a strength of the School of Law for many years, and this programme reflects the considerable expertise of the staff involved.
You will benefit from our excellent facilities including the dedicated School of Law library; our main University library also contains our extensive collection of legal materials and official publications and is a European Documentation Centre.
We promote a series of lectures featuring talks from highly successful lawyers and judges.
We have a very vibrant mooting programme and a dedicated Moot Courtroom. We have an outstanding record of success and you can participate in internal, national and international mooting competitions.
You are required to take at least three courses from the following list (plus one other) and to submit a dissertation as falling within the area. Courses are delivered through a blend of lectures and seminar style teaching. The use of international sources, such as conventions, means you learn about the law in the UK while also developing a broader international perspective.
Advanced international competition law
Corporate social responsibility and the law
Debt finance and security
E-Commerce, rights management and information
European Union trade law
International competition law
International financial regulation
International trade law
International investment law
International merger control
International sales and finance
International tax law
There is a high demand for law professionals with expertise in international commercial law. You will be well placed for roles in law firms, banks, international traders, asset managers and regulators.