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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Law

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    1 year full time, 2 years part time

  • Course Type

    LLM

  • Course Fees

    website

  • Last Updated

    15 November 2019

This is for you if... you want a globally recognised qualification in your chosen field while having the freedom and flexibility to explore other areas of law.

Course description

This stream of the LLM in Law is ideal if you are looking for a career in the globalised economy and seeking opportunities in the highly competitive area of international markets and the commercial world. This specialism of the LLM in Law will equip you with the advanced legal skills and knowledge needed in the complex and rapidly changing field of international commercial law.

Our LLM in Law (International Commercial Law) offers an impressive range of specialist topics and allows you to choose to follow a path of study to suit your specialisms and needs. You will choose eight modules from our comprehensive list. You can select from a range of subjects dealing with international trade and finance, corporate law banking law, competition law, intellectual property and the world trading system. In order to gain the specialism in International Commercial Law, you will need to select 90 credits from modules within this stream and complete your dissertation on a topic within international commercial law. This gives you the freedom and flexibility to explore other subject areas that interest you.

The course will equip you with advanced legal study and research skills and our seminar-based teaching will ensure you have the opportunity to develop your verbal and written presentation skills, which will further enhance your professional prospects.

When you apply for this course, you will apply for the Law LLM. Once you have arrived in Leicester, you will be able to specialise in International Commercial Law through your module choices. Your degree certificate will reflect your chosen specialism.

Other available streams are:

Careers and employability

Our Law Fair is held annually and attracts over 40 law firms and other graduate employers.

Two dedicated law careers tutors are on hand to discuss career options, upcoming opportunities and give advice about different firms.

We host a wide range of external speakers every year, representing the whole legal profession.

You get the chance to develop your legal skills during the course:

  • The Legal Advice Clinic allows you to advise non-law students on legal issues (with support from academics and local solicitors)
  • The 'LEGAL WEEK' is an informal student-staff discussion group, which runs every two weeks and contemporary issues with legal implications are discussed. 'LEGAL WEEK' allows interaction, fruitful exchange of ideas and improves current awareness
  • Your professional competencies can be enhanced by getting involved with the debating, client interviewing, negotiating and mooting activities, organised by the Student Law Society

Our Career Development Service is here to support you, with advice on interviews, CVs, work experience, volunteering and more. From Freshers’ Week to Graduation and beyond, they are here to help you reach your professional goals.


Visit the International Commercial Law - LLM page on the University of Leicester website for more details!

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