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International Commercial Law with Dissertation LLM

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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Business & Management


  • Start Date

    September, January

  • Course Duration

    1 year Full Time, 2 Years Part Time

  • Course Type


  • Course Fees


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  • Last Updated

    29 March 2019

A highly employable area of law, International Commercial Law with Dissertation offers you wide ranging knowledge across intellectual property, arbitration, contract law, private international law, GATT, environmental liability, insolvency and more. Law has been researched and taught at Aberdeen since 1495 and Aberdeen offers considerable strengths in commercial trade law areas from an international team of academics, researchers and consultants with impressive portfolios of work.

With any international trade there is a need to ensure that all formalities are dealt with effectively and risks are managed as much as they can be. International Commercial Law offers you the ability to support and protect business in terms of all areas of trade, different business interpretations in each country and jurisdiction, intellectual property law protection, world trade production and logistics planning, oil and gas and arbitration. Within international property law you also learn about trade mark and brand protection, and cultural property issues as an optional course. You can work in a wide variety of careers in private business within energy, retail, manufacturing, IT and technology, and many other business sectors reliant on international trade to grow their business. You will be responsible for drafting and negotiating contracts within business operations, goods and services and you will have a deep understanding about business. You may also be required to go overseas and work long hours at times when you are busy.  This is an area of law with immense variety in it and diversity. The range of courses you study offer you a degree of choice in what you do after graduating and the potential to specialise or offer all areas of law as a consultant yourself.

The School of Law offers you an exciting place to study. You can get involved in student law projects at the School, attend public events, and find out more about the research centres. The School is very active in research and there are three research centres which are: Centre for Energy Law, Centre for Private International Law, and The Civil Law Centre,. Research groups include: Commercial Law and Intellectual Property, Criminal Law and Justice, Energy and Environmental Law, Legal History and Scots Law, Public International Law, Public Law and Legal Theory. The School is a member of the Scottish University Law Clinic Network.

Courses listed for the programme

Semester 1

  • Critical Legal Thinking and Scholarship


  • Oil and Gas Law
  • International Commercial Arbitration (on Campus)
  • International Commercial Arbitration in the Asia Pacific (on Campus
  • Private International Law: Jurisdiction in Business Transactions
  • International Intellectual Property Law
  • World Trade Organisations: Gatt

Semester 2


  • Cultural Property Issues: Law, Art, and Museums
  • Choice of Law for Business
  • Corporate Environment Liability
  • European Economic Law
  • Trade Marks and Brand Development
  • International Investment Arbitration in the Energy Sector
  • International Trade and Finance Law
  • Carriage of Goods by Sea

Semester 3

  • Master of Law Dissertation
  • Commercialising Innovation and Law

Find out more detail by visiting the programme web page

Why study at Aberdeen?

  • You study at a top 10 ranked UK Law School (Complete University Guide 2018) 
  • Become an international advisor, 98% of students felt their LLM had added value to their career prospects
  • You learn in a cosmopolitan city of multinational industries nearby world brands in food and drink, and luxury goods

Where you study

  • University of Aberdeen
  • Full Time or Part Time
  • September or January
  • 12 Months or 24 Months

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