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The underlying philosophy of the LLM is to develop specialists in the field of International and Commercial Law. The programme attracts students from a wide variety of backgrounds with different experiences. It stresses the importance of interaction between staff and student, as well as between student and student. We believe this is an essential element in the development of effective lawyers in this area.
Following successful completion of the LLM in International and Commercial Law, you should have developed a range of skills, which include:
Applicants are normally expected to have a first or second class honours LLB.
Please refer to our website for latest course fees.
Gain information about the content, structure, delivery and assessment of these programmes:
- LLM International and Commercial Law
- Postgraduate Diploma International and Commercial Law
- LLM Law by Research
Understand how postgraduate study differs from undergraduate.
Receive information about Postgraduate financial support, including the government loan and our own Scholarships.
This event will be run by the Faculty and there will be an opportunity for you to ask any questions you have.
Known for being the home of the two-year degree, The University of Buckingham is ranked 1st for Student Satisfaction in the UK by the Complete University Guide and has been for the last three years. Our Buckingham campus is situated close to Oxford and Milton Keynes. From here, we deliver postgraduate programmes in Medicine, Psychology, Law, Business, Computing and Education. We also have premises in Bloomsbury, London. This is where the majority of our Humanities postgraduate studies are supported. The University was established via a Royal Charter over 40 years ago and places students at the
"I would like to shortly share my experience while at Buckingham University. My experience at this University is one of the best in my academic background so far. It has solidified my desire to achieve my goals for the rest of my life. At this University, you are able to build a good learning relationship with your professors, an experience you do not usually have while at other Universities. And besides I have made very inspiring academic friends. My law faculty is amazing. I have learned so much where I want my career to go, while learning most valuables for becoming a professional in law. I love the small tutorial classes too.
Buckingham is such a wounderful academic community where everyone is interested in the smallest details of almost everything.
Iam very greatful for having chosen Buckigham University. I have recommended it and I will recommend it 100% to anyone! Come and let your dreams come true."
As a Bermudian, I heard about Buckingham many years ago. My brother and many other Bermudian lawyers are Buckingham graduates. After working for a number of years in the former Soviet Union (Moscow, Almaty, Tashkent and Baku – primarily for George Soros’ Open Society Institute but also with a US telecommunications company and for USAID), I decided that I wanted to retrain as a lawyer, with a view to changing careers and returning to Bermuda.
Buckingham was a sensible option: I wanted to do an LLB rather than a CPE/GDL, but with a family to support I wanted to obtain my degree as efficiently as possible. The winter and summer breaks were long enough to recover from exams, and I managed to get some legal work experience in Bermuda during my second summer, something which was invaluable in my job search.
A surprising benefit of the university was the town of Buckingham itself. Everything was within easy reach. We lived on Chandos Road, so both campuses were within 5 minutes by bike, and our kids went to Grenville School. We were so comfortable in Buckingham that we stayed for an extra year, while I commuted to London to do my LPC at City University’s Inns of Court School of Law.
Thanks to a great extent to help from law lecturers and Buckingham’s Careers Service, I had training contract offers from three firms in the City: a Magic Circle firm, a mid-market firm and a US firm. I chose the US firm and stayed there for nearly four years after I qualified. When that firm collapsed spectacularly in spring 2012, I was happy and very relieved to accept an offer to join Cleary Gottlieb.
“My experience at the University of Buckingham was fascinating. I learnt some of the best and realest life lessons. I learnt skills that have significantly contributed to my career progress and importantly I was taught the importance of critical thinking. The lecturers connect personally to each student and take the progress of their students very seriously. I will always recommend the University of Buckingham over and above other Universities.”
“I found the staff in both the Law School and Buckingham as a whole to be nothing but supportive and encouraging of my goals. The accelerated degree program gave me an advantage over graduates from other universities and allowed me to complete both an LLB and LLM within 3 years. Buckingham also provided me with many opportunities for work experience with senior practitioners and judges. I was also given the opportunity to provide consumer advice in the Law Clinic. This practical hands on experience is not present in most universities and gave me an edge over other candidates in job interviews.”
At the 2016/17 International tution fee levels, this would reduce the total LLM tuition fee from £11,655 to £7,809 and £8,742 respectively. For 2016/17 Home tuition fees, this would reduce the total LLM tutition fee from £7,095 to £4,754 and £5,321 respectively. This scholarship is of particular interest to applicants looking to complete an LLB and an LLM in three years.
These are the minimum eligibility requirements and the University reserves the right not to award the scholarship or withdraw it, if a student’s performance is not, in the opinion of the University, satisfactory.
Up to £3,846
Those eligible are
- for 33%, those with a 1st class LLB from Buckingham
- for 25% those with a 2.1 LLB from Buckingham
This scholarship is awarded automatically to eligible candidates.
A first class scholarship is available to both home and international students following a taught postgraduate degree at the University. The scholarship will reduce tuition fees by 33%.
The scholarship will be automatically awarded to applicants who already have a first class honours degree that is recognised to UK standard.
The scholarship will be automatically awarded to applicants who meet the criteria.