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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Law

  • Start Date

    September, January

  • Course Duration

    12 months

  • Course Type

    LLM

  • Course Fees

    £7,300

  • Last Updated

    09 November 2018

Overview

The LLM in International Commercial Law covers the core issues relevant to the resolution of commercial disputes together with contractual principles.

This course will will provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in the area of corporate law with subjects specifically pertaining to e-commerce, intellectual property, contracts and more.

Our course will give you the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in the commercial arena. You'll learn about the resolution of commercial disputes from global and comparative perspectives. We make regular updates to our modules so they are relevant for the world of business today. These include: e-commerce; intellectual property; competition law; business transactions and more.

Leading research underpins our courses. In the latest assessment of research across all UK universities (December 2014):

  • 100% of our research was "recognised internationally" for its originality, significance and rigour.
  • Over half received the higher accolade of being “world leading” or “internationally excellent”.
  • We're the only UK Law team to achieve this in both the current and the previous research exercise (2008).

We're committed to providing high quality instruction, with a focus on practicality. Our high level of support prepares you for a successful legal career either in the UK or elsewhere.

The course starts with an intensive 2 week induction so everyone:

  • has the necessary understanding of the UK and European legal systems and cultures;
  • knows how to use our study environment to develop independent learning.

We have a fantastic series of guest lectures and seminars and - as a postgraduate student - you're invited to them all. We also have an annual reading party in a historic local country house. Here, staff work with our LLM students on academic skills and dissertation preparation, all whilst surrounded by the beautiful Scottish countryside.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

The University of Dundee has been given a Gold award – the highest possible rating – in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

Read more about the Teaching Excellence Framework

Teaching & Assessment

How you will be taught

You will be taught through a mix of lectures, seminar discussions and tutorials, with an emphasis on seminars that build on reading done on the basis of the specific reading lists provided.

What you will study

You will take three modules in each semester, plus Legal Research Skills (taught in two blocks at the start of each semester) and will present a Dissertation (written over the summer).

Not every module will be available in every year, depending on staff availability and student demand.

Core modules

And at least 3 of:

Optional modules

The remaining 60 credits from:

How you will be assessed

You will be assessed through a combination of exams and essays. The courses taught by Law share a common pattern; those in the autumn semester are assessed by exam and those in the second semester by essays. In each case you will be given a chance to practice this style of assessment and given feedback on your performance before the formal assessment.

This pattern ensures that you will gain experience of different styles of assessment, testing both breadth and depth of knowledge and developing writing skills in advance of tackling the Dissertation. The Dissertation is assessed wholly on the basis of the final text that is submitted and Legal Research Skills by a combination of a short essay and a presentation.

Careers

Dundee graduates have reached the highest levels of success in the profession as senior partners, Queen's Counsel, judges and front bench politicians.

We have close links with employers and we offer programmes to support and develop the employability of our students. Our good reputation throughout the profession and close links to employers help Dundee graduates find employment.

The Law School runs an annual Law Fair which attracts law firms and employers from around the UK and further afield. Law firms also regularly visit the law school on an individual basis for recruitment purposes.

While many students study law in order to qualify to practise, the skills acquired in a law degree are also attractive to many prospective employers in professions such as:

  • the Police
  • Banking
  • Journalism
  • Management
  • Civil service

Find out more about legal careers from our Careers Service.

Your Application

You apply for this course via the UCAS Postgraduate website which is free of charge. You can check the progress of your application online and you can also make multiple applications.

You'll need to upload relevant documents as part of your application. Please read the how to apply page before you apply to find out about what you'll need.


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

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