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International Commercial Law (LLM)

Course Description

The LLM International Commercial Law course has been designed to equip you with theoretical knowledge and practical skills.

This course has been rated among the Top 200 Best Masters in Business and Commercial Law Global Ranking; and in the Top 50 in Western Europe (Eduniversal Best Masters Rankings 2013/14). From Business law and international commercial dispute resolution to tax and corporate governance, our classes prepare you for a future where your knowledge and skills will truly make a difference.

Career Opportunities:
Our graduates go on to enjoy a variety of career paths including: continuing their practice within the legal profession; consultancy; successfully gaining internships in international organisation such as the UN, WTO, EU; the judiciary; business; public service and higher education.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD):
Individual modules are available for members of the legal profession for the purposes of Continuing Professional Development.

See the website http://www.rgu.ac.uk/law/law-study-options/postgraduate/international-commercial-law-full-time-llm

What you will study

Stage 1:
•International Business Law
•Intellectual Property Law
•Public International Law
•Comparative Company Law

Exit Award: PgCert International Commercial Law

Stage 2:
•European Union Trade Law
•International Commercial Dispute Resolution
•Doing Business Overseas

Plus 1 module from:
•International Corporate Governance
•International Comparative Tax Law

Exit Award: PgDip International Commercial Law

Stage 3:

Award: LLM International Commercial Law

Once the Postgraduate Diploma stage has been completed, students are expected to present a written research proposal in respect of their intended dissertation topic. Once approved, this will normally form the basis of the Masters thesis. Students undertake research and prepare the dissertation independently but under supervision by a member of academic staff.

How you will learn

Full-time Study:
In full time mode, you will learn through a combination of lectures, seminars and workshop sessions. These comprise of a mix of group study, discussion, simulation and presentations of findings by teams and individuals. You will work as an individual and also as part of a team on case studies, team activities, presentations and discussions.

Access to our virtual learning environment, CampusMoodle, is also provided giving you access from home to learning materials (including videos, e-books and journals).


There is an increasing market need for law graduates and professional practitioners who have both a broad range of knowledge alongside appropriate skills.

This course relates closely to the international commercial law sector of the legal industry and graduates will be equipped to advise on international commercial law matters. They may also be able to advance in their legal career, with improved opportunities and access to promoted positions in the field within commerce and international business.

If you want to find out how to apply, click here - http://www.rgu.ac.uk/applyonline

Visit the International Commercial Law (LLM) page on the Robert Gordon University website for more details!

Student Profiles

Merit Scholarship - 20+ Awards

Aberdeen Business School is pleased to offer a number of merit scholarships to outstanding students who wish to study at the School.This page contains details of all scholarships available on courses apart from the MBA (Masters of Business Administration). Please click below if you wish to apply for an MBA scholarship.MBA Scholarship
Please read through the following information carefully.
- Number of awards: 150
- Value of awards: £2000, £1500, or £1000 per award

Value of Scholarship(s)



Eligible Courses:
- This scholarship is applicable to all MSc courses in this area of study.Who can apply:
- An International student paying fees at the overseas rate or
- A UK/EU student on a full cost course for which the course fee has been set at £5000GBP or above and
- You hold the offer of a place on one of our courses

Application Procedure

See the website

Further Information


Entry Requirements

For entry to the course you should be one of the following: •law graduate in any jurisdiction •lawyer admitted to practice in any jurisdiction •non-law graduate with substantial law-related work experience such as a contracts •legal administrator within a business. All international students, for whom English is not their first language, must provide evidence of linguistic ability, by gaining either IELTS 6.5 or its equivalent in TOEFL prior to receiving an unconditional offer of a place on the course. Please note, UKVI are currently not accepting TOEFL as proof of English Language for Full Time International Student Visas.

Course Fees

UK/EU students: £5,000; International Students: £9,760

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