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Commercial Law (LLM)

  • Full time & Part time available
  • £9,300 (UK/EU) £15,850 (International)
  • Law
  • September
  • 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time
  • LLM

Course Description

Programme description

This programme is designed to help equip you with the knowledge and understanding to operate successfully in today's international and commercial environment.

Advanced knowledge of commercial law is a significant asset in an increasingly globalised world. Growth in international trade, international investment and new markets has led to greater regulation of commercial activity at a regional and international level, increasing the demand for suitably qualified business professionals and lawyers.

Supported by a respected academic team, you will have the opportunity to gain a highly valued qualification that could give you a real advantage in your professional life.

Programme structure

The programme offers a wide range of subjects that deal with various aspects of commercial law enabling you to tailor the LLM to meet your specific interests.

The programme structure for 2016/17 will consist of 180 credits to be made up of the following:

A total of 120 credits in taught courses, 60 in each semester. At least 80 credits must be taken from the following list:

Full year courses (40 credits, counting as 20 credits per semester)

Company Law
Contract Law in Europe
EU Competition Law
Practice of International Banking and the Law

Semester 1 courses (20 credits):

Delict and Tort
European Labour Law
International Commercial Arbitration
Principles of Corporate Finance Law
Principles of International Tax Law
The Law of Secured Finance

Semester 2 courses (20 credits):

EUCOTAX Wintercourse
European Labour Law
Insolvency Law
International Private Law: Jurisdiction and Enforcement of Judgments
Principles of European Tax Law
Principles of Insurance Law
Economics for Postgraduates (offered by the School of Economics)

The remaining 40 credits can be taken from any courses offered by the Law School confirmed in September 2016 (including the courses listed above).

You will also complete a dissertation of not more than 10,000 words (worth 60 credits).

Visit the Commercial Law (LLM) page on the University of Edinburgh website for more details!

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Tercentenary Awards for Excellence - 5 Awards

Edinburgh Law School is pleased to be able to offer five Tercentenary Awards for Excellence of £2,000 towards tuition fees in any LLM or MSc programme offered by the School, starting in September 2014 (including distance learning programmes, and also the MSc in European Union Politics and Law and the MSc in Global Crime, Justice and Security, both of which are offered jointly with the School of Social and Political Studies).

Value of Scholarship(s)

£2,000 towards tuition fees

Eligibility

Students should meet the criteria for entry to the LLM/ MSc programmes.

Application Procedure

Deadline: 30th April 2014.

You must have already applied to study an LLM or MSc programme before you apply for this scholarship.

Once you have applied for your chosen programme of study, you should download and complete the School Scholarships application form. This can be downloaded from the Law School website.

Completed application forms should be emailed to by the deadline date above.

Further Information

http://www.law.ed.ac.uk/teaching/postgraduate/scholarships/scholarships_and_funding_for_LLMMSc/tercentenary_awards_for_excellence


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Africa LLM/ MSc Tercentenary Scholarship - Single Award

The Africa LLM/MSc Tercentenary Scholarship is open to all African students who have applied to an on-campus LLM or the on-campus MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice at Edinburgh Law School.One scholarship will be available each academic year until 2013/2014.The award is open to all suitably qualified African applicants; however, the 2012/2013 scholarship is particularly aimed at applicants who are citizens of (and normally resident in) West Africa. If no suitable application is received from these countries, the scholarship will pass to the next most suitable applicant. The award will be made solely on academic merit.The scholarship will cover the costs of postgraduate tuition fees for one academic year. The successful applicant will also be given a partial maintenance grant (£6500) to help fund their studies at the University of Edinburgh. The maintenance grant will not cover the full costs of studying at the University and applicants should ensure they have sufficient financial support to complete their studies.More detailed information can be obtained by emailing [email protected]

Value of Scholarship(s)

Tuition Fees for one year plus a stipend of £6500

Eligibility

Students should meet the criteria for entry to the LLM/MSc programmes.

Application Procedure

The closing date for the receipt of applications for 2012-2013 will be 30 April 2012.

Applicants must complete the school's scholarship application form to indicate that they wish to be considered for this award.Word Document Completed forms should be emailed to .

Applications for postgraduate programmes must be made in parallel through the normal University application route

Further Information

http://www.law.ed.ac.uk/pg/scholarships.aspx



Entry Requirements

To study at postgraduate level you should have a first degree in an appropriate subject or relevant qualifications and experience. Confirm with the School to find out whether there are specific entry requirements for this programme.

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