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International Commercial Law (LLM)

  • Full time & Part time available
  • Home/EU: £4,750; International: £12,600
  • Law
  • September, February
  • Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2-3 years
  • LLM

Course Description

Globalisation is here to stay and the number of active international industries continues to grow each year. This specialist LLM will develop your understanding of the nature of international commercial law and regulation.

You can study aspects of commercial law that have international relevance, and consider specific issues that arise in commercial and consumer law. You will also explore different aspects of globalisation and how the law influences and responds to these. This course is suitable for individuals already working in the legal sector, as well as those looking to increase their knowledge in this area.

Outside of term time you will have the opportunity to volunteer in the University’s Legal and Financial Advice Clinic located at our Cardiff Campus. There you will have the chance to put the knowledge and skills you have gained on the course into practice. The Clinic will allow you to engage directly with the legal profession, and work with a number of reputable law firms.

See the website http://courses.southwales.ac.uk/courses/281-llm-international-commercial-law

Reasons to Study Law with USW

From first-rate facilities supported by the latest state-of-art software to opportunities to provide members of the public and businesses with legal advice in our specialist legal and financial advice clinic, there are plenty of reasons why you should consider studying law at the University of South Wales.

Highlights include:

- Opportunities for you to put your knowledge into practice through our Legal and Financial Advice Clinic by providing advice, delivering client care and engaging with the profession.

- We work with a range of national law firms to provide placement opportunities. These include Hugh James, Eversheds, Capital Law, Clarks Legal, Geldards, NewLaw, Howells and many more.

- You will be taught by leading experts who will use the latest innovative ‘SIMple software’ teaching tools and virtual learning environments to share their knowledge and expertise.

- We go the extra mile to support graduate employability; you will be offered the opportunity to get involved in initiatives such as our very own leadership academy, industry-led guest lectures and employability conferences.

- Legal research at the University is recognised nationally and internationally and our expertise directly influence your learning experience ensuring it is current and relevant.

What you will study

To achieve this specialist Masters course, you will study compulsory modules designed to provide you with a firm foundation from which to complete your studies. You will also be able to select a further two optional modules to complement your studies and legal interests.

Compulsory modules:
- Rights, Remedies and Obligations
- Private International Law
- Commercial Law and Practice
- Research Methods

Optional modules:
- International Media Law
- International Family Law
- Corporate Law
- Commercial Law and Practice
- International Trade and the Carriage of Goods

Learning and teaching methods

Full-time delivery starts in February and September. It involves the study of all taught modules and the submission of your dissertation by the following February or September.

You will learn through lectures, workshops, tutorials and self-directed learning. Tuition is offered in small, friendly groups, which allow for detailed, individual support of your studies. We aim to foster a supportive learning environment, which enables you to enjoy your studies and progress to your future career options.

Research-informed teaching

Law lecturers engage in a variety of research activities which result in the presentation of papers at conferences, the publication of journal articles and textbooks. All our areas of research feed directly into your studies, so you will benefit from a cutting-edge curriculum that is taught by staff who are at the forefront of their subject area.

Work Experience and Employment Prospects

If you want to enter the exciting field of international commerce, this course will give you the knowledge and skills to pursue a career in international law firms, international banking and other sectors of the economy.

Assessment methods

Taught modules are assessed by in-course assignments of approximately 4,000 words for each 20-credit module. During the LLM dissertation stage, you will complete a 20,000-word dissertation on a specific aspect of international commercial law, working under the guidance of an academic supervisor.

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

Entry Requirements

A minimum 2:2 Honours degree in any discipline, or a relevant professional qualification such as the Institute of Legal Executives, and others that include some element of law. For applicants who do not possess formal qualifications, relevant professional experience may be taken into account via the Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)/Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) mechanism (University regulations will apply).International applicants will need a good command of English – the minimum equivalent of an IELTS score of 6.5, or IBT TOEFL 86, depending on the course you are studying.

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