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International Commercial Law (LLM)

Course Description

Develop the essential skills to specialise in the international aspects of commercial law on this highly regarded course for legal and business professionals worldwide.

This course gives you an opportunity to study at an advanced level a wide range of subjects related to international commercial law from a broad political and economic context.

You’ll develop essential skills required for a career in the legal profession, international business, national or international governmental bodies or academic research.

International students can also apply the legal knowledge on this internationally recognised course to work in their home countries.

See the website http://www.napier.ac.uk/en/Courses/LLM-International-Commercial-Law-Postgraduate-FullTime

What you'll learn

The LLM in International Commercial Law is designed for those students from law, business, management, politics or other social science backgrounds who intend to specialise in the international aspects of commercial law.

A good understanding of international commercial law is one of the essential attributes of legal and business practices in any jurisdiction in the modern economic environment. An advanced degree in this area is now considered highly desirable for international legal and business professionals, as evidenced by the increasing number of students from overseas pursuing the LLM in Commercial Law in the UK.

You’ll acquire an understanding of the contrasting approaches to legal issues and develop analytical and theoretical skills through the study of law in its social, economic and political context.

At the same time, you’ll enhance your capacity to conduct legal research, to critically analyse arguments, theories, concepts and evidence, and to communicate the outcomes and analysis clearly, literately and concisely.

Your research and presentation skills will be refined by the writing of coursework and a dissertation on any relevant area of international commercial law.

This is a one year full-time course starting in September and is split up into three trimesters. You will learn by a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials and independent study.

This course offers essential international commercial law modules which are commonly available in UK universities and also distinctive modules developed by our experts in these areas at Edinburgh Napier University.

Subjects include:
- Legal Skills and Research Methods (Compulsory for non-law entrants and international students)
- International Economic Law
- Human Rights Aspects of International Business
- Dispute Resolution Methods
- Contemporary Issues in Business Law
- International Sports and Entertainment Law
- Ethics and Corporate Governance
- Principles of Financial Regulation
- Contemporary Issues In Intellectual Property
- Dissertation

Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.


The LLM in International Commercial Law is a way of enhancing opportunities for entry into a range of careers related to international commerce and trade, either in private legal practice, in industry, or with a national or international regulatory body.

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

Entry Requirements

The entry requirement for this course is a UK Honours degree at 2:2 or above. We look for applicants to have either a background in law or a degree with a substantial law component in order to be eligible for the programme. If an applicant has not previously studies law, they will be required to undertake the ‘Legal Skills and Research’ module as a compulsory part of their programme. We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient relevant work experience within the industry.

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