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International Commercial Law - LLM, PGDip (Full-Time/Part-Time, 2018 Entry)

Commercial Law underpins the operation of all commercial deals. The finance contract enables mergers and acquisitions and debt financing. Complex contractual arrangements, conflicts of law and taxation all facilitate cross border transactions.

Our brand new LLM is distinctive because it brings the unique Warwick ‘law in context’ approach to the study of International Commercial Law. You will learn how law interacts with and supports or constrains large commercial deals, and how wider policy and ethical questions operate within the commercial context.

Core Module:
The core module Legal Research & Writing Skills is designed to help you prepare for writing your dissertation and is taught across Term 1 and Term 2.

Optional Modules:
Modules run in terms one and two. You will take at least three from a list of 'Commercial Law' modules, at least one 'Context' module, and the remaining from our other postgraduate modules offered within the law school.

  • Issues in the Taxation of International Business
  • The Law of International Investment & Transnational Corporations
  • International Corporate Finance, Legal Aspects of International Business Transactions
  • The Regulation of Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • International Insolvency and Debt Restructuring
  • International Labour Law
  • International Arbitration
  • Global Competition Law
  • Law of International Capital Markets
  • European Union Intellectual Property Law and Policy
  • Economic Analysis of Law
  • Law of International Financial Transactions
  • Law and Policy of International Public Finance
  • International Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Tax Law
  • Developing Intellectual Property Law and Policy in the EU and Beyond
  • Crime, Justice and Global Society

* The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.

Term 1 - Three optional modules
Term 2 - Three optional modules
Term 3 - Dissertation
You will be required to select modules covering traditional commercial law subjects and a selection of modules which provide a contextual perspective. The programme also includes research and writing skills sessions to help you prepare for writing your dissertation.

The course incorporates a wide and varying range of assessment methods, which may include essays, examinations, portfolios, presentations and a dissertation.

If you are a diploma student, you will only need to take the taught elements of the course and do not need to write a dissertation. You will be given feedback after your assessments each term.


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Essential information


Full-time: 1 year

Part-time: 2 years

Entry requirements

2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject

English Language requirements

Band B

Department of study

School of Law

Location of study

University of Warwick

Course fees

Home/EU: £8,170* per year
Overseas: £17,500* per year

Home/EU: £4,085* per year
Overseas: n/a

*You will need to pay for books and materials in addition to the tuition fee and you can find details here: Additional Costs.

Find out more about fees and funding.


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Application information


This information is applicable for 2018 entry.