The objective of Commercial Law is to facilitate commercial transactions, whether a sale of goods, dealing in digital content or data, secured financing arrangements, or mergers. Once a commercial transaction crosses jurisdictional borders, complex questions arise regarding the enforceability of all the terms in a commercial agreement, the law(s) which apply to the transaction, and where any disputes which might arise from the transaction can be resolved.
This LLM will provide you with a solid foundation for understanding the legal challenges of international commerce, and will allow you to explore how a range of international transactions are regulated through a combination of contracts, domestic law and internationally agreed rules.
- Foundations of International Commercial Law
- Legal Research & Writing Skills
Previously, a selection of the following optional modules have been offered:
- Corporate Tax Law
- Law of International Financial Transactions
- International Commercial Litigation
- International Sale of Goods
* 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. You will be given feedback after your assessments each term.
How the course will be taught will depend on the modules you opt to take, but you can expect a mixture of lectures, seminars and group work.
You will typically have around 11 hours of contact time per week on the full time course but will be expected to do additional research and reading outside of the classroom.
This will depend on the popularity of the modules you select but class sizes can range from between 10 and 40 students per module.
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.
This programme was first introduced in 2017/18. Students enrolled on the programme this year intend to specialise in e.g. international commercial law in legal practice or work in an international business context.
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Full-time: 1 year
(September 2019 - September 2020)
Part-time: 2 years
(September 2019 - September 2021)
2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject
English Language Requirements
IELTS overall score of 7.0, minimum component scores of two at 6.0/6.5 and the rest at 7.0 or above.
Department of Study
Location of Study
University of Warwick
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The Law department have up to four full fee scholarships available for outstanding LLM candidates at Warwick. We have one award available to female LLM applicants who are nationals of and resident in Pakistan. The award will cover the full tuition fee for the year of study.
Additional Course Costs
There are no other integral aspects of the course where additional costs are incurred.
We may offer extracurricular events (trips) but these are not an integral part of the programme.
Find out more about fees and funding on the University website.