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International Commercial Law (LLM) (2020 Entry)



  • Course Code
  • P-M223
  • Course Type
  • Postgraduate Taught
  • Qualification
  • LLM
  • Duration
  • Full-time: 1 year
  • Part-time: 2 years
  • Department of Study
  • Law
  • Location of Study
  • University of Warwick


Develop specialist knowledge on International Commercial Law LLM . Warwick's School of Law, ranked 23rd in the UK, will provide you with a solid foundation for understanding the legal challenges of international commerce, and allow you to explore how a range of international transactions are regulated.


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.


Core Modules

  • Foundations of International Commercial Law
  • Legal Research and Writing Skills

Optional Modules

Previously, a selection of the following options have been offered:

  • International Commercial Law in the Digital Economy
  • Basic Techniques of English Contract and Commercial Law
  • International Sale of Goods
  • Law of International Financial Transactions
  • International Commercial Litigation
  • The Regulation of Mergers and Acquisitions

You will take a selection of modules totalling 120 CATS followed by a 10,000 word dissertation worth 60 CATS. All our modules are worth 20 CATS and run for one term. Modules will be taken during terms one and two, leaving you term three and the summer to complete your dissertation. If you choose to study part-time, this will be split over two years of study. You will be required to select modules covering traditional commercial law subjects and a selection of modules which provide a contextual perspective

Teaching

You will be taught by academics who are recognised subject experts with UK and international experience. As well as teaching, most are involved in producing leading research, often providing expert advice to outside bodies.

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.

Contact Hours

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.

Class Sizes

This will depend on the popularity of the modules you select but class sizes can range from between 10 and 40 students per module.

Assessment

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

We regard feedback as a vital part of the assessment process. We seek to help you reach your full potential by identifying the strengths and weaknesses of your work and the actions needed to develop your understanding. You will be given feedback after your assessments each term.

Skills from this degree

  • An understanding the complexity of the legal environment for international commercial transactions
  • The ability to develop a reasoned critical discussion of a contested issue in international commercial law, drawing on a wide range of legal and scholarly resources
  • Specialist knowledge of the process of making international commercial law
  • An understanding of the wider economic, social and environmental context within which international commercial transactions are conducted

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

English language requirements Band B
IELTS overall score of 7.0, minimum component scores of two at 6.0/6.5 and the rest at 7.0 or above

International Students
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.


10% Alumni Discount Scheme
If you are a Graduate of the University of Warwick and are of home or overseas fee status, you will be able to access a 10% tuition fee discount on this course.

Graduate Award Scheme 2020
We want to reward our loyal students and graduates of Warwick during a time like no other. We are introducing our prestigious Warwick Graduate Award Scheme for 2020 entry. You could be eligible for 30% off tuition fees. You will be automatically considered if you apply and accept your place by 31 July 2020.

Scholarships

Warwick Law School has up to four full-fee scholarships available for outstanding LLM candidates. We are also offering a 20% discount on fees for all Warwick graduates.

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.

For up-to-date information concerning fees, funding and scholarships for Home/EU and Overseas students please visit Warwick's Fees and Funding webpage.


Graduates from these courses have gone on to work for employers including: Daiwa Capital Markets Europe Ltd; European Commission; HM Government; Hoganlovells Solicitors Corporate; United Nations; West Midlands Police. They have pursued roles such as: barristers and judges; business and financial project management professionals; finance and investment analysts and advisers and legal professionals.

Our department has a dedicated professionally qualified Senior Careers Consultant offering impartial advice and guidance together with workshops and events throughout the year. Previous examples of workshops and events include:

  • Becoming a Solicitor: The office of tomorrow and how to get there
  • Warwick careers fairs throughout the year
  • The Journey to the Bar including the BPTC and pupillage applications
  • Becoming a commercially aware lawyer
  • Mooting Master Class
  • Law Fair and Regional Law Firm Networking event
  • What else can I do with a Law degree other than be a Lawyer (alumni presentations & networking)

There are a number of different ways to visit the University of Warwick throughout the year. We host bespoke PG visits, where you can talk directly with your chosen department and explore our campus through a personalised tour. Some departments also host their own events and open days, where you can learn more about your department or course of study. To find out more about all of these opportunities, visit our Postgraduate Visits page.