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International Commercial Law LLM

University of Westminster

309 Regent Street, W1B 2, London
Tel.+44 (0) 20 7911 5000

Current Status: Terminato
Course Type: Master Level:
Available Financing:
Tuition: 11.750 £ Duration y/mm: 0/12
Places Available: Credits:
Application Deadline: 15/09/2017 Admissions:
Start Date: 15/09/2017 End Date: 20/08/2018


This course balances the best of a rigorous, traditional legal education with a contemporary perspective. Our areas of specialisation address today’s most important business and legal challenges, including the study of the evolving commercial relationships in the international arena, the role and impact of electronic commerce, the resolution of commercial disputes, and the gradual harmonisation of international commercial law.

This Masters is not merely about what you learn in the classroom, it is also about actual practice in today’s world of globalisation and international commerce. That is why the LLM provides, in addition to a strong academic dimension, a concentrated, real-world-oriented legal education.

The course offers you the opportunity to develop strong academic and practical skills in a highly competitive and intellectually satisfying area of law. It is ideally suited to those who come from a commercial law, international business, management, or economics background. You will have the opportunity to explore your own ideas, gain knowledge and enhance transferable skills in a supportive environment. You will benefit from a strong programme of visiting speakers, excellent online materials and learning resources, top quality instruction and a professional and practical focus in a department with a strong research profile.


The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course. For more details on course structure and modules, and how you will be taught and assessed, see the full course document on the master webside .

Core modules

  • Dissertation
  • Foundations of nternational Commercial Law

Option modules

    • International Economic Law
    • Carriage of Goods
    • Corporate Social Responsibility in Business and Law
    • International Banking Law and Regulation
    • International Tax Law
    • Law of the International Market of The European Union
    • Law of International Sales
    • Law Relating To Payment and Trade Finance
    • Legal Aspects of Electronic Commerce
    • Multinational corporate Entities
    • Protection of Commercial Industrial Property Rights (intellectual Property)
    • Research Theory and Practice

International Commercial Law students may also take up three of the following taught modules from other LLM courses:

  • Foreign Direct Investment Arbitration
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • International Commercial Litigation
  • International Energy & Climate Change Law
  • International Law of the Sea
  • Private International Law: Substantive Commercial

One free choice LLM module from any other course.

Please note that option modules are subject to student demand and staffing availability, therefore not all modules may be offered in any one academic year.


You will typically be expected to have a good Second Class Honours (or equivalent) degree in law or an equivalent non-law degree and significant legal experience.
You will also be considered without standard qualifications provided you are sufficiently motivated to study effectively on a Masters programme and/or have had a significant amount of relevant experience.

If your first language is not English, you will normally need an IELTS score of 6.5 (including 6.0 in writing), TOEFL 92, or equivalent. If your IELTS score or equivalent is below 6.5 in one or more areas, you may be asked to take a pre-sessional English programme at Westminster before starting your course.

Career Prospects

Former students have found employment in accountancy, banking and finance, commodities, corporate and commercial law, export-import, insurance, international and national trade and marketing bodies, international organisations, IT, shipping and freight, tax, and the public sector.


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