The LLM International Commercial and Business Law degree offers those who already have or who want a career in the practice of international commercial law (whether in private practice, with a government or international organisation, or in a corporate or financing environment) one of the widest selections of subjects (modules) offered by any law school in the UK.
The programme offers students more than 30 modules, including traditional subjects, such as International Sales Law, Payments and Finance in International Trade, International Carriage Law, International Commercial Arbitration and International Banking Law and Practice. In addition, students can combine these with a diverse range of further specialised modules in areas such as International Competition Law and Policy, Intellectual Property Law and International Financial Law. Many subjects are innovative and rarely taught at British universities.
The LLM International Commercial and Business Law is offered over one year full-time, or two years part-time. Students undertake a range of compulsory and optional modules taught by the Law School. They may also, with the consent of the Course Director, choose modules worth up to 40 credits from other postgraduate courses offered by the University.
This degree also offers an optional Research Methods Training component. Research methods training is likely to be of particular interest to students who are considering working in the following areas: Academic legal research, including study for an advanced research degree, such as an MPhil or PhD, Law reform bodies and legal pressure groups, for example the Law Commission or Liberty, International organisations with a policy research focus, such as OECD, The World Bank.
There are many external indicators of the quality of our teaching and research; over 80% of our research has been graded to be of an "international standard" in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise. We are renowned for the high quality of our courses and internationally recognised research, while providing a fantastic, student-focused experience. In the 2013 National Student Survey we received an overall satisfaction score of 93 per cent and ranked second for teaching out of all English mainstream university Law departments.