LLM Law - International Commercial Law

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Awards available LLM
Programme length One year full-time;
two years part-time
Location of programme Clifton campus
Part-time study available Yes
Part time study requires daytime weekday attendance.
Start date September 2018

Programme overview

The International Commercial Law programme will enable you to engage in intensive study of specialist international and commercial topics. The international law units can be chosen from topics within the field of private international law and the content of commercial law units includes an international element, such as international trade. The programme will appeal both to students from outside the UK and to students who wish to combine their areas of specialism.

Our Centre of Law and Enterprise Research Centre webpages demonstrate our breadth of critical scholarship, teaching and public engagement towards business enterprise and the dedication to progressive and innovative thinking. 

We offer an exciting and stimulating set of degree programmes, each of which prepares you for a variety of careers. If you are interested in studying law beyond your undergraduate degree level and want to develop your analytical, research and legal writing skills, you will find Bristol’s LLM to be a challenging and rewarding experience. We have a large and vibrant international community and our LLM students benefit from small class sizes taught by world-leading experts.

Our LLM programmes give you the opportunity to specialise in a particular area but you can also opt for a broader and more general set of unit choices. In all cases, you are encouraged to explore your chosen areas of law at a deeper level. You will have the chance to see how these legal fields operate in different contexts, considering the relevant issues theoretically and practically and from a range of perspectives.

Lots more information about the School is available on our 'Why Bristol Law School?' webpage, which includes short videos.

Fees for 2018/19

We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2018/19 are as follows:

UK/EU: full-time
£8,600
UK/EU: part-time (two years)
£4,300
Overseas: full-time
£17,100
Channel Islands/Isle of Man: full-time
£8,600

Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to a five per cent increase in fees each year. Find out more about tuition fees.

Alumni scholarship

University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a ten per cent reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni scholarship.

Funding for 2018/19

Information about funding and scholarships can be found on the Bristol Law School fees and funding web pages.

Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.

Programme structure

In the first part of the programme, you will choose four units from a list of international commercial law options, or three units from the list and a further unit from any of our other specialist LLM programmes. These units will be assessed by examinations and/or essays. In the spring term, you will choose a dissertation topic from the field of international commercial law for approval by the Law School. After passing part one of the programme, you start work on your dissertation for submission by September. You must pass both parts to obtain an LLM and may not proceed to part two until you have passed part one.

Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our LLM in International Commercial Law.

Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree in law or a degree with an adequate law component. International students with equivalent qualifications should supply a transcript of their examination results (this should be an official English translation if the original is not in English).

Recognised Prior Learning is not currently accepted. Previous or professional experience is not required.

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile B
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

Admissions statement

Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.

Admissions statement

Careers

This programme provides a solid foundation for a broad range of careers. It will be of value to any students wishing to enter the legal professions, in particular in a commercial law firm, including any of the larger law firms with international clients. The programme will also enable international students to gain the qualifications necessary to move on to training for their judiciary, for example students who come from Thailand. Graduates might also choose to work as in-house lawyers or with a variety of regulatory organisations or NGOs.

Please visit our Careers and Employability and Student Society webpages for more information about the support and opportunities we provide during your studies.

How to apply
Application deadline:

1 July 2018. Early application recommended; places may fill before our deadline.

International students

Find out more about becoming a student at Bristol, applying for a visa and the support we offer to international students.

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  • 41% of research is world-leading (4 star)
  • 44% of research is internationally excellent (3 star)
  • 14% of research is recognised internationally (2 star)
  • 1% of research is recognised nationally (1 star)

Results are from the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality, conducted by HEFCE. More about REF 2014 results.

Get in touch

Mrs Stephanie Dimberline Senior Postgraduate Admissions Administrator Phone: +44 (0) 117 954 5357 or 903 5849 Email: law-pg-admissions@bristol.ac.uk

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