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LLM International Commercial Law

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Full time | Cambridge Campus | 12 months | 12-SEP-22

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

LLM - Master of Laws

Subject areas

Company Law International Law

Course type


Course Summary


You’re curious, determined, and ready to go global with your career. You want to know how laws relating to international commercial practice are created and enforced, and put your new knowledge into practice as a legal practitioner. As a postgraduate International Commercial Law student at ARU, you’ll advance your knowledge of fundamental themes such as commercial contracts, transnational commercial law and international commercial arbitration. You’ll gain a unique insight into how the grammar of law was shaped that you can take all over the world after graduation. There’s also the chance to find out more about comparative company law with our optional module. And you’ll sharpen your research skills and put them to use on your Major Project, which is a brilliant opportunity to explore an area of international commercial law you’re passionate about.

Our small seminar groups will give you opportunities to really engage with the course material, share your interests and goals, and form close friendships with your fellow students. You’ll receive support and advice from our dedicated, expert staff, all of whom are distinguished in the field of commercial law with experience working in, researching, and writing about the subject. By studying LLM International Commercial Law, you’ll advance your logical reasoning, critical analysis, and independent judgement skills, empowering you to critically appraise how international laws are created and enforced, and apply legal discourse to the regulation of transnational business and commerce.

How you'll be assessed

You’ll be assessed through a combination of written essays, problem-solving assignments and presentations.


On our LLM International Commercial Law course, you’ll develop a range of professional skills including logical reasoning, critical analysis, research, and independent judgement, all of which are in high demand from employers around the world. You’ll also gain an understanding of the complex interplay between infrastructure, content, competition, social policy, punishment and trade in the international arena, and a greater capacity for legal communication. You could go on to work as a legal practitioner, or conduct academic research, at the highest level. You might also find a role in the legal department of an international corporation, a government department, or another international agency. You can boost your employability while you study by volunteering at our Law Clinic, as well as taking advantage of law-focussed careers events. Graduation doesn’t have to be the end of your time with us. You could choose to continue your academic career with a research programme at ARU, such as our PhD Law.


This module will give you a critical understanding of research skills, methods and methodology, including surveys, questionnaires, statistical analysis, and interviews, in addition to bibliographical research methods in law. It will also provide you with an understanding of web learning and the ability to access materials both through the University library and from other sources. Most importantly, you will learn to critically examine alternative research methods and evaluate their effectiveness in the study of International Business Law. Further still, you will have the chance to discuss learning and teaching styles, academic expectations and learning strategies. You will be taught through seminars, library sessions and E-learning, giving you a grounding in the various possible research methods. Your assessment will comprise both a presentation and coursework.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students should have a first degree, with honours, in a related subject and at a minimum final classification of lower second (2:2) or equivalent.