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International Commercial Law and Practice (Online Learning) LLM

International Commercial Law and Practice (Online Learning) LLM

Different course options

Online | The University of Edinburgh | 2 years | SEP

Study mode

Online

Duration

2 years

Start date

SEP

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

LLM - Master of Laws

Subject areas

Company Law Flexible Learning Design International Law

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Programme description

This programme aims to provide you with a deeper understanding of how international commercial law operates in practice. The courses within the programme examine contemporary issues in commercial law across a broad range of topics, which aim to equip you with a thorough understanding of law, theory and policy, as well as an appreciation of how the law is practiced.

Globalisation and developments in technology have led to a marked increase in international trade in goods and services, in international investment, and in the development of global financial markets. In parallel, the world of international commerce has seen major growth in the regulation of commercial activity at a national and international level, and in international litigation and arbitration when disputes arise.

This LLM aims to help you understand the international context in which businesses currently operate. The programme focuses on the legal responses to the developments shaping international commerce today, as lawyers and business professionals are increasingly required to look beyond domestic law to find solutions appropriate to their international business needs and opportunities.

Career opportunities

The majority of students on the Law School’s LLM programmes by online distance learning are mid-career, and they often work across international boundaries. Many will already be established in their career, but wish to use the programme to consolidate skills and knowledge accumulated over time.

Graduates of our online distance learning programmes progress to a range of careers in law and related legal fields, including work in local and international firms, government legal departments, other public institutions, international organisations and in academia. The programmes are also an ideal platform for advanced research.

For some graduates, successful completion of the programme will lead to a promotion within their current positions. Others aim to develop a new professional direction altogether. The programme aims to support students in whichever outcome they aspire to, through developing their knowledge and understanding of the law, but also through acquiring transferable skills and, not least, the experience of engaging with leading academics in the field and with fellow students.

Modules

An independent piece of research and analysis of up to 10,000 words on an approved topic in international commercial law or a field related to the core content of the degree. Supervision is provided.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

12,050

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

12,050

Entry requirements

A minimum UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in law. We will also consider candidates with a UK 2:1 degree, or its international equivalent, in a non-law subject if they can demonstrate prior high-level study or experience of commercial law topics. Your other qualifications and professional experience will also be considered as part of your application. Relevant work experience is not required but may increase your chances of acceptance. Relevant professional qualifications will be considered. Preference will be given to those with grades above the minimum requirements due to strong competition for places on this programme.