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LLM in Commercial Law and International Trade

LLM in Commercial Law and International Trade

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Full time | Headington Campus | 12 months | SEP

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Full time


12 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

LLM - Master of Laws

Subject areas

Company Law International Trade (Overview) International Law

Course type


Course Summary


On our LLM in Commercial Law and International Trade you will study how the law relates to commercial endeavours within a globalised economy. Particularly from the perspective of the private business.

The course is ideal for students from a commercial law, business, management, or economics background. And who are looking to gain advanced knowledge of the application of legal principles and mechanisms to the world of international commerce.

The course enables you to specialise in areas such as:

  • international commercial arbitration
  • cross-border transactions
  • international investment law
  • intellectual property law
  • anti-corruption
  • corporate governance
  • corporate social responsibility.

Your course tutors, fellow students and alumni come from countries around the world. This gives you the opportunity to build a truly international network of contacts.

Career prospects

Graduates from the LLM succeed across an impressive range of careers from policy makers and human rights activists through to high flying diplomats and commercial lawyers. LLM staff can advise you and direct you to possible careers and employers depending on your particular needs and ambitions.

Students can also exit with Pgdip awards.


Your LLM dissertation is an extended, supervised piece of work on a particular aspect of international law, which You will choose in consultation with your tutors. It's your opportunity to gain knowledge and insight through sustained research, and to demonstrate your ability to explore and present legal arguments. You will develop transferable skills in research and information and project management. We'll encourage you to choose a topic of personal interest or professional interest. Full-time students normally begin preliminary work on the dissertation in Semester 1 and formalise the topic and structure in Semester 2. The main work on the dissertation normally takes place from June to mid-August.

Tuition fees

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Course fees for UK students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

You will normally be required to have (or to be expecting) a good honours degree, or an equivalent degree awarded by a university outside the United Kingdom. The degree may be in Law or in a related discipline. We welcome applications from both non-Law graduates and work experience-based candidates. Those of you new to the academic study of law will be advised to read a number of recommended texts by way of induction before you begin the course. You are also encouraged to attend the induction sessions provided in the week prior to the beginning of the course.

University information

Based in the historic student city of Oxford, Oxford Brookes is one of the UK’s leading modern universities. It enjoys an international reputation for teaching excellence, innovative approaches to learning, and strong links with business and industry. The university welcomes students from more than 140 countries around the world, and is proud of its diverse, inclusive community. Oxford Brookes is known for great teaching, coming second in...more

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