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International Commercial Law LLM

City University London
Course summary
2 years
10,000 GBP
Full time
London
Next available date: September 2020 - London

Course description

International Commercial Law LLM

International Commercial Law LLM - a City University degree programme

The Specialist LLM in International Commercial Law provides expert guidance and academic support in the main areas of international commercial law and regulation.  The course focuses on legal practice, government practice and industry essentials, all of which are in great demand. The course emphasises on different and related aspects and topics under the international commercial law. The distinct advantage of studying for a postgraduate degree in International Commercial Law at the heart of commercial London goes without saying.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Applicants should normally hold a good first degree in law, or an equivalent qualification in a related discipline, and must be fluent in written and spoken English. We expect applicants who are not nationals of a majority English-speaking country OR have not successfully completed an academic qualification, at least equivalent to a UK bachelor's degree, which was taught in a majority English-speaking country as defined by the UK Visas and Immigration, to have an overall IELTS score of at least 7.0.

Applicants with a first degree in a subject other than law will be considered, but it should be noted that this may restrict the choice of modules where content is dependent on a prior knowledge of law.

How do we make our decision?

In reaching our selection decisions we will take account of:

  • Academic performance
  • Reasons for choice of courses / career
  • Evidence of intellectual ability
  • References
  • Relevant work experience / activity

Postgraduate Preparatory Courses for International Students

If you do not qualify for direct entry, our partnerINTO City University London

offers an academic preparation programme - the Graduate Diploma. The course offers a route to City University London through an excellent teaching and learning experience, located in purpose built study facilities. Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma at INTO City University London to the standard required provides guaranteed progression to this Masters degree.

Applicants whose first language is not English, the following qualification is also required:

  • IELTS: 7 with a minimum of 6 in each area.

Please note that due to changes in theUKVI's list ofSELTs we are no longer able to acceptTOEFLas evidence of English language for students who require aCAS as of April 2014.

Language Programmes

If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this course, our partner, INTO City University London offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to this degree. Please click the links below for more information.

English for Postgraduate Study
Pre-sessional English

If you are not from the European Economic Area / Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK you may need to apply for a visa or entry clearance to come to the UK to study. /p>

The way that you apply may vary depending on the length of your course; there are different rules for:

  • Students on courses of more than 6 months
  • Students on courses of less than 6 months
  • Students on a pre-sessional English Language course

Please note: If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you cannot undertake any City University London courses on a part-time basis.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

The programme offers an LLM in International Law. Graduates from this specialist LLM are well placed to pursue careers in this area of law in professional legal/corporate practice, business, management, banking and finance, transport, government, international or EU organisations, media and press, academia and research.

The City Law School has a vibrant Pro Bono programme and all students are able to take up opportunities within this.

Postgraduate Experience

Students who complete the LLM may wish to continue their academic studies by enrolling in a PhD or MPhil offered by The City Law School.

Training Course Content

To qualify for this specialist Master in International Commercial Law, you must complete a total of 180 credits.

You must complete at least 90 credits of taught modules in the specialist pathway as well as a dissertation (of either 30 or 60 credits) in the same area of specialisation. Below are the specific modules for International Commercial Law:

  • International Banking Law (30 credits)
  • International Insurance Law (30 credits)
  • International Tax (30 credits)
  • Substantive EU Competition Law (30 credits
  • European Business Regulation I: Foundations, Goods, Workers, Citizenship (30 credits)
  • European Business Regulation II: Establishment, Services, Capital, Harmonisation (30 credits)
  • World Trade Law (30 credits)
  • Comparative Antitrust Law (30 credits)
  • Admiralty Law (30 credits)
  • Marine Insurance (30 credits)
  • Carriage of Goods by Sea (30 credits)
  • Law of International Trade (30 credit)
  • International Corporate Finance (30 credits)
  • International Energy Litigation (30 credits)
  • Project Finance and Law (30 credits)
  • International Commercial Arbitration (30 credits)
  • Energy Law (30 credits)
  • International Investment Law (30 credits)
  • EU Litigation (30 credits)
  • Energy, Environment & Security (30 credits)
  • EU Banking Law (30 credits)
  • EU Tax Law (30 credits)

Dissertation (incorporating research methods training)

12,000 word Supervised Dissertation (30 credits) OR

24,000 word Supervised Dissertation (60 credits)


The remainder of the credits may be completed by offering any other LLM modules.

See our full range of modules

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Please note:Modules are offered subject to minimum numbers; where it is not possible to offer a module because of low student demand, you will be given the opportunity to write a dissertation around that subject area.

One of the core values of the LLM is that we try and provide a strong level of support to our student and this means that we keep our classes small. All our classes run on the basis of a minimum of six students and a maximum of 30, which provides you with a positive and interactive learning environment to study in.


You will have an allocated personal tutor who will support you throughout your time at City. In addition to your allocated personal tutor, we have tutors who can offer you individual careers support reviewing CVs, including providing advice on gaining a training contract, assessment of law firm placement or considering internship opportunities.


Find out more about our academics at The City Law School

Assessment

Assessment will draw on a range of approaches which include written coursework, presentations, skills work, in-class tests, projects and a dissertation. The purpose of this is to assess a range of different skills and knowledge, as well as exposing you to different approaches.

The majority of modules will be assessed on the basis of written coursework of 5,000-5,500 words.

The 30 credit dissertation module will involve the submission of a dissertation of 12,000 words on a subject agreed with your supervisor/Programme Director. If you decide to offer the 60 credit dissertation instead, you are required to submit a dissertation of 24,000 words on a subject agreed with your supervisor/Programme Director.

Most modules have a single summative assessment with 100% weighting but there are some where there is more than one assessment and the weighting for each will be 50%.

You have the option of completing formative coursework in each module. The formative assessment will give you an opportunity to understand and appreciate the academic attainment levels expected. At different stages of the programme, it provides you with the opportunity to develop and demonstrate legal research, quantitative, cognitive and other skills in addition to your knowledge and understanding of the subjects.

The dissertation provides you with an opportunity to display competence in legal research. It allows some autonomy and enables you to show that you can manage information as well as developing complex arguments and innovative ways to solve problems.

Each assessment tests whether you:

  • have grasped the relevant principles;
  • are able to analyse and interpret those principles critically;
  • are able to apply them to complex factual problems; and
  • can present the relevant points in concise, clear and grammatical terms.

Opportunities

Law and Practice Forum

We run a suite of seminars throughout the year where we bring in lawyers, economists, public affairs specialists and in house counsel to the School provide you with an insight into modern commercial law practice.


For more information visit the

Law and Practice Forum

.

Legal London

Expenses

Fees

  • Full-time EU: £10,000
  • Full-time Non EU: £15,000

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