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Postgraduate courses 2024/25

International & Commercial Law, LLM

With our LLM in International & Commercial Law, you’ll discover more about the legal framework governing the international community and the legal issues surrounding global markets.

Knowledge of world trade - and the legal framework surrounding it - has never been more important. On this course, you'll look beyond national jurisdictions and get to grips with the issues of public international law and international commercial law.

You can study one of three endorsed pathways or follow the non-endorsed pathway. The three endorsed pathways are: Business Human Rights & the Environment; Intellectual Property; and Ocean Law & Policy. To gain an endorsement, you will need (after starting your studies) to: gain approval to study for the endorsement; and gain approval for - and then complete - a dissertation which must be on an area related to the endorsement; and thirdly study the compulsory, 30-credit, module* that relates to the endorsement. (*For Ocean Law & Policy, the module compulsory for the endorsement is ‘The Law of Maritime Security: Navies & the Rule of Law at Sea’; for Intellectual Property, the module compulsory for the endorsement is ‘Intellectual Property Law’; and for the Business Human Rights & the Environment, the module compulsory for the endorsement is ‘Business Human Rights & the Environment’.) If you are interested in any of the endorsed pathways, please contact the LLM team by email at law@gre.ac.uk for full information, including details of each endorsement’s compulsory and optional modules and the overall course structure.

As an LLM student, you'll be assessed through coursework, class presentations and a dissertation, so you acquire a broad range of skills.

Location

Greenwich Campus

Duration

  • 1 years full-time
  • 2 years part-time

Start month

September

Home/international fees 2024/25

£11,000 /£18,150

What you should know about this course

  • The LLM focuses on the law and legal framework underpinning the international community, as well as legal issues affecting trade and global markets.
  • Overseas students without experience of a common law jurisdiction will need to take Common Law Foundations instead of one of the optional 15 credit courses in term 1
  • If you studied an LLB at Greenwich and took any modules at an undergraduate level or had a Pro Bono Placement, you cannot take these same module(s) again for the LLM.

What you will study

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About the course team

Welcome to our Master's in LLM International and Commercial Law from within the School of Law & Criminology. Your teaching team comes from an experienced team of lecturers.

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Entry requirements

If you are

An undergraduate (honours) degree at 2:2, or above, in Law, or a relevant subject.

Applicants without a degree that have professional qualifications or relevant professional experience may be considered.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

You can also read our admissions policy.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses. If you cannot find your country on this list, please contact international@gre.ac.uk.

Choose your country:

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use Prior Learning?

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

How you will learn

Teaching

In a typical week, learning takes place through a combination of lectures and seminars. You will be able to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in seminar sessions. Contact hours may fall between 9am and 9pm, depending on your elective modules and seminars.

Class sizes

Lectures, seminars or tutorials are normally attended by smaller groups. Numbers can vary more widely for modules that are shared between degrees.

Students also take part in shared/collaborative modules with students on other creative arts course, providing a perfect opportunity to develop skills in group and teamwork.

Independent learning

Outside of timetabled sessions, you will need to dedicate time to self-study to prepare for coursework and presentations. Our Stockwell Street Library and online resources will support your further reading and research.

Overall workload

Your overall workload consists of contact hours (lectures and seminars), independent learning, and assessments. For full-time students, the workload should be roughly equivalent to a full-time job. For part-time students, this will reduce in proportion with the number of modules you are studying.

Assessment

On this course, students are assessed by extended essays and a dissertation.

Feedback summary

We aim to give feedback on assignments within 15 working days.

Dates and timetables

The academic year runs from September to June.

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Full time Part time Distance learning
Home £11,000 £1,850 per 30 credits N/A
International £18,150 £3,025 per 30 credits N/A

Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. University accommodation is available from just over £100 per person per week (bills included), depending on your location and preferences. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost.

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Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

EU students may be eligible for a bursary to support their study. View our EU bursary to find out more.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Further costs will include the purchase of books for your studies and some photocopying.

Careers and placements

Will I have a work placement?

There is the possibility of a placement thorough our Pro Bono Scheme but this is not guaranteed.
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What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

Graduates may take up careers with international institutions or non-governmental organisations, or pursue university teaching and further research.

Do you provide employability services?

The University's Employability and Careers Service (ECS) provides support when you are preparing to apply for jobs. Support includes CV clinics, mock interviews and employability skills workshops.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

We want you to make the most of your time with us. You can access study skills and academic writing support through your tutor, our subject librarians, and our online academic skills centre. Where appropriate, we provide support in academic English.

Support from the department

The School of Law & Criminology provides pastoral support throughout your studies with us. Students have a personal tutor and access to training in study skills, dissertation preparation, methods and ethics and have access to advice on employability and careers.

Additionally, joining societies such as the University's student Law Society or initiatives such as the Innocence Project London can build skills and present new opportunities.

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If you are a UK student or have settled/pre-settled status (EU) and you want to study full-time then you apply through the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS).

If you are a UK student or have settled/pre-settled status (EU) and you want to study part-time then you can apply directly via our online application form.

If you are from outside the UK, you can apply via UCAS, directly via our online application form or via one of our in-country representatives. If you require a student visa, you cannot study part-time at undergraduate level.