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International & Commercial Law, LLM

With our LLM in International and 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. Legal employers now place a high premium on graduates with international commercial law skills. On this course, you'll look beyond national jurisdictions and get to grips with the issues of public international law and international commercial law.

In addition, this course has a new pathway on Business, Human Rights & the Environment which is the first comprehensive course of its kind in the UK and Europe to address the impact of business activities on human rights and the environment. For this pathway, the 'Business, Human Rights and the Environment' module is mandatory.

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

Campus

Greenwich

Duration

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

Start month

September

Home/international fees

2021/2022 fees

2021/2022 fees

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 a Pro Bono placement.
  • If you studied an LLB at Greenwich and took Corporate Law, Public International Law or a Pro Bono Placement, you cannot take these same module(s) again for the LLM.

What you will study

This programme is currently being reviewed in collaboration with employers, professional bodies and student feedback. The optional module structure and content will be changing and is expected to take effect from September 2022. Once confirmed, the website will be fully updated in September 2021 to reflect this and we will contact all new applicants to confirm details of the changes around this time.

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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.

Come and meet us

Given the current situation with Covid-19, we are offering virtual events so that you can still experience how Greenwich could be the right university for you.

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Entry requirements

If you are

You should have a UK undergraduate degree at 2.1 or above (or an equivalent qualification (both level and grade) from a recognised non-UK university) in law or a related discipline.

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.

For detailed information on the academic and English language requirements, please find your country in our directory.

Alternatively, please contact us:

Further information about entry

We welcome applications from mature students and/or students with professional work backgrounds.

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use prior learning?

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

How you will learn

Covid safe teaching and learning

We are looking forward to welcoming students to our campuses for 2021/22 and we are committed to delivering as much of our teaching, learning and student activity as possible face-to-face and on campus for the 2021/22 academic year. Please note that UK Coronavirus policy continues to adapt to ongoing changes. Our plans may need to change and we may need to move activity online at short notice in response to any changes in Government guidance and Covid safety requirements.

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 usually are attended by larger groups and seminars/tutorials by smaller groups. This can vary more widely for modules that are shared between degrees.

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.

* Calculated as an average of compulsory and optional modules (where applicable each year). You can find out more detail about how individual modules are taught within the 'What you will study' section.

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.

2021/2022 fees

Full-time (per year) Part-time (per 30 credits)
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Fees information International fees

Fees are assessed based on your country of domicile, with students domiciled in the EU charged international fees. If you are unsure, find out more about how your fee status is assessed.

Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. We have dedicated accommodation for postgraduate students (Devonport House) available from just £160 per person per week, with bills included. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost. Students based at the Medway Campus can also reside in student halls in Chatham or rent privately in the local area.

Accommodation pages

There is a range of financial support available to support your studies. This includes postgraduate loans, international scholarships, and options for current students and alumni to continue studying at the university. EU students may be eligible for a bursary to support their study. View our EU bursary to find out more.

We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Other costs

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

Careers and placements

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.

Accommodation information

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

If you are a UK or EU student and want to study part-time then you apply to the university directly.

If you are a Non-EU student, you can apply directly via our website or through one of our agents. Please note that if you require a Tier 4 student visa, you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.

If you are a Non-EU student, you can apply directly via our website or through one of our agents. Please note that if you require a Tier 4 student visa, you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.