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International & Commercial Law (Business, Human Rights & the Environment), 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.

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

Duration

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

Start month

September

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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.
  • The Business, Human Rights & the Environment pathway also provides a solid understanding of the main international law principles and frameworks relevant to this area, including international human rights law, business law, trade law, international criminal law and international law of the environment.
  • Graduates will be well placed to pursue a wide range of careers both within and outside the sphere of commerce, business, human rights and the environment. This includes careers with non-governmental organisations, charities, government agencies, regional and intergovernmental organisations such as the United Nations, the Council of Europe, the European Union or other international bodies. Students may also pursue further research or academic careers.

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

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.

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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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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 further research or academic careers.

Graduates of the LLM's Business, Human Rights & the Environment pathway will be well-placed to pursue a range of careers both within and outside the sphere of commerce, business, human rights and the environment. This includes careers with non-governmental organisations, charities, government agencies, regional and intergovernmental organisations such as the United Nations, the Council of Europe, the European Union or other international bodies.

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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