International Commercial Law

Study mode:On campus Study type:Part-time Languages: English
Local:$ 8.39k / Academic year(s) Foreign:$ 19.5k / Academic year(s)  
StudyQA ranking:1212 Duration:12 months

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Commercial law in a fast-moving globalised economy poses both challenges and opportunities. Expert lawyers are needed to meet the challenges as well as to make the most of the opportunities. The challenge posed by the development of new forms of commercial property and types of services make it imperative that those advising business are in a position to weigh up the available options when giving advice that can have considerable financial consequences.

Our LLM will help you achieve the necessary high level of expertise to succeed in the commercial world. It is designed to meet the needs of students and lawyers who wish to study international commercial law from an international perspective with emphasis placed on international conventions and agreements and their practical application.

The International Commercial Law modules provide the opportunity to study topics in depth and conduct research in areas of commercial law of particular interest to you.

Course Aims

To offer knowledge and expertise for a career with enhanced opportunities for legal or business practice as a result of commercial law specialism.

Special Features

  • Choice from an extensive range of modules dealing with current international commercial practice.
  • One of Cardiff’s longest established and most popular LLM programmes.

Course Structure

Students must complete four modules (one assessment for each module comprising of a 5,000 word essay or examination) and a dissertation (not exceeding 15,000 words). Students must study two modules from the selection of International Commercial Law modules. Their other modules may be drawn from the modules listed in any other programme or from a combination of programmes, including modules offered by another School in the University.

Depending on the programme and the particular module, teaching methods comprise a mix of lectures and seminars, individual and joint written and oral presentations and distance learning. All modules are supported by extensive IT provision available on campus. Modules are typically led by staff actively engaged in research relevant to their subject matter.

This course is suitable for graduates in Law wishing to study commercial law at an advanced level and in its international context. The course is suitable for UK and overseas students, and for practitioners.Applicants should have a good Honours degree in Law (2:2 or equivalent), although other appropriate qualifications will be considered. Those whose first language is not English must obtain a score of at least 6.5 in IELTS (with no less than 6.0 in any element) or 237 (computer-based), 90 (internet-based) in TOEFL or equivalent.Early application is strongly advised, normally well before the end of July.Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to pass either IELTS/TOEFL exams, for which the minimum requirement is IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 575. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 575 TOEFL iBT® test: 90 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Postgraduate Taught Scholarships

Cardiff University is pleased to announce that the Postgraduate Taught Scholarship Scheme for entry 2014/15 has been confirmed.

Cardiff University has committed to invest a total of £500,000 in this high value competitive scholarship scheme to support Home and EU students who are planning to start an eligible full-time master programme in September 2014.

The Scholarships are each worth a minimum of £3,000 and will be awarded in the form of a tuition fee discount.

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