International Commercial Law

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The course is designed for graduates seeking to gain a solid foundation into the growing discipline of International Commercial Law. The LLM in International Commercial Law is designed to provide a flexible route for students to be able to focus on areas of their own interest and further explore commercial law in both the European and wider International contexts.

The programme provides the opportunity for students to tailor the programme to their needs and select the areas of commercial law in which they wish to specialise by offering a large number of elective modules from which the students can choose. Students on completing the programme are expected to be able to critically analyse legal concepts as well as practical scenarios. Such knowledge is increasingly sought by law firms, businesses and government bodies all over the world in response to the expansion of international trade and commerce and international regulation, resulting from economic, political and technological change.

The programme is available full-time:

* September (12 months)


* January (15 months, due to dissertation submission requirements)



And also part-time:

* September (24 months)


* January (27 months, due to dissertation submission requirements)



"I chose Brunel Law School because I found the Commercial Law LLM offered an ideal course with its flexible modules. My next step is to apply for LPC / training contract to become a commercial solicitor. The tutors are motivating, very approachable and they will go that extra mile to support you in reaching your goals. My vision of Law has become far broader and I would highly recommend this experience to future students" Kamila Jabarkhail

Aims

This research led programme is designed for law graduates who wish to develop specialist knowledge of aspects of the increasingly important field of international commercial law.

LLM Law in International Commercial Law is designed for students seeking to gain a solid foundation in this growing discipline with an aim to become practitioners or to continue with further studies and research.

This programme provides students with the knowledge and understanding to confidently tackle areas of controversy in these areas of law, to be able to assess critically situations and challenges, appreciate the importance of the international boundaries, and the influence of culture on the processes of law. The programme is designed to give as much flexibility as possible, in order to provide students to tailor their learning to their interests.

* To enable graduates to develop an expertise in the corpus and complexities of commercial, competition, trade law and financial regulations


* To equip graduates with critical and analytical skills in this complex international field


* To enable graduates to demonstrate through original research the application of knowledge, practical understanding and critical appreciation that can contribute to the discourse on both corporate law and the financial regulations in place



To provide graduates with the professional skills required to develop a career in commercial law, law practice and the academia.

The LLM International Commercial Law is normally awarded to students who successfully complete taught modules of 120 credits and a dissertation weighted at 60 credits (180 credits in total).

Core Module

* Dissertation



Elective Taught Modules

Note: modules are subject to withdrawal at the School's discretion.

Term I

* EU Competition Law 1 or 2


* Corporate Insolvency Law 1 or 2


* Corporate Law I 1 or 2


* Corporate Law II 1 or 2


* International Patents Practice and Management 1 or 2


* International Trade Law 1 or 2


* Internet Law I -Substantive Legal Issues 1 or 2


* Media Law and Regulation 1 or 2


* Principles of International Commercial Arbitration 1 or 2


* Principles of Tax Law 1 or 2


* Privacy and Data Protection 1 or 2


* Theory of International Financial Regulation 1 or 2


* World Trade Organisation (WTO) Law 1 or 2



Term II

* International Environmental Law 1 or 2


* International Commercial Litigation 1 or 2


* Islamic Financial Laws and Islamic Banking Regulations 1 or 2


* UK Copyright and Trade Marks 1 or 2


* Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility 1 or 2


* EU and International Intellectual Property Law 1 or 2


* Internet Law II - Resolving Internet-related Legal Issues and Disputes 1 or 2


* International Investment Law 1 or 2


* International Labour Law I 1 or 2


* International Labour Law II 1 or 2


* International Trade Mark Practice and Management 1 or 2


* Practice of International Financial Regulation 1 or 2


* Practice of International Commercial Arbitration 1 or 2


* Taxation of Business Enterprises 1 or 2


* World Trade Organisation (WTO) and Human Rights 1 or 2



*The superscript 1 or 2 indicates which year of study each module will normally take place in for part-time students

A UK first or second class Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in Law. Other related disciplines and qualifications will be considered and in such cases assessed on an individual basis by the Postgraduate Director and an interview may be required.English Language Requirements * IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas) * Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores) * BrunELT: 65% (min 60% in all areas) English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 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.
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