The specialism in International Commercial Law will appeal to students at all stages of their career and from around the world who have an interest in the commercial dimension of legal issues. It will enable you with this focus to develop your career in private commercial practice at law firms or in-house across in a variety of sectors. With the broad knowledge available under this wide-ranging specialism, you will also be well-placed to embark on policy-oriented careers in the private or public sector. Objectives One of the more popular specialisms, the LLM in International Commercial Law offers you expert guidance and academic support in the main areas of international commercial law and regulation. This course provides you with the opportunity to study an extensive range of distinct but related subjects in international commercial law. Our internationally-renowned International Commercial Law specialism is in high demand in legal practice, government and industry. This specialism offers an impressive selection of commercial modules covering areas as widespread as international trade and shipping, finance and banking, competition law and tax. This great selection allows students to tailor the focus of their studies to suit their interests and career goals.
As with all Master of Laws (LLM) specialisms at City, University of London, you will take 150 credits of taught modules and a 30 credit research project, there will be five modules and a research project (10,000 words). All modules are of the same duration and are taught per term (September – December or January – April) rather than the whole academic year. You will have three modules in one term and two in the other. Research Projects are written during the summer term when there are no classes. In order to obtain this specialism, you must choose at least two modules from within this specialism and write your research project on a subject within the specialism. Specialism Modules:
- Each module is worth 30 credits.
- International Banking Law (30 credits)
- International Tax (30 credits)
- World Trade Law (30 credits)
- Admiralty Law (30 credits)
- Marine Insurance (30 credits)
- Carriage of Goods by Sea (30 credits)
- International Trade Law (30 credits)
- International Corporate Finance (30 credits)
- Project Finance and Law (30 credits)
- International Commercial Arbitration (30 credits)
- Oil & Gas Law (30 credits)
- International Investment Law (30 credits)
- International Intellectual Property Law and Policy (30 credits)
- Mergers (30 credits)
This course is taught by leading academics as well as visiting practitioners including barristers and solicitors who work in private practice and in legal departments of major companies. The programme will be delivered using a hybrid model of delivery. For each taught module you will have a one hour weekly lecture and a one hour weekly interactive seminar. You will be assessed mainly through coursework, with each module contributing equally to your qualification. Some modules may be assessed by filmed assessment or examination. You will be allocated a dedicated supervisor for your dissertation who will help you develop a specific topic and provide support in terms of resources, content and structure.
We are interested in receiving applications from individuals with at least an upper second-class honours undergraduate degree in law (roughly equivalent to a B or B+) from a recognised international institution. Applicants with a good undergraduate degree in another subject will also be considered. INTO City, University of London Don’t meet the entry requirements? INTO City, University of London offers a range of academic and English language programmes to help prepare you for study at City, University of London. You’ll learn from experienced teachers in a dedicated international study centre. These programmes are designed for international students who do not meet the required academic and English language requirements for direct entry. To prepare for this degree course, learn more about the Graduate Diploma in Law. Kaplan International College London City works in partnership with Kaplan International College (KIC) London to provide preparatory courses for international students. Pre Masters courses at KIC London offer comprehensive support to students wishing to complete their postgraduate study at City. Progression to this degree is guaranteed if you complete the KIC London Pre-Masters course at the required level.
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