Commercial Law at Middlesex University - UCAS

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Course summary

Overview The degree aims to enable students to specialise in subjects related to commercial law, equipping them with comprehensive knowledge of the regulatory framework governing the conduct of trade, business and financial services set up by English and international law. Why study LLM/PGDip/PGCert Commercial Law at Middlesex University? You will deepen and broaden your knowledge of law as an academic subject through acquiring a systematic understanding of legal processes, methods and concepts, of the social and political context in which legal processes take place, and of appropriate theoretical conceptions of law. By maximising your academic potential and refining your problem-solving skills in a transnational context by acquiring a systematic and critical understanding of the complex legal, economic, cultural and political issues informing the English and international regulations addressing commercial transactions you will enhance your professional development and horizons. The research and writing skills you gain will be transferable to a variety of professional sectors, including the legal profession, policymaking, corporate sector, governmental bodies or academia. The teaching team in the School of Law at Middlesex University includes Dr Sara Hourani and Dr Lijun Zhao, an expert on international trade law and international maritime law. Course highlights This LLM degree introduces students to actual business disputes, exposing them to the changing nature both of commercial disputes and their settlement or resolution Become conversant with case law, UK, EU and international statute pertinent to the conduct of business, together with trends and new issues arising as a result of both technological and regulatory change In alternative to litigation, this course familiarises students with the range of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms deployed in business contexts. In light of COVID19 and the need to prioritise a safe academic community, we will offer a blended learning model that will involve online teaching and learning delivered by our expert academics, as well as opportunities for face-to-face teaching on-campus each week. All such decisions will be made in line with Government advice.


Core modules: English Commercial Law (20 Credits) - Compulsory International Commercial Litigation and Arbitration (20 Credits) - Compulsory Law of the International Sale of Goods (20 Credits) - Compulsory Legal Research Skills (20 Credits) - Compulsory Plus one of the following: Dissertation (60 Credits) - Optional Work Integration Learning (changes for 2021/22) (60 Credits) - Optional Work Integration Learning (typical content) (60 Credits) - Optional Plus two of the following optional modules: Business and Human Rights (20 Credits) - Optional Comparative Corporate Governance (not available in 2021/22) (20 Credits) - Optional European Human Rights Law and Practice (20 Credits) - Optional Foundations and Principles of International Law (20 Credits) - Optional Intellectual Property Law (20 Credits) - Optional International Human Rights Law (20 Credits) - Optional International Maritime Law (20 Credits) - Optional International Organisations and the International Dispute Resolution (20 Credits) - Optional Law and Policy of the World Trade Organisation (20 Credits) - Optional Minority Rights and Indigenous People in International Law (20 Credits) - Optional UK and European Anti-Discrimination (20 Credits) - Optional Migration: Theories & Approaches (20 Credits) - Optional Sustainable Development and Human Rights (20 Credits) - Optional Environmental Law and Governance (20 Credits) - Optional Politics of Globalisation  (20 Credits) - Optional Postgraduate Legal Work Experience (content for 2021/22) (0 Credits) - Optional Postgraduate Legal Work Experience (typical content) (0 Credits) - Optional Citizenship, the Right to Nationality and Statelessness (not available in 2020/21) (20 Credits) - Optional International Competition Law (20 Credits) - Optional

Entry requirements

2:2 (hons degree) or equivalent qualification

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5With at least 6.0 in each component
TOEFL (iBT)87With at least 21 in listening & writing, 22 in speaking and 23 in reading
PTE Academic58With at least 51 in all components

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £99* Credit
England £70* Credit
Northern Ireland £70* Credit
Scotland £70* Credit
Wales £70* Credit
Channel Islands £70* Credit
International £99* Credit

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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Commercial Law at Middlesex University - UCAS