International Commercial Law and Practice (Online Learning) at The University of Edinburgh - UCAS

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Course summary

This programme aims to provide you with a deeper understanding of how international commercial law operates in practice. The courses within the programme examine contemporary issues in commercial law across a broad range of topics, which aim to equip you with a thorough understanding of law, theory and policy, as well as an appreciation of how the law is practised. Globalisation and developments in technology have led to a marked increase in international trade in goods and services, in international investment, and in the development of global financial markets. In parallel, the world of international commerce has seen major growth in the regulation of commercial activity at a national and international level, and in international litigation and arbitration when disputes arise. This LLM aims to help you understand the international context in which businesses currently operate. The programme focuses on the legal responses to the developments shaping international commerce today, as lawyers and business professionals are increasingly required to look beyond domestic law to find solutions appropriate to their international business needs and opportunities.


Students must successfully complete six courses, four of which must be compulsory courses, and a dissertation during their chosen duration of study. Courses listed below are for the 2018/19 academic year • Contract Law in Europe • Corporate Compliance: Case Studies in Law & Ethics • European Competition and Innovation • Law of Climate Change • Principles of International Taxation • Comparative and International Corporate Governance • Dispute Resolution Methods • International Law, Human Rights and Corporate Accountability • International Oil and Gas Law . / Students can also choose courses within the areas of intellectual property law, information technology, innovation and medical ethics. See our website for detailed programme information.

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International Commercial Law and Practice (Online Learning) at The University of Edinburgh - UCAS