LLM International Commercial Law

Why choose Herts?

  • Teaching Excellence: You will be taught by experts, including practising solicitors and barristers who will train you to work on real-life scenarios at our £10m Law Building inclusive of a full-scale replica Crown Court Room.
  • Work-Related Learning: You will gain client-facing casework experience working in legal services within our award-winning pro-bono Law Clinic providing community-based legal services.
  • Industry Connections: We have excellent relationships with arbitrators, and academics in the commercial and dispute resolution fields. Students benefit networking opportunities and guest lectures delivered by renowned professionals.

About the course

If you wish to apply for LLM International Commerical Law, please apply through the LLM Masters of Law course page.

The University of Hertfordshire’s LLM International Commercial Law degree is the ideal course to equip you for a specialist career in the area of international commerce. The combination of compulsory and optional modules will ensure that you have a solid grounding on which you can build with your chosen specialisms.

You will study two compulsory modules: International Commercial Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution. International Commercial Law will cover such topics as the choice of law/jurisdiction clauses, different types of international contracts and their respective implications for the parties involved, the international conventions applicable to international commerce, the role of documentation, and finance and insurance.

The Alternative Dispute Resolution module will examine commercial arbitration and investment-treaty arbitration and the issues involved, mediation as a means of dispute resolution, and the skills and attributes required of a mediator.

Both modules are assessed by way of written coursework. The Alternative Dispute Resolution module also includes a practical assessment, which might take the form of an oral presentation to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of international arbitration, along with the necessary practical skills.

We also offer a range of other Master of Law pathways.

Why choose this course?

You can be sure that the teaching you receive at Hertfordshire Law School is regularly reviewed and updated to make certain that it continues to be relevant in today’s rapidly changing international commercial environment. Taught by specialists in their field and underpinned by cutting-edge research, it focuses on the development of the intellectual, transferable, interpersonal and practical skills you will need for your future in the world of international commerce.

The range of optional modules that are available enable you to tailor your course according to the career route that you plan to follow, so you can be sure you will leave with the skills and knowledge you need to thrive. You can combine similar pathways if you wish, and graduate with a named joint pathway as well.

In addition to the compulsory and optional modules, the University’s co-curricular programme is specially designed to enhance these skills.

Hertfordshire Law School has helped graduates forge successful careers for 40 years. You’ll benefit from our reputation for being forward thinking, innovative, and responsive to the world around us.

What will I study?

As you would expect from Hertfordshire Law School, the module teaching is delivered by specialist lecturers who are at the forefront of their chosen disciplines. Class seminars are supported by practical work, group discussions, role plays and debates to develop your vital skills of negotiation, persuasion, presentation and teamwork.

You will also be required to deepen and supplement your knowledge via independent study. The written assignments are the perfect opportunities to apply your learning and demonstrate what you know!

A peer support and mentoring scheme is available to ease you into your studies, and to offer further opportunities to develop your mentoring, teamwork and leadership skills.

  • Level 7
    Module Credits Compulsory/optional
    Dissertation 60 Credits Compulsory
    Alternative Dispute Resolution 30 Credits Compulsory
    International Commercial Law 2 30 Credits Compulsory
    Research Methods and Skills 0 Credits Compulsory
    Banking Law 2 30 Credits Optional
    Public International Law 2 30 Credits Optional
    Intellectual Property 2 30 Credits Optional
    Legal Risk Management, Governance and Compliance 30 Credits Optional
    Company Law 2 30 Credits Optional
    International Environmental Law 30 Credits Optional
    International Energy Law 30 Credits Optional
    Medical Law and Ethics 30 Credits Optional
    International Human Rights Law 30 Credits Optional
    Islamic Finance Law 30 Credits Optional
    International Development Law 30 Credits Optional
    Private International Law 30 Credits Optional
    Emerging technologies and law 30 Credits Optional
    Data Protection Law 30 Credits Optional
    International Electronic Communications Law 30 Credits Optional
    Corporate Governance 30 Credits Optional
    Employment law 30 Credits Optional
    International Financial Law 2 30 Credits Optional
    Employability Skills and Career Planning 0 Credits Optional
  • Further course information

    Course fact sheets
    LLM Masters Degree in Law Semester A Entrants Download
    LLM Masters Degree in Law Semester B Entrants Download
    Programme specifications
    LLM Masters Degree in Law Download
    Additional information

    Sandwich placement or study abroad year

    n/a

    Applications open to international and EU students

    Yes

    Studying at Herts improved my career prospects in a huge variety of ways. It offered new opportunities as an international student who moved out of my comfort zone. It gave me the opportunity to diversify and expand the group of people that I know in my career and that has been of great advantage.

    Kafayat Animashaun
    LLM, International and Commercial Law

    Special Events Intern, UNICEF USA

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