Taught course

International Commercial Law

Aston University · Aston Business School

Entry requirements

A good UK honours degree (minimum lower second class) or equivalent overseas degree recognised by Aston University.

Months of entry


Course content

Our School of Law sits within our triple-accredited Business School. This varied and stimulating course is open to graduates in law and other academic backgrounds.

Globalisation has made international commercial law increasingly significant. We examine the basis of the relationship between law and business within this context.

Whether you want to secure a job in law or land a management position in another area of business, we can help you to achieve your career ambitions.

You will explore current insights and challenges in international commercial law. This will provide you with a comprehensive understanding and a critical awareness of the field. You’ll learn to solve complex legal issues and effectively advise clients or employers in specialist areas, studied as part of your elective modules.
You’ll study a fascinating range of topics across international commercial legal practice. For example, you can choose to examine how multinational companies are regulated, the laws they must adhere to in terms of international trade, what happens when a multinational business goes bankrupt or the consequences for organisations found to be engaging in anti-competitive conduct.
We teach established techniques of research and enquiry and you have opportunities to apply these and test your legal understanding and interpretation within real-life business scenarios. In doing this, you will develop the skills required by legal practitioners in a commercial context.
We also provide opportunities to develop your research and writing capabilities, as well as enhancing other transferable skills, such as decision-making, problem-solving and communication skills. These are extremely beneficial competencies which are held in high regard by graduate employers.
Our teaching staff have a mix of practical and academic experience. They are highly regarded and widely published academics, who are considered experts in their field, along with those who have enjoyed illustrious careers in legal practice with global organisations. You’ll find this range of different perspectives and expertise incredibly valuable.
We use a variety of modern teaching methods to ensure you get the most from the course. Our sessions are interactive and involve discussion of course materials, current issues and lively debate regarding not only what the law is, but also what it should be.

Information for international students

Students whose native language is not English will also need to satisfy our English language requirements.

Fees and funding

Find out more about our scholarships here.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
0121 204 3200