Taught course

LLM International Business and Commercial Law

BPP University · BPP University Law School

Entry requirements

The entry requirements to study the LLM International Business and Commercial Law are:

  • A 2:2 in a degree from a UK university or an internationally recognised university, in law or a related areas of study, or a degree in which there is a substantial proportion of study devoted to law; or
  • A degree in a non-legal area of study, provided there is sufficient evidence of professional knowledge and experience
  • For the avoidance of doubt, call to the bar or admission as a solicitor in England and Wales or the equivalent in another jurisdiction may be considered equivalent

Months of entry

February, June, October

Course content

Develop your legal knowledge and skills in an International Business context

Our LLM International Business and Commercial Law programme is designed for those wanting to work with international clients, and provides a comprehensive understanding of the legal issues that businesses face through setting up and operating internationally, as well as the practical skills needed to advise those clients.

Why BPP?

  • Our close links with employers and professional bodies ensures course content is up-to-date and relates to the key challenges facing international law firms and their global clients today.
  • Access our six-month Professional Development Planning Programme to further enhance your employability and post-study work visa opportunities.
  • Gain practical legal work experience by advising real clients through our award-winning Social Impact Team.

Assessment method

Assessments for this programme include coursework, examinations, oral presentations, and an independent research project.

If you opt for the 18-month programme, you will also be expected to produce a Professional Development Planning portfolio.

BPP University offers flexibility in how these assessments are undertaken, and the programmes will utilise online tools (where available) to deliver assessments. On occasion, some assessments may require attendance at a physical location.


During the course you will develop your legal skills and knowledge in an international commercial setting, while exploring current topics in contemporary legal practice such as legal technology, innovation and sustainability. You’ll finish with a professional research project where you will have the opportunity to undertake practical research in an area of law or commercial practice in the international context of your choice.
Stage one
  • Academic and Assessment Support
  • Personal Effectiveness
  • International Business Law
  • International Intellectual Property Law
Stage two
  • International Contracts and Trade Law
  • International Dispute Resolution and Arbitration
Stage three
  • Professional Skills
  • Contemporary Legal Practice
  • Professional Research Project
Professional Development Planning (18-month programme)
The 18-month programme includes the Professional Development Planning Programme (PDP). The PDP contributes to your employability and post-study work visa opportunities.
The aim is to give you the following opportunities:
  • To attend workshops with professionals who will give you insight into how to prepare effectively for future roles
  • To undertake a job role analysis and skills diagnostic to identify the types of roles you are interested in any may be suitable for
  • To develop a high-quality CV to enable you to apply for roles
  • Intensive interview preparation for placements* and part-time work
  • Work experience through volunteering on projects with our award-winning Social Impact Team
  • Interview opportunities if you meet the criteria to be put forward for interviews**
  • Access to one-to-one sessions with coaches to develop the skills and behaviours you need to enter the workspace
  • To attend interactive termly live sessions to support you entering the job market
*The Placements Team works with an extensive range of employers to find work placement opportunities for our students. Please note that placements may vary in length and may be paid or unpair, physical or virtual.
**Please note that if you fall behind with your studies and cannot progress with your Master’s programme, you will not be eligible for the placement interview process.

Fees and funding

UK students
12-month programme - London South: £14,600 18-month programme - London South: £18,900

Our LLM International Business and Commercial Law is eligible for postgraduate funding of up to £12,167.

To widen access to the legal profession, we offer an extensive range of funding options to ensure finance isn’t a barrier to a promising legal career.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • LLM
    full time
    12-18 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

BPP Admissions
+44 (0) 3300 603 100