Taught course

European Trade and Commercial Law

Institution
Durham University · Department of Law
Qualifications
LLM

Entry requirements

A good 2:1 degree (or its equivalent) in law, or in a degree in which law is a major component.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This course provides an opportunity to develop an advanced knowledge of the law of the European Union, with particular emphasis upon its commercial aspects. If you are new to European law, there is a (compulsory) foundation course providing a solid grounding in the subject. Having completed your choice of taught modules, you will then undertake an extended dissertation on a European law topic of your choice, supervised by a member of staff with expertise in their chosen subject area.

Teaching is by a mixture of lectures and smaller, student-led, seminar or tutorial groups. The dissertation is pursued by independent research with individual supervision. Students attending the course are drawn from a broad range of countries, and their previous academic or professional experiences enrich the course.

The School is host to the Durham European Law Institute, and you are encouraged to participate in its many activities. The Library, which includes a European Documentation Centre, has extensive holdings of European materials.

Course structure

Students must study modules in Introduction to EU law, and Applied Research Methods in Law. You must also choose a number of additional taught modules, from a large body of optional modules. Finally, a dissertation must be completed, on a topic chosen by you in consultation with your allotted supervisor.

Core modules:

  • Introduction to EU Law (unless you have previously studied such a module)
  • Applied Research Methods in Law
  • Dissertation (of 10,000, 15,000 or 20,000 words).

Examples of optional modules:

Please note: not all modules necessarily run every year, and we regularly introduce new modules. The list below provides an example of the type of modules which may be offered.

  • Advanced Issues in International Economic Law
  • Advanced Issues of International Intellectual Property Law
  • Corporations in an EU Context
  • Competition Law
  • Cross Border Commercial Litigation
  • Current Issues in Commercial Law
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Global Financial Law
  • Introduction to Corporate Insolvency Law
  • International Tax Law
  • Introduction to Corporate Insolvency Law
  • Introduction to Intellectual Property Law
  • International Trade Law & Policy
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Advanced Issues in the Constitutional Law of the EU
  • Advanced Law of Obligations
  • Protection of Human Rights in Europe
  • Current Issues in Company Law
  • Competition Law
  • Introduction to Corporate Governance
  • Law of Oil and Gas Contracts
  • Takeover Regulation in the EU.

Information for international students

Scholarships available for 2022 entry will be determined in September 2021. Over 60 scholarships are available, each year. Some scholarships are awarded to more than one person. For further information see the course listing.

Fees and funding

UK students
£11,500.00 per year
International students
£23,500.00 per year

durham.ac.uk/study/pg/finance

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Durham Law School
Email
study@durham.ac.uk