Taught course

International 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

October

Course content

This course offers students from a wide variety of backgrounds the opportunity to develop their legal knowledge and skills in some of the most intellectually challenging and practically relevant areas of trade and commercial law. The course has a particular emphasis upon the international aspects of these areas of legal knowledge and practice.

During the first two terms of the course, students study taught modules drawn from a wide variety of topics on international trade and commercial law. Students then complete their studies by writing a dissertation on a topic chosen by them, and supervised by a member of staff with expertise in their selected 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 Institute of Commercial and Corporate Law, and students on the LLM are encouraged to participate in its activities.

Students must study one compulsory module in 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

  • Applied Research Methods in Law
  • Dissertation (of 10,000, 15,000 or 20,000 words).

Information for international students

Please check the English language requirements for your subject and level of study.

Fees and funding

UK students
£10,000.00 per year
International students
£18,300.00 per year

Please see the funding page for more details.

Qualification and course duration

LLM

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Durham Law School
Email
study@durham.ac.uk
Phone
(0) 191 334 1000