A good 2:1 degree (or its equivalent) in law, or in a degree in which law is a major component. English Language requirements Please check requirements for your subject and level of study.
Months of entry
This programme 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 programme, 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 programme are drawn from a broad range of countries, and their previous academic or professional experiences enrich the programme. The School is host to the Institute of Commercial and Corporate Law, and students on the LLM are encouraged to participate in its activities.Course Structure
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.
- Applied Research Methods in Law
- Dissertation (of 10,000, 15,000 or 20,000 words).
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
- Advanced Law of Obligations
- Commercial Fraud
- Corporations in an EU Context
- Current Issues in Company Law
- EU Competition Law
- International and Comparative Corporate Insolvency Law
- International Sales Law
- Introduction to Corporate Governance
- Law of Oil and Gas Contracts
- Law of the WTO
- Mergers and Acquisition
- International Co-operation in Criminal Matters
- Introduction to EU Law
- Takeover Regulation in the EU.
Information for international students
English Language requirements Please check requirements for your subject and level of study.
Fees and funding
Scholarships and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Durham Law School
- (0) 191 334 6847