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 gives you the widest choice of modules. Modules can be selected from those available for students studying in International Trade and Commercial Law, and European Trade and Commercial Law, as well as in areas falling outside those commercial law subjects, such as in International Co-operation in Criminal Law, or International Human Rights.
Having completed your taught modules, you will undertake an extended dissertation of 10,000, 15,000 or 20,000 words in length, under the supervision of a member of staff who is an expert in your chosen field of research. Teaching is by a mixture of lectures and smaller, student-led, seminars or tutorial groups. The dissertation is pursued by independent research.
Students attending the programme are drawn from a broad range of countries, and their previous academic or professional experiences enrich the programme. The Law School hosts a number of research centres, including the Institute for Commercial and Corporate Law, the Durham European Law Institute, the Centre for Criminal Law and Criminal Justice and the Human Rights Centre. Students are encouraged to participate in all their 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 Co-operation in Criminal Matters
- International Sales Law
- Introduction to Corporate Governance
- Introduction to EU Law
- Law of Oil and Gas Contracts
- Law of the WTO
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- 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