Taught course

International Commercial and Business Law

Institution
Keele University · School of Law
Qualifications
LLM

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Entry requirements

You should have a first or second class honours degree (or foreign equivalent) in Law or a related discipline. Applications are welcome from current legal practitioners or any other person with appropriate professional qualifications and/or experience.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Please note, all course information including entry requirements relates to the 2022/23 academic year.

International law is an increasingly important field of study and practice. The LLM in International, Commercial and Business Law will provide you with a strong theoretical and practical understanding of international legal processes and institutions, combined with specialist knowledge of the laws governing international business, commerce and trade.

In an increasingly globalised economy, almost all businesses operate internationally. Trade, investment and finance cut across national boundaries and are governed by a complex web of transnational laws and regulations. As a result, the demand for professionals with a rich understanding of how law and business operate at a global level continues to grow. This LLM in International, Commercial and Business Law offers students with undergraduate qualifications in Law or Business the opportunity for advanced study in both disciplines and prepares them for the challenges of advising companies, governments and other institutions on issues such as the regulation of international trade, foreign investors' rights, and international litigation.

WHY STUDY INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL AND BUSINESS LAW AT KEELE?

Keele Law School has a long tradition of academic expertise in the field of international law. International law has been taught at Keele by world-renowned experts such as Michael Akehurst and Patrick Thornberry. In recent years, Keele Law School has invested heavily in the area of international law. You will be taught by dynamic academic staff with a wide range of expertise and research interests.

Keele is also a pioneer and leader in cross-disciplinary education. You will take modules in both the Law School and the Business School. You may also have the opportunity to study modern languages as part of your degree. This will increase your range of professional skills. Keele currently offers courses in: Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian and Spanish.

The LLM includes a study trip to Geneva where you can visit international institutions such as the UN, the International Labour Organization, and the World Trade Organization.

Information for international students

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ENTRY REQUIREMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Applicants for whom English is not a first language must provide evidence of a qualification in English language. The minimum score for entry to the LLM is academic IELTS 6.5 (or TOEFL 91). Students who have taken one of the English language qualifications but did not achieve the required grade may be admitted to the programme provided that they study on a pre-sessional English Language course before they start their degree studies.

Keele University currently accepts Tofel iBT tests that have been taken outside of the United Kingdom. All Tofel iBT tests will need to be taken no longer than two years prior to your start date at Keele and must be verifiable with ETS. If you have taken your Tofel iBT test in the UK please contact the admissions team for more information.

View more information about the Postgraduate English Language Requirements at Keele.

Fees and funding

For information related to fees and funding, please visit the individual course page on the Keele University website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • LLM
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    flexible
    Up to 60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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