Taught course

Commercial Law

Northumbria University · Faculty of Business and Law

Entry requirements

The usual entry requirement is one of the following: a degree in law. a degree incorporating law elements or a joint honours degree incorporating law. a comparable professional qualification. Students with non-law degrees but appropriate work experience will also be considered. Candidates without a degree or equivalent but suitable work related experience may also exceptionally be considered for admission to the Diploma

Months of entry


Course content

Northumbria has an enviable reputation for its practical, innovative LLM programmes, which are accessible to a wide range of professionals.

Commercial awareness is a pre-requisite for both legal practitioners and those in business. The LLM in Commercial Law is designed to provide students with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of a range of commercial law subjects.

Students on the programme gain specialist legal knowledge within a practical context, whilst developing expertise in chosen areas and enhancing research skills.

The programme will be of interest to legal practitioners, to those in business and to people in the public sector who encounter various aspects of Commercial Law.

The programme builds upon participants’ experience - whether gained through undergraduate study, employment or legal practice - and in addition to developing existing expertise and knowledge, the programme offers a range of practical benefits including:

  • Greater awareness of legal commercial issues
  • The ability to apply specialist legal knowledge to practical problems
  • The acquisition of expertise in new specialist areas
  • The ability to critically evaluate legal issues
  • Enhanced research and presentation skills

This programme offers students a significant opportunity to tailor their studies to their particular interests and career objectives. Students study two compulsory modules and our optional modules, followed by a research project in an area of particular interest to the student, for those who wish to obtain the LLM qualification.

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum score in each component of 5.5. Pearson Academic score of 62 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of 51

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


full time
9 months

Course contact details

Admissions Office
0191 227 4453