Taught course

LLM in Commercial Law and International Trade

Oxford Brookes University · School of Law

Entry requirements

Students will normally be required to have (or to be expecting) a good honours degree, or an equivalent degree awarded by a university outside the United Kingdom. The degree may be in Law or in a related discipline. We welcome applications from both non-Law graduates and work experience-based candidates.

Students new to the academic study of law will be advised to read a number of recommended texts by way of induction before they begin the course. Students are also encouraged to attend the induction sessions provided in the week prior to the beginning of the course.

Please also see the University's general entry requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

On our LLM Law course, you’ll develop an advanced understanding of the legal frameworks that underpin our world order today through our pathways:

  • LLM International Law
  • LLM Human Rights Law
  • LLM International Commercial Law and Trade
  • LLM Global Business and Human Rights.

You’ll learn how to leverage laws to drive positive change across global communities.

The refugee crisis. Sustainable development. Human rights. Global conflicts. You’ll explore the legalities behind some of the biggest global challenges. You’ll emerge from the master’s course with a unique skill set and perspectives that cross legal silos. This will truly set you apart as an expert in your field. You'll also have an opportunity to undertake pro bono volunteer work to gain valuable experience.

You’ll explore the workings of powerful global actors - like the World Bank and the UN. You’ll also have the freedom to explore areas of international law that interest you most, from global development to international human rights systems. You can start your LLM course in January or September, the choice is yours.

Information for international students

Pathways courses for international and EU students

We offer a range of courses to help you meet the entry requirements for your postgraduate course and also familiarise you with university life in the UK.

Take a Pre-Master's course to develop your subject knowledge, study skills and academic language level in preparation for your master's course.

If you need to improve your English language, we offer pre-sessional English language courses to help you meet the English language requirements of your chosen master’s course.

Fees and funding

UK students
Masters £8,200; Diploma £7,200
International students

Financial support and scholarships

For general sources of financial support, see our Fees and funding pages.

There are International Student Scholarships available for 2023 and other scholarships and funding options for postgraduate international students.

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
  • PGDip
    part time
    18 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    9 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0) 1865 484848