Taught course

International Commercial Law

University of Birmingham · Birmingham Law School

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a good Honours degree in law, or a degree in another discipline augmented with a pass in the Common Professional Examination, or a corresponding level of achievement in the case of applicants from other jurisdictions. Applications are welcomed from students whether home-or overseas-based.

Months of entry


Course content

The past few decades have seen enormous growth in international commerce, increasing the importance and prominence of international commercial law. This area of law provides a basis for international business transactions and the development of international markets. The increasing relevance of this programme makes it an excellent choice for those seeking opportunities in the commercial world.

You follow a modular programme (180 credits in total), which comprises six taught modules (20 credits each) and a dissertation of 15,000 words (60 credits); the latter to be submitted at the end of the year of study. Students following the International Commercial Law programme study a minimum of four of their six modules from the list below:

  • Banking Law
  • Business Taxation
  • Commercial Conflict of Laws
  • Company Law
  • Comparative International Commercial Arbitration
  • Cyberlaw
  • Law of Domestic Sale of Goods
  • EU Competition Law
  • EU State Aid Law and Policy
  • Financing of International Trade
  • International and Comparative Oil and Gas Law (upstream)
  • International Investment Law and Policy
  • International Trade Law and Policy - Advanced Issues
  • International Trade Law and Policy - Foundations
  • Law and Finance in Emerging Markets
  • Law of Agency
  • Marine Insurance
  • Maritime Law
  • Oil and Gas Law: Contracting, Decommissioning and Trade
  • Partnership and LLP Law
  • Public Procurement Law
  • The Vienna Sales Convention

You can also choose up to two optional modules from those available on the General LLM; you can also choose one module from those offered by the Political Science and International Studies department.

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Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

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