Applicants are normally expected to have a first or second class honours LLB.
Months of entry
The underlying philosophy of the LLM is to develop specialists in the field of International and Commercial Law. The programme attracts students from a wide variety of backgrounds with different experiences. It stresses the importance of interaction between staff and student, as well as between student and student. We believe this is an essential element in the development of effective lawyers in this area.
You may opt or be required to undertake a Postgraduate Diploma in International and Commercial Law. A Postgraduate Diploma will be awarded if you successfully pass 120 units of taught modules. After the first term of study, your performance will be reviewed and if it is of a sufficiently high standard, you will be permitted to upgrade to the LLM.
If you achieve a pass at your first attempt, you may decide that these units be credited towards the LLM in International and Commercial Law. If so, you may study a further 60 units of taught and/or research modules and if these are successfully passed, then an LLM will be awarded.
Following successful completion of the LLM in International and Commercial Law, you should have developed a range of skills, which include:
- A sound understanding of each of the chosen areas of the law
- Confidence in the analysis of complex case-law
- The ability to make your argument convincingly, orally and in writing
- The ability to take a co-operative approach to problem solving
Students can select specific modules to have their LLM designated as specialising in:
- International Trade and Maritime Law;
- International Oil and Gas Law; or
- Financial Services Law
Information for international students
Buckingham is a truly global community with students of all ages and cultures: over 90 countries are represented. It is a place to establish lasting networks, both professionally and socially. Our alumni networks operate successfully all over the world and we encourage them to stay in touch with us.
Fees and funding
A new system of postgraduate loans for Masters degrees in the UK was introduced in August 2016 with support from the UK Government. The loan will provide up to £10,000 (£10,280 for new applicants in 2017) for taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas. The loans can be used for tuition fees, living expenses or both. Find out more >>
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Nicola Ellison
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