Taught course

LLM International Commercial and Business Law (Jan Start)

University of East Anglia · Law School

Entry requirements

Degree Classification UK Bachelors degree - 2.2 or equivalent
Degree Subject Law or related degree

Months of entry


Course content


On this LLM International Commercial and Business Law, you will gain a sound knowledge of the subject and learn how to apply it in an international environment. You will also have the chance to specialise according to your interests. These skills will set you apart, as they are some of the most highly sought after attributes of modern legal practice. You will be taught by experts, many of whom have practised law at leading international commercial law firms.

If you are already working in international commerce law, or aspire to a career in this sector, this course has been designed for you.

You will learn to think from a global legal perspective whilst becoming an expert in the law of international commerce. You will graduate ready to work in private practice, in industry, or within a government department or regulator.


Study at UEA Law School and you will be joining a School that excels in its dedication to offering intellectually diverse, varied and stimulating postgraduate courses, supported by a wide range of subjects or modules taught by leading experts. The School is based in Earlham Hall, a building of significant historical importance, built in 1642 but recently refurbished.

Each year we welcome around 100 postgraduate students from a wide variety of geographical and personal backgrounds, and it is the vibrant and dynamic community they create that completes the student experience.

We place significant emphasis on choice, building your confidence, maximising your employability, and developing adaptable transferable skills. We believe small-group teaching at postgraduate level is important, and we aim to keep class sizes low, offering you an unparalleled personal teaching environment with access to our team of international specialists drawn from academia and practice.

We also believe practical and careers experience is extremely valuable, and we’ve developed a programme of opportunities tailored specifically to the needs of our postgraduate students, including placement opportunities for both UK and overseas students. During your course, you can apply for one of 50 internship placements. You can also attend careers panels, commercial awareness workshops, mock job interviews, our annual Law Careers Fair and many other events organised by the UEA Law School and the Careers Service.


You will experience a variety of assessment methods, but with a particular focus on coursework. We believe this enables you to best demonstrate your attainment of the learning objectives, and therefore enhances your performance, aiding your successful completion of your Master’s degree.

Throughout your course, you will be given guidance on your work and constructive feedback to help you improve. This feedback will be on both your formative and summative assessments and can be discussed with your Academic Adviser and your module organiser.


After the Course

Law Masters (LLM) degrees are increasingly seen by employers as a means to distinguish applicants. Our graduates have progressed to a wide variety of successful careers, from private practice to government legal departments and international organisations, and from universities to industry and commerce.

You will graduate ready for a variety of exciting legal careers, including legal practice, practice before the bars of various jurisdictions, posts in government and international organisations, and public service. Past LLM graduates have gone into specialist areas of law, finance, the civil service, local government, administration or even teaching.

Alternatively, you might continue your studies with a PhD.


A degree at UEA will prepare you for a wide variety of careers. We've been ranked 1st for Job Prospects by StudentCrowd in 2022.

Examples of careers you could enter include:

  • International legal practice

  • Thai Judiciary (via the accelerated pathway)

  • NGOs

  • International organisations

  • In-house compliance

  • Legal research

Discover more on our Careers webpages.

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,500 (full time)
International students
£19,800 (full time)

Tuition fees for the Academic Year 2023/24 are:

  • UK Students: £9,500 (full time)

  • International Students: £19,800 (full time)

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
A mix of assessment, with a focus on coursework100

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