Taught course

International Commercial Law and Practice (online distance learning)

University of Edinburgh · School of Law

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree or its equivalent if outside the UK.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The LLM in International Commercial Law and Practice will enable you to develop a practical understanding of the legal issues surrounding specific industries, markets and commercial relationships. It will also facilitate a broader and more generic understanding of underlying themes, such as harmonisation, regulation and compliance.

It will be of benefit to lawyers in practice dealing with international issues, and also to in-house lawyers and other professionals working in international commerce who are confronted by international legal issues and who wish to deepen their legal knowledge.

The LLM in International Commercial Law and Practice is truly international in scope and is both academically rigorous and practical in focus. The programme offers a wide range of industry focused modules, and spans the following areas of commercial law:

Oil and gas law
International tax law
Dispute resolution
International commercial arbitration
Contract law
Corporate compliance

Modules are designed and delivered by leading academics undertaking cutting-edge research in their areas of expertise, and many have also been designed with input from leading international law firms and professional organisations.

Having studied the programme, you will emerge with a deeper understanding of the operation of law in its particular context, here primarily the international commercial context as well as an awareness of the relevance of the social and economic background to the discipline.

Information for international students

English language standard: 7.00 IELTS or equivalent.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
20 - 36 months
distance learning
12 - 36 months

Course contact details

Toby Beveridge
+44 (0) 131 650 7129