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 international equivalent. Your degree does not have to be in the subject of law, but it must be from a recognised higher education institution.

We will also consider your other qualifications and professional experience as part of your application.

All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This Master of Laws (LLM) programme aims to provide you with a deeper understanding of how international commercial law operates in practice, with a range of course options that reflect the interests, experience and industry focus of our academic staff.

Globalisation and developments in technology have led to a marked increase in international trade in goods and services, in international investment, and in the development of global financial markets. In parallel, the world of international commerce has seen major growth in the regulation of commercial activity at a national and international level, and in international litigation and arbitration. This LLM aims to help you understand the international context in which business currently operates.

The programme focuses on the legal responses to the developments shaping international commerce today, as lawyers and business professionals are increasingly required to look beyond domestic law to find solutions appropriate to their international business needs and opportunities.

Information for international students

Students do not have to attend any on campus components as part of this degree. For more information about online learning at Edinburgh Law School, please visit the website

Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration


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

Course contact details

Edinburgh Law School Online Learning Office
+44 (0)131 650 7129