Entry requirements

A high 2.2 honours degree in law, or in a related discipline, and/or substantial practical experience in a field related to the course.


Months of entry


Course content

This specialist course in business and commercial law enables you to analyse cutting-edge and topical issues, while improving your knowledge and writing skills. Focusing on the international dimension, you explore the legal issues and pertinent regulatory principles in the trade transaction and the broad spectrum of related services. We encourage you to tailor this course to suit your own interests by giving you options with the modules you take, the questions you attempt and your dissertation topic.

Our School of Law has an international reputation for providing a legal education of the highest quality. In particular, in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE, December 2008) 90 per cent of our research was rated as of 'internationally excellent' or 'internationally recognised' quality.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 with at least 6.0 for writing component.

Fees and funding

We offer many funding opportunities to support talented postgraduates, ranging from research council studentships and University scholarships to awards funded by charities and other external organisations. For more information, visit our website at: www.essex.ac.uk.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment50
Dissertation50 (15000 words)

Course contact details

Graduate Administrator
+44 (0)1206 872719