Entry requirements for this course are normally:
An Honours degree (2:2 or above) in Law, a related degree or equivalent. If your Undergraduate degree is not in Law, you will be required to take the Introduction to Law module.
For applicants whose first language or language of instruction is not English you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum of IELTS 6.5 overall with no element lower than 6.0, will be considered acceptable, or equivalent. Students with a score of 5.5 may enrol after successful completion of the University’s pre-sessional course.
Months of entry
This course is ideal for those who want to specialise in the commercial field and aspire to senior positions in business. It is designed to help you gain a thorough grounding in Commercial Law, enabling you to choose more specialised option modules in commercial subjects.
The course includes modules on Private International Law, Commercial Law and Legal Research Methods. There are also several optional modules, such as Employment Law, Global Intellectual Property Rights and the Law and Practice of International Trade.
You will receive a structured induction programme preparing you for the demands of the course. Methods of teaching, learning and assessment are designed to enable you to acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies required by the course. This reflects both the varying nature of the material studied and your different learning styles and strengths. You will be required to complete a dissertation on a subject of your course (subject to expertise within the law school) and are assigned a dissertation supervisor.
Graduates from the course have gone on to hold senior advisory positions in multinational companies; advising on matters that range from the patenting of computer software, to establishing solid corporate governance procedures within their organisation. Examples of dissertations submitted by students in this area include, ‘Trade mark protection in the use of AdWords’, ‘A critical analysis of the legal framework for international commercial transactions’, as well as ‘Research on arbitration as a method of settling international commercial disputes’.
The course also provides an ideal foundation for those intending to pursue a PhD.
Information for international students
If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum of 5.5 in each component is required. Students with a score of 5.5 may enrol after successful completion of the University’s pre-sessional course.
Fees and funding
In 2018/19 the full-time tuition fee for UK and EU postgraduate students on this course will be £6,500.
Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK/EU students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and Finance. Please note that tuition fees for subsequent years of study may rise in line with inflation (RPI-X).
If you are interested in studying with us on a part-time basis, please visit our Fees and Finance pages for part-time fee information.
If you are an international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- The Business School (M165/M180)
- 01484 472956