Taught course

International Commercial Law

University of Nottingham · Faculty of Social Sciences, Law and Education

Entry requirements

2:1 (or international equivalent) in law; mature applicants without standard entry requirements but with substantial and relevant experience may be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

An increasingly globalised economy requires commercial law to meet a wide variety of exciting challenges, from the transactional to the regulatory, from shipping to finance, from access to markets to dispute resolution. The LLM in International Commercial Law at the University of Nottingham reflects international business in its diversity, innovation, and contemporary relevance.

The International Commercial Law programme supported by this team embraces several areas of special interest:

  • International Trade and Maritime Law
  • Private International Law/Conflict of Laws
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Public Procurement
  • Commercial Law of the European Union
  • The World Trade Organization
  • Banking and Finance Law

Since its introduction in 1987, our LLM programme has continued to grow in popularity and prestige. Offering a wide and diverse range of over 50 options, the programme now attracts some 150 to 180 candidates each year, from more than 50 countries, confirming its status as one of the leading and most exciting LLM programmes available.

We also offer LLM pathways in the areas listed below, as well as a more general LLM (Master of Laws) qualification:

  • LLM Criminal Justice
  • LLM Environmental Law
  • LLM European Law
  • LLM Human Rights Law
  • LLM International Law
  • LLM International Criminal Justice & Armed Conflict
  • LLM International Law & Development
  • LLM Maritime Law
  • LLM Public International Law

For a more extensive overview, please visit the course page on the University of Nottingham's online prospectus.

Information for international students

English language requirements: IELTS 7.0 (with 7.0 in writing, 6.5 in reading and 6.0 in speaking and listening).

Fees and funding

The Graduate School at The University of Nottingham provides information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.

There is also funding information on the School of Law web pages.

For information on funding opportunities for international students, please see the International Office website.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

School of Law
+44 (0)115 951 5700