Taught course

International Commercial Law

University of Surrey · Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally hold a Bachelors degree (UK 2.1 or above) or equivalent qualification from a recognised British or overseas university.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme focuses on key conceptual and practical issues in commercial law and business transactions. It is developed to provide a commercial context for career progression in national and international law firms or relevant government departments. It combines traditional study of commercial law and cutting-edge aspects of corporate and commercial law with hands-on practical experience.

The programme is innovative in that it combines the study of aspects of commercial law with a more contextual and critical appreciation of key current debates in corruption, corporate governance and responsibility, corporate crime, and the study of law and development.

Graduates of this programme go on to academic careers, apply their LLM practically as lawyers and solicitors, or take their knowledge of law into international business or consultancy work.

Programme structure

The following modules are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that all modules described are optional and may be subject to teaching availability and/or student demand.

· Corporate Governance

· Corporate Law

· International Carriage of Goods by Sea

· International Trade Law

· Law of the World Trade Organisation

· Intellectual Property

· International Investment Protection

· Banking Law

· Dissertation

Educational aims of the programme

· To enable students to understand and evaluate key contemporary debates in law, concerning a wide area of law from European to International Justice.

· To enable students to understand and evaluate contemporary debates in the study of law.

· To deepen students’ knowledge of theoretical aspects of law and dispute resolution both in an International, national and a European sphere.

· To enable students to develop their knowledge and understanding of law.

· To provide students with the skills necessary to design and complete a dissertation on a specialist topic, including: formulating research questions; selecting appropriate methods of data collection and analysis (where appropriate); conducting a literature review; and presenting research according to scholarly conventions.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 overall, 6.0 in each component (or equivalent)

We offer intensive English language pre-sessional courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies here.

We offer intensive English language pre-sessional courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies here.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

01483 682 222