Taught course

LLM International Corporate and Commercial Law

University of York · York Law School

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Entry requirements

Applicants will normally be expected to have obtained an undergraduate degree in Law, Management, or a related social science with honours (2.1 or higher, or its equivalent).

If you are a non-native English speaking applicant, you must provide evidence of your English language ability.

Please see here for English language requirements: https://www.york.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-taught/courses/llm-international-corporate-commercial-law/#entry

Months of entry


Course content

The LLM International Corporate and Commercial Law puts York at the forefront of legal education on corporations. It takes a comparative and international approach to the key areas of corporate governance and corporate and commercial law.

The contextual approach taken in this LLM enables an understanding of why different countries adopt different laws and governance approaches and how they respond to economic and social pressures. It assesses these approaches in times of economic stability and in crisis, with particular reference to the current crisis. The course particularly focuses on corporate governance and on commercial transactions.

The programme reflects the latest innovations in legal education including York’s pioneering Problem-Based Learning as well as more traditional lectures and seminars. Its research led teaching is built on the world class scholarship of the School’s staff. Our postgraduates are drawn from all over the world giving you the opportunity to study with and learn from a truly international group.

The LLM in International Corporate and Commercial Law aims to provide: critical understanding of the process of corporate globalization; an in depth and contextual coverage of the main topics in corporate governance and commercial law.

Information for international students

York is a research-intensive university and a proud member of the elite Russell Group of universities. Information about international fees can be found on our website.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Department and University scholarships may be available, please check our website for details: Fees and funding

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • LLM
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment120
Dissertation60 (12,000 words)

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0) 1904 325737