Taught course

LLM Professional Practice (Corporate Commercial)

University of York · York Law School

Entry requirements

2:1 or equivalent in Law (undergraduate degree).

Applicants with equivalent legal professional, management or commercial experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Months of entry


Course content

Developed in partnership with legal practitioners and taught by experienced tutors, you will learn the key skills to negotiate, advocate and resolve issues on behalf of clients.

Within a student "law firm", you'll work independently and collaboratively to solve client problems, applying legal principles and regulations to reach a resolution. You will learn to analyse client interests, legal, practical, commercial and professional issues, and identify relevant regulations, developing and applying a broad range of practical legal skills to progress transactions and settle client issues.

Closely supervised by your firm's "senior partner", you'll receive regular, individual feedback on your client work, allowing you to focus on developing the skills you need for a career in corporate commercial legal practice.

Information for international students

If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability.

We accept the following qualifications:

  • IELTS: 7.0, minimum 7.0 in Writing and 6.5 in all other components
  • PTE Academic: 67, minimum 67 in Writing and 61 in all other components
  • C1 Advanced and C2 Proficiency: 185, minimum 185 in Writing and 176 in all other components
  • TOEFL: 96, minimum 24 in Writing and 23 in all other components
  • Trinity ISE III: Distinction in all components

Fees and funding

Please see the University webpages for information on funding.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

You'll work in a student law firm to complete a number of problem-based learning exercises based on a series of varied real-life corporate commercial transactions and matters developed in consultation with legal practitioners. You'll study a total of 180 credits through six core modules which will enable you to develop a grounding in the key aspects of corporate and commercial law. You'll also study research skills and methods to help you prepare for your dissertation. Towards the end of your degree, you'll work on a 12,500-word independent learning project, based on two areas of corporate commercial legal practice of your choice.

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
(0044)1904 325737