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Commercial Law and Maritime Law LLM

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  • Objectives
    This programme offers you the opportunity to develop an expertise in both established and rapidly developing areas of law.
  • Entry requirements
    The LLM programme is for those who hold a law degree, or who have studied disciplines such as business, international relations or political science involving legal components. It is also designed to cater for people with a variety of interests, ranging from recent undergraduates who want to acquire specialist knowledge before starting their careers, to practicing lawyers who wish to complement their work with further study.
  • Academic Title
    Commercial Law and Maritime Law LLM
  • Course description
    You will write a 15,000 word dissertation worth 60 credits on a specific topic related to your programme, supervised by an expert member of staff. This will help you to develop your research skills, and is supported by a Research Methods and Skills course that runs throughout the year. The dissertation is submitted by mid-September in your final year. The Dissertation or Internship modules must be taken for successful completion of the LLM.

    Through the LLM programme you will:

    Extend your systematic understanding of the law together with a critical awareness of current problems and/or research at the forefront of your chosen subject areas.

    Enhance your intellectual, transferable and interpersonal skills as well as developing other postgraduate skills including independent research, the exercise of initiative, and critical awareness of current problems.

    Improve your prospects of professional, commercial, business or academic employment.

    The Law Society recognizes our LLM programme for the purposes of Continuing Professional Development (16 hours per annum).


    The LLM programme gives you specialist and transferable skills that improve your prospects, whether in the legal profession or in a wide range of other careers. Teaching methods

    Teaching takes the form of weekly lectures which are immediately followed by, and feed into, small group seminars. If you are studying full-time, you attend for two lectures and small group seminars per week and part-time for one lecture and small group session per week. You will be given reading lists at the beginning of each module to enable you to read widely and research issues independently.

    Each module is assessed by means of an examination and one piece of coursework. You also write a 15,000 word dissertation worth 60 credits supervised by an expert member of staff.

    Course content

    Year 1 - full details

    Core modules

    -Commercial Law
    -Company Law
    -International Commercial Law

    Optional modules

    -Banking Law
    -Conflicts of Law
    -Cyber Piracy & Virtual Property Law
    -Data Protection and Cyber Security
    -Dissertation - LLM
    -E-Commerce Law
    -International Financial Services
    -M-Commerce Law
    -Maritime Law
    -Public International Law
    Telecommunications Law

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