This LLM gives students the opportunity to study topics in depth and to conduct research in areas of commercial law of particular interest and value to them. On completion of the Commercial Law route, students should be able to demonstrate advanced knowledge of those areas of commercial law selected for study, undertake research in any area of commercial law, demonstrate an understanding of basic legal research techniques, and make an oral and written presentation of the results of individually conducted research.
Students must complete four modules (one assessment for each module comprising of a 6,500 word essay or examination) and a dissertation (not exceeding 15,000 words). It may be possible to undertake two modules from the Masters of Laws (LLM) route.
Depending on the route and the particular module, these comprise a mix of lectures and seminars, individual and joint written and oral presentations and distance learning. All modules are supported by extensive IT provision available on and off campus. Modules are typically led by staff actively engaged in research relevant to their subject matter.