Commercial awareness is a pre-requisite for both legal practitioners and those in business. The LLM/Diploma in Commercial Law is designed to provide an in-depth knowledge and understanding of Commercial Law and opportunities for personal development within the area.
Students on the programme gain specialist legal knowledge within a practical context, whilst developing expertise in chosen areas and enhancing research skills. The programme will be of interest to legal practitioners, to those in business and to people in the public sector who encounter various aspects of Commercial Law. It will also interest students who wish to enhance their qualifications in this area. A number of students have found that the programme also provides a useful platform from which to progress onto further professional legal training.
The programme builds upon participants experience - whether gained through undergraduate study, employment or legal practice - and in addition to developing existing expertise and knowledge, the programme offers a range of practical benefits including:
* Greater awareness of legal commercial issues
* The ability to apply specialist legal knowledge to practical problems
* The acquisition of expertise in new specialist areas
* The ability to critically evaluate legal issues
* Enhanced research and presentation skills
Year 1 Modules
EF0117 ELISS - LAW - LLM (CORE, 0 Credits)
LA0258 Intellectual Property (OPTION, 20 Credits)
LA0259 The Law of International Trade (OPTION, 20 Credits)
LA0261 Competition Law (OPTION, 20 Credits)
LA0263 Commercial Contracts (OPTION, 20 Credits)
LA0265 Project (CORE, 60 Credits)
LA0267 Carriage of Goods by Sea (OPTION, 20 Credits)
LA0268 E-Commerce Law (OPTION, 20 Credits)
LA0274 International Sale Contracts (OPTION, 20 Credits)
LA0278 Marine Insurance (OPTION, 20 Credits)
LA0280 Company Law and Insolvency (OPTION, 20 Credits)
LA0283 LLM Guest Lecture (CORE, 20 Credits)
LA0284 World Trade Organisation Law (OPTION, 20 Credits)
LA0286 International Dispute Resolution [Block B] (OPTION, 20 Credits)
LA0288 Law and Professional Practice (OPTION, 20 Credits)
LA0307 Legal Research in Commercial Law (CORE, 20 Credits)
COURSEWORK AND ASSESSMENT
Each core and optional module is assessed through the completion of a written assignment. Students are required to submit an assignment of no more than 4,000 words for each module. There are no examinations on this programme. Students wishing to gain an LLM must complete a dissertation of between 16,000 and 20,000 words in a related topic of their choice.
This full-time programme commences in September only. The programme begins with an intensive induction period during which students start their first core module in Legal Research in Commercial Law. The programme is divided into blocks during which students study two or three modules at a time. Students are required to attend lectures and workshops.
Please note that this programme requires one written reference to be provided with your application.