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LLM - International Commercial Law

Contact

The City Law School (City, University of London)

Tel: 020 7040 3309

Email: law@city.ac.uk

Visit Website

City, University of London
Northampton Square
London
EC1V 0HB


The LLM in International Commercial Law at The City Law School is a flexible Masters course that enables students to develop a full understanding of international commercial law through scholarship, extensive practitioner contact and real-world insights.

Our unique course provides a real opportunity for you to launch your career with major national and international commercial law firms. Taught at our Gray's Inn campus in the heart of the legal community by high-profile professionals from around the world, this masters truly opens up the world of commercial law.     

There are three major programme options for the LLM: first, you can take an LLM in International Commercial Law. You are able to choose four courses from approximately 30 different course subjects. You can then take your dissertation in any one of the four courses you have already undertaken.

Alternatively, you can gain a subject LLM in a particular area of law by taking four courses and a dissertation in your chosen area of law. We offer subject LLMs in EU Commercial Law; International Banking Law; International Competition Law; and Maritime Law.

Thirdly, you can also choose to add a specialism to your LLM in Commercial Law by taking two courses a dissertation in a chosen specialist area of law. We offer specialisms in: Energy Law, EU Commercial Law; International Banking Law; International Competition Law; International Tax Law and Maritime Law.

For more information on the courses offered in 2014/15, please visit www.city.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/international-commercial-law

Entry requirements

Applicants normally hold an upper second class Honours degree or the equivalent from an international institution in the humanities or a related field. However, credit is given for an appropriate professional qualification and/or relevant work experience

English requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English, the following qualifications are also required:

  • IELTS: 7.0 or above
  • TOEFL (internet-based): 107 or above.

2014/15 fees

  • Full-time EU/ Non EU: £14,500
  • Part-time EU/Non EU: £7,250 per year

Postgraduate study at City University London is an affordable option for students from wide-ranging backgrounds. Although you will usually have to pay for postgraduate study yourself, many sources of funding exist, including scholarships, studentships and professional development loans. And during your time at City you can get financial advice and support from our award-winning Student Centre.

Rewarding excellence

Investing in your future through education and training is important and at The City Law School we understand how difficult it can be to make ends meet whilst studying.

Our range of scholarships, prizes and gifts are there to make things just that little bit easier for you. We offer a total of 17 full fee scholarships and 18 part fee scholarships, along with more than £35,000 worth of cash prizes.

Masters of Excellence Award

Our Masters of Excellence Award gives students the opportunity to apply for eight full fee scholarships when they accept their place on the following courses:

  • International Commercial Law LLM, International Commercial Law MJur, EU Commercial Law LLM, International Banking and Finance LLM, International Competition Law LLM or Maritime Law LLM (UK)
  • Criminal Litigation LLM
  • Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution LLM
  • Public International Law LLM.

The City Law School Prize for Excellence

Two prizes worth £1,500 are awarded to the students with the best overall result on the Maritime Law (Greece) LLM.

Three prizes of £1,500 each are awarded to the students that achieve the best overall result, best module performance and best dissertation in the following courses:

  • Criminal Litigation LLM
  • Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution LLM
  • Public International Law LLM.

Future Lawyer Advancement Reward – £1,500 off your next course!

Once you have studied at City we are sure you will want to stay with us to progress to the next stage of your legal training. As an added incentive, we offer City students a loyalty reward upon enrolling on a second course here at the School (Taught LLMs, PhD/MPhil). 

City University London is proud to have a large population of international students. We are a truly global University, located in the heart of a cosmopolitan city, and we benefit from the diverse cultures, skills and experiences of our students. Our students benefit from our internationally recognised research and the quality of education that keeps us in the top 5% of universities worldwide.

Entry qualifications

To gain a place at City, you will need to meet the University’s general requirements and the specific requirements of the course. Our Admissions Office is experienced in dealing with international qualifications and can help you with any queries you may have.

English language courses and support

As City’s courses are taught in English, you will need to provide proof that you are competent in English before admission. We run full-time courses in English during the summer to help students improve their English before their course starts.

Visa requirements

City University London retains Highly Trusted Status from UKBA, enabling us to sponsor international students to study in the UK.

The way that you apply may vary depending on the length of your course at City, there are different rules for:

  • Students on courses of more than six months
  • Students on courses of less than six months
  • Students on a pre-sessional English Language course.

For further information, please visit: www.city.ac.uk/international

Career opportunities

The LLM in International Commercial Law, subject LLMs and specialisms provide you with a sound basis for developing a career in international commercial legal practice; whether it will be with a national or international firm, in-house or with a national or international regulator.

Career development

You will be given a personal tutor who will guide your academic and professional progress. City University London's Career Skills and Development Service provides a range of events and advice services that may help to make you aware of career options.

Internships

We encourage all of our students to obtain internships and placements with organisations, whilst they are studying with us. A number of internships are on offer to The City Law School students each year. We offered the following internships in 2012/13:

  • Crowell & Moring Antitrust Recovery Scholarship Internship
  • Howrey LLP Brussels Antitrust Law Internship
  • K&L Gates International Energy Litigation Internship
  • Sidley Austin International Commercial Law Internship
  • Thomas Cooper International Shipping Law Internship
  • Stibbe Internship

Postgraduate experience

Students who complete the LLM may wish to continue their academic studies by enrolling in a PhD or MPhil offered by The City Law School.

ESSENTIALS

UCAS Code 0-

Entry Requirements

  • 2.1 or above

Start Date 18/09/2017

Duration 1 year (2 years part-time)

Full-Time/Part-Time Both

Distance Learning No

Employability -

LLM - International Commercial Law

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OVERVIEW

The City Law School, City, University of London is one of London’s major law schools and offers an impressive range of academic and professional courses. Located in the heart of legal London, the School was the first in London to educate students and practitioners at all stages of legal education.  With three levels of study – undergraduate, postgraduate and professional – The City Law School offers courses suitable for everyone interested in following a career in law, no matter what stage they are at.

Our exceptional legal courses are fully accredited by the relevant professional bodies and are developed and delivered by our team of highly respected practitioners and academics. We take a personalised approach to your learning experience and aim to develop you into the professional, dynamic, highly motivated, 'practice-ready' lawyers of the future.

World class academics

The School takes an active role in the legal profession, legal research and the wider business community. Our lecturers are leaders in their respective fields and the impact of our academic research helps inform the development of legal education, the practice of law and the development of UK and international policy.

Our relationships with the profession and leading academics give you access to the best legal minds available today. We involve practitioners directly in the delivery and development of our courses and many of our academic staff remain active in the profession, ensuring that you leave us with the skills and knowledge relevant to today’s legal world.

State-of-the-art facilities

As part of our commitment to academic excellence, we recently carried out a multi-million pound refit of our learning spaces, library and IT infrastructure. Many of the changes were informed by our students’ comments and they now enjoy the use of the latest facilities and equipment.

Your learning

The education team at the School is comprised of leading legal practitioners and academic staff. All students are allocated a personal tutor upon arrival, who can offer one-to-one support and advice. Courses are delivered through a combination of lectures, tutorials and seminars and this face-to-face learning is underpinned by an online environment that allows you to access lecture notes, watch podcasts and contact academic staff. This integrated approach ensures that students develop the analytical, research and self-study skills needed for future career success.

With you every step of the way

We offer support throughout your course and beyond. We recognise that our students have individual needs and provide a range of specialist services to support you throughout your time with us. As part of City, University of London, our students have access to personal tutor schemes, counselling and financial advice. Perhaps most importantly, we offer extensive careers support.

  • Our Training Contracts Advisory Service and Pupillage Advisory Service give advice to both intending solicitors and barristers and support them in transitioning into the profession
  • The Career & Skills Development Service offers expert one-to-one guidance on everything from career opportunities, to preparing cvs and interview technique
  • Our award-winning Pro Bono programme gives you the unique opportunity to work with real clients and organisations. Projects include: Amnesty International; The Innocence Project; The National Centre for Domestic Violence, etc.

Whether you want to be a solicitor, a barrister, or to use your legal training in another profession, we have the support and links to help you reach the next step in your career.

Open Events

We hold open events throughout the year for our undergraduate, postgraduate and professional courses, giving students the opportunity to find out more about our courses, the School and the University. Indeed, during the events you will have a chance to meet current students and alumni and have your questions answered by our academic and professional staff on the course structure, scholarships, application process and entry criteria. For forthcoming open events please visit www.city.ac.uk/visitus .

Our courses

The City Law School offers courses for students and practitioners at all stages of legal education.  Throughout our 150 year history we have been at the forefront of legal education. Our courses are designed to meet the needs of our students and the modern legal profession both today and in the future. Courses are delivered through a combination of lectures, tutorials and seminars and this face-to-face learning is underpinned by an online environment that allows you to access lecture notes, watch podcasts and contact academic staff. This integrated approach ensures that students develop the analytical, research and self-study skills needed for future career success.

At an undergraduate level, our LLB (Hons) provides a foundation in key areas of law. For non-law graduates wishing to convert to the legal profession, we offer the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) or the Graduate Entry LLB (Hons).

Our Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) and Legal Practice Course (LPC) prepare graduates for careers as barristers and solicitors respectively. Graduates of these courses may convert their course into a Masters degree by undertaking a dissertation upon completion of their course.

Finally, our Masters courses and Continuing Professional Development provision allows practitioners to develop their expertise in specialist areas and enhance their career opportunities.

Undergraduate courses

Law LLB (Hons)
http://www.city.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/law

Graduate courses

Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL)
http://www.city.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/law

Graduate Entry LLB (Hons)
http://www.city.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/llb

Professional courses

Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC)
http://www.city.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/bar-professional-training-course

Legal Practice Course (LPC)
http://www.city.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/legal-practice-course

Legal Practice LLM
http://www.city.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/legal-practice

Professional Legal Skills LLM
http://www.city.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/professional-legal-skills

Taught Masters

Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution LLM
http://www.city.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/civil-litigation-and-dispute-resolution

Criminal Litigation LLM
http://www.city.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/criminal-litigation

EU Commercial Law LLM
http://www.city.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/eu-commercial-law

International Business Law LLM (distance learning)
http://www.city.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/international-business-law-distance-learning

International Banking Law LLM
http://www.city.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/international-banking-and-finance

International Commercial Law LLM
http://www.city.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/international-commercial-law

International Commercial Law MJur
http://www.city.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/m.jur-in-international-commercial-law

International Competition Law LLM
http://www.city.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/international-competition-law

Maritime Law (UK) LLM
http://www.city.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/maritime-law

Maritime Law (Greece) LLM
http://www.city.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/-maritime-law-greece

Public International Law LLM
http://www.city.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/llm-public-international-law

Further courses

Research degrees (MPhil/PhD)
http://www.city.ac.uk/law/courses/research/research-degrees

Continuing Professional Development
http://www.city.ac.uk/law/courses/continuing-professional-development

At postgraduate level, our high-quality courses for law and non-law graduates are highly regarded by the profession.

Postgraduate students at all levels benefit from the research expertise and practice experience of the School’s academic staff, many of whom are leading experts in their fields.

The School's Career & Skills Development Service gives students individual guidance and support for interviews, mock interviews and job searching techniques. In addition, our Training Contract Advisory Service and Pupillage Advisory Service offers more bespoke advice on your chosen career path.

 

Take the next step with us.

Whether taught or research, a postgraduate degree from City has the potential to transform your life.

FEES & FUNDING

2014/15 fees

  • Full-time EU/ Non EU: £14,500
  • Part-time EU/Non EU: £7,250 per year

Postgraduate study at City University London is an affordable option for students from wide-ranging backgrounds. Although you will usually have to pay for postgraduate study yourself, many sources of funding exist, including scholarships, studentships and professional development loans. And during your time at City you can get financial advice and support from our award-winning Student Centre.

Rewarding excellence

Investing in your future through education and training is important and at The City Law School we understand how difficult it can be to make ends meet whilst studying.

Our range of scholarships, prizes and gifts are there to make things just that little bit easier for you. We offer a total of 17 full fee scholarships and 18 part fee scholarships, along with more than £35,000 worth of cash prizes.

Masters of Excellence Award

Our Masters of Excellence Award gives students the opportunity to apply for eight full fee scholarships when they accept their place on the following courses:

  • International Commercial Law LLM, International Commercial Law MJur, EU Commercial Law LLM, International Banking and Finance LLM, International Competition Law LLM or Maritime Law LLM (UK)
  • Criminal Litigation LLM
  • Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution LLM
  • Public International Law LLM.

The City Law School Prize for Excellence

Two prizes worth £1,500 are awarded to the students with the best overall result on the Maritime Law (Greece) LLM.

Three prizes of £1,500 each are awarded to the students that achieve the best overall result, best module performance and best dissertation in the following courses:

  • Criminal Litigation LLM
  • Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution LLM
  • Public International Law LLM.

Future Lawyer Advancement Reward – £1,500 off your next course!

Once you have studied at City we are sure you will want to stay with us to progress to the next stage of your legal training. As an added incentive, we offer City students a loyalty reward upon enrolling on a second course here at the School (Taught LLMs, PhD/MPhil). 

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Yes
EMPLOYABILITY
-

ESSENTIALS

UCAS Code -

Entry Requirements - 2.1 or above

Start Date 18/09/2017

Duration 1 year (2 years part-time)

Full-Time/Part-Time Both

Distance Learning No

Employability -

Email: law@city.ac.uk

Visit Website

City, University of London
Northampton Square
London
EC1V 0HB

Contact

The City Law School (City, University of London)

Tel: 020 7040 3309

Email: law@city.ac.uk

www.city.ac.uk/law

City, University of London
Northampton Square
London
EC1V 0HB

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