Why study International Corporate and Commercial Law at York?
The LLM in International Corporate and Commercial Law puts York at the forefront of legal education on corporations. It takes a comparative and international approach to the key areas of corporate governance and corporate and commercial law. The contextual approach taken in this LLM enables an understanding of why different countries adopt different laws and governance approaches and how they respond to economic and social pressures. It assesses these approaches in times of economic stability and in crisis, with particular reference to the current crisis. The course particularly focuses on corporate governance and on commercial transactions.
The LLM in International Corporate and Commercial Law aims to provide:
a critical understanding of the process of corporate globalization
an in depth and contextual coverage of the main topics in corporate governance and commercial law
At the end of the course students should:
have an understanding of the economic and social context in which commercial decisions take place
an understanding of the nature of the company and company law and how this and corporate governance operates
a conceptual framework in which to understand these developments
Applicants will normally be expected to have obtained an undergraduate degree in Law, management, or one of the social sciences, with honours (2.1 or higher, or its equivalent).
Applicants with equivalent legal professional, management or commercial experience will also be considered on a case by case basis.
English language requirements
If English is not your first language and you have not completed an undergraduate degree in English we will need evidence of your English language ability to the required level, in addition to any academic entry requirements.
For up to date information about accepted tests and our English language requirements, please see
Applying to the programme
You can apply for this course using our online application system. If you've not already done so, please read the application guidance first so that you understand the various steps in the application process.
Careers options and employability
It is widely known in the legal sector that those graduating from York Law School with a postgraduate degree possess legal minds of the highest calibre and, as such, our graduates are always in demand.
On average, an outstanding 94.2% of those graduating with a postgraduate degree in Law between 2009 and the present day had secured employment or further study after leaving York.
While most of our postgraduate students choose to enter legal fields, others go on to gain employment in the following sectors: finance, health and social work, public administration and retail.
Notable employers include: DWF LLP, the Home Office, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Parabis Group, Amnesty International.
The most common job titles are: Lawyer, Litigation Paralegal, Solicitor, Commercial in-house lawyer and Attorney-at-Law.