LLM International Commercial Law Pathway

Birmingham Law School



The past few decades have seen enormous growth in global commerce, increasing the importance and prominence of international commercial law.

This LLM will present you with the opportunity to understand how businesses operate globally and how states and the international system regulate the flow of trade and finance. It is an excellent choice for those seeking opportunities in the commercial world and an understanding of the global challenges it faces. The School has a leading reputation for excellence in its research and teaching in this area and the modules available on the International Commercial Law pathway draw on these strengths.

The programme comprises six taught modules (20 credits each) and a dissertation of 15,000 words (60 credits) to enable you to develop significant expertise in a range of subjects, along with a critical appreciation of the problems that arise in these fields, providing you with a strong foundation for your future career.

The University of Birmingham is a truly diverse campus, attracting students from across the globe. We accept a range of qualifications from different countries. Please visit our website for information.

Our students enjoy excellent graduate prospects, with many going on to obtain careers in top law schools and law firms. Some examples of where our recent graduates have gone on to work include: Linklaters LLP, 5 Pump Court Chambers, Bar Pro Bono Unit and Squire Patton Boggs. A number of our postgraduate students go directly from Birmingham to complete the Legal Practice Course or the Bar Professional Training Course.

Birmingham Law School maintains strong links with the professional world, through our network of alumni and contacts in the barristers’ and solicitors’ professions. Students benefit from our Centre for Professional Legal Education and Research (CEPLER) which offers a range of extra-curricular opportunities to enhance their employability and increase their experience of law in action.

The University Careers Network organises regular events including presentations by top law firms and the annual Law Fair in which we welcome over 50 law firms, including some of the largest law firms in the world, to the University's Great Hall. It also runs workshops to help students prepare effective applications and to prepare for their next move. Its events on non-law careers, including journalism, marketing and working with charities, can also be of interest to law students.

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