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LLM - Commercial Law


Bristol UWE University

Tel: 0117 965 6261


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BS16 1QY

Bristol Law School has been successfully involved in legal education for over 40 years and provide high quality courses taught in a fully supportive learning environment. We offer a full range of law courses including LLBs, LLMs, GDL, LPC, BPTC and Professional Skills Course.

Our postgraduate courses in law focus on current legal issues and have been designed to encourage critical analysis and independent research and learning skills which will give you the edge over other graduates.

Students on the LLM Commercial Law course will work at the leading edge of scholarship in the area of commercial law. On successful completion of the course you will command a depth and breadth of knowledge of commercial law which will make you highly attractive to prospective employers.

Course structure

The Postgraduate Certificate is made up of one core module and 3 option modules:

Core module

  • Research Methods

Option modules

  • International Competition and Law Policy
  • International Contracts
  • International Banking and Finance Law

All modules for the Postgraduate Diploma are optional and you must choose 4 from the list below:

  • International Employment Law
  • Shipping Law
  • International Financial Crime
  • Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • European Environmental Law and Policy
  • International Commercial Disputes
  • International Intellectual Property Law
  • Information Technology Law

Why choose UWE Bristol

Flexible delivery

We offer full and part time study options to fit around you. With both September and January start dates.

Teaching and Learning

The flexible nature of the course allows you to study on a full-time or part-time basis. The course involves both extensive independent research and discussion in the context of workshops designed to encourage the development of critical analytical and reflective skills. You will be expected to prepare for each workshop and to participate actively in discussion with your tutor and peers.

Facilities and Resources

Bristol Law School has excellent, state-of-the-art facilities, including a dedicated LLM base room and mock law courtrooms, where you can put your learning into practice. Our 24-hour law library and computer rooms allow you to access a wide range of legal resources, including Hein Online, LexisNexis, Westlaw and iLaw.

Dedicated Support
We pride ourselves on the student experience we offer and our LLM students are given the highest level of support both during their studies and after they have graduated. There is a dedicated law careers support member of staff to help you plan your career after completion of the LLM.

The Centre for Legal Research
The Centre for Legal Research (CLR) was established by the University in October 2002, its research is focused five major subjects; Family, Gender and Equality, Environmental Law, Commercial Law, Criminal Justice and, International Law and Human Rights. The centre’s work informs national and international scholarly debates and also impacts on government, business and the wider community.

Pro Bono Unit
The Bristol Law School Pro Bono Unit has developed a comprehensive programme to provide opportunities for you to undertake legal Pro Bono work in and around the Bristol area. The unit (which includes its free Community Legal Advice and Representation Service (CLARS)) has received national recognition through the various awards it has achieved.

Visit Us 

We hold a number of open days during the year. Details of these can be found on our website If you would like to speak to the course tutor please contact: for information about the LLM Commercial Law.

To find out more about our postgraduate fees visit postgraduate funding

As one of the largest universities in the UK UWE Bristol is a popular choice for international students. We have students from over 140 countries worldwide, making it a truly international community which is growing all the time. Students are fully supported both academically and personally with teams such as our global student support team who are dedicated to helping international students make the most of their time at UWE Bristol. To find out more about becoming an international student at UWE Bristol visit our International students page.

Practical learning experiences

To prepare you for a successful career as a barrister, we give you a number of opportunities to put the skills and knowledge you learn into practice.

Pro Bono Unit

Practice your legal skills with genuine clients throughout our award-winning pro bono service. You can read more about this on our website

Mediation – The future today

Through our partnership with the Alternative Dispute Resolution Group (ADRg), you will have the opportunity at the end of the BPTC course to take an exclusive five day course in Mediation, taught by specialists in the

field. Part-time BPTC students are offered the chance to take the course over two weekends and this is included in the overall course fees.

Court visits

We provide you with a direct link to the Bristol Court daily diaries which will enable you to manage your time and visits effectively.

Advocacy competitions

We have excellent links with Bristol chambers through sponsored family, civil and criminal advocacy and mooting competitions. You can participate in our advocacy and mooting competitions sponsored by leading sets of Bristol chambers and held in the Bristol Law Courts before Senior Judges and experienced practitioners.

Environmental justice

As a BPTC student you have the opportunity to gain practical experience by advising local community groups and businesses on environmental issues as part of our Environmental Justice partnership with the Environmental Law Foundation.


UCAS Code 0-

Entry Requirements

  • 2.2 or above

Start Date 18/09/2017

Duration 1 year

Full-Time/Part-Time Full time/Part time

Distance Learning No


LLM - Commercial Law


Professional Law at UWE Bristol.

With more than forty years’ successful delivery of professional legal education, a strong national and international reputation and established links with both the legal profession and business, we are widely recognised as one of the leading providers of professional legal education in the UK.

We offer flexible study, a choice of timetabling options, superb facilities and are large enough to provide a range and depth of quality provision. Our GDL / LPC and BPTC courses are designed and taught by experienced solicitors/barristers teaching within their own subject areas. The emphasis is on practical learning within a supportive environment and on providing students with the skills/ knowledge to ensure they are ‘practice ready’.

We have a reputation for excellence and for delivering courses of the very highest quality, giving you a foundation for a career in Law that is hard to match.

Enhancing your employability

We are dedicated to supporting you and your personal career aspirations. If you have not secured a training contract or pupillage, we will work with you to achieve your goal. The course directors and tutors work with UWE Bristol Careers Service, regional legal employers and recruitment experts in order to put you in the best position when applying for legal employment, preparing you for your entry into the legal profession.

Placement scheme

For our GDL and LPC students, we offer a work placement scheme during the Easter/summer holidays. This is run in conjunction with member firms of the Bristol Law Society, involving over twenty law firms.

Pro Bono work

Pro bono work is a great way of learning how to provide law-related advice and, in some cases, being involved in live case work. These experiences improve the professional and educational standards of our graduates, whilst assisting the local community. The Pro Bono Unit at UWE Bristol has a number of strands including the Community Legal Advice and Representation Service and Community Action.

Mediation training

We have teamed up with the Alternative Dispute Resolution Group (ADRg) to provide an exclusive

five-day introductory course in mediation, taught by specialists in the field. ADRg is acknowledged

nationally and internationally as a leading authority in mediation and other dispute resolution techniques.

Guidance and support

Personal tutors

Every student is allocated a personal tutor, who will provide one-to-one guidance on career development. There is also a dedicated Careers Tutor to help advise you, as well as “Ask the Experts” careers events, which allow you to put questions to experts in a diverse range of legal careers.

Supervising Principles (SP)

Students on the LPC are assigned a Supervising Principal (SP), who will give you the support a senior lawyer might give a trainee solicitor in practice. Your SP will help you through the process of applying for training contracts, backed up by a specialist LPC Careers Tutors, who can help with applications aimed at specific sectors of the legal market.

Events and networking opportunities

We offer a fantastic variety of events throughout the year which are often led by Bristol or regional legal practitioners including;

Regional Law fair - with a focus on law firms, chambers and legal services providers with a Bristol or regional presence.

Meet the Employers fair - featuring around 80 employers from a broad range of business sectors.

Regular talks and presentations-  from those who work in legal practice (including many former students) providing invaluable advice, together with placement, work experience and mentoring opportunities.

Distinguished Executive Address events series - gives you the opportunity to hear from business leaders from a broad range of professions.

Visit us

We hold a number of open days, taster sessions and other events during the year. Details of these can be found on our website If you are unable to attend a taster session, we would be happy to arrange an individual appointment or you can of course speak to one of our tutors at any time. Please contact: for information about the LPC and GDL or for information about the BPTC.


To find out more about our postgraduate fees visit postgraduate funding



UCAS Code -

Entry Requirements - 2.2 or above

Start Date 18/09/2017

Duration 1 year

Full-Time/Part-Time Full time/Part time

Distance Learning No



Visit Website

Coldharbour Ln
BS16 1QY


Bristol UWE University

Tel: 0117 965 6261


Coldharbour Ln
BS16 1QY

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