PGCert/PGDip/LLM Financial and Commercial Law

Lancashire Law School



The LLM Financial and Commercial Law programme offered at our Cyprus and Mauritius campuses is available to students from both a legal and non-legal background. This programme can provide you with analytical and reflective skills and expertise in international financial and commercial law.  It provides a learning experience which will enable you to develop your academic ability, enhance your performance in employment, and develop your career potential. By successfully completing the course you will be awarded with a recognised postgraduate qualification in a specialised area of law.

The programme is designed to enhance your employability skills and reflects the growth of international arbitration and mediation in international business matters.  

Students in both Cyprus and Mauritius are able to study a range of compulsory modules that will develop a comprehensive understanding of legal systems, corporate governance, and banking and financial regulations. Option modules are also available that allow you to customise your postgraduate qualification.

Students in Cyprus are able to take the module International Commercial Arbitration. Lancashire Law School is a recognised course provider for the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in the areas of domestic and international arbitration. Students passing this module will be eligible for Associate Membership of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, allowing them to use the post-nominal letters ACIArb. CIArb’s approval of the module demonstrates that our LLM courses are geared towards employability allowing students to gain skills that are recognised by reputable professional organisations. This qualification will also allow students to progress further through to Membership and Fellowship levels of CIArb, courses that will be offered as stand-alone short courses within Lancashire Law School.

 Cyprus students can also elect to take the option module International Commercial Mediation. Lancashire Law School has achieved an international reputation for its specialisation in Mediation law and practice. Students who successfully complete this module will gain accredited mediator status, as this module is approved by the Civil Mediation Council, the recognised authority in the United Kingdom for civil and commercial mediation. 

Course Information:

This programme is available for study exclusively at the UCLan Cyprus campus and with our partner institution in Mauritius.

Students take six modules and complete a dissertation on a topic of their choice. The programme consists of three compulsory modules: Advanced Legal Systems, International Corporate Governance, and Banking and Financial Services Regulation, and also the dissertation. A choice of three option modules are also taken from our comprehensive list of specialist modules: EU Single Market Law, WTO Law and Policy, International Commercial Litigation, International Intellectual Property Law, Independent Research Project, International Commercial Litigation, and EU Trade Law and Policy. Students in Cyprus can also study the option modules International Commercial Arbitration and International Commercial Mediation. 

For full details about our current fees please see our website.

A bachelor degree with Honours at lower second class or above or a professional qualification deemed to be degree equivalent.

Other qualifications or specific training and/or experience may also be considered if the applicant is able to demonstrate his/her suitability for the course and to provide evidence as appropriate.

Where English is not the applicants first language then a score of 6.5 on IELTS (with no individual component below 6.0) or equivalent.

Some of Lancashire Law School’s eminent alumni include judges, Queen’s Counsel, barristers and solicitors across the UK, Europe and around the world, CEOs, business leaders and industrialists, entrepreneurs and business owners, senior public servants such as civil servants, politicians, senior police and local government officers, senior academics and researchers at all levels, authors of many academic works, leading voluntary sector workers, board representatives and trustees.

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