Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University

International Commercial Law and Human Rights

This course challenges students to master these 2 fascinating and complex subjects as they compete, cooperate and conflict on an international level. Students get to grips with balancing the rival demands of protecting human rights and promoting business interest through law provision. Students also complete an advanced and in-depth study of subjects including competition law to control monopoly and aggressive business practices to ensure the protection of human rights. An important part of the course is the writing of a detailed dissertation within the specialism of the student's choice. This is an opportunity to select a project topic which may have a direct bearing on the student's professional life. The course is particularly attractive to those seeking a career in government departments, transnational corporations, corporate and rights lobby groups, international law firms and a range of non-governmental organisations.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree (2.2 minimum). Degrees in law, the social sciences, or other similar subjects are preferred. Those from other disciplines or with suitable professional experience are considered on an individual basis.

Assessment methods

Assessment takes the form of: research proposals including a related bibliographic element, case studies, oral assessments and essays. Each student completes a Master's dissertation of 15,000 to 20,000 words which deals with an area of chosen study in the 3rd semester.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,750 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
LLM Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
LLM Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,800 per Year 1 (International) 24 months
LLM Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
LLM Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
LLM Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (England) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,750 per Year 1 (International) 9 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (England) 21 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,875 per Year 1 (International) 21 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 21 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 21 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 21 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Penglais Campus Aberystwyth SY23 3AR Wales

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Key information

Contact: 
Department of Law and Criminology
Telephone number: 
01970 622720