Durham University

Durham University

International Trade and Commercial Law

This programme offers students from a wide variety of backgrounds the opportunity to develop their legal knowledge and skills in some of the most intellectually challenging and practically relevant areas of trade and commercial law. The course has a particular emphasis upon the international aspects of these areas of legal knowledge and practice. During the first two terms of the programme, you will study taught modules drawn from a wide variety of topics on international trade and commercial law. You will then complete your studies by writing a dissertation on a topic chosen by you, and supervised by a member of staff with expertise in your selected subject area. Teaching is by a mixture of lectures and smaller, student-led, seminar or tutorial groups. The dissertation is pursued by independent research with individual supervision. Students attending the programme are drawn from a broad range of countries, and their previous academic or professional experiences enrich the programme. The School is host to the Institute of Commercial and Corporate Law, and students on the LLM are encouraged to participate in its activities.

Entry requirements

A good 2:1 degree (or its equivalent) in law, or in a degree in which law is a major component.

Course modules

Students must study one compulsory module in Applied Research Methods in Law. You must also choose a number of additional taught modules, from a large body of optional modules. Finally, a dissertation must be completed, on a topic chosen by you in consultation with your allotted supervisor.

Core Modules:
Applied Research Methods in Law,
Dissertation (of 10,000, 15,000 or 20,000 words).
Optional Modules:
Please note: not all modules necessarily run every year, and we regularly introduce new modules.

Advanced Issues in International Economic Law,
Advanced Issues of International Intellectual Property Law,
Advanced Law of Obligations,
Commercial Fraud,
Corporations in an EU Context,
Current Issues in Company Law,
EU Competition Law,
International and Comparative Corporate Insolvency Law,
International Sales Law,
Introduction to Corporate Governance,
Law of Oil and Gas Contracts,
Law of the WTO,
Mergers and Acquisition,
International Co-operation in Criminal Matters,
Introduction to EU Law,
Takeover Regulation in the EU.

Assessment methods

Dissertation (of 10,000, 15,000 or 20,000 words).

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time October 2017 GBP 8,900 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
LLM Full-time October 2017 GBP 8,900 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 years
LLM Full-time October 2017 GBP 8,900 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
LLM Full-time October 2017 GBP 8,900 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
LLM Full-time October 2017 GBP 16,300 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
LLM Full-time October 2017 GBP 8,900 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
LLM Full-time October 2017 GBP 8,900 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Durham University Durham DH1 3LG North East

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Durham Law School
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0191 334 6847