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This programme gives you the widest choice of modules. Modules can be selected from those available for students studying in International Trade and Commercial Law, and European Trade and Commercial Law, as well as in areas falling outside those commercial law subjects, such as in International Co-operation in Criminal Law, or International Human Rights. Students attending the programme are drawn from a broad range of countries, and their previous academic or professional experiences enrich the programme. The Law School hosts a number of research centres, including the Institute for Commercial and Corporate Law, the Durham European Law Institute, the Centre for Criminal Law and Criminal Justice and the Human Rights Centre. Students are encouraged to participate in all their activities.

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 Co-operation in Criminal Matters, International Sales Law, Introduction to Corporate Governance, Introduction to EU Law, Law of Oil and Gas Contracts, Law of the WTO, Mergers and Acquisitions, Takeover Regulation in the EU.

Assessment methods

Having completed your taught modules, you will undertake an extended dissertation of 10,000, 15,000 or 20,000 words in length, under the supervision of a member of staff who is an expert in your chosen field of research. Teaching is by a mixture of lectures and smaller, student-led, seminars or tutorial groups. The dissertation is pursued by independent research.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
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 (Home/EU) 1 Years

Campus details

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

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