University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

International Commercial Law (with dissertation)

The programme presents students with an opportunity to mould their study of this complex area. Drawing on the expertise of staff, the law school offers a variety of specialist courses which cater for the full spectrum of international commercial law. The intention is that by the end of the programme students will have developed a methodology which will enable them to analyse confidently the problems arising in international commercial transactions.

Entry requirements

Normally a 2.1 Honours degree in law, or another related discipline, or equivalent. English proficiency is required.

Course modules

Modules include: Energy innovation and law; oil and gas law; international commercial arbitration; international commercial arbitration in the Asia Pacific; private international law (jurisdiction in business transactions); international intellectual property law; competition law; comparative and international insolvency law; World Trade Organisation (GATT); choice of law in business transactions; corporate environmental liability; European economic law; international commercial arbitration; international commercial arbitration in the Asia Pacific; trade marks and brand development; international trade and finance law; carriage of goods by sea; commercialising innovation and law.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on a combination of written examination and continuous assessment. In addition, students must complete a course in research skills and a dissertation on a topic within the specialism. The dissertation is planned and written between March and August each year. Guidance on the writing of a dissertation is given.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time - 1 years
LLM Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
King's Campus Aberdeen AB24 3FX Scotland

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Key information

Graduate Programmes Coordinator, School of Law
Telephone number: 
01224 272443/272429