University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

International Commercial Law (with professional skills)

The programme offers students the opportunity to develop key practical skills in arbitration, instead of developing research skills through the writing and submission of a Master's thesis. Students on this programme will undertake an intensive summer school programme, followed by a simulated practical exercise and submission of an extended piece of writing.

Entry requirements

Normally a 2.1 honours degree in law (or another related discipline) or equivalent. Relevant practical experience in the field of commercial law will also be beneficial.

Course modules

Core modules: Generic legal research skills; professional arbitration skills; either international commercial arbitration or international commercial arbitration in the Asia Pacific. Optional modules: Energy innovation and law; oil and gas law; 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; trade marks and brand development; international trade and finance law; carriage of goods by sea; commercialising innovation and law.

Assessment methods

By course work, by written examination, or by a combination of these, as prescribed for each course module. The Professional Skills module is assessed through a combination of attendance at and participation in classes, preparatory work, a simulated practical exercise and submission of a final piece of extended writing.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time - 12 months
LLM Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

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

Key information

School of Law
Telephone number: 
01224 272443