University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Commercial Law

Commerce and trade exert some of the most powerful influences on human activity and commercial relationships reflect a constantly evolving world; the ingenuity of traders and the complexity of modern commerce is remarkable; the study of commercial law provides an opportunity to immerse oneself in this fascinating area of law; this programme enables the student to develop expertise in a range of commercial law subjects.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a good Honours degree in law, or a degree in another discipline augmented with a pass in the Common Professional Examination, or a corresponding level of achievement in the case of applicants from other jurisdictions. Applications are welcomed from students whether home- or overseas-based.

Course modules

6 taught modules, chosen from a wide range including: Aspects of intellectual property law; commercial conflict of laws; company law; English law of international sale of goods; financing of international trade; international investment arbitration; international investment law and policy; law of agency; law of domestic sale of goods; marine insurance; maritime law; it is possible to choose modules from the General LLM programme and from the Political Science and International Studies department.

Assessment methods

In addition to completing 6 taught modules, students also complete a 15,000-word dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time £ 6,840 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
LLM Full-time £ 15,540 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
LLM Part-time £ 3,420 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

Key information

The LLM Programme Secretary