Edinburgh Law School

University of Edinburgh

International Commercial Law and Practice

This programme is for students who wish to gain a deeper and contextual understanding of how commercial law operates in practice. It allows you to choose from over 25 courses, to reflect your interests, experience and industry focus. The programme focuses on the legal responses to the developments shaping international commerce today, as lawyers and business professionals are increasingly required to look beyond domestic law to find solutions appropriate to their international business needs and opportunities.

Entry requirements

An upper 2nd Class Honours degree (or better), or its international equivalent. Other qualifications from a recognised higher education institution are considered on an individual basis. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 7.0 (with at least 6.5 in each module); TOEFL internet-based test 100 (with at least 23 in each module); PTE(A) 67 (with at least 61 in each of the communicative skills sections); or CPE grade B or CAE grade A.

Course modules

Core modules include: Contract law in Europe; international commercial arbitration; international law, human rights and corporate accountability; dispute resolution methods; principles of international taxation; corporate compliance: case studies in law and ethics; comparative and international corporate governance; international oil and gas law; law of climate change.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
LLM On-line study September 2016 - 1 years
LLM On-line study September 2016 - 2 years
LLM On-line study September 2016 - 3 years
LLM On-line study September 2016 - 20 months
LLM On-line study September 2016 - 32 months

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School of Law Distance learning team
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