University of South Wales

University of South Wales

International Commercial Law

Globalisation is here to stay and the number of internationally based and active industries continues to grow each year. You can study aspects of commercial law that have international relevance and consider specific issues that arise in commercial and consumer law. You will also explore different aspects of globalisation and how the law influences and responds to these. Outside of term time you will have the opportunity to volunteer in the University's Legal and Financial Advice Clinic located at our Cardiff Campus. There you will have the chance to put the knowledge and skills you have gained on the course into practice. The Clinic will allow you to engage directly with the legal profession, and work with a number of reputable law firms.

Entry requirements

A minimum 2.2 Honours degree in any discipline, or a relevant professional qualification such as the Institute of Legal Executives and others that include some element of law. For applicants who do not possess formal qualifications, relevant professional experience may be taken into account via the accreditation of prior learning (APL) or accreditation of prior experiential learning (APEL) mechanism. Equivalent international qualifications will also be considered. International students must have English to IELTS 6.5.

Course modules

Modules include: International trade law; private international law; commercial law and practice; carriage of goods by sea; research methods; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on in-course assignments of approximately 4,000 words each. During the dissertation stage, you will complete a 20,000-word dissertation on a specific aspect of international commercial law, working under the guidance of an academic supervisor.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time February 2017 - 1 years
LLM Part-time February 2017 - 3 years
LLM Full-time September 2017 - 1 years
LLM Part-time September 2017 - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Treforest Campus Pontypridd CF37 1DL Wales

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