University of York

University of York

International Corporate and Commercial Law

The programme takes a comparative and international approach to the key areas of corporate and corporate and commercial law. The contextual approach taken in this LLM enables an understanding of why different countries adopt different laws and governance approaches and how they respond to economic and social pressures. It assesses these approaches in times of economic stability and in crisis, with particular reference to the current crisis. The course particularly focuses on corporate governance and on commercial transactions. The programme reflects the latest innovations in legal education including York's pioneering problem-based learning as well as more traditional lectures and seminars. Its research led teaching is built on the world class scholarship of the School's staff. Our postgraduates are drawn from all over the world giving you the opportunity to study with and learn from a truly international group. The programme aims to provide: Critical understanding of the process of corporate globalisation; an in depth and contextual coverage of the main topics in corporate and commercial law.

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally be expected to have obtained an undergraduate degree in law, management, or 1 of the social sciences, with Honours (2.1 or higher, or its equivalent). Applicants with equivalent legal professional, management or commercial experience will also be considered on a case by case basis. If you are a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability. You need to show enough fluency in all aspects of English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to the required level of the course you sre applying to.

Course modules

Module includes: International corporate governance and company law; law and commercial transactions; introduction to comparative law; research skills and methods; dissertation. Optional modules: Corporate social responsibility; mergers and acquisitions; European competitive law; financial crime; international business negotiations; financial citizenship and social justice.

Sponsorship information

A range of scholarships and studentships are available at postgraduate level. Some scholarships are funded by the University (such as the York Master's Opportunity Scholarship) and some are funded by Research Councils, alumni, businesses and charities.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time September 2016 - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of York York YO10 5DD Yorkshire and the Humber

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