Commercial transactions are the core of all business activity. Recent global events, including the failure of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Brexit, and growing trade tensions between the United States, Europe, and China highlight the importance of a rules-based international order for trade and commerce.
This course aims to expose you to the numerous contemporary issues that exist in international commercial law, and provide you with the opportunity to develop your knowledge and understanding of these issues; as well as the opportunity to enhance your critical awareness of international commercial law.
Benefitting from over 50 years’ experience of teaching Law and giving you the opportunity to participate in the Coventry University Global Leaders programme (subject to application and fees), as well as our CMI accredited module, our International Commercial Law LLM offers plenty of ways to develop your skills and stand out in the global graduate market. You can also undertake professional experience of up to a year during your course, which could help to further skills needed in your future career.
Professional experience option
This master’s programme provides you with the additional option to apply for a professional experience opportunity during your first semester with us. The professional experience opportunity is designed to further develop your skills and knowledge with the aim of maximising your employability prospects.
Please note that the optional professional experience modules incur an additional tuition fee, which for 1 semester of professional experience is £1,333.33, for 2 semesters of professional experience is £2,666.67, and for 3 semesters of professional experience is £4,000.
Professional experience opportunities are not guaranteed, and while you will be responsible for sourcing any opportunity, you will have the support of our Talent Team in doing so. This is subject to competitive application, availability, meeting any applicable visa requirements and additional costs may apply. Find out more about the professional experience option or use our enquiry forms for UK and for EU/International students to ask any questions.
Why Coventry University?
An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.
Our new LLM in International Commercial Law course has been designed to challenge and cultivate your knowledge around international commercial law.
Aimed at graduates in law and related fields such as business and those already working in legal practice this new course has been designed to give you the opportunity to deepen your knowledge and understanding of international commercial law and closely related topics.
You will examine the obligations of buyers and sellers in commercial transactions, the rights attaching to ownership of goods and intellectual property, potential regulatory barriers to trade in goods, the tax consequences that flow from commercial transactions, and the various legal remedies that exist in international commercial law.
You will be taught by experts in the field of international commercial law, with assessment designed to test both critical understanding of the law, as well as its practical application. In addition to this, you will benefit from over 50 years’ experience of teaching law and have the opportunity to participate in the Coventry University Global Leaders programme (subject to application and costs), and study our CMI accredited module. Please note that staff are also subject to change. Please see the Accreditation and Professional Recognition section for more details on our CMI accredited module.
This course can be offered on a part-time basis, with study over two years. Whilst we would like to give you all the information about our part-time offering here, it is tailored for each course each year depending on the number of part-time applicants. Therefore, the part-time teaching arrangements vary. You can make an enquiry about part-time study using our online forms, for UK and for EU/International students.
Why choose this course?
Aimed at graduates in law and related fields and those already working in legal practice this new course has been designed to challenge and cultivate your knowledge around international commercial law.
You will be taught by experts in the field and have the chance to apply to extend your course with professional experience, which can last for up to a year. With the support of our Talent Team, you can search for a suitable opportunity, which could help to develop the skills needed for your future career. Following any professional experience opportunity you will then return to the university to complete your final semester. Find out more about the professional experience option.
Law has been taught at Coventry University for over 50 years and we are currently staffed by over 40 highly experienced academics and former practitioners, who bring their professional and/or research expertise into teaching; our faculty take pride in providing friendly, accessible support and guidance as well as inspirational teaching. Please note that staff are subject to change.
Our learning facilities, which include modern classrooms, open learning spaces and our moot room allow you the opportunity to get the most out of your learning experience. Our Moot Room, which is based on the ground floor of the George Eliot building will give you the opportunity to practise your legal skills. You will also have opportunities to advance your legal knowledge through attendance at conferences, special guest seminars, and sessions with guest speakers, many of whom are currently working in the legal industry (subject to availability). Please also note that due to the ongoing situation around COVID-19, some teaching spaces may have reduced availability or restrictions on their use. Please refer to the University’s webpages regarding our response to Covid-19, for UK students and for International students.
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