The LLM in International Commercial Law covers the core issues relevant to the resolution of commercial disputes together with contractual principles.
This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in the area of corporate law with subjects specifically pertaining to e-commerce, intellectual property, contracts and more.
Our course will give you the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in the commercial arena. You'll learn about the resolution of commercial disputes from global and comparative perspectives. We make regular updates to our modules so they are relevant to the world of business today. These include e-commerce; intellectual property; competition law; business transactions and more.
Leading research underpins our courses. In the latest assessment of research across all UK universities (December 2014):
100% of our research was "recognized internationally" for its originality, significance, and rigour.
Over half received the higher accolade of being “world-leading” or “internationally excellent”.
We're the only UK Law team to achieve this in both the current and the previous research exercise (2008).
We're committed to providing high-quality instruction, with a focus on practicality. Our high level of support prepares you for a successful legal career either in the UK or elsewhere.
The course starts with an intensive 2-week induction so everyone:
Has the necessary understanding of the UK and European legal systems and cultures.
Knows how to use our study environment to develop independent learning.
We have a fantastic series of guest lectures and seminars and - as a postgraduate student - you're invited to them all. We also have an annual reading party in a historic local country house. Here, staff work with our LLM students on academic skills and dissertation preparation, all whilst surrounded by the beautiful Scottish countryside.
How you will be taught
You will be taught through a mix of lectures, seminar discussions, and tutorials, with an emphasis on seminars that build on reading done on the basis of the specific reading lists provided.
What you will study
You will take three modules in each semester, plus Legal Research Skills (taught in two blocks at the start of each semester) and will present a Dissertation (written over the summer).
Not every module will be available in every year, depending on staff availability and student demand.
LW50107 - Masters Dissertation
LW50108 - Legal Research Skills
LW51111 - Private International Law of Business Transactions
LW51133 - Private International Law (Common Law Perspectives)
LW52103 - Principles of E-Commerce Law
(as approved by Adviser of Studies)
CP51005 - International Petroleum Law and Policy
CP51007 - International Law of Natural Resources and Energy
CP51039 - National and Comparative Oil and Gas Law
CP52003 - Environmental Law and Policy for Natural Resources and Energy
CP52007 - Legal Framework for International Project Finance
CP52008 - International Relations and Energy and Natural Resources
CP52009 - Mineral and Petroleum Taxation
UN50001 - International Law of Water Resources
UN50002 - Legal Frameworks for Water Resource Management
UN50003 - Governance and Regulation of Water Services
LW52007 - Corporate Governance
LW51115 - Environmental Regulation
LW51117 - International Family Law
LW51120 - International Criminal Justice
LW51123 - International Law & Security
LW51127 - Transnational Crime and Counter-Terrorism
LW51128 - Global Human Rights
LW52003 - Principles of Corporate Law
LW52004 - Banking and Financial Services Law
LW52005 - Competition Law
LW52011 - Regional Human Rights Systems
LW52022 - UN Human Rights Law
LW52111 - Intellectual Property Law
LW52132 - World Trade Organisation Law
LW52135 - International Taxation Law
How you will be assessed
You will be assessed through a combination of exams and essays. The courses taught by Law share a common pattern; those in the autumn semester are assessed by exam and those in the second semester by essays. In each case, you will be given a chance to practice this style of assessment and given feedback on your performance before the formal assessment.
This pattern ensures that you will gain experience of different styles of assessment, testing both breadth and depth of knowledge and developing writing skills in advance of tackling the Dissertation. The Dissertation is assessed wholly on the basis of the final text that is submitted and Legal Research Skills by a combination of a short essay and a presentation.
Dundee graduates have reached the highest levels of success in the profession as senior partners, Queen's Counsel, judges and front bench politicians.
We have close links with employers and we offer programmes to support and develop the employability of our students. Our good reputation throughout the profession and close links to employers help Dundee graduates find employment.
The Law School runs an annual Law Fair which attracts law firms and employers from around the UK and further afield. Law firms also regularly visit the law school on an individual basis for recruitment purposes.
While many students study law in order to qualify to practice, the skills acquired in a law degree are also attractive to many prospective employers in professions such as:
Applicants must have, or expect to receive in the anticipated year of entry, a good honours degree in law. Exceptionally, non-law graduates with relevant legal experience may be considered.
English Language Requirement
IELTS Overall 6.5
English Language Programmes
We offer Pre-Sessional and Foundation Programme(s) throughout the year. These are designed to prepare you for university study in the UK when you have not yet met the language requirements for direct entry onto a degree programme.
Fantastic culture, beautiful landscapes and famously friendly people, Scotland has passion and innovation at its heart and these are just some of the reasons why it’s an amazing place to live and study.
Dundee is located on the banks of the River Tay on the east coast of Scotland. It regularly appears at the top end of ‘quality of life’ surveys in the UK – offering all that’s great about city life, but being friendly, compact and easy to navigate.
The Wall Street Journal named Dundee as one of their ten hot destinations for 2018.
Dundee’s population is around 150,000. With students making up 1 in 5 of the population, our city is geared towards student life.
Our campus is right in the heart of Dundee’s vibrant and fun West End, with shops, cafes and restaurants all on your doorstep.
“Scottish people are nice and friendly. I remember the first day I arrived, the fellow who was supposed to meet me was not there yet. The taxi driver dropped me off, I knocked on the door and he was not there, so I was waiting outside. Someone came and asked if I was okay and invited me in while I waited. He welcomed me and gave me food and drink, so I started to love the people of Dundee and Scotland from the first day I came.” Willy William Mrema is from Tanzania and is studying MSc Geotechnical Engineering.