Growing in national and international importance, international trade law is one of the exports of the English common law system. The structure of international contracts is dominated by English common law principles. On this course, you'll develop your expertise in key areas impacting international trade and commercial law.
About the LLM International Trade and Commercial Law
This popular course explores diverse areas of the subject including:
- international sales and carriage of goods
- international finance
- international dispute resolution
- World Trade Organisation law.
The latter is of particular importance since India and China joined the WTO.
Why choose this course?
- Explore diverse aspects of International Trade and Commercial Law, a major export of the English Common Law System.
- Benefit from close links to our Centre for Business and Insolvency Law.
- Option to complement your study of International Trade and Commercial Law with up to two modules from other LLM subject areas.
- Choose a study route that suits you with full-time, part-time and distance learning options available.
- Attend an International Summer School with the opportunity to explore Law in a European context.
- Scholarships available.
- Individual modules can be studied for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) awards.
How do I study?
The academic year for the LLM courses is split into three parts: two ten-week terms (Term One runs from the beginning of the academic year until the Christmas vacation, Term Two between Christmas and Easter) and the summer period.
Full-time students – who complete the course over one academic year – study three modules in each term and complete the dissertation over the summer.
Part-time students and distance learning students – who complete the course over two academic years – study three modules across Terms One and Two in each year (six in total), beginning work on researching their dissertation during the first summer period and completing it during the second.
On the full-time and part-time modes, modules are taught throughout the week. Depending on your timetable you may be expected to attend on more than one day. Modules may exceptionally be rescheduled due to course needs.
Seminars are led by academics but will usually require you to carry out extensive guided preparatory work and will often involve short presentations or other contributions.
Distance-learning modules are structured, directed learning activities, delivered through the University's online learning platform – NOW. Distance learners will also have the opportunity to participate in virtual discussions with other students and academic staff and will be asked to complete additional tasks – such as preparing essay plans or presentations – over the course of each module.
- A good law degree, 2.2 or above.
- Applicants whose first degree is not Law will be required to provide evidence of commitment to the LLM subject that they wish to study.
- Applicants from other disciplines will be welcomed in appropriate circumstances, particularly if they have experience in the area, even if not as lawyers.
We specify these minimum entry requirements, but we will assess you individually on your ability to benefit from the course. We sometimes offer places on the basis of non-standard entry qualifications, and industrial or professional experience.
We accept qualifications from schools, colleges and universities all over the world for entry onto our UG and PG degrees. If you’re not sure how your international qualification matches our course requirements please visit our international qualifications page.
If you need to do a foundation course to meet our course requirements please visit Nottingham Trent International College (NTIC). If you’re already studying in the UK at a school or college and would like to know if we can accept your qualification please visit our foundation courses page.
English language entry requirements
If English is not your first language you need to show us that your language skills are strong enough for intensive academic study. For this course, we usually require one of the following:
- IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill.
- An equivalent English language qualification.