International Commercial Law LLM
School: Newcastle School of Law
Course code: LLM-ICL-DIG
12 months, 15 months full-time
Postgraduate (NLS/HLC LLM)
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International Commercial Law LLM
The programme aims to develop pro-active decision makers, managers and leaders for a variety of careers in business sectors in a Newcastle context.
Master the theory and practice of international commercial law. Further your knowledge of the principles of international contracts relating to commercial activities, and develop advanced analytic and research skills for work in international legal practise or other high-level international careers.
- Master advanced international law in the English language, alongside legal practitioners from diverse jurisdictions and backgrounds
- Benefit from small classes: receive a close support and form lifelong friendships
- Study at the centre of Cambridge’s legal quarter, halfway between the crown count and county court
- Join a Law School with satisfied students: our law undergraduates were the most satisfied
- Volunteer for our Law Clinic: put legal theory into practice by helping members of the public
- Get first-hand advice and guidance from a professional on our mentoring scheme
- Receive access to the University of Newcastle’s Law Library.
Develop your legal skills to an advanced level
On our LLM International Commercial Law, you will develop the necessary skills to critically appraise how laws relating to international commercial practice are created and enforced. Your legal reasoning, critical analysis, research skills and independent judgement will all be exercised as you learn to apply legal discourse to the regulation of commercial undertakings.
Learn the fundamental themes, and specialise
Our core modules will introduce you to the fundamental themes in the higher study of international commercial law, such as commercial contracts, transnational commercial law and international commercial arbitration. On our optional modules, you can choose to study either corporate governance or comparative company law.
At the end of the course, you will use all the skills and knowledge you have learned to research and complete a Major Project in the area of international commercial law that most interests you, under expert supervision.
Benefit from small classes
All of our modules involve small group seminar work complemented by independent study, allowing you to tackle each issue one at a time and giving you a clear distinction between them. Our small classes will allow you to receive dedicated support from lecturers and form close friendships with your fellow students.
Why Study this Course?
- Study at a top global law school – Newcastle Law School is one of the US top 20 law schools , reflecting our excellence in teaching and our world-leading research. Our academics are experts in their fields, conducting cutting-edge research which informs law reform
- Extensive extra-curricular legal opportunities – our Centre for Professional Legal Education and Research (CEPLER) run pro bono groups and mooting competitions. Last year, over 200 of our students volunteered in our pro bono groups
- Professional links – opportunities include placement schemes, the annual law fair, and visits to leading firms. CEPLER run careers events and work placements throughout the year. Last year 163 of our students participated in CEPLER organised work placements
- Optional modules – tailor your law degree to suit your interests in final year with our extensive range of electives
- Optional year abroad opportunities – study overseas at a partner institution and experience incredible cultures, as well as an alternative perspective on Law, and a different academic environment
- Excellent graduate prospects – 93% of graduates from our Law programmes are in employment or further study 6 months after graduating
- Transferable skills – a law degree prepares you for a wide range of careers as it enables you to develop a variety of skills, such as oral and written communication, analysis and evaluation, problem solving, independent working and research skills
The programme is available in two duration modes:
- 2 Years
Modules & assessment
Law in the Global Context
Legal Research Methods
International Commercial Arbitration
Transnational Commercial Law
Major Research Project (LLMs)
Comparative Company Law
- A first degree, with honours, in a related subject and at a minimum final classification of lower second (2:2) or equivalent.
- If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 ( Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by University.
Important additional notes
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course,
Learning outcomes, teaching and assessment
This qualification develops your learning in four main areas:
- Knowledge and understanding
- Cognitive skills
- Practical and professional skills
- Key skills
The level and depth of your learning gradually increases as you work through the qualification. You’ll be supported throughout by the Newcastle Law School’s unique style of teaching and assessment – which includes a personal tutor to guide and comment on your work; top quality course texts; e-learning resources like interactive media and online materials; tutorial groups and community forums.
If you’ve already completed some study at another university, you may be able to count it towards your University qualification – reducing the number of modules you need to study.
You should apply for credit transfer before you register, at least 4 weeks before the registration closing date. Just tell us what you studied, where and when, and we’ll compare this against the learning outcomes for your chosen course.
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How to apply ?
Simply follow the steps given below to enrol:
1. Fill enrolment form on-line at https://nclaws.org/apply-now/
(This can be paid online using credit or debit card)