Northumbria University Newcastle - Law (International Commercial Law) LLM

Northumbria University Newcastle

Law (International Commercial Law) LLM

An increasingly globalised economy requires international commercial law professionals to have a wide range of knowledge on issues relevant to international commerce. This includes the World Trade Organisation and the law of international trade, and in areas such as international finance, intellectual property or international energy law.

As part of Northumbria’s innovative and flexible LLM Law framework, the International Commercial Law specialism has been designed to meet the needs of legal practitioners within this field, as well as finance professionals who may benefit from a deeper contextual understanding.

It is not necessary to have an undergraduate law qualification and there are no jurisdictional restrictions, so you will be part of a diverse and intellectually stimulating cohort. You will learn from each other’s experiences in a relaxed and collaborative environment.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should normally have:

A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in either law, a relevant social science based discipline, or a relevant non-law degree. Relevant professional qualifications or suitable work experience will also be considered.

English language requirements:

International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*).

Career Prospects

You will graduate from this course with independence of thought, boundless curiosity and a talent for collaboration – traits valued by every employer. 

If you already have a qualifying UK law degree, this course will help you to enhance your CV with a specialism so that you stand out when competing for training contracts or pupillages. 

If you are joining us from another legal jurisdiction you will be able to apply your specialist skills and knowledge in your home country, contributing to local priorities for growth in relevant areas. For students from countries that follow the Bologna Process and require two year of postgraduate study, it will be possible to study the LLM framework twice, choosing a different specialism each time. You will qualify for an alumni discount on the second year.

Course Details

You will study alongside a diverse cohort of LLM Law framework students, and have the flexibility to choose modules which inspire you and support your career aspirations. 

You will study Commercial Contracts in your first semester. In this module, you will examine the key legal issues that commonly arise in commercial contracts relevant to conducting business successfully in the modern commercial world. Alongside that you will study Intellectual Property with patents and copyright playing a crucial role in the commercial world. You will also study Research for Advanced Legal Studies, which will equip you with the skills you need to thrive on the course.

In the second semester you will study a specialist module on International Commercial Law, led by an academic with an international reputation for research in this area. In this module, you will study You will study how an international sale of goods contract works, i.e., which law will be the governing law of the contract and how that law is determined. To compliment this, you will also study modules on the law of the World Trade Organisation and on International Dispute Resolution. In the third semester you will undertake either a dissertation or an applied legal project, on a topic related to International Commercial Law. 

Year One

Academic Language Skills for PG Law Students (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)
Intellectual Property (Core,20 Credits)
Research for Advanced Legal Studies (Core,20 Credits)
Legal Research Project (LLM Framework) (Core,60 Credits)
Commercial Contracts (Core,20 Credits)
International Dispute Resolution (Core,20 Credits)
International Commercial Law (Core,20 Credits)
Law of the WTO (Core,20 Credits)

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