UWE Bristol - LLM Commercial Law

UWE Bristol

LLM Commercial Law

Our LLM courses are designed to encourage critical analysis of relevant legal issues with a breadth of knowledge that will make you stand out as a specialist in your chosen area of law.

Part of our comprehensive range of postgraduate LLM programmes, the LLM in Commercial Law offers you a specialist pathway for in-depth study in the law relating to business.

Designed to give you a broad, contextual, and critical understanding of the area of commercial law, the course covers the operation of judicial, legislative, and administrative action in relevant domestic, European, and international contexts. You will be working at the leading edge of scholarship in this field, giving you an advantage when seeking employment either in legal practice or the commercial world.

Diverse choice of modules

Pursuing an LLM enables you to focus in on a particular area of law by delving deep into the subject and undertaking independent research and learning. The modules available on the LLMs cover a diverse range of legal topics, making it possible to tailor the course towards the specific areas of law you wish to pursue further.

Entry Requirements

  • An honours degree of 2:2 or above in Law; or
  • An honours degree of 2:2 or above plus a Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) or the Common Professional Examination (CPE); or
  • An honours degree of 2:2 or above in a related subject (such as business, politics or international relations) and/or relevant experience: please give full details in your application.
  • If English is not your first language, you will also need to demonstrate your English Language proficiency. You should have:
  • IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in all components.

Career Prospects

Studying for an LLM provides an ideal opportunity to develop specialist skills that will be favoured by employers, both in the legal world and beyond. It opens up a range of career opportunities and gives our students the edge over other graduates.

The in-depth knowledge you will acquire in a particular area of law will give you a thorough grounding in the subject area and raise your employability prospects, enabling you to become a specialist within your organisation. It is for this reason that many of our LLM graduates choose to go on to complete a PhD or go into teaching and research.

Recent graduates from Bristol Law School have gained positions in local government, solicitors firms, the Ministry of Defence and other organisations including Marks and Spencer plc, Direct Line and Lloyds TSB.

Our award-winning careers service helps you develop your employment potential through career coaching, a vacancy service for internships, placements, jobs, global opportunities, volunteering and community activity plus support for entrepreneurial activity, and access to employer events.

Course Details

The option modules listed are those that are most likely to be available, but they may be subject to change.

Core modules

  • Research Methods (15 credits)
  • Foundations for Research (15 credits)
  • International Contracts (15 credits)
  • Dissertation (60 credits)*

Option modules


(15 credits each)

You can either choose five modules from this list, or four from this list plus one of the 15 credit option modules from any of the other LLM courses.

  • Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Globalisation and the Law
  • International Banking and Finance Law
  • International Competition Law and policy
  • International Law and Institutions
  • International Employment Law
  • International Environmental Law
  • International Financial Crime
  • International Intellectual Proprty Law
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Shipping Law.

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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