LLM Commercial Law

LLM in Commercial Law in the UK

Career options, entry requirements and rankings for postgraduate Law.

LLM Commercial Law in the UK

Commercial Law deals with the rights and duties of companies involved in commerce and trade, whether it’s a large company avoiding paying tax, or a high street shop fighting for its rights among the bigger chains. LLM Commercial Law courses in the UK will often include modules such as Tax Law, International Commercial Arbitration, Insurance Law and International or EU Trade Law.

Courses in Business Law or Corporate Law also cover the same area of law, and International Commercial Law focuses more on international trade and investment.

LLM Commercial Law - Career Prospects

An LLM in Commercial Law will prepare students who are looking to practice business or commercial law, a specialism for which there is high demand for. Students with a desire to work in international commercial organisations will also be well equipped. LLM Commercial Law can also lead to fulfilling careers in banking, international trading and regulation firms. Students wishing to pursue an academic career may choose to further their study with a PhD in Law.

Benefits of Studying Law in the UK

  • Study in the country where common law originated
  •  Complete an LLM in just one year
  • Benefit from an international and multicultural university experience
  • Learn through lectures and small tutorial groups, with one-on-one time with professors available
  • Gain an internationally recognized qualification

Entry Requirements LLM Commercial Law

A first or second class honours UK bachelor’s degree in Law, GDL, or an equivalent internationally recognized qualification and an understanding of the basic principles of public and private law. Canadian entry requirements are typically a B+ or above from any discipline. Degrees in other disciplines will be considered if substantial legal knowledge and experience can be proved.

Please note that entry requirements differ between UK universities


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Which UK Universities Offer LLM Courses?

To discover the best places to study an LLM in the UK, find out about the universities listed in the top ten for law in the Guardian University Guide 2022 below: 

  1. University of Oxford
  2. University College London
  3. University of Cambridge 
  4. London School of Economics
  5. University of Glasgow
  6. King's College London
  7. University of Durham
  8. Queen Mary, University of London
  9. University of Leeds
  10. University of Cumbria  / University of Edinburgh


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