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OverviewThis specialist LLM in International Commercial Law builds on your undergraduate study by deepening your understanding of international business law, as well furthering your commercial awareness in this area. The course is designed for those intending to practice law in the field of international commercial law.The course covers key principles of international business law and the international sale of goods. Alongside this, it explores the reputational and litigation risks associated
This specialist LLM in International Commercial Law builds on your undergraduate study by deepening your understanding of international business law, as well furthering your commercial awareness in this area. The course is designed for those intending to practice law in the field of international commercial law.
The course covers key principles of international business law and the international sale of goods. Alongside this, it explores the reputational and litigation risks associated with corporate social responsibility and human rights. Optional modules include 'Mediation and negotiation' and 'International commercial arbitration'.
This course is focused on the professional practice of international commercial law and seeks to develop professional skills and experience as well as academic knowledge. Key skills include dispute resolution and you'll be encouraged and supported to seek relevant legal placements alongside your studies.
The course requires an undergraduate degree in law, so your existing knowledge of basic principles, concepts and theories, combined with this specialism will give your career in the area a head start.
An LLM is also beneficial if you want to go into teaching law.
You can choose to study Mandarin Level 1 and take part in a study visit to China for an introduction to the Chinese legal system and business law as preparation for your dissertation. You'll also be encouraged and supported to seek a law firm placement in London.
The School of Law and Social Sciences enjoys strong links with the local, London legal profession, including law firms, the Southwark Legal Advice Network and the South London Law Society. LSBU hosts the Confucius Institute.
Students should have a LLB (Hons) Law degree 2:2 or higher; or UK graduates with a non-Law degree (2:2 or higher) and relevant knowledge and experience: or Individual applications for accreditation of prior learning and experience will be considered in accordance with the School's policy.
London South Bank University (LSBU) is a highly regarded educational institution located in the London Borough of Southwark. Established in 1882, it is one of London’s oldest universities, with over 15,000 students representing over 130 countries worldwide, and a global network of over 80,000 alumni. The university is both historical and forward thinking and focuses on providing professional opportunities for both employees and academics.
LSBU has strong links with businesses and employers in the private and public sectors, which feed into their course development and helps students to form useful career connections and gain valuable work experience.
Work placements and experience feature on many LSBU courses, and many courses are accredited by, or produced in collaboration with leading industry bodies.
Where you'll study
103 Borough Road
Kensington and Chelsea