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LLMEuropean Union Commercial Law

University of Essex
United Kingdom, Colchester
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Master commercial law in the European context through investigating business relations and transactions within the European Union.

Our LLM European Union Commercial Law allows you to acquire a specialist’s knowledge and understanding of the law of the EU. You develop critical, analytical and research skills, ensuring you are capable of working in the field of EU law as a lawyer, regulator, legal adviser or researcher with government or international and business organisations (including the EU administration).

You explore topics including:

- Corporate governance within the EU
- European competition law
- EU rules on employment
- The EU’s Charter of Fundamental Rights
- Legal analysis and writing

At Essex we specialise in commercial law, public law, and human rights law. We are top 20 in the UK for research excellence (REF 2014), and we are among the top 200 departments on the planet according to the QS World University rankings (2015).

Our law course will develop your intellectual and critical faculties, encourage you to think independently and teach you to present rational, coherent and accurate arguments orally and in writing. It will provide you with an excellent foundation for any career.

Programme structure

Year 1

Dissertation : LLM European Union Law
Foundation Essay for Europen Union Commercial Law
The Legal Order of the European Union
European Union Law and Human Rights (optional)
Legal Research and the English Legal System (optional)
Approaches to Legal Theory (optional)
International Trade Finance Law (optional)
International Sale of Goods (optional)
Carriage of Goods By Sea (optional)
International Commercial Dispute Resolution I (optional)
Public International Trade Law (optional)
Legal Aspects of Electronic Commercial Transactions (optional)
Foundation Essay for International Trade Law (optional)
Marine Insurance I (optional)
Maritime Law and Wet Shipping (optional)
International Financial Law (optional)
Cybercrime (optional)
Data Protection (optional)
Freedom of Expression, Privacy and the Media (optional)
EU Private International Law (optional)
The Economics of the European Union (optional)
The Enlargement of the European Union (optional)
EU Company Law (optional)
International Commercial and Business Law: Models, Principles and Tools (optional)
International Trade, Investment and Human Rights. (optional)
Business and Human Rights (optional)
Work-Based Project (optional)
Contemporary Issues in Human Rights and Cultural Diversity (optional)

Career opportunities

Our School of Law graduates have gone on to a wide variety of careers in international and intergovernmental organisations or employment with governments across the world, in commerce and banking, in non-governmental organisations and, as might be expected, in the legal profession and the judiciary.

During the year, we hold a careers session for our students in which we reflect upon our own careers and how they have been built as well as those from former students. We are always available to discuss career options and if you are interested in a particular area of the law, we can link you up with the relevant alumni to offer advice.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
Application period has ended

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
Application period has ended

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States