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LLMInternational Commercial and Business Law

University of Essex
United Kingdom, Colchester
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Learn to think globally, tackling the complex and ever-changing regulation of businesses in the UK, Europe, and across the world.

Our LLM International Commercial and Business Law is a specialist course covering contemporary developments and debates related to the traditional and emerging forms of legal governance of domestic, European and international commercial and consumer markets. You will improve your knowledge of the key theoretical and practical issues in this field; as well as your skills of analysis, evaluation and problem solving.

The course covers the ways in which good corporate governance and competitive markets are promoted, as well as how legal and soft law rules and codes regulate:

- Goods and services
- Internet activities
- Data protection
- Consumer protection
- The environment

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 ranked among the top 200 departments on the planet according to the QS World [University] Rankings [2016] for law.

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 International Commercial and Business Law
International Commercial and Business Law: Models, Principles and Tools
Foundation Essay: International Commercial and Business Law
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)
The Legal Order of the European Union (optional)
EU Private International Law (optional)
The Economics of the European Union (optional)
The Enlargement of the European Union (optional)
Foundation Essay for Europen Union Commercial Law (optional)
EU Company Law (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