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LLMInternational Commercial and Business Law (Professional Placement)

University of Essex
United Kingdom, Colchester
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Based in: Law (School of)
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 4th in the UK for research excellence (REF 2014, mainstream universities, THE 2014) and we are ranked among the top 200 departments in the QS World University Rankings (2017).

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

International Commercial and Business Law: Models, Principles and Tools
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)
Marine Insurance I (optional)
Maritime Law and Wet Shipping (optional)
International Financial Law (optional)
Admiralty Law (optional)
International Trade and Maritime Law (optional)
Islamic Finance and Banking Law (optional)
Cybercrime (optional)
European Union Competition Law (optional)
European Union Company Law (optional)
International Trade, Investment and Human Rights. (optional)
Business and Human Rights (optional)
Contemporary Issues in Human Rights and Cultural Diversity (optional)

Year 2

Dissertation: LLM International Commercial and Business Law
Industry Placement

Career opportunities

The 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.

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