LLM International Commercial Law

International Commercial Law Degree

1. Overview

The LLM International Commercial Law course has been designed to equip you with theoretical knowledge and practical skills.

From Business law and international commercial dispute resolution to tax and corporate governance, our classes prepare you for a future where your knowledge and skills will truly make a difference. Our courses are ranked within the top Universities by the Complete University Guide and The Guardian University Tables.

Career Opportunities

Our graduates go on to enjoy a variety of career paths including: continuing their practice within the legal profession; consultancy; successfully gaining internships in international organisation such as the UN, WTO, EU; the judiciary; business; public service and higher education.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Individual modules are available for members of the legal profession for the purposes of Continuing Professional Development.

2. What you will study

Stage 1:

Plus 2 modules from:

Exit Award: PgCert International Commercial Law

Stage 2:

Plus 1 module from:

Exit Award: PgDip International Commercial Law

Stage 3:

Award: LLM International Commercial Law


Once the Postgraduate Diploma stage has been completed, students are expected to present a written research proposal in respect of their intended dissertation topic. Once approved, this will normally form the basis of the Masters thesis. Students undertake research and prepare the dissertation independently but under supervision by a member of academic staff.

Modules and delivery order may change for operational purposes.

The University regularly reviews its courses. Course content and structure may change over time. See our course disclaimer for more information.

3. How you will learn

Full-time Study

You will learn through a combination of lectures, seminars and workshop sessions. These comprise a mix of group study, discussion, simulation and presentations of findings by teams and individuals. You will work as an individual and also as part of a team on case studies, team activities, presentations and discussions. 

Access to our virtual learning environment, CampusMoodle, is also provided giving you access from home to learning materials (including videos, e-books and journals).

4. Entry requirements

For entry to the course you should be one of the following:

  • law graduate in any jurisdiction
  • lawyer admitted to practice in any jurisdiction
  • non-law graduate with substantial law-related work experience
  • legal administrator within a business

All international students for whom English is not their first language must provide evidence of linguistic ability by gaining IELTS 6.5 prior to receiving an unconditional offer of a place on the course.

English Language Requirements

5. Student Funding

Merit Scholarship
Aberdeen Business School offers a number of merit scholarships to outstanding students.  Find out more information on the Merit Scholarship.

Postgraduate Funding
Applicants (Scottish domiciled and EU) to this course may be eligible for a Postgraduate Tuition Fee Loan (PTFL). Full-time students can apply for a PTFL up to £3400. Part-time students can apply for up to £1700. The tuition fee loan is only available to part-time students who are undertaking at least 50% of a full-time course, and therefore, complete their qualification in 2 years. Information on funding for postgraduate students can be found via Postgraduate Student Finance.

Alumni Discount

Robert Gordon University is delighted to offer a 20% loyalty discount on course fees for all alumni who have graduated from RGU, further information available via the Alumni page.

6. Course Fees

For Academic Year 2016/2017

UK/EU Students

  • £3,400 entire course

International Students

  • £11,400 entire course

For Academic Year 2015/2016

UK/EU Students

  • £5,000 entire course

International Students

  • £9,760 entire course

For Academic Year 2014/2015

UK/EU Students

  • £4,000 entire course

International Students

  • £11,000 entire course

For Academic Year 2013/2014

UK/EU Students

  • £4,000 entire course

International Students

  • £10,000 entire course

For Academic Year 2012/2013

UK/EU Students


  • £3,400 entire course

International Students


  • £9,600 entire course

For Academic Year 2011/2012

All Students

  • Part-time - £3,204 Stage 1
  • Part-time - £3,204 Stage 2
  • Part-time - £2,136 LLM Dissertation Stage

UK/EU Students

  • Full-time - £3,400 entire course

International Students

  • Full-time - £8,900 entire course


All course fees are reviewed annually and subject to change. Published fees apply to the course's mode of delivery. You will also be liable to pay a graduation fee of £40 before receiving a University award.

For further information see Student Finance pages


7. How to apply

Course Enquiries

If you have any course related questions, please contact the course leader - lawllm@rgu.ac.uk

All students can apply online by visiting Apply Online at www.rgu.ac.uk/applyonline.

If you have any queries, please contact our Admissions Office: 

If you are an International Student and would like further information and application advice:

8. Prospects

RGU's LLM International Commercial Law is rated among the top Law Masters’ degree programmes in Business and Commercial Law worldwide. Our programme has the unique advantage of offering you a wider, more accessible range of subject study allowing you flexibility in your career when you graduate.

Qualified lawyers can extend their professional practice to international commercial matters, there are also opportunities in consultancy within many large organisations and corporate business. Opportunities also exist with international organisations, charities, education, research, in-house commercial practice, legal advisory, government or public service.

If you want a truly globally competitive LLM programme, join us.

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Start date

September or January

Course length

Full-time - 45 weeks

Mode of Attendance


Academic school
Aberdeen Business School The Law School
Accredited By
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Postgraduate Guide

Robert Gordon University, Garthdee House, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen, AB10 7QB, Scotland, UK: a Scottish charity, registration No. SC013781