LLM International Commercial Law
International Commercial Law Degree
The LLM International Commercial Law course has been designed to equip you with theoretical knowledge and practical skills.
This course has been rated among the Top 200 Best Masters in Business and Commercial Law Global Ranking; and in the Top 50 in Western Europe (Eduniversal Best Masters Rankings 2013/14). 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 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
- International Business Law
- Intellectual Property Law
- Public International Law
- Comparative Company Law
Exit Award: PgCert International Commercial Law
Plus 1 module from:
Exit Award: PgDip International Commercial Law
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.
3. How you will learn
In full time mode, you will learn through a combination of lectures, seminars and workshop sessions. These comprise of 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 such as a contracts
- legal administrator within a business.
All international students, for whom English is not their first language, must provide evidence of linguistic ability, by gaining either IELTS 6.5 or its equivalent in TOEFL prior to receiving an unconditional offer of a place on the course.
Please note, UKVI are currently not accepting TOEFL as proof of English Language for Full Time International Student Visas.
5. Student Funding
Aberdeen Business School offers a number of merit scholarships to outstanding students. The scholarship is available to:
- international students who will study the course by full time and distance learning and pay for the fees at the international rate; or
- UK or EU students who will study the course by full time and the fees are set in excess of 6,000 GBP; or
- UK or EU students who will study the course by distance learning.
To find out more information on the Merit Scholarship.
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 seen under Postgraduate Student Finance.
Robert Gordon University is delighted to offer a 15% 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 2015/2016
- £5,000 entire course
- £9,760 entire course
For Academic Year 2014/2015
- £4,000 entire course
- £11,000 entire course
For Academic Year 2013/2014
- £4,000 entire course
- £10,000 entire course
For Academic Year 2012/2013
- £3,400 entire course
- £9,600 entire course
For Academic Year 2011/2012
- Part-time - £3,204 Stage 1
- Part-time - £3,204 Stage 2
- Part-time - £2,136 LLM Dissertation Stage
- Full-time - £3,400 entire course
- 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.For further information see Student Finance pages
7. How to apply
If you have any queries, please contact our Admissions Office:
- Email PGOffice@rgu.ac.uk
- Call +44 (0) 1224 262132
If you are an International Student and would like further information and application advice:
Further details are also available from Course Leader:
Dr Elimma Ezeani
Aberdeen Business School
Robert Gordon University
Aberdeen AB10 7QE
Tel: +44 (0)1224 263402
There is an increasing market need for law graduates and professional practitioners who have both a broad range of knowledge alongside appropriate skills.
This course relates closely to the international commercial law sector of the legal industry and graduates will be equipped to advise on international commercial law matters. They may also be able to advance in their legal career, with improved opportunities and access to promoted positions in the field within commerce and international business.
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