LLM Commercial Law

Course TitleLLM Commercial Law
QualificationUWE Bristol Master’s Degree
Credits180 UK Credits
Duration12-16 Months, full-time study
Entry RequirementsStated in the text below
CampusLarnaca and Paphos
Language of InstructionEnglish
Tuition Fees€ 8950
State GrantUp to €3417
Next Start DateOctober 2019

Course Insight

Designed to give you a broad, contextual and critical understanding of the area of commercial law, the course covers the operation of judicial, legislative and administrative action in relevant domestic, European and international contexts. You will be working at the leading edge of scholarship in this field, giving you an advantage when seeking employment either in legal practice or the commercial world.

With the enormous growth in international commerce over the last few decades knowledge of international commercial law has become an essential element of legal practice in all major law firms. The course allows you to develop expertise at an international and regional level in trade and commerce. The LLM programme, in Commercial Law, offers you a specialist pathway for in-depth study in law relating to business. It would particularly suit those wishing to specialise in commercial legal practice or commercial legal work within corporations, NGOs or government.

Teaching and Learning

The course involves both extensive independent research and discussion in the context of workshops, designed to encourage the development of your critical, analytical and reflective skills. You will be expected to prepare for each workshop and to participate actively in discussion with your tutors and peers.


Taught modules on the LLM Commercial Law course are assessed through a combination of written coursework assignments and oral presentations. The culmination of the course is a dissertation of up to 15,000 words, which constitutes an original contribution to the corpus of legal knowledge within an area of commercial law.

Content and Duration

This is a full-time one year programme with approximately six to nine contact hours a week. Independent study is a fundamental part of the course. total study time is approximately 36 hours a week. The full LLM course in Commercial Law consists of nine modules in total, including a dissertation of up to 15,000 words. The dissertation module is worth a third of the credits required in order to obtain the LLM degree.

Entry Requirements

Graduates must hold an honours degree of 2:2 or above in Law or equivalent from a recognised Higher Education institution. Non-law degree holders may also be considered for admission if they have relevant experience and/or an honours degree of 2.2 or above in a related subject (such as business, politics, criminology, international relations etc.) Please give full details in your application. Students on this course will need to be proficient in the English Language.

Graduation Requirements

For the Postgraduate Diploma, you will be required to complete all modules in the first and second semester in order to earn a total of 120 credits.

If you are undertaking the full LLM in Commercial Law, you will also need to write a 15,000-word dissertation worth 60 credits in addition to completing the previous eight modules earning a total of 180 credits.

Studying for an LLM provides an ideal opportunity to develop specialist skills that will be favoured by employers, both in the legal world and beyond. It opens up a range of career opportunities and gives our students the edge over other graduates. The in-depth knowledge you will acquire in a particular area of law will give you a thorough grounding in the subject area and raise your employability.