LLM in International Commercial Law
University of Sussex
Brighton, United Kingdom
1 - 2 year
Full time, Part time
GBP 10,500 / per year *
01 Sep 2024
Earliest start date
* £10,500/year for full-time home, Channel Islands and Isle of Man students | £21,500/year for full-time international students
Global commercial transactions are becoming more complex, posing new legal challenges.
On this course, you’ll:
- look at the law in a commercial setting
- learn to resolve business disputes between or among transnational parties through the use of arbitrators and through courts
- explore the legal framework governing commercial activities and cross-border transactions
- develop the practical skills needed to act as a legal adviser during international commercial transactions
- learn to assess cutting-edge scenarios and recent reforms in international commercial law.
This course is ideal if you’re already a legal practitioner or in business and wish to gain an understanding of the legal context for international business deals. It’s also suitable for anyone preparing for further research in this area.
Throughout your studies, you’ll have the opportunity to network with professionals, practitioners and activists from around the world. These networks will also be valuable after you graduate.
We understand that deciding where and what to study is a very important decision. We’ll make all reasonable efforts to provide you with the courses, services and facilities described in this prospectus. However, if we need to make material changes, for example due to government or regulatory requirements, or unanticipated staff changes, we’ll let you know as soon as possible.
This course will enable you to work as a legal practitioner in a variety of roles, for example:
- advising on cross-border commercial transactions
- as an arbitrator in international commercial disputes
- as a government official
- as an expert in an NGO or international organisation.
Recent Sussex Law School graduates have gone on to jobs including:
- legal counsel, Siemens
- regulatory specialist, UBS
- associate, CQ Legal & Consulting.
(Sussex Law School careers database)
Full-time and part-time study
Choose to study this course full time or part time, to fit around your work and personal life. Modules for the full-time course are listed below. For details about the part-time course, contact us.
Core modules are taken by all students on the course. They give you a solid grounding in your chosen subject and prepare you to explore the topics that interest you most.
- Advanced Legal Research and Writing
- Law of International Business Transactions
- Transnational Commercial Law
Spring and summer teaching
Alongside your core modules, you can choose options to broaden your horizons and tailor your course to your interests. This list gives you a flavour of our options, which are kept under review and may change, for example in response to student feedback or the latest research.
While it’s our aim for students to take their preferred combinations of options, this can’t be guaranteed and will be subject to timetabling. Options may be grouped and if so, students will be able to choose a set number of options from the selection available in any particular group.
- Carriage of Goods by Sea
- International and Comparative Company Law
- International Business and Human Rights
- International Commercial Arbitration
- International Investment Law
- Regulating the Creative Industries
- Trade Law and the International System
- Transnational Corporate Finance Law
We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.
We’ll do our best to provide as much optional choice as we can, but timetabling constraints mean it may not be possible to take some module combinations. The structure of a small number of courses means that the order of modules or the streams you choose may determine whether modules are core or optional. This means that your core modules or options may differ from what’s shown here.
Check back in January 2024 for the modules running in the academic year 2024/25.
Program Tuition Fee
Scholarships and Funding
Our goal is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to regardless of financial barriers, so that we continue to attract talented and unique people.
Details of our scholarships are not yet set for entry in the academic year 2024/25.
Working while you study
Our Careers and Employability Centre can help you find part-time work while you study. Find out more about career development and part-time work
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