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LLM International Commercial Law

Course Overview

In the era of globalisation and the growth of transnational corporations, the study of International Commercial Law is particularly relevant. This LLM programme is suitable for graduates of any discipline.

This LLM International Commercial Law covers key areas of International Corporate Law: such as Intellectual Property Rights, Private International Law and Corporate Crime. Additionally, the course will provide a chance to explore the EU corporate regulatory regime, which is important for companies seeking to conduct business in the world\'s largest trading block, as described by the European Commission.

Key information

    Course name

    LLM International Commercial Law

    Total academic credits

    180 credits

    Qualification awarded

    LLM International Commercial Law

    Awarding body

    University of Northampton

    Academic level

    Postgraduate (QCF_NQF Level 7)

    Study mode

    Online via LSM’s award-winning e-learning platform


    15 months

    Tuition fees




    Course location


Academic entry requirements

This LLM programme is open to graduates of any discipline.

English entry requirements

A good command of English (equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or above) or; evidence that you have been instructed and assessed predominantly in English for a significant part of your educational career.

Assessment methods

Coursework and a supervised independent business research project

Progression route

Professional career

Career opportunities

Legal Professional/Practitioner, Management position in private and public sectors.


  • Principles of European Law -                         20 credits
  • Private International Law -                             20 credits
  • International Corporate Law -                         20 credits
  • Intellectual Property Rights Law -                   20 credits
  • Research Methods – Research Skills -          10 credits
  • Research Methods – Research Design -        10 credits
  • International Corporate Crime -                       20 credits
  • Dissertation -                                                   60 credits


Reasons for choosing this course

The degree is designed to provide you with integrated academic and professional training and to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills relevant for pursuing a career.

This programme aims to provide: 

  • A wider strategic understanding of how commercial law works in practice
  • An understanding of the law included within this module, combined with the use of real-life scenarios to provide commercial context, will develop the students’ ability to advice on complex commercial transactions as well as comprehend the way that a business may behave in order to limit or (where possible) eliminate its exposure
  • Key issues including an overview of the legal principles in relation to offer, acceptance, consideration and intention to create legal relations, the termination of commercial contracts including a discussion of repudiatory breach
  • An introduction to the use that businesses make of exclusion and limitation of liability clauses and an outline of the law applicable to the validity of such clauses, the statutory foundations of sale of goods law and the ways that goods are classified
  • A discussion of why it is so important to be able to establish when ownership passes (including goods that perish and risk) and the overlap with frustration
  • A review of an agent’s authority and the different classifications of agency arrangements and an introduction to the main provisions of the Commercial Agent regulations
  • Evaluate the extent to which commercial law has adapted to the modern business environment in relation to those subjects within the syllabus
  • Research and analyse current issues in commercial law and to research the law of other jurisdictions in order to undertake a comparative analysis with international law
  • Develop the transferable skills appropriate for general professional employment


Learning methods

The course is delivered through blended learning which is a structured study option that uses a combination of support elements from London School of Marketing (LSM) Academic team and its partners or Local Access Point.

LSM will be responsible for course delivery, and your Local Access Point will be responsible for providing IT infrastructure and administrative support.

As a partnership’s student, you will be part a part of the academic community and you will receive the chance to interact with personal tutor in London and fellow students around the world.


Learning resources

The following is included for all study modes:   

  • Course materials that include structured lecture notes, practical applications with real-world examples, and case studies that challenge you to apply your knowledge
  • Assessment materials accessible through our Integrated Modular Study System (IMSS) e-learning platform
  • Access to the LS Online Community to keep in touch and share with fellow students
  • A comprehensive e-library containing recommended study texts and reference books for online reading
  • Mintel market reports, including industry reports, financial analysis and company information
  • Two complementary digital publications to support your revision

In addition to the above, you will also receive the following:   

  • A welcome webinar at the beginning of the course
  • Further online webinars for assignment and exam workshops
  • A dedicated one-to-one tutor to provide comprehensive support throughout the course
  • One-to-one supervision for all major project modules

London School of Marketing (LSM) online learning platform offers multiplatform accessibility. Therefore, LSM delivers the course straight to your smart phone, tablet, laptop or desktop and students can choose to study whenever or wherever they prefer.