LLM Law - Commercial LawFind a programme
One year full time;
two years part time
|Location of programme||Clifton campus|
|Part-time study available||
Part-time study requires daytime, weekday attendance.
|Start date||September 2018|
The Commercial Law (LLM) programme offers you an opportunity to engage in intensive study of specialist commercial and industrial topics. You may wish to concentrate on European commercial issues, international trade or aspects of domestic commerce. It provides a solid foundation for anyone wishing to enter the legal professions, aspiring to a career in business and finance or planning to become an in-house lawyer.
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We offer an exciting and stimulating set of degree programmes, each of which prepares you for a variety of careers. If you are interested in studying law beyond your undergraduate degree level and want to develop your analytical, research and legal writing skills, you will find Bristol’s LLM to be a challenging and rewarding experience. We have a large and vibrant international community and our LLM students benefit from small class sizes taught by world-leading experts.
Our LLM programmes give you the opportunity to specialise in a particular area but you can also opt for a broader and more general set of unit choices. In all cases, you are encouraged to explore your chosen areas of law at a deeper level. You will have the chance to see how these legal fields operate in different contexts, considering the relevant issues theoretically and practically and from a range of perspectives.
Fees for 2018/19
We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2018/19 are as follows:
- UK/EU: full-time
- UK/EU: part-time (two years)
- Overseas: full-time
- Channel Islands/Isle of Man: full-time
Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to a five per cent increase in fees each year. Find out more about tuition fees.
University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a ten per cent reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni scholarship.
Funding for 2018/19
Information about funding and scholarships can be found on the Bristol Law School fees and funding web pages.
Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.
In the first part of the programme, you will choose four units from a list of commercial law topics, or three units from the list and a further unit from any of our other specialist LLM programmes. These units will be assessed by examinations and/or essays. In the spring term, you will choose a dissertation topic from the field of commercial law for approval by the Law School. After passing part one of the programme, you start work on your dissertation for submission by September. You must pass both parts to obtain an LLM and may not proceed to part two until you have passed part one.
Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our LLM in Commercial Law.
An upper second-class honours degree in law or a degree with an adequate law component. International students with equivalent qualifications should supply a transcript of their examination results (this should be an official English translation if the original is not in English).
Recognised Prior Learning is not currently accepted. Previous or professional experience is not required.
See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.
English language requirements
If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.
Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.
There is a broad range of possibilities for those who successfully complete their Commercial Law LLM. It provides a solid foundation for any students wishing to enter the legal professions, particularly those looking to work in a commercial law firm or to embark on a career at the Commercial Bar. Alternatively, graduates might choose to work as in-house lawyers or with a variety of regulatory organisations. Some graduates go on to further study or research at the University of Bristol or another leading university.
1 July 2018. Early application recommended; places may fill before the deadline.
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