LLM Commercial Law
Our LLM in Commercial Law will give you access to one of the most important legal fields for global business - an area of law that is constantly evolving and innovating. There is a growing demand for graduates with knowledge and skills that embrace the challenges and opportunities presented by law in a global environment.
Our LLM programmes are well-respected by leading international law firms. This is one of our most popular programmes and offers in-depth, intensive study of specialist commercial and industrial topics from European business and international trade to aspects of domestic commerce.
You will be challenged and inspired by academics with significant expertise and who are dedicated to progressive and innovative thinking around business enterprise, with those teaching the course all part of the Law School's Centre for Private and Commercial Law.
The intellectually demanding curriculum will allow you to demonstrate excellent legal, analytical and research skills and be empowered to pursue top-flight careers in a variety of sectors. On this programme you will also develop in-depth commercial awareness.
The LLM in Commercial Law has particular appeal for individuals looking to forge ahead in the legal, business and finance sectors, or as a specialist in-house lawyer. Find out how you can do more with law at the University of Bristol Law School.
We have a large and vibrant international community and University of Bristol LLM students benefit from small class sizes. Our exciting range of optional units reflect the expertise of our globally renowned academics and an opportunity to further specialise your degree.
You will take four units (120 credit points overall, 30 credit points each) and a compulsory dissertation (60 credit points). You have the option of choosing three specialist Commercial Law units and one unit from another LLM programme.
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 (or international equivalent) in Law. Professional experience is not required. Recognised Prior Learning is not currently accepted.
For applicants who are currently completing a degree, we understand that their final grade may be higher than the interim grades or module/unit grades they achieve during their studies.
We will consider applicants whose interim grades are currently slightly lower than the programme's entry requirements. We may make these applicants an aspirational offer. This offer would be at the standard level, so the applicant would need to achieve the standard entry requirements by the end of their degree. Specific module requirements may still apply.
We will consider applicants whose grades are slightly lower than the programme's entry requirements, if they have a relevant postgraduate qualification.If this is the case, applicants should include their CV (curriculum vitae / résumé) when they apply, showing details of their relevant qualifications.
See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.
Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.Go to admissions statement
Fees and funding
- UK: full-time
- £13,700 per year
- UK: part-time (two years)
- £6,850 per year
- Overseas: full-time
- £26,700 per year
Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to an 8% increase in fees each year.
More about tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a 25% reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni discount.
Funding for 2024/25
Information about funding and scholarships can be found on the University of Bristol Law School fees and funding webpages. This includes information about the Law School's Think Big about Global Justice Scholarships, open to international postgraduate students.
Further information on funding for prospective UK and international postgraduate students.
Graduating from Bristol will open doors for careers in a variety of sectors. Suitable for law graduates, this LLM will help:
- develop and deepen understanding of commercial law,
- build transferable skills,
- provide a springboard into a diverse range of careers,
- boost prospects for those already working in related fields.
- deliver a solid first step towards a research career.
Please visit our careers and employability webpage for more information about the support and opportunities we provide during your studies.