LLM International Commercial Law
Our LLM in International 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 lawyers with the knowledge and skills to embrace the challenges and opportunities presented by law in a global environment.
Our LLM programmes are well-respected by global law firms. This programme presents an exciting opportunity for in-depth, intensive study of specialist commercial law subjects, and includes a choice of units that build knowledge of the law relevant to international business transactions and contexts in which law operates at a transnational level.
You will be challenged and inspired by academics dedicated to progressive and innovative thinking in business enterprise as members of the Law School's Centre for Private and Commercial Law. The intellectually demanding, research-rich curriculum will allow you to demonstrate excellent legal, analytical and research skills and form a deep appreciation of the commercial context in which the law and lawyers function.
Empowered to pursue top-flight careers in a variety of sectors, our students have gone on to forge ahead in the legal, business and finance sectors, as specialist in-house lawyers or working within regulatory organisations. 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 taught by world-leading experts.
The LLM in International Commercial law provides an exciting range of optional units that reflect the expertise of our academic staff 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 taking three specialist International Commercial Law units and one unit from any of our other LLM programmes.
Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our LLM in International Commercial Law.
An upper second-class honours degree in law. Applicants who do not have a law degree but have obtained a 2:1 in at least 3 modules/units related to law/international commerce can be considered. Previous or professional experience is not required. 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.
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 those with a law degree, this LLM will help:
- develop and deepen understanding of international commercial law,
- build transferable skills,
- provide a springboard into a diverse range of careers,
- boost prospects for those 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.