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International Commercial and Corporate Law (LLM)

University of Southampton

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Course options

  • Qualification

    LLM - Master of Laws

  • Location

    Highfield Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    30-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

About this course

Gain specialist legal knowledge on this LLM International Commercial and Corporate Law at the University of Southampton. Learn skills in a range of disciplines and develop skills for your professional life. Commercial law plays a key role in global trade giving you access to excellent career opportunities.

Southampton Law School in the UK has a strong reputation for its commercial and corporate law expertise.

This master's develops the practical legal skills you need to advise, litigate and negotiate. It draws on the research strengths of the School’s academic staff who are active at the forefront of international and national legal reform and development.

You'll be able to shape your degree towards your particular interests. For example you could choose to study:

  • insurance law
  • corporate governance
  • intellectual property law in a global world
  • international competition law and policy
  • law of the World Trade Organisation

Our 'LLM Challenge' offers an extra learning experience. Students across all our LLM courses are assigned to a team and given a current topic to debate to compete for a small monetary prize. The LLM Challenge helps you develop your collaborative working and leadership skills.

Careers

When you graduate with us you’ll be well prepared to pursue careers in a variety of different industries around the world.

Working as lawyers in international law firms or ‘in-house’, in international commercial organisations, and working outside the legal sector, in government, insurance, finance, charitable organisations, consultancies and academia.

Firms who target Southampton graduates and regularly visit the Law School include:

  • Campbell Johnson Clark
  • Clyde & Co
  • HFW
  • Addleshaw Goddard
  • White & Case
  • Ince & Co
  • Womble Bond Dickinson
  • Burges Salmon

A number of global firms also have practices in international arbitration:

  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • Skadden
  • Allen & Overy
  • Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Hogan Lovells
  • White & Case

You’ll also be invited to the Law Careers Fair where high-profile organisations and law firms attend.

Explore our LLM careers brochure for more typical job opportunities and qualifying as a barrister or solicitor in England and Wales.

This degree is also excellent preparation for further study at PhD level.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 19,850per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Southampton

  • University League Table

    17th

  • Campus address

    University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1BJ, England

Southampton is proud of its inclusive global community and welcomes students from over 130 countries, including 6,800 EU and international students.
Southampton's Students' Union (SUSU) has over 40 cultural and international groups that help with social connections for international communities.
Specialist careers support and paid Year in Employment and internship opportunities prepare international students for their future.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    26th out of 103 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    150 68%

    30th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    85 85%

    20th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.11 82%

    24th

    27

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