LLM in International Commercial Law

General

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Program Description

The LLM in International Commercial Law will give you the knowledge and skills to pave the way to a range of exciting careers in this important and diverse field of law.

Learning from experts with high level academic and practical experience, you will gain an in-depth understanding of the legal and practical challenges surrounding international commercial transactions.

This LLM degree will help you become a specialist in commercial law, with knowledge and skills that are highly valued by employers.

Why International Commercial Law at Swansea?

As a postgraduate student at the Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law, you will be part of a globally recognised law school, with a thriving academic environment committed to excellence in teaching and research, and offering an exceptional student experience.

You will be exempted from the level 2 requirements of CIArb membership, so you can apply for the level of Member of the Institute (MCIArb), on successful completion of the International Commercial Arbitration module

Swansea University is ranked 26th in the UK for research quality and 22nd for research impact (REF 2014)

Your International Commercial Law Experience

On this LLM degree, you will gain the knowledge and experience to develop into a 21st-century lawyer or legal service practitioner with specialist and in-depth understanding of international commercial law.

Our postgraduate law degrees give you the opportunity to learn from academics who are industry experts, with a wealth of academic and practical experience.

You will also learn through:

  • Guest lectures to give you insight into practice in the field
  • Mooting competitions
  • Summer schools abroad

International Commercial Law Employment Opportunities

Graduates of the LLM in International Commercial Law are well-positioned for stimulating and rewarding career opportunities.

Improving your employability is a key priority for us, and we organise a range of events to help, including the annual LLM careers fair, which gives you the opportunity to meet local and international law firms, as well as networking events and visits to leading practices in the City of London.

Entry Requirements

  • The entry requirement for this LLM in International Commercial Law is a 2:2 honours degree, ideally in a cognate discipline.
  • Candidates with relevant experience are also encouraged to apply.
  • We welcome applications from students from around the world and require evidence of the previous study that is equivalent to the entry requirements.
  • If English is not your first language you will need an acceptable pass in an approved English Language qualification such as the IELTS test (with an overall score of at least 6.5 and a minimum of 6.0 in each component).
  • Free English language classes are available which are designed to assist you in improving your critical legal thinking and writing.

Careers and Employability

Careers and Employability Swansea Employability Academy (SEA) will support you at each stage of your career journey helping you build a bright future.

Our career support services include:

  • Employability workshops, employers’ talks, bespoke events and careers fairs.
  • Individual advice and guidance from professionally qualified Careers Advisers.
  • Help with finding jobs, internships, work placements and volunteering opportunities.
  • Access to information resources on a wide range of career management topics.
  • Funding to support student internship opportunities and Student Society/Club events.

We also provide help and advice for Swansea University Alumni up to two years after you graduate.

Employability at the School of Law

The School of Law takes a proactive approach to enhance graduate employability, with a dedicated Employability and Placements Officer. The School offers a range of local, national and international work placements, professional courses, advice and support to help you develop the skills required to achieve your ambitions.

Enhancing our students’ employability is a key priority. In order to do this, we organise a number of initiatives for LLM students including the Annual LLM Careers Fair, which gives students the opportunity to meet representatives from local and international law firms, networking events, and visits to leading practices within the City of London.

Last updated Aug 2020

About the School

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Swansea University is a research-led university that has been making a difference since 1920. The University community thrives on exploration and discovery, and offers the right balance of excellent teaching and research, matched by an enviable quality of life. Read less