University of Northampton
LLM International Commercial Law

Programmes Objectives

Globalisation and the growth of transnational corporations mean that there has never been a more pertinent time to study International Commercial Law. This LLM programme, suitable for graduates from any discipline, will take you through some of the key areas of international corporate law, from Intellectual Property Rights to Private International Law to Corporate Crime. The programme will also give you a chance to look at the EU corporate regulatory regime, an understanding of which is crucial for any company that wants to do business in the area the European Commission described in 2015 as “the world’s largest trading block”.

Programmes Structure

1. International Corporate Law
2. International Corporate Crime
3. Intellectual Property Rights Law
4. Principles of European Law
5. Private International Law
6. Research Methods: Research Skills
7. Research Methods: Research Design
8. Dissertation


Assessment is centred on module essays and submission of a dissertation, although methods of assessment may vary across modules.

Mode of Study

The programme will be delivered via on-line mode.


Total recommended duration is 30 months.

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants should have a good single honours degree.
  • Applicants who do not meet the standard entry requirements but have relevant professional and personal experience and the potential to achieve the academic standard are also encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants whose native language is not English must provide evidence of their English language capabilities at an approved level (TOEFL; IELTS; Cambridge Proficiency Certificate etc).