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University of Sunderland

100% online LLM Commercial Law

Develop the skills and expertise to succeed in commercial law with an online LLM from a University recognised for teaching and research excellence in law

Apply By 29 December 2020
To Start 12 January 2021
  • 180 Credits
  • 2 Years Part-Time
  • £7,800 Total Fees
  • Internationally Excellent Research in Law

Why Sunderland?

  1. 100% online LLM within 24 months
  2. 'Internationally excellent' research in law*
  3. Law courses ranked 2nd in UK for teaching quality and 3rd for student experience**
  4. 5 star teaching rating (QS 2019)
  5. Top 10 in UK for student support** - as voted for by students
  6. Ranked 9th in UK for international**
  7. £7,800 total fees, option to pay £650 per module
*Most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF)
**Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020
***WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2019

An online LLM in commercial law that opens up a range of career paths

The 100% online LLM Commercial Law from the University of Sunderland has been created for both lawyers and non-lawyers at all stages of their careers who have an interest in the commercial dimension of international legal issues and who want to gain a robust legal understanding of the global business environment. Whether you want to learn the commercial legal skills to support your pathway to becoming a lawyer, are currently practicing and are looking to specialise in commercial or trade law, or are looking to develop a legal profile in a role within the civil service or the business world to accelerate your career progression, this online Master of Laws provides you with the knowledge, insights and skills to help you achieve your goals.

A University and law department acclaimed for research and teaching of law

The research of the Department of Law at the University of Sunderland was described as ‘internationally excellent’ in the latest Research Excellence Framework and our law academics are pre-eminent in important research in their fields. The teaching of the University of Sunderland Department of Law received national recognition in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020, when its law courses were ranked 2nd in the UK for teaching quality and 3rd for student experience. Our teaching was rated 5-star by QS in 2019, the highest rating that can be achieved by a university.

What you will study

The online LLM Commercial Law will equip you with an advanced understanding of the complex legal issues surrounding international commercial and trade law, corporate governance and commercial arbitration. It will provide you with a comprehensive appreciation of how international transactions are regulated through domestic law and internationally-agreed rules.

Key knowledge and skills taught on this course:

  • International trade law
  • International commercial arbitration
  • Business law
  • Contract law
  • Land law
  • Employment law
  • Dispute resolution
  • European law
  • Public law
  • Tort law
  • Legal research skills

A cutting edge online learning experience that enables flexible study globally

The online LLM Commercial Law is hosted and studied in an online learning environment that has been specifically designed to enable peer-to-peer learning and collaboration, with group learning activities, discussion boards and forums central to the learning experience. You will be studying alongside professionals from a wide range of backgrounds and will have the opportunity to build connections and grow your global professional network.

The online delivery of this commercial law Masters course is so key because it enables you to study from anywhere in the world, with no need to visit campus. The modern, flexible design of the academic content and our online learning platform enables you to access the course materials and content on demand, at times that suit you. This allows you to fit your studies around your work and family, providing you with the freedom and flexibility to continue to earn as you learn in your current role.

You will also be allocated a dedicated Student Success Coordinator, who will proactively support you throughout your studies – from enrolment to graduation.

A University with a global presence, outlook and student population

The University of Sunderland truly is a global University, with campuses in Hong Kong, Sunderland and London, and many global partnerships including in the Caribbean, Greece, Kenya, Malaysia, Lanka, Oman, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Tashkent and Vietnam. The philosophy and approach to teaching of the University of Sunderland is based on encouraging diverse learner cohorts so that they can interact with and learn from fellow students from different cultures and backgrounds, engendering a richer learning experience.

There are nearly 6,000 international students at the University of Sunderland, with 1,500 students studying across the globe by distance learning. The University was voted 9th in the UK for international (WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2019) by its students.

Admission requirements

Applicants must be of age 19 and above and should have or be about to complete:
  • At least a UK 2.2 undergraduate degree
or
  • A UK Masters degree (or international equivalent)
or
  • UK Ordinary undergraduate degree (without Honours) or UK equivalent professional qualification with a minimum of 18 months appropriate work experience
or
  • Applicants who have a third-class degree or do not hold a recognised degree will be asked to provide evidence which demonstrates a minimum of 3 years’ relevant professional experience

    The work experience must be at a graduate level, in either a managerial or professional capacity which may include voluntary work, placements, internships, project management etc.

Fees

Total course fees
£7,800
Per 15-credit module fee
£650

If you are based in the UK, you may be eligible for a government-backed postgraduate loan to cover the full costs of the course.

In addition, if you have successfully completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Sunderland, you are eligible for a 10% tuition fees reduction.

You pay tuition fees for each module taken, either module-by-module or in full at the start of your course.

If you pay module-by-module, you will pay in instalments of £650.

Modules