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
- 180 credits •
- 1 year full-time •
- 2 years part-time •
- £7,800 total fees •
- Internationally Excellent Research in Law
- 100% online LLM within 12 months
- 'Internationally excellent' research in law*
- Law courses ranked 2nd in UK for teaching quality and 3rd for student experience**
- 5 star teaching rating (QS 2019)
- Top 10 in UK for student support** - as voted for by students
- Ranked 9th in UK for international**
- £7,800 total fees, option to pay £650 per module
**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 working at a law firm, are currently in the legal profession and are looking to specialise in trade or corporate 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 academic staff 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 will you study?
The online Commercial Law LLM 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 business 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
This law degree 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 fellow LLM students 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 postgraduate degree is beneficial 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.
You can choose to either study this LLM programme part-time and complete your degree within 24 months, or full-time and complete your degree within 12 months. With six start dates a year, you’re not restricted to the traditional academic year and can begin your postgraduate studies within weeks.
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.
- At least a UK 2.2 undergraduate degree
- A UK master’s degree (or international equivalent)
- Third-class or ordinary undergraduate degree (without honours) or UK equivalent professional qualification with a minimum of two years’ appropriate work experience
- Applicants who do not hold a recognised degree will be asked to provide evidence which demonstrates a minimum of three to five 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, or project management
- Total course fees
- Per 15-credit module fee
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.