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Southampton Law SchoolPostgraduate study

LLM Corporate and Commercial Law - 1 yr(s)

The subject matter is challenging, interesting and relevant to the global trade environment in which we live. We have an excellent reputation and relationships within the professions and are based within easy train access of London and the world’s top global firms and employers.

Introducing your degree

Debate in big cases against a law breaking company or defend the rights of smaller businesses with the LLM Corporate and Commercial Law degree.  Study and analyse insurance law, while examining the principles of secured transactions.

Win cases with your enhanced legal reasoning and writing skills. The LLM Corporate and Commercial Law degree will give you the grounding to start building a successful legal career in the global trade environment.

Programme Overview

This postgraduate programme gives you the time to develop your powers of analysis, legal reasoning and writing skills while exploring the challenges of transactional commercial law. You can choose from a broad range of module options, which enables you to select a programme of study that is tailored to your individual needs and interests. As a result, you will be equipped with the vital tools to rival the best in the competitive international market for lawyers.

View the programme specification document for this course

Key Facts

Develop an in-depth understanding of the world of Law, whilst benefitting from the exceptional expertise of our scholars

Our LLM programme draws on the research strengths of our academic staff who are at the cutting edge of international and national reform and development

Choose from a wide range of modules to tailor your study to your own interests

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“My time at Southampton Law School has taught me many practical and academic skills that will be invaluable for my future career.”

Emma Nottingham - LLB (Law) alumnus and PhD Law

Did you know?

The Southampton pre-Masters can be taken if you have qualifications or grades that do not meet University of Southampton direct entry criteria but meet the minimum entry criteria for the pre-Masters. You will be guaranteed a place on your chosen masters degree programme subject to successfully completing the pre-Masters. Visit our pre-Masters Programme to find out more about these degree programmes.

At Southampton Law School we are proud of our worldwide reputation for research excellence in many fields. Research is of key importance within the School and is embedded in everything that we do, including our teaching. Please click here for more information about our Centres of Research

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“Studying Law at the University of Southampton was a great experience not only because of the tremendous quality of the faculty and staff, but also because it affords many opportunities to learn.”

Marek Lorenc

Entry Requirements

Typical entry requirements

Selection process

An Upper Second Class Bachelors Degree in Law (or a degree with a substantial legal component) is normally required, but account may also be taken of practical work experience or professional qualifications within the relevant field of study. We welcome applications from international students. Mature applicants without formal qualifications but relevant work experience are also encouraged to apply. Access to the internet, Word Processor (MS Word compatible) and an email address are also required; webcams desirable.

Progression to this MSc programme

You are able to progress to this MSC programme via the University's Pre-Masters programme.

If you have professional experience, or credit through prior learning at another institution, you may be eligible to use this experience against some of the programme requirements for period of study. You will need to present evidence that you have met the learning outcomes of the programme. Full details can be found in the University’s Policy on the Recognition of Prior Learning.

Language requirements

In accordance with University regulations, applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of competency in English by offering one of the recognised tests in English. Alternatively, you should supply evidence that you have undertaken formal study in English at an institution that teaches award-bearing programmes in English.

The following test scores are accepted for direct entry:

IELTS 7.0 with 6.0 in each component  

For a full list of English language tests accepted please see here

A score of IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component together with satisfactory completion of the six week LLM Pre-sessional programme on English legal language and skills will be accepted.

Please see here for more information about the LLM Pre-sessional.

This page contains specific entry requirements for this course. Find out about equivalent entry requirements and qualifications for your country.

Modules

Typical course content

Students are required to complete 180 CATS. 60 CATS is awarded for the LLM dissertation. Students are therefore free to choose modules in total completing 120 CATS. For instance, a student who selects 4 modules of 30 CATS will complete the required taught modules.

Please note: This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if s/he takes full advantage of the learning opportunities that are provided. More detailed information can be found in the programme handbook (or other appropriate guide or website).

Learning & Assessment

Costs

Costs associated with this course

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

There will also be further costs for the following, not purchasable from the University:

TypeDescription
StationeryYou will be expected to provide your own day-to-day stationery items, e.g. pens, pencils, notebooks, etc. Any specialist stationery items will be specified under the Additional Costs tab of the relevant module profile.
BooksWhere a module specifies core texts these should generally be available on the reserve list in the library. However due to demand, students may prefer to buy their own copies. These can be purchased from any source. Some modules suggest reading texts as optional background reading. The library may hold copies of such texts, or alternatively you may wish to purchase your own copies. Although not essential reading, you may benefit from the additional reading materials for the module.
Printing and copyingIn most cases, written coursework such as essays, projects and dissertations is submitted online and by hard copy. The costs of printing a hard copy for submission of such coursework will be the responsibility of the student. The cost of photocopying will also be the responsibility of the student. https://www.southampton.ac.uk/isolutions/students/printing

In some cases you'll be able to choose modules (which may have different costs associated with that module) which will change the overall cost of a programme to you. Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at www.calendar.soton.ac.uk.

Study locations

Southampton Law School, Highfield Campus

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