Why pursue your LLM at Swansea
- thriving academic environment committed to excellence in teaching and research, which provides an exceptional student experience, as evidenced by our PTES results.
- A professional but friendly environment with pastoral support and free English language classes which attracts students from all over the world.
- Lectures delivered by outstanding academics at the forefront of scholarship in their areas of expertise, which they combine with skilled and innovative teaching.
- Exemption from level 2 education requirements of CIArb membership allowing you to apply to be awarded the level of Member of the Institute or MCIArb., if you successfully complete the International Commercial Arbitration module.
- Extra-curricular activities such as mooting and summer schools abroad.
- Our employability initiatives and close links with the legal practice bear fruit as Swansea LLM alumni are particularly well placed in the job market all over the world.
- For further information please see the LLM Brochure (pdf)
The focus of the LLM in International Commercial Law is the on the legal and practical challenges arising out of the diverse international commercial transactions. It offers the opportunity for an intensive but integrated education in different areas of commercial law. The course aims to develop an in-depth and specialist knowledge of International Commercial Law with a view to enhancing the graduates' employability.
The LLM in International Commercial Law degree is modular, with students required to accumulate 180 credits to graduate. In appropriate circumstances, a student may graduate with a merit or distinction. Each programme is divided into two parts: Part I consists of 4 taught modules each weighted at 30 credits. Students pursuing the LLM in International Commercial Law may choose four options from the modules listed above.
Part II is composed of two projects (LLM Research Projects) and is weighted at 60 credits. The LLM Research Projects will customarily be researched and written up over the summer period following the successful completion of the taught modules and are designed to enable LLM students to develop their research skills.