LLM International Commercial Law

Globalisation is here to stay and the number of active international industries continues to grow each year. This specialist LLM will develop your understanding of the nature of international commercial law and regulation.

You can study aspects of commercial law that have international relevance, and consider specific issues that arise in commercial and consumer law. You will also explore different aspects of globalisation and how the law influences and responds to these. This course is suitable for individuals already working in the legal sector, as well as those looking to increase their knowledge in this area.

Outside of term time you will have the opportunity to volunteer in the University’s Legal and Financial Advice Clinic located at our Cardiff Campus. There you will have the chance to put the knowledge and skills you have gained on the course into practice. The Clinic will allow you to engage directly with the legal profession, and work with a number of reputable law firms.

Reasons to Study Law with USW

From first-rate facilities supported by the latest state-of-art software to opportunities to provide members of the public and businesses with legal advice in our specialist legal and financial advice clinic, there are plenty of reasons why you should consider studying law at the University of South Wales.

Highlights include:

  • Opportunities for you to put your knowledge into practice through our Legal and Financial Advice Clinic by providing advice, delivering client care and engaging with the profession.
  • We work with a range of national law firms to provide placement opportunities. These include Hugh James, Eversheds, Capital Law, Clarks Legal, Geldards, NewLaw, Howells and many more.
  • You will be taught by leading experts who will use the latest innovative ‘SIMple software’ teaching tools and virtual learning environments to share their knowledge and expertise.
  • We go the extra mile to support graduate employability; you will be offered the opportunity to get involved in initiatives such as our very own leadership academy, industry-led guest lectures and employability conferences.
  • Legal research at the University is recognised nationally and internationally and our expertise directly influence your learning experience ensuring it is current and relevant.

What you will study

To achieve this specialist Masters course, you will study compulsory modules designed to provide you with a firm foundation from which to complete your studies. You will also be able to select a further two optional modules to complement your studies and legal interests.

Compulsory modules:

  • Rights, Obligations and Remedies
  • Private International Law
  • Commercial Law and Practice
  • Research Methods
  • Dissertation

Optional modules:

  • International and Comparative Media Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Commercial Law and Practice
  • International Trade
  • Computer Law
  • Intellectual Property Rights
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This course is taught at: Treforest Campus, Pontypridd

Tuition Fees

Home & EU Students

For full-time and part-time postgraduate fees please see our Home & EU Student Fee pages

International Students

For full-time postgraduate fees please see our International Student Fee pages


  • Full Time 1 Years Start Date: Sep 2016
    • Part Time 2 - 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2016
      • Full Time 1 - 1 Years Start Date: Feb 2017
        • Part Time 2 - 3 Years Start Date: Feb 2017
          • Full Time 1 Years Start Date: Sep 2017
            • Part Time 2 - 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2017