Commercial Law Postgraduate Diploma/LLM

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The Commercial Law LLM focuses primarily on English legal matters, notably company law and insolvency and commercial contracts. Areas such as international law and intellectual property can also be studied. You will gain specialist legal knowledge at postgraduate level within a practical context, whilst developing your expertise in chosen areas and enhancing your research skills.

The commercial law degree programme builds upon your experience whether gained through prior study, employment or legal practice. In addition to developing existing expertise and knowledge, it offers a range of practical benefits including:

  • Greater awareness of legal commercial issues
  • The ability to apply specialist legal knowledge to practical problems
  • The acquisition of expertise in new specialist areas at postgraduate level
  • The ability to critically evaluate legal issues
  • Enhanced research and presentation skills

The LLM in Commercial Law is delivered through a series of core and optional modules. Modules run sequentially and are each assessed by a 3,000-word coursework. For the award of LLM, you will also need to complete a 15,000-17,000-word project. There are no exams. The linked award structure of our distance learning LLM courses gives you flexibility in your studies. Students enrol on and complete each stage of the course, all of which are at Masters' level, before choosing to move onto the next stage or choosing to exit with the relevant award. The stages are Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert), Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) and LLM.

The course is accredited for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) by the Law Society of England and Wales and the General Council of the Bar of England and Wales.

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Level of Study Postgraduate

Mode of Study 1 year full-time

Department Northumbria Law School

Location Law and NBS Building, City Campus East

City Newcastle

Start October 2016

Commercial Law Postgraduate Diploma/LLM

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