LLM in Commercial Law, University of Derby,UK

LLM in Commercial Law:

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About the programme:

The postgraduate study of Commercial Law provides an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in this important and fascinating area of law. Understanding the principles and challenges of commercial transactions and the regulatory regime for business is essential for anybody who pursues a career in the field. This pathway enables you to develop expertise in a range of commercial law subjects.

Who is it for?

The Specialism in Commercial Law will appeal to students at all stages of their career and from around the world who have an interest in the commercial dimension of legal issues. It will enable you with this focus to develop your career in private commercial practice at law firms or in-house across a variety of sectors. With the broad knowledge available under this wide-ranging specialism, you will also be well-placed to embark on policy-oriented careers in the private or public sector.

Why you choose this programme?

  • High employability in commercial law practice
  • Very less costly compared to other UK LLM
  • Skill based curriculum
  • Flying faculties from University of Derby
  • Skype sessions with University of Derby faculties
  • Fully equipped online library and resources support
  • Distinguished faculty (full time and adjunct)

Academic facilities:

As a BAC Law School student you will be benefitted from everything Derby has to offer including the Learning Success department and online resources designed to help you find the information you need for the course modules. All course modules have online depositories through University of Derby blackboard. As part of the University of Derby you become a registered student of Derby with your student ID card.

You will benefit from Derby’s extensive library of hard copy and electronic resources, including its comprehensive database of domestic and international caselaw, legislation, treaties and legal periodicals. There is a library at BAC which has individual study spaces and dedicated rooms for group work.

Teaching and learning:

This course is taught by leading academics as well as visiting practitioners including barristers who work in private practice and in legal departments of major companies. All modules are structured as 10 weekly two-hour seminars which comprise both lectures as well as interactive tutorials. All modules are supported by our online learning platform-UoD blackboard.

Students should be able to:

  • Gain competence in research skills and structured approaches to legal research;
  • Evaluate the extent of theory on the development of commercial law;
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the functioning of the company as an entity and financial issues related to the company;
  • Analyse and effectively evaluate the differing roles of the people who manage and control the company;
  • Devise a business plan articulating the legal and financial consequences of engaging in the sale of goods at both national and international levels;
  • Apply legal principles to the ownership, use and control of information in the Internet and other media;
  • Evaluate the fundamental rules of arbitration law with reference to the relevant legislation and case law and its international perspective; and
  • Critically analyse the impact of arbitration law on dispute resolution mechanisms and how these operate in a business, commercial and social context.


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Assessment is by way of coursework which comprises 100% of the final mark in each module. Each module carries the same weight in terms of the overall qualification. At the end of course you will be allocated with a dedicated supervisor for your dissertation and he will help you develop a specific topic and provide support in terms of resources, content and structure.

Extra-curricular Activities:

We also appreciate the importance of work based learning at the School. We offer you a chance to shadow an employer, on a very short term basis. The intention is to help you gain invaluable insights into the world of professional work.

You will be assigned with an academic advisor, when you start, who will guide and advise you as to your career and learning options. Your advisor will also be able to assist with any welfare and wellbeing issues you might encounter during your time at Law School.

Career prospects

As a graduate of this specialist LLM you will be well placed to pursue careers in this area of law in private practice, in-house in a law firm, policy and government, non-governmental organisations and a wide range of non-legal careers in trade and commerce.

Entry requirement: LLB (Hons’) Second Class/equivalent

Programme fact file:

Course Type:               Postgraduate

Duration:                      1 year full-time

Start date:                   September or January

Study Type:                  Postgraduate full time

Mode of Study:            Face to Face, International

Location:                     Dhaka, Bangladesh

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