LLM in International Commercial and Economic Law (2019 Entry)

United Kingdom
Dates flexible
Course Type
Postgraduate Course
Course Fee

Course Overview


This programme examines commercial and economic law from an international and comparative perspective. It covers the legal, political and social aspects of commercial and economic law in the developed and developing worlds.

This programme is ideally suited to students seeking to deepen their knowledge of commercial law and the settlement of international commercial disputes. Similarly, the programme is ideally suited to students seeking knowledge of the regulatory framework governing the global economy and financial markets.

You will be able to choose from a comprehensive list of commercial and economic law modules, ranging from corporate governance, multinational enterprises and the law, international investment law and international commercial arbitration to specific financial law-focused modules, such as legal aspects of international finance, legal aspects of corporate finance and regulations of international capital markets. The modules are taught by leading scholars and guest lectures are delivered by experienced practitioners.

Throughout the year, LLM students specialising in commercial and economic law will be invited to attend a seminar series organised by the Centre for Global Finance.

  • Overview duration: One calendar year (full-time)
  • Two, three or four years (part-time, daytime only) We recommend that part-time students have between two-and-a-half and three days a week free to pursue their course of study.
  • Fees 2019/20 UK/EU fees:

Who should take this course

Interested Students.

Course content


Students must take modules to a total value of 180, consisting of a dissertation (60 credits) and 120 credits of taught modules. Taught modules are worth either 15 or 30 credits.

Students who wish to graduate with a specialised LLM are required to take at least 60 credits associated with his or her specialised LLM, a further 30 credits within the School of Law ( General Law Postgraduate Taught Module List ), and a final 30 unit which can either be taken within the School of Law or from the Language Open Options or Non-Language Open Options pages with the LLM Programme Convenor's permission. The dissertation topic will be undertaken within the LLM specialisation.

About Course Provider

Our mission is to inspire the next generation to develop ideas for a fairer and more sustainable world. We welcome the brightest minds from over 130 different countries, creating a community that is diverse, vibrant and multinational. From day one at our central London campus, our students are encouraged to challenge conventional views and think globally – and that’s one of the reasons why they develop careers that make a real difference. A SOAS student is typically passionate about their subject, opts to learn a second language, loves to learn, to travel, to be surprised; and is interested and engaged with the world around them.