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International Financial & Commercial Law LLM

Expand your understanding of the law and the legal frameworks impacting global finance, trade, and commerce. Study with world-leading academics in one of the oldest, most respected law schools in the UK.

Key information

Study mode:

100% online


2 years, part time

Applications open:

14 March 2024

Application deadline:

6 August 2024

Next start date:

3 September 2024


January, April and September

Tuition fees:

£22,632 *

These tuition fees may be subject to increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King's terms and conditions.

(funding options and instalments are available)

* Depending on your country of residence, you may also have to pay Goods and Services Tax (GST) in addition to your tuition fees. You can find further information on the King's Goods and Services tax page.

Course overview

This LLM aims to equip you with detailed knowledge and understanding of a range of areas within financial and commercial law.

It’ll prepare you for senior careers in a fast-changing global context. You’ll study the legal concepts, values, principles, and rules which underpin English, European, international, and transnational law in this area. Your familiarity with different legal frameworks and how they apply across jurisdictions gives you a competitive advantage in your career.

Informed by our own world-leading research, at the forefront of practice, you’ll also explore current problems and challenges facing financial institutions and commercial entities.

Webinars and online forums provide opportunities to discuss examples from your own jurisdictions and workplaces with a wide range of experienced legal professionals studying the course.

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Why choose this online LLM?

World-class education

The Dickson Poon School of Law is recognised globally as one of the best law schools in the world. You'll develop cutting-edge legal expertise from from leading experts.

Part-time, flexible learning

You’ll get the same education quality and qualification as on-campus but with added flexibility and support. Attend live webinars or watch again via the recording.

Global online community

Grow your global network and gain fresh insight. Learn alongside professionals from different backgrounds and cultures.

Career progression

Study and enhance your education without interrupting your career. This LLM will develop your qualifications and skillsets while actively contributing to your professional role.

What you'll study

Course content is structured to provide you with an in-depth understanding of key areas of financial and commercial law. You’ll develop advanced knowledge of the approaches to governance of financial activities, sales, finance, shipping, energy and investment related transactions, dispute resolution and conflicts of law.

Your studies are underpinned by UK law, several other major domestic legal systems, and by the international and transnational commercial law instruments.

How you'll learn

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Module overview

This online International Financial & Commercial Law LLM is comprised of 12 core 15-credit modules (180 credits in total). All core modules on the course are compulsory and you must pass all these modules to complete the award. Please note modules are reviewed regularly and are subject to change.

You’re required to take the following 12 core modules: 

Module assessments  

A small percentage of the final module mark is based on a forum and the remaining percentage on a take-home exam in the form of an essay. Assessment methods are subject to change for the upcoming academic year.  

Meet the leadership and academic team

Dr Anat Keller

Dr. Anat Keller

Director of Online Programmes

Dr Keller is a qualified solicitor of England and Wales and holds a PhD from the Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary University of London, an LLM from the London School of Economics and double first-class bachelor’s degrees in management and law (magna cum laude).

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Dr Soterios Loizou

Dr. Soterios Loizou

Programme Director

Dr. Soterios Loizou, Senior Lecturer at The Dickson Poon School of Law since 2006, holds prestigious fellowships and degrees, including a PhD from the University of Cambridge and Harvard Law School. His research in commercial law and international arbitration has won him top honors such as the Colin B. Picker Prize.

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Entry requirements


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Career options in Financial and Commercial Law

This programme will enhance your career options by allowing you to specialise in the highly sought-after areas of financial and commercial law. You could work as a lawyer or consultant to international organisations across the public, private and not-for-profit sector. It’s also an excellent foundation for students who are considering pursuing legal research.

Attracting a diverse and appealing cohort, a big advantage of the course is the chance to grow your global network. You’ll be studying with legal professionals at various stages of their career from every corner of the globe. From top lawyers, senior partners, and judges to rising stars and new graduates, some of our students bring decades of experience to discussions, enriching your learning.

The Dickson Poon School of Law has strong connections with some of the world’s leading legal firms and international employers. You’ll join a legacy of graduates that are sought out by some of the leading employers in the field.

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