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International Corporate & Commercial Law LLM

Study with world-leading academics in one of the oldest, most respected law schools in the UK. Expand your understanding of the issues and challenges of corporate and commercial law in a global context.

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

The International Corporate & Commercial Law LLM gives you an in-depth understanding of key areas of corporate and commercial law and the ability to develop research skills that can be applied in these areas of the law.

The programme is designed to provide you with critical analytical skills and insights into the governance of corporate activities, sales, finance, shipping, energy and investment-related transactions, dispute resolution and conflict of laws.

Teaching on the programme is driven by a strong sense of commercial realism and explore linkages, synergies and interactions between the law and the surrounding corporate and commercial world. These are explored from the perspectives of English, European, international, and transnational law.

Our online International Corporate & Commercial Law LLM comprises 12 modules taken over a period of (minimum) two years. You’re required to undertake 180 credits to obtain the full LLM. Each module runs over six weeks and consists of a variety of learning methods including video content, discussion boards, quizzes and other interactive content. The weekly live webinars are a great opportunity to interact with your peers and the Module Teacher to exchange views and develop a deeper understanding of the material.

You’re expected to undertake approximately 20 hours of study per week. The following table will give you an idea of what a typical academic week might look like:

Directed study per week

2 hours (web content material including recorded video, text, graphics)

Self-directed learning and assessment work

16 hours (including completing set tasks and reading, research, revision)

Other activity per week

2 hours (1-hour live seminar and 1 hour of discussion board)

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 and flexible learning

You’ll get the same qualification and education quality as on-campus - but with added flexibility and support. Attend the weekly live webinar 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

The programme aims to provide detailed insight and understanding of key areas within corporate and commercial law from the perspectives of English, European, international, and transnational law.

You’ll explore the legal concepts, values, principles that underpin these areas of law, drawing on our research and cases at the forefront of practice. 

How you'll learn

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Module overview

This online International Corporate & 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 International and Commercial Law

This programme will enhance your career options by allowing you to specialise in the highly sought-after areas of corporate 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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