City, University of London

Course Introduction

This Specialist LLM is especially useful for those who wish to work in firms and organisations with business operations in Europe or those with vital business connections with companies or organisations from Europe. The Specialism in European Commercial Law adopts a practical focus on the field of Commercial Law in a European context. Its many modules explore the dynamic regulatory environment for businesses operating within and engaging with the EU’s numerous organizations. As the EU is one of the largest trading blocs in the world, a solid grounding in European Commercial Law will benefit students from all backgrounds who have an interest in business relations and transactions within the EU. This course will have a broad appeal to students from a range of backgrounds in law and in business from around the world. It will assist existing practitioners in appreciating the European dimension of their commercial clients and will facilitate transition into European law and policy practices areas for those who have recently obtained a legal qualification or aspire to do so in the near future. Graduates of the Specialist LLM should acquire the relevant transferable skills to work either within a European firm or organisation, or a firm or organisation outside the EU with intentions to conduct business in European countries.

Course Modules

Dissertation (incorporating research methods training) '

10,000 word Supervised Dissertation (30 credits) or

20,000 word Supervised Dissertation (60 credits)

Specialism modules include:

Air and Space Law (30 credits);

European Business Regulation I: (30 credits);

European Business Regulation II: (30 credits);

EU Banking Law (30 credits);

EU Tax (30 credits);

European Intellectual Property (30 credits);

EU Litigation (30 credits);

Regulation of Online Entertainment (30 credits); and

Substantive EU Competition Law (30 credits).

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
LLM £12,000 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
LLM £17,000 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
LLM £6,000 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
LLM £8,500 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Applicants should normally hold a good first degree in law, or an equivalent qualification in a related discipline, and must be fluent in written and spoken English.
  • We expect applicants who are not nationals of English-speaking countries OR have not successfully completed an academic qualification equivalent to a UK undergraduate degree taught in English to have an overall IELTS score of at least 7.0.
  • Applicants with a first degree in a subject other than law will be considered, but it should be noted that this may restrict the choice of modules where content is dependent on a prior knowledge of law.