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LLM Global Commercial Law

We are offering you a unique CPD learning opportunity, allowing you to improve your career prospects with an internationally recognised qualification.

The LLM Global Commercial Law qualification is the result of a collaboration between the Malaysian Bar Council and the Department of Law and Criminology at Sheffield Hallam University. We have developed a suite of modules which can be studied individually or as part of a full-time two year LLM.

The course offers the opportunity to meet and network with other experienced commercial lawyers and to share experiences via the university's virtual learning platform, social media and other collaborative forums.

The modules have been developed at the Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice and benefit from the centre's extensive international academic and professional networks.

Why study LLM Global Commercial Law?

Aimed at practising lawyers with an interest in the area of global commercial law, the course offers you the opportunity to

  • develop your professional profile and to work with experts in commercial law from across the globe.
  • advance your understanding of commercial law in your own country and in a range of different jurisdictions.
  • work with legal experts from across the globe.
  • complete a business consultancy project within your own workplace

Course content

You will advance your knowledge and appreciation of key legal, regulatory, ethical, theoretical and policy aspects of global commercial and business transactions.

Each module looks at a core element of commercial law:

  1. Trade disputes resolution (30 credits)
  2. Global corporate governance (30 credits)
  3. Global corporate re-structuring (30 credits)
  4. Advanced case studies in human rights (30 credits)
  5. Business consultancy / dissertation (30 credits)

How is the course assessed?

The modules contain a range of formal assessments, including the preparation of essays, case studies, reports, presentations, oral examinations, experience evaluations and a business consultancy report. The modules are delivered by experienced supervisors and supported by the University's virtual learning environment (Blackboard).


Modules will run at specific times throughout the year

Start date: 12 September 2016

  • Global corporate governance
  • Trade disputes resolution

Start date: 16 January 2017

  • Global corporate restructuring
  • Business and human rights

Start date: to be confirmed

  • Dissertation

Entry requirements

Members of the Malaysian Bar are eligible to sign up for individual modules or the full LLM programme.

If English is not your first language, you need an IELTS 6.5 score with a minimum of 5.5 in all other skills or equivalent. This is not the case if you have an existing University qualification which was taught in English


For the academic year 2016/17   
£1,260 for each 30 credit module and £2,520 for the dissertation
The full LLM programme is £7,560

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