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International Corporate & Commercial Law LLM

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Develop your global legal career with an online LLM from The Dickson Poon School of Law, one of the world’s leading law schools. The 100% online International Corporate & Commercial Law LLM allows you to benefit from the world-renowned teaching of King’s College London wherever you are. You will gain an unrivalled understanding of the areas of law governing the highly complex, sophisticated and dynamic corporate and commercial worlds that are increasingly global in character.

This master’s of law degree is taught online, meaning that you can advance your education without taking a break from work or other commitments. Six entry points throughout the year put learning on your schedule.

The International Corporate & Commercial Law LLM is designed for students who wish to pursue a career within corporate or commercial law. It would be useful to students who aspire to work in the corporate and commercial sectors, but not necessarily within a legal career. The programme would be an excellent foundation for students who are considering pursuing legal research.

Key information

Duration Minimum 2 years PT, maximum 6 years PT.

Study mode Online/Distance learning,Part-time

Awarding institution King's College London

Key dates

 Start date  Application deadline
 28 June 2017  18 June 2017
 31 August 2017  13 August 2017
 26 October 2017  8 October 2017
 3 January 2018  9 December 2017


Programme Director

Professor Djakhongir Saidov

Course contact for further information

+44 (0)20 7848 7860

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Course detail


The online International Corporate & Commercial Law master’s in law is thematically structured around the life cycle of a corporate body, providing you with an in-depth understanding of today’s highly complex and dynamic global corporate and its commercial worlds. The programme will have great practical relevance; it will equip students with problem solving skills, an ability to deal with legal problems and questions against the backdrop of economic realities and a good business sense. The programme will:

  • Examine the issues of international corporate law, including regulation of mergers and acquisitions, corporate form and its issues, corporate actors and international corporate finance.
  • Focus on key transactions and legal arrangements entered into by a corporate body, including trade, shipping, finance, energy and investment related transactions.
  • Include a stage when ‘things go wrong’, with the focus being on dispute resolution and on corporate insolvency. Includes courses on international commercial arbitration and international corporate insolvency.
  • Provide overarching legal foundation and themes to corporate and commercial areas of the law as well as reinforce a global and transnational vision underpinning the programme.

It is based on the most advanced legal thinking emanating from the experience of major legal systems and international and transnational law regimes. You will benefit from The Dickson Poon School of Law’s pioneering transnational legal perspective in legal research and teaching.

Ranked first in the UK for research excellence (Research Excellence Framework 2014) and one of the top 20 law schools in the world, our academics provide cutting edge legal teaching in an intellectually rigorous and stimulating environment. Gain a master’s degree in law from King’s College London and enhance your career opportunities. 

Entry requirements

Candidates with a bachelor's degree with 2:1 honours (or overseas equivalent) in law, or in degrees with a 70% law content or in the Graduate Diploma Legal Studies (obtained from a UK institution).

If you have a borderline 2:2 (i.e. 59%) and 3-5 years’ experience in a leading law firm as a practicing solicitor OR have passed a bar exam and are working as a practicing lawyer, your application will be considered. Where your subsequent work experience is not as directly related to law (eg, a contracts manager), a more extensive practical experience would be expected than in the previous category of case. Ultimately, however, these are general guidelines and the strength of each application is determined on a case-by-case basis. Applicants from non-law backgrounds will be considered, provided that you have at least 3-5 years of legal work experience. Each such application is considered on a ‘case-by-case’ basis.

Students may be considered where a comparable academic level has been achieved through other graduate studies, such as a Graduate Diploma in Law. Applicants with at least three years legal work experience will be considered.

International applicants will be required to provide proof of English language proficiency. Find out more about our English language entry requirements.


Fees and funding

Part time tuition fees* - Home/EU/Overseas (2016/17)

*This tuition fee is subject to annual increases

LLM: £17,400 (12 modules/£1,450 per module)


Additional costs

Students will need access to a computer or tablet in order to complete the programme. Although KEATS is optimised for mobile, we do not recommend completing the programme using only a mobile device. Minimum and recommended browser versions are as follows:

  • Google Chrome: minimum version 30.0; recommended - latest
  • Mozilla Firefox: minimum - version 25.0; recommended - latest
  • Apple Safari: minimum - version 6; recommended - latest
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer: minimum - version 9; recommended - latest

You may need to upgrade your browser in the future. Access to a high-speed network connection is also recommended (2.5Mbps minimum). Dial-up, cable and DSL are not recommended.

We will endeavour to make as much study material as possible online, but you may also need to purchase some books during your studies.

 You can also expect to pay for: 

  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies 
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions 
  • Library fees and fines 
  • Personal photocopies and/or binding costs
  • Printing course handouts 
  • Transcription costs
  • Society membership fees 
  • Stationery 
  • Travel costs for travel to and around London and between campuses
  • Graduation costs 

Additional fees information 

Please note that fees may rise in subsequent years in line with inflation. All fee increases will be capped at a maximum of 5%.

Student fees for the programme will be billed on a modular basis. Students are billed on the orientation day (the first day of the module) with the due date being 5 days later (inclusive of the orientation day). If you no longer wish to study a module, you can take a break from your studies and claim a refund up until the 8th day of teaching on the module.

Students will be billed for a deposit equivalent to the fee for one module. A standard 14 day cooling off period will apply at the start of the programme.

Students will enter a conversation with their enrolment advisor to determine if they wish to upgrade. Students will then be billed for the next module 14 days before the orientation date and will enter into a cooling off period from the date of payment. 

Career prospects

At King’s, you’ll enter into one of the world’s most competitive student bodies and join a legacy of graduates that are sought out by some of the leading employers in the field. The Dickson Poon School of Law has strong connections with some of the world’s leading legal firms and international employers. A King’s College London LLM will allow you to study alongside other legal professionals around the world and enhance your career prospects.

The International Corporate & Commercial Law LLM is designed for students who wish to pursue a career within corporate or commercial law. It would be useful to students who aspire to work in the corporate and commercial sectors, but not necessarily within a legal career. The programme would be an excellent foundation for students who are considering pursuing legal research. 


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