LLM (Commercial Law)

Our LLM (Commercial Law) degree gives you the relevant theoretical and practical knowledge to gain a real advantage in your career – whether you are a law graduate or practising lawyer looking to specialise or add another area of expertise.

The LLM (Commercial Law) is awarded by BPP University.

Programme details

London Holborn

Start Date

September, January and May

Length of programme

One year full-time
Two years part-time

Modes of study



Memorandum of advice on a practical legal issue (30%), a written examination (70%) in each module (core and electives) and a dissertation of 10,000 words on a topic within the compulsory module

How to apply

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Key Information

  • Meet eminent academics, officials, judges and practitioners through our guest speaker programme
  • Develop your knowledge and skills in specific areas of law by choosing from at least 20 specialist electives
  • Funding available through Scholarships, interest-free payment plans and Future Finance student loans^
  • Outstanding careers support and an opportunity to gain legal experience by working on real-life cases through our award-winning Pro Bono Centre to help you improve your employment prospects
  • Gain a wider strategic understanding of how commercial law works in practice

Gain an LLM with commercial edge

The BPP University LLM in Commercial Law gives you the relevant theoretical and practical knowledge to gain a real advantage in your career – whether you're a law graduate or practising lawyer looking to specialise or add another area of expertise. With a broad spectrum of business law modules, you'll address the key legal and regulatory issues of today and tomorrow.

Is this programme right for me?

The BPP University LLM (Commercial Law) Masters degree is particularly suited for those intending to work in commercial law, including:

  • Law graduates intending to work in Commercial Law
  • Barristers or solicitors in private practice or in-house lawyers who wish to specialise in or increase their knowledge of Commercial Law
  • Those already in commercial practice who want a deeper understanding of this area of law.

How will I be taught?

To ensure you get the most from your study, modules are taught with a mix of lectures and small group seminars, supported by comprehensive online material. Our lecturers are experts in their relevant subject areas, many having international reputations and current practical experience.

You will receive excellent teaching and support, and will be encouraged to research and study independently with the support of your personal tutor, and when it comes to your dissertation a dedicated supervisor.

Comprehensive learning material can be accessed anytime, anywhere via our virtual learning environment. Most lectures are also available on MP3 and MP4 files.

The method of assessment for each module will be made through a combination of:

  • Memorandum of advice on a practical legal issue (30%)
  • Written examination (70%)

You must also submit a dissertation of 10,000 words (maximum) on commercial law.

Your dissertation will be supervised by academics and practitioners from the relevant area of law. What's more, throughout the LLM in Commercial Law programme you'll receive feedback and support, ensuring you maximise your success.

How the programme is structured

The programme is taught one year full-time, with the option of three starts in September, January and May. See the 'Modules' tab for details of how you can structure your programme.


In addition to the compulsory module and a 10,000-word dissertation, students are required to select three electives from the optional modules listed.


  • 10,000-word dissertation (60 credits)
  • Commercial Law (30 credits)


  • Advanced Corporate Law (30 credits)
  • Business Organisations’ Law (30 credits)
  • Business Tax Law (30 credits)
  • Chinese Business Law (30 credits)
  • Chinese Finance and Investment Law (30 credits)
  • Chinese Public Law and Human Rights (30 credits)
  • Comparative Commercial Law (30 credits)
  • Corporate Finance Law (30 credits)
  • Corporate Securities Law (30 credits)
  • Financial Regulation and Compliance (30 credits)
  • Fraud and Financial Crime (30 credits)
  • International and Comparative Tax Law (30 credits)
  • International Business Law (30 credits)
  • Islamic Business Law (30 credits)
  • Islamic Finance Law (30 credits)
  • The Law of Investigations (30 credits)
  • The Law Relating to Financial Translations (30 credits)
  • Transnational Criminal Justice Law (30 credits)
  • UK and International Banking Law (30 credits)

Entry requirements

To apply for the BPP University LLM (Commercial Law) you must meet the following minimum admissions requirements:

  • Law degree (minimum lower second class honours); OR
  • Degree in law and another subject (minimum lower second class honours); OR
  • Non-law degree (minimum lower second class honours) and a pass in the GDL or CPE; OR
  • Non-law degree (minimum lower second class honours) and appropriate/relevant professional experience
  • Non-graduates with appropriate professional experience will also be considered.

English language

  • IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent

Our International Office can assess your certificates and advise if you meet the entry requirements. You can also visit our website for a list of entry requirements from your country. If you do not think you meet the entry requirements, but have other qualifications or work experience, please contact us.

Study locations

The BPP University LLM (Commercial Law) is based in London – one of the most exciting cities in the world to live and work.

This LLM is available at the London Holborn centre starting in September, January and May.

Paying for your programme

September 2016

The full programme fee is £11,500.

A deposit of £250 will need to be paid within 48 hours of accepting your offer, in order to secure your place.

Download a list of LLM payment plan options

Additional charges

In addition to your programme fees, there may be additional charges associated with your studies, which include:

Resit fees for assessments £75
Resit fees to repeat a 15 credit module £400
Resit fees to repeat a 20 credit module £530
Resit fees to repeat a 30 credit module £800


BPP University welcomes and supports applications for student scholarships. We offer a number of scholarships and discretionary awards for our law programmes.

You can also contact the Student Finance Office for more information:

BPP University
68-70 Red Lion Street

Tel: 03331 229 170
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7404 1389
Request a call back

Postgraduate Loans

Postgraduate Loans will be available for eligible Master's courses commencing from September 2016 (subject to eligibility). You can apply for a loan of up to £10,000, towards your course and living costs.

Applications are due to open late June 2016 and the quickest way to apply will be online at www.gov.uk/postgraduateloan.

Further information on the Postgraduate Loans, Eligibility and Repayment can be found here: http://www.practitioners.slc.co.uk/media/6854/sfe_pgl_qg_1617_d.pdf

Or for more information, please contact our Student Finance Office:
Tel: 03331 224 359
Fax: 020 7404 1389
Email: studentfinance@bpp.com

Scholarships for international students

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