LLB (Hons) International Commercial Law

Our LLB (Hons) International Commercial Law degree focuses on the practice of commercial law in an international context. English law is accepted for many global transactions and aspiring corporate and commercial lawyers will appreciate the specialised modules on this programme.

Recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and the Bar Standards Board (BSB) as a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD), it is perfect if you want to move on to the Legal Practice Course (LPC) to be a solicitor or the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) if you aim to be a barrister. You can also use the knowledge and skills you have learnt to open the doors to a variety of other rewarding careers.

The LLB (Hons) International Commercial Law degree is awarded by BPP University.

Programme details
Location

London Waterloo

Start Date

September, January and May

Length of programme

Three years full-time
Two years full-time accelerated
Four-six years part-time (daytime)

Modes of study

Classroom

Assessment

We use different methods of assessment depending on the module. These include: portfolio coursework, seen and unseen assessments and examinations

How to apply

All applications for full-time undergraduate programmes should be made online through UCAS: ucas.com

Three year programme code: M221

Two year accelerated code: M225


* To find out more please visit our Career Guarantee page

^ Further details of eligibility requirements, interest rates and other key terms of the loan are available by visiting the Future Finance website. BPP University Limited acts as a credit broker and is not a lender for this arrangement.

Key Information

  • You will join a world-renowned law school with exclusive, global law firm clients
  • It is a practical law degree designed to meet employer needs and taught by experienced legal professionals and academics
  • You will be fully supported through your degree by academic lecturers and a dedicated pastoral student manager
  • All modules within the programme are practice-focused, designed to enhance your employability
  • Funding is available through scholarships, interest-free payment plans, the Student Loans Company (slc.co for eligibility criteria and application form) and Future Finance student loans^
  • You can, subject to BPP University’s general eligibility and admission criteria, secure a place on our LPC or MA (LPC) with Business if you obtain a minimum 2.2 on our LLB (Hons) International Commercial Law degree
  • English law is accepted for many global transactions and aspiring corporate and commercial lawyers will appreciate the value of specialised modules in Commercial Law
  • In your first term you will study our LLB Plus module which provides you with the knowledge and skills to complete the LLB (Hons) programme to the best of your abilities; providing skills development in areas such as communication, time management and organisation
  • You will have access to live webcast lectures and 24/7 access to recorded lectures and study notes online

Taught by experienced legal professionals and academics, our LLB (Hons) International Commercial Law programme is the perfect start to your legal education. Throughout your studies, you will benefit from outstanding learning materials, provision of textbooks and online resources – all included in your fee.

Putting your skills into practice

On the LLB (Hons) International Commercial Law programme, you will learn how to apply core employability skills in a legal context. In particular, you will develop the ability to:

  • Undertake legal research
  • Identify legal issues and put forward appropriate solutions
  • Analyse cases and statutes
  • Construct legal arguments

Study options

As well as offering the traditional classroom-based experience, you can choose to study using a wealth of online resources.

Our LLB (Hons) International Commercial Law programme has three start dates each year; September, January and May You can then study on the traditional two-term per year basis, and complete your degree in three years, or you can complete your degree within two years by studying three terms a year.

Alternatively, if you wish to combine study with work or other commitments, you can choose to study on a part-time day basis, with completion of your degree within four to six years.

Please note - If at any point during your programme you switch from full-time/part-time to mixed-mode or online study, you may no longer be eligible for government funding. Also if you change from a 2 year degree to a 3 year degree (or vice versa) or change the speed of your part-time study, you will be required to notify the Student Loans Company as changing modes or the speed at which you complete your studies will have fee or student funding implications.

Classroom experience

The BPP University ethos is 'learning by doing'. Classes are designed with an interactive focus, based on discussions, debates and resolving case studies. You will learn the academic knowledge, but just as importantly you will learn how it's applied in practice, with a logical approach, presenting your arguments persuasively and in a structured manner. This gives you a great base for the vocational stage of your training, whether you want to become a solicitor or barrister.

Teaching delivery includes a variety of contact methods including lectures, seminars, tutorials, optional online tutorials and consolidation classes. Small teaching groups are around 18. All our students also have access to a Student Manager, should you need any guidance or additional support outside of class time.

Preparing for practice

The LLB (Hons) International Commercial Law programme combines academic rigour with a practical focus. Our faculty is made up of experienced legal practitioners and academics, ideally positioned to set the law in a practical context.

This practice-focused emphasis means you graduate equipped with the practical skills and knowledge that make a difference – and give you a competitive edge in your career.

You will have the opportunity to attend lectures and presentations given by a wide variety of potential employers. As well as network with practitioners at special events and careers fairs.

Specialist careers advice

As part of our specialist careers service, you will be able to take advantage of:

  • Invaluable one-to-one support
  • Advice on applying for jobs and internships
  • Intensive coaching for interviews
  • Guidance on researching potential employers
  • Our specialist legal career advice is available to you as soon as you accept your university place, until 12-months after you complete your studies

Key Information Sets about this programme


Key Information Sets (KIS) are comparable sets of information about full or part time undergraduate courses and are designed to meet the information needs of prospective students.

Modules

Level 4

Compulsory

  • Administrative Law (15 credits)
  • Constitutional and HR Law (15 credits)
  • Contract Law (30 credits)
  • Criminal Law (30 credits)
  • English Legal System and Skills (30 credits)
  • LLB PLUS (0)

Level 5

Compulsory

  • Land Law (30 credits)
  • Equity and Trusts (30 credits)
  • Law of the European Union (15 credits)
  • Tort Law (30 credits)
  • Professional Skills in Practice (15 credits)

Level 6

Compulsory

  • Legal Ethics (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Comparative Legal Systems (15 credits)
  • Principles of Company Law and Governance (30 credits)
  • Commercial Law (30 credits)

Electives

  • Law of Financial Crime (15 credits)
  • Legal Research (International Commercial Law Topic) (30 credits)
  • Intellectual Property Law: Brands and Copyright, Patents and Designs (30 credits)
  • Banking Law & International Finance Law (30 credits)
  • Corporate Law in Practice (15 credits)

*Please note: elective modules run subject to demand. A minimum of 10 students are required for an elective to run


Entry requirements

From September 2016

  • Minimum grade C in English Language and Maths GCSE.
  • 320+ UCAS points or three A Levels: Minimum ABB,
  • or successfully passing the BPP University Admissions exam;
  • or possess a recognised and equivalent vocational, industry or professional qualifications;
  • or have a recognised and equivalent qualification (examinations and experience will be considered) and apply following the Accredited Prior Learning procedure

From September 2017

From 2017 entry, the UCAS Tariff is changing.

Your tariff points can be calculated using the UCAS tariff point calculator here.

You can also visit https://www.ucas.com/ucas/undergraduate/getting-started/entry-requirements/tariff/new-tariff for further information on the new tariff. Alternatively, you can contact our Admissions and Enquiries Teams who are available Monday to Friday from 0800hr to 1800hr (GMT)

  • Minimum grade C in English Language and Maths GCSE
  • 128+ UCAS points or three A-Levels: minimum ABB
  • or successfully pass the BPP University Admissions exam;
  • or possess a recognised and equivalent vocational, industry or professional qualifications;
  • or have a recognised and equivalent qualification (examinations and experience will be considered) and apply following the Accredited Prior Learning procedure

If you do not meet the entry requirements, but have other qualifications or work experience, please contact us to discuss your options.

If you do not meet the programme’s entry requirements, you may be eligible for our Pathway to Higher Education Certificate in Legal Studies.

International students

Applications for full-time undergraduate programmes are via UCAS.

If English is not your first language, you will need to have an IELTS level 6.5 score or equivalent, in addition to the above entry requirements.

If you do not meet the programme's entry requirements, you may be eligible for our International Foundation Certificate in Legal Studies.

Teaching beyond coursework

At BPP University, we have a dedicated Careers Service in place to give students an ‘edge’. This comes in the form of professional support and guidance given in a range of ways. Which together ensure you have a rounded and professional approach to finding and securing a graduate role when you finish your studies.

The Careers Service provides one-to-one consultations, mock interviews and career events. You can even receive advice on preparing your all-important CV, filling in application forms and essential interview techniques.

Just as importantly, you are also offered ‘Career Ready Skills’ workshops throughout the year. Developed with employers, these have been identified as the skills critical to the success of organisations and cover areas as diverse as negotiation and presentation techniques to time management.

It’s never too early to start learning all the essential skills you’ll need to secure a position, which is why you can begin taking advantage of our Careers Service as soon as you have accepted a place at BPP University and benefit from continued access for 12 months after you leave.

Your student experience

BPP University Students' Association has thousands of members with students across all ten BPP University sites and studying online. Every student of BPP University automatically becomes a member of the Students' Association when they start their programme. The Association aims to put you, the student, at the heart of everything BPP University does, giving you:

  • An independent voice on student matters
  • Information, support and guidance about your academic and personal life
  • Academic, cultural, social and professional enrichment through the development of clubs, societies, events and initiatives
  • Awareness and enhancement of your employability

BPP University students are eligible for an NUS card.

Study locations

You can choose to study our LLB (Hons) Business Law programme in September, January or May at BPP London Waterloo.

  Tutorials Seminars Lectures Revision Lectures/ Support
London Waterloo Live Live All live at levels 4 and 5 except 15 credit PSIP module. Online lectures also available to all students. All online ONLY at level 6. No Live delivery of lectures at Level 6 Live and Online

Accommodation

Whether you're looking for long-term, short-term or temporary accommodation, we'll help you find the perfect place to stay while you study. We can offer information on halls of residence, student houses, flat- shares and hotels, as well as advice on any accommodation issues.

If you'd like to know more about mixing events, finding a housemate or discussion boards, or if you just need some general advice, please contact our Accommodation Officer:

Fees

September 2016 onwards:

  • UK or EU students, three-year degree: £6,000 a year
  • UK or EU students, two-year degree: £9,000 a year
  • UK or EU students, six-year part-time degree: £3,000 a year
  • UK or EU students, four-year part-time degree: £4,500 a year
  • International students, three-year degree: £9,500 a year
  • International students, two-year degree: £14,250 a year

If you are self-funding, your first instalment will be due two weeks before the programme commences. If you are funding your fees through the Student Loans Company, please email a copy of your SLC confirmation letter to your Service Representative.

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

Undergraduate Loans

UK students applying for our Undergraduate courses can apply for Tuition Fee Loans and Maintenance Loans to help cover the cost of tuition fees and living costs whilst studying (subject to eligibility). Tuition Fee Loans are also available for EU students.

You can apply for a tuition fee loan up to a maximum of £6,000 (full-time) or £4,500 (part-time) per academic year. For students from Northern Ireland, the maximum tuition fee loan available is £3805 per academic year.

Students who intend to study our 2 year full-time accelerated degrees should note that BPP University's fee per year is £9000, which is above the maximum loan of £6000 per year available. Students would therefore need to self-fund the difference of £3000 each year.

To find out more visit our undergraduate loans page

Please note - if at any point during your studies you change modes of study or the speed at which you complete your studies, we will be required to notify the Student Loans Company as this may have funding implication

BPP University scholarships

At BPP University, we want students with passion and drive, which is why we offer bursaries to high achievers and to those who might not have the finances to go to university, but do have the ability, commitment and dedication. You can find out more about our scholarships at bpp.com/scholarships.