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LLM Corporate and Commercial Law

School of Law, Faculty of Social Sciences

Explore the issues and problems that corporate and commercial law deals with, and evaluate and critique the law as it exists. This course will develop and hone your critical skills and research expertise.
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Course description

You will explore the issues and problems that corporate and commercial law has to deal with. Then discuss and evaluate the law as it exists. Finally, you will critique the law and suggest ways in which it might be improved. 

Alongside courses in specific areas of corporate and commercial law, we run a series of workshops on legal skills. Those workshops also introduce you to different methodologies. You will develop and hone your critical skills and research expertise. You will use these skills to write a dissertation during the second half of your LLM, with expert supervision from our staff.

Teaching is informed by the research of renowned academics from the Sheffield Institute of Corporate and Commercial Law. 

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Teaching and learning changes for 2020-21

Due to the coronavirus pandemic we have made some changes to teaching and learning for this course in the 2020-21 academic year.

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Optional modules

  • Current Issues in Company Law and Corporate Governance
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • Principles of Commercial Law
  • Trade Remedies in WTO Law
  • Critical Introduction to Tax Law 

You can also choose up to two modules for any other pathway.


The course is delivered through regular seminars in each subject area.


Assessment is through essays and a dissertation.


  • 1 year full-time
  • 2 years part-time

I gained the depth of knowledge in my commercial legal subjects that I was hoping for. It has helped my personal confidence and has developed my skills, especially in building a legal argument.

Rizanesia Citrasari
LLM Corporate and Commercial Law

Entry requirements

2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in law or a subject with a sufficient legal component. Other qualifications and relevant work experience will be taken into consideration alongside qualifications.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.


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