Course Description
Course Outline

The Graduate Diploma in Commercial Law is a qualification in its own right. It is designed to offer focused specialisation in aspects relevant to Commercial law. It is suitable for students who are eligible for admission to the LLB but who do not wish to register for the full degree, or require a bridging qualification for entry into postgraduate study on, for example, the LLM.

The academic direction of the Graduate Diploma in Commercial Law is provided by a Consortium of outstanding University of London Law Schools: Birkbeck, King’s, LSE, Queen Mary, SOAS and UCL. Three of these (UCL, King’s and LSE) are ranked in the top 20 worldwide for Law (QS World Rankings 2018) and in the UK’s top ten (The Complete University Guide 2018).

Upon graduation, you will be able to use the Graduate Diploma in Commercial Law as a bridging qualification for entry into postgraduate study on, for example, the LLM.

This qualification is for you if:


• You have the ability, motivation and self-discipline to study at degree level but do not want to commit to a full LLB programme. • You would like to enhance key skills of communication, information literacy, analysis and argument. • You want the flexibility to pace your studies to fit in with your other commitments. • You want to develop specialist subject knowledge in the area of commercial law. • Please note that the programme is not a Graduate Diploma in Law and does not offer a Graduate Entry pathway to a Qualifying Law Degree.

Features of the Graduate Diploma


• Flexibility in the time you can take to complete it, in the available examination opportunities and in the choice of modules.

• The modules you take are rigorously examined to the same standards applied to both internal and external students studying for the LLB with the University of London. • Specially developed course materials and a wealth of online resources, including an online library and online learning environment, giving you the ability to study independently, when convenient for you.

Graduate Diploma in Commercial Law


Two Compulsory Modules

  1. Commercial Law
  2. Contract Law

Two optional modules

  1. Company Law
  2. Conflict of Laws
  3. Alternative Dispute Resolution
  4. Intellectual property
  5. Employment law
  6. International commercial law
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