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An LLM with a Global Perspective

Bond University Faculty of Law has assembled a team of academics to facilitate a fully-online Master of Laws program which takes Bond Law’s global focus to a whole new level. 

The Master of Laws in International Commercial Law is a postgraduate program designed for legal professionals from different cultural and legal backgrounds, who aim for a high-level career in an international law firm, multinational company or government. Its four 20 cps subjects apply state-of-the-art distance learning techniques to bridge the distance between students and their instructors, peers, and resources. Instructors based all over the world supervise online classes of no more than 20 domestic or international students. The program is entirely online which provides flexibility of study. 

The International Commercial Law LLM focuses on topics such as International Sales Law, Fundamentals of Intellectual Property Law, International Commercial Dispute Resolution and International Corporate Law.  

This program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and resources to differentiate themselves in a legal market that is increasingly globalised. The Master of Laws in International Commercial Law can open the door to the world of international law. 

Campus and Bond University Experience

Bond University has been ranked #1 in Australia for Student Experience by the Good Universities Guide for well over a decade. We have some of the best law teachers and scholars in the country, delivering innovative, globally focused law programs using world-class resources.  

Thanks to Bond’s three-semesters-per-year schedule, you can complete your Master of Laws in International Commercial Law (Online) in just 8 months studying full time. 

Key features

  • Study fully online with the flexibility to learn from anywhere in the world
  • Deepen your knowledge of the growing field of international commerce
  • Be taught by experts with proven global experience
  • Designed especially for those who are aiming for a high-level career in an international firm
  • Access all of our resources 100% online
  • Graduate with a qualification preparing you for a standout global career

About the program

The Master of Laws in International Commercial Law (Online) (LLM-ICL) is a postgraduate program offered by the Faculty of Law for law graduates from any jurisdiction. The program provides students with the opportunity to enhance their understanding of international commercial law and legal practice by completing advanced-level law subjects. Show more

The Master of Laws in International Commercial Law (Online) (LLM-ICL) is a postgraduate program offered by the Faculty of Law for law graduates from any jurisdiction. The program provides students with the opportunity to enhance their understanding of international commercial law and legal practice by completing advanced-level law subjects.  The program develops students’ advanced legal research and writing skills and enhances their ability to critically analyse and evaluate complex commercial law issues within a variety of contexts. The program is delivered entirely online. Show less

ModeOnline
Duration2 semesters (8 months)
Starting semesters
  • January 2021
  • May 2021
  • September 2021
  • January 2022
  • May 2022
  • September 2022
  • January 2023
  • May 2023
  • September 2023
Program typeMasters Coursework
Study areaLaw
Program codeLA-43052
CRICOS codeThis program is not available to international students who intend to apply for a student visa.
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]

The Master of Laws in International Commercial Law comprises of 80 credit points which is made up of four 20 cps subjects.  It is offered completely online with students able to start in January, May or September.

Subjects available in the Master of Laws in International Commercial Law include:

Students enrolling in the Master of Laws in International Commercial Law will receive complimentary access to the following bonus modules:

  1. Features of Common Law and Civil Law Systems
  2. Legal Research and Writing
  3. Legal and Compliance Risk
  4. Professional Ethics for the Global Lawyer

The below fees are based on the total estimated program fee divided by the number of standard full-time semesters required to complete the program. Fees may vary based on which subjects are selected and the number of subjects enrolled in for each semester.

Semester program fee:

  • Students commencing study in 2021: $21,000* per semester average

Total program fee:

  • Students commencing study in 2021: $42,000

When considering the fees associated with your studies, keep in mind that Bond’s accelerated schedule means you can finish your degree sooner and be out in the workforce up to a year earlier than most other universities.

This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.

Find out your financing options and other costs to consider.

* The fees listed are average costs displayed to provide an indicative program cost only, they may differ to the indicative fee included in the Bond University offer letter due to differences in individual and exact study schedules.

Tuition fees are subject to change on an annual basis and will be charged at the appropriate fee for the year of enrolment.

* Note: for students commencing January 2021 the University has held the 2020 tuition fee amount in recognition of the current circumstances, with 2021 fees effective only from the University’s May 2021 semester.

Academic entry requirements

The Master of Laws in International Commercial Law (Online) is offered to students who have completed a professional law qualification such as a Bachelor of Laws, Juris Doctor, or equivalent. Applicants from a non-English speaking background must achieve an IELTS score of at least 6.5, with no single band less than 6. Bond also accepts other English language tests including TOEFL iBT, CAE and PTE.

Please contact the Office of Future Students for further information.

English language proficiency requirements

As tuition is delivered in English, all students will be required to provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language. Read more detailed information on English Language Proficiency Requirements for university study.

Credit for prior study

Subject credits may be awarded for previous studies. To apply for credits, you will need to submit academic transcripts including detailed subject outlines/course descriptions for each relevant subject and/or certified copies of testamurs to the Office of Future Students. Please refer to how to apply for credit for more information

Key dates

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How to apply

In order to apply for study at Bond University, you will need to complete the Online Application Form. To find out more about the application process please refer to How to Apply.

Future outcomes

The Master of Laws in Commercial Law (Online) opens up a diverse range of careers in a variety of industries. You could expect to secure employment in international law firms, federal governments, international organisations and nonprofit groups, just to name a few.

The Master of Laws provides a postgraduate qualification in international commercial law to complement and enhance your skills and advance your career in the area. You could expect to gain knowledge and skills useful for the following career paths:  

  • International Lawyer 
  • International Business Lawyer 
  • Consultant 
  • In-House Legal Counsel 
  • International Procurement Officer 

Further Study 

The Master of Laws in International Commercial Law (Online) can lead to Higher Degree by Research programs including: 

For qualified legal practitioners, the Master of Laws in Commercial Law (Online) positions graduates for career promotion. Employer satisfaction with graduates from Bond University has been rated highest in Australia for two years in a row, according to the 2019 Employer Satisfaction Survey published by the Department of Education and Training. 

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