The Brunel LLB Law with International Arbitration and Commercial Law gives students the opportunity to earn a qualifying law degree with specialised knowledge of international arbitration and commercial law.
Along with the requirements of the traditional LLB degree you’ll learn commercial, international and comparative law and about cross-border transactions and cross-cultural dispute resolution.
We offer two study options. You can choose three years full-time, or four years full-time with a one-year professional placement between years two and three that will give you hands-on experience working in a legal practice.
All of our students have careers advisers who you can discuss career ideas with and who can offer guidance on placements and further study options throughout your time with us.
Our Law with International Arbitration and Commercial Law LLB undergraduate degree is accredited by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA), meaning that you will gain the necessary knowledge and skills required to go on to be a practicing solicitor.
With its foundation of English law and practice and its focus on arbitration and commercial law your degree will stand you in good stead for lucrative cross-border fields of legal practice.
Contact our Enquiries team.
Course Enquiries: +44 (0)1895 265599 (before you submit an application)
Admissions Office: +44 (0)1895 265265 (after you submit an application)
The LLB consists of compulsory and optional modules, and is designed to give you a thorough grounding in the English law, international arbitration and commercial law.
Optional modules are indicative and available subject to numbers.
- Criminal Law
- Contract Law
- The Criminal Justice System
- The Civil Justice System
- Legal Skills and Methods
- Public Law in Context
- Law of the European Union
- Land Law
- International Sales Law and Arbitration
- Banking Law
- Company Law
- Competition Law
- Intellectual Property Law
- Consumer Law OR Employment Law
- Taxation of Income
- Sentencing and Penology
- Competition Law
- Family Law
- Intellectual Property Law
- International Human Rights
- Banking Law
- Company Law
- Employment Law
- International Law
Read more about the structure of undergraduate degrees at Brunel
and what you will learn on the course.
Careers and your future
Our high quality placements will give you first-hand professional legal experience and a real taste of what life after your studies could be like. You’ll benefit from the guidance of dedicated careers advisors and the expertise of your personal tutor so whether you want to explore your passion for law or already have your dream job in mind, we’ll support you on your career journey.
Our strong links with industry will help you to boost your career potential. Brunel is one of the few UK universities on the Blake Morgan Brand Ambassador Scheme – offering great work experience opportunities, mentoring programmes and giving you great exposure to the graduate recruitment team of a leading law firm.
With a 95%* employment rate, you’ll be sure to leave Brunel with a firm grounding in legal theory, allowing you to be flexible in your future choices. Law affects every part of our society so we’ll prepare you for work in the corporate world and government as well as legal roles in the humanitarian and criminal fields.
Under the umbrella of Law Lives, you’ll build, develop and strengthen transferable skills and experiences through a range of activities and programmes such as our Pro Bono Clinic, volunteering at the Family Court for the Personal Support Unit, and much more.
*UNISTATS 2018: 4-year course
At Brunel we provide many opportunities and experiences within your degree programme and beyond – work-based learning, professional support services, volunteering, mentoring, sports, arts, clubs, societies, and much, much more – and we encourage you to make the most of them, so that you can make the most of yourself.
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Entry criteria 2019/20
- GCE A Level ABB (all subjects considered excluding General Studies).
- BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma D*DD in Business or Public Services.
- BTEC Level 3 Diploma DD in Business or Public Services subject, with an A Level at grade A.
- BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma D in Applied Law, Business or Public Services subject, with A Levels grade AB.
- International Baccalaureate Diploma 31 points.
- Access to Higher Education Diploma Complete and pass Access to Law course with 45 credits at Level 3 Distinction.
A minimum of five GCSEs are required, including GCSE English Language grade C or grade 4. GCSE Mathematics grade C or grade 4 is also normally required.
Please check our Admissions pages for more information on other factors we use to assess applicants as well as our full GCSE requirements and accepted equivalencies in place of GCSEs.
Entry criteria are subject to review and change each academic year.
International and EU entry requirements
If your country or institution is not listed or if you are not sure whether your institution is eligible, please contact Admissions
This information is for guidance only by Brunel University London and by meeting the academic requirements does not guarantee entry for our courses as applications are assessed on case-by-case basis.
English language requirements
- IELTS: 6.5 (min 5.5 in all areas)
- Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores)
- BrunELT: 65% (min 55% in all areas)
You can find out more about the qualifications we accept on our English Language Requirements page.
If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you must prove knowledge of the English language so that we can issue you a Certificate of Acceptance for Study (CAS). To do this, you will need an IELTS for UKVI or Trinity SELT test pass gained from a test centre approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and on the Secure English Language Testing (SELT) list. This must have been taken and passed within two years from the date the CAS is made.
Should you wish to take a pre-sessional English course to improve your English prior to starting your degree course, you must sit the test at an approved SELT provider for the same reason.
We offer our own BrunELT English Test and have pre-sessional English language courses for students who do not meet requirements or who wish to improve their English. You can find out more information on English courses and test options at the Brunel Language Centre.
Teaching and learning
Brunel Law School is research driven and was ranked 14th in the UK for REF Intensity in Law in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF2014). Through their research, our lecturers are constantly extending the boundaries of domestic and international legal scholarship, which means your education will be innovative, inspiring and truly up-to-date.
Your course will consist of lectures, tutor-led seminars, private study and one-to-one supervision with your tutor. Our lecture class sizes are around 250 students, and your seminar groups will consist of up to 15 students. You will have one weekly two hour lecture and a fortnightly seminar in each module. You’ll also receive further support with our unique first-year module, ‘Legal Skills and Methods’, where you will begin to build your professional skills and legal profile.
Independent learning features heavily on the Law undergraduate degrees, and you will be expected to complete around 10-12 hours of self-directed study a week alongside your lectures and seminars.
The learning doesn’t stop there. We offer a host of professional development activities to help you develop the legal and transferable skills that will make you stand out in the job market.
- We run workshops, short courses and career events with experts from across the legal spectrum that will give you an insider’s view of the various aspects of the profession
- Our mentoring scheme gives you the opportunity to work individually with an experienced legal practitioner and gain insight into a particular area of law and the profession in general
- Mooting sessions, which are mock courtroom hearings, allow you to test out the presentation, argument and research skills you’ve been learning
You will receive your timetable in advance of the course starting.
Should you need any non-academic support during your time at Brunel, the Student Support and Welfare Team are here to help.
Assessment and feedback
Modules are assessed by various combinations of coursework and/or examinations. In the final year you are also required to write a dissertation.
In Levels 1 and 2, you will be assessed by 50% examination, 35% coursework consisting of a 2000 word essay including footnotes and references, and 15% seminar participation.
Read our guide on how to avoid plagiarism in your assessments at Brunel.
Fees and funding
Fees for 2019/20 entry
£9,250 full-time; £1,000 placement year
Some courses incur additional course related costs. You can also check our on-campus accommodation costs for more information on living expenses.
UK/EU students can opt to pay in six equal monthly instalments: the first instalment is payable on enrolment and the remaining five by Direct Debit or credit/debit card.
Overseas students can opt to pay in two instalments: 60% on enrolment, and 40% in January for students who commence their course in September (or the remaining 40% in March for selected courses that start in January).
Fees quoted are per year and may be subject to an annual increase. Home/EU undergraduate student fees are regulated and are currently capped at £9,250 per year; any changes will be subject to changes in government policy. International fees will increase annually, by no more than 5% or RPI (Retail Price Index), whichever is the greater.
There is a range of financial support available to help you fund your studies. Find out about undergraduate student funding options.