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Centre for Commercial Law Studies

About postgraduate study at CCLS

Queen Mary, part of the prestigious University of London, is one of the top UK research universities and a member of the Russell Group of leading UK universities.

The School of Law is comprised of the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) and the Department of Law. The School has more than 90 faculty members, either teaching at postgraduate level or offering PhD supervision, whom are leading experts in almost all areas of law and advise and act as consultants to national and international governments, the United Nations, the World Bank, the European Commission, NGOs, legal regulatory authorities and businesses. Our staff have a long established reputation for providing high-quality teaching and internationally renowned research, with invaluable contributions from respected practitioners and industry experts.

CCLS programmes

The Centre for Commercial Law Studies offers a wide range of postgraduate programmes including: Certificate in Intellectual Property Law, Certificate in Trade Mark Law and Practice, MSc Management of Intellectual Property, Diploma (General), LLM in Law and Economics, LLM in Paris, and MSc Law and Finance as well as distance learning options including CertificateDiploma and LLM in Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law and in International Dipsute Resolution.

The London-based LLM Programme is jointly offered by CCLS and the Department of Law and is the largest in the UK, with 22 specialisms and a wide range of modules, offering students a broad and liberal learning experience. Our diverse student body comes from more than 85 jurisdictions, which creates a lively, supportive and intellectually stimulating environment in which to study and research.

The PhD in Law programme is offered jointly by the CCLS and Department of Law.

Global view - Distance Learning and Studying in Paris or Singapore

If you are unable to attend classes in London, the Centre for Commercial Law Studies offers distance learning courses in Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law and International Dispute Resolution. In addition, you have the option to follow one of four CCLS led LLM programmes in Paris, providing in-depth immersion in commercial law from both comparative and international perspectives, within a common law framework. Offered in block teaching and evening modes, the course is taught at the University of London Institute in Paris (ULIP) in central Paris, led by CCLS staff, with the generous support of leading practitioners and academics based in France. We also offer the Commercial Law Dual LLM, which provides a unique opportunity to study commercial law in two major commercial hubs: London and Singapore.

Search for a law programme

You can view all School of Law programmes in our law course finder.


School of Law funding opportunities are advertised from October each year. We are committed to attracting the very best scholars from around the world and offer one of the most generous funding programmes in the UK, worth up to one million pounds.

Location and facilities

The Postgraduate Law Centre is home to the Centre for Commercial Law Studies and is based in Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn. Lincoln's Inn Fields is the centre of the legal district of London, so you will be close to numerous law firms, chambers and the Royal Courts of Justice and the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, one of the leading law libraries in Europe. The Postgraduate Law Centre has a 130 seat lecture theatre, additional seminar rooms, allocated rooms for PhD students and research projects, students’ common room, wireless and scan to email facilities, workstations for students, smart boards and digital data projectors for teaching.