Transnational Commercial Law (975M9)

30 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Autumn teaching

This module examines the nature, history and sources of transnational commercial law.

It also looks at the role of conflict of laws in international commercial law and international commercial dispute resolution.

We examine the relevance of comparative law to transnational commercial law, and the various instruments (international conventions, model laws etc) and institutions (including UNIDROIT, UNCITRAL, ICC, the Hague Conference on Private International Law) responsible for the harmonisation of transnational commercial law.


33%: Lecture
67%: Seminar


100%: Written assessment (Essay)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 27 hours of contact time and about 273 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.