LL.M in Commercial Law

Distance Learning (1 year)


This CIM (BVI) Distance-Learning LL.M. offers you the opportunity to pursue legal studies at an advanced level in a challenging but supportive environment. It is available to students from both Common Law and Civil Law backgrounds. 

As a Masters degree, the CIM (BVI) LL.M. is intended for those who wish to pursue legal studies at the highest level. The course is taught and examined on the basis that students are familiar with Contract Law and the case-law method and with the basic mechanics of Common Law.

The course is taught in English and applicants who have not done their prior academic work in English will have to satisfy a language condition to be admitted to the LL.M. course.
LLM students take four papers, each of which is generally assessed by means of written examination. These courses are:


A 15,000-word dissertation is an essential requirement for the LLM programme. The Dissertation must be submitted no later than SIX months after the successful completion of the programme. For your dissertation, you will need to investigate a legal issue meriting examination. The research must involve collection and analysis of original data or analysis of existing data in an original way and must make a positive contribution to the legal knowledge and profession.

Entry Requirements
To be eligible for the LL.M, candidates must either have a Law degree or proven work experience in the legal profession. 

Commencement of Course
Students may apply for admission and start their studies anytime in the year.

Minimum period: 12 months
Maximum period: 36 months

Examination Dates
Exams are held at approved Overseas Centres every JUNE and JANUARY. Students are NOT allowed to sit for the exams before the lapse of 6 months from the date of registration into the programme. Students wishing to enter for the examinations MUST complete an examination entry form and send it to the Institute at least by November 30th for the January Examination session and April 30th for the June Examination session.
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** Please note that the Institute reserves the right to change the fees, syllabus and regulations at any time. Students re-sitting or re-taking a course or changing their centre of study assume full risk of such changes and of any additional fees applicable at the time.

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