International Commercial and Technology Law LLM champions a new kind of professional for a new world of commerce


A progressive online course from The University of Manchester combines a unique blend of commercial and technology law to prepare ambitious professionals for high-impact jobs in a digital future.


As a digital transformation storms the world of commerce, the legal framework must evolve to keep up. New and emerging technologies such as big data, cloud technology, blockchain, AI, FinTech and cryptocurrency present unparalleled opportunities, but also unprecedented challenges. The legal implications associated with evolving technologies are not widely understood, yet as they become increasingly ubiquitous, their effects will be widely felt.

In the digital era, we need proactive professionals with a sophisticated understanding of new technologies and an astute appreciation of the law. They need to have the creativity, ambition and foresight to think differently and adapt their specialised skillset to reimagine a legal framework for the future.

The new LLM in International Commercial and Technology Law from The University of Manchester gives ambitious professionals across the globe the opportunity to build an indispensable professional toolkit for a trailblazing career navigating the law in a digital world.

Course Director and Reader in Corporate and Commercial Law, Dr Joseph Lee, says:

“The International Commercial and Technology Law LLM is finely-tuned to fit the needs of busy professionals who want to reinvigorate their career for the future and make themselves indispensable in the changing world of commerce. It marries ultimate flexibility with unwavering standards and enables ambitious individuals to undertake high-level study while keeping up with existing commitments.

The world needs a new kind of professional, with the commercial, tech and legal know-how to navigate tomorrow’s challenges. With this course, we hope to fill the emerging skills gap and nurture a new generation ready to lead in the digital era.”

This research-driven course curates a uniquely relevant blend of law and technology and a finely-tuned balance of theoretical knowledge and applied skills to enable students to examine the pressing issues of today and tackle the challenges of tomorrow.

Students will explore company law, blockchain technology and AI, analyse new developments in FinTech, and get to grips with the nuances of censorship, data protection and intellectual property in the digital realm. They will benefit from working as part of an international cohort, in collaboration with professionals and academics from all over the world, broadening their world-view and strengthening their global network.

Designed specifically for busy working professionals, this part-time postgraduate course is delivered entirely online and provides the flexibility to combine career progression with work, family and social commitments.

Using a personalised virtual learning environment (VLE), students can access interactive content including podcasts, video recordings, lectures and text documents wherever they are, whenever they want. Independent learning is combined with live online discussions, as well as real-time lectures and presentations from renowned guest speakers.

In a fast-moving and ever-evolving commercial landscape, the flexibility of this course enables busy professionals to gain specialist expertise in an emerging area of the law, and stay ahead of the curve in an increasingly competitive jobs market. It gives companies an accessible route to upskilling their workforce, and bolsters the industry as it enters unchartered territory.

Learn more about this new pioneering course on our website or download the course brochure.