Commercial law
BA (Hons)

COURSE OVERVIEW

Tuition Fees Uzb
29,994,000 UZS

Tuition Fees International
41,712,000 UZS

Duration
3 years

Modules
28

Course description

The BA Commercial Law course offers you legal education that is unique in Uzbekistan. You are offered the opportunity to obtain a Qualified Uzbek Law Degree and, at the same time, gain a thorough knowledge and understanding of English law, focusing on its application to commercial transactions. The Uzbek Law extracurricular course that runs alongside the degree programme, enhances your knowledge in terms of comparative perspective and serves as a pathway to a future legal career in Uzbekistan.

Undergraduate study of Commercial Law helps you develop a strong theoretical understanding of the subject together with the development of critical practical skills. The course offers you an exciting and dynamic educational experience through the study of a wide range of modules covering diverse areas of commercial law, such as contract, sales, banking, intellectual property, corporate crime, investment, commercial arbitration, corporate governance, etc. These areas are closely linked to staff research interests and areas of practice, as most of faculty members are legal practitioners.

How you will study

Teaching and learning on the course includes a variety of activities, including lectures, interactive classroom activities and seminars. Apart from these, there are also guest speakers and roundtables, as well as workshops and practical sessions. You will take part in activities such as problem-solving exercises, cooperative projects, informal group work, mock and moot trials, simulations, case studies, legal drafting and others. All of these activities involve higher order thinking and development of transferable graduate-level skills. Learning is also enhanced through the usage of a variety of media and technology, making your experience effective and enjoyable.

Course structure

The course consists of core and option modules. Full-time Undergraduate students study 120 credits per year. The course structure is validated by the University of Westminster (UK) every five years but it may change by adapting to feedback received from a variety of sources.

Core modules

  • Public Law
  • Contract Law
  • Legal Skills
  • Tort Law
  • Civil Law

Plus One Option or One Elective

  • Criminal Law
  • Mooting and Advocacy
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Any module from the WIUT Electives catalogue

Award of Certificate of Higher Education available

Core modules

  • Legal Profession and Legal Service (LPLS) 
  • Company Law
  • International Trade Law 
  • Property Law 

Plus Two Options or One Option and One Elective  

  • Intellectual Property Law 
  • Employment Law 
  • Banking Law 
  • EU Trade Relations  
  • Entertainment and Sports Law 
  • Legal Practice  
  • Any module from the WIUT Electives catalogue

Award of Diploma of Higher Education available

Core modules

  • Public International Law 
  • International Economic Law 
  • International Investment Law 

Plus Three Options or Two Options and One Elective  

  • Dissertation in Law  
  • Internet Law 
  • Corporate Crime 
  • Competition Law  
  • Corporate Governance 
  • International Commercial Arbitration  
  • Law of Finance 
  • Any module from the WIUT Electives catalogue

Award BA / BA (Hons) available

Please note: Not all option modules will necessarily be offered in any one year. In addition, timetabling and limited spaces may mean you cannot do your first choice of modules.

WHY STUDY THIS COURSE?

Superior legal skills

The course offers students comparative legal studies that enable them to gain knowledge and ability to think in the context of English and Uzbek jurisdictions, drawing a parallel between the two and prioritising the development of practical legal skills.


Unique extracurricular activities

The course is designed to enrich students’ experience, providing opportunities to engage in a range of extracurricular activities such as guest lectures, workshops, debates, moots, court visits, national and international competitions, internal and external conferences, summer schools, Law Society activities, etc.
High employability demand

As the degree in Law is highly valued by employers, our graduates are in high demand by national and international law firms as well as government bodies in Uzbekistan. They may also choose to continue their studies at postgraduate level. WIUT law graduates have been accepted by the University of Oxford, Harvard Law School, London School of Economics, University College London and others.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Applicants should satisfy at a minimum one of the following requirements:
  • Successful completion of an appropriate International Foundation course; or
  • Successful completion of the first year of an appropriate degree course in a recognised Uzbek or similar university; or
  • Two GCE A level passes (in any subject excluding mother tongue), plus three GCSE passes at grade C or above including English Language and Mathematics; or NC/ND or HNC/HND. The range of academic disciplines studied is not hereby restricted, but certain vocational courses such as City and Guilds would not satisfy the admissions requirements; or
  • An Advanced General National Vocational Qualification (GNVQ); or
  • Any other equivalent qualification normally accepted as entry requirement (e.g. International Baccalaureate, etc.).

Applicants must have:

  • Completed their secondary education in English and achieved Grade C or above in the equivalent GCSE English exam; or
  • IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in the writing component; or
  • Successfully completed an appropriate International Foundation course with a "pass" in an Academic English module.
  • Applicants will have to be 18 years of age at the start of the academic year. For the purposes of this regulation, the academic year runs from 1st October to 30th September of the following year. 
  • Applications are normally processed based on the documentation submitted on the WIUT admissions system. The University reserves the right to introduce other admission processes such as an interview.

CAREERS

The course enables students to acquire a rewarding educational experience, which is of relevance in consulting law, business, and accountancy, politics and public sector, commerce, banking and finance, logistics and transportation, construction, media and much more.

Mainly our graduates are working as in-house lawyers in national and multinational corporations; as legal associates and qualified advocates at law firms; and in many other private and public entities, including Government agencies.

About 90% of students are fully placed with a job upon graduation. Our graduates are highly demanded by greatly reputable law firms, such as White&Case, Kinstellar, Dentons, Centil Law, GRATA International, Prae Legal, Legalmax, Kosta Legal; local companies and multinational companies such as General Motors, British American Tobacco, Lukoil etc. We also have graduates working for the Parliament, the President Administration, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Investment and Foreign Trade, the Ministry of Justice, the Chamber of Commerce, the Supreme Court of Uzbekistan and others.

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COURSE LEADER
Kholidakhon Sabirova

Kholida Sabirova is a Course Leader for Commercial Law. She is responsible for course management, quality enhancement, programme curriculum development, and students’ experience.

Kholida completed both Bachelor's and Master's programme’s at Westminster International University in Tashkent. She is specialising in International Sales Law, International Investment Law, Project Finance, and Corporate Governance.

WHAT OUR GRADUATES SAY

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Sherzod Utkirkhodjaev 
BA in Commercial Law (2014)
Partner at Settle law firm
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
 
Having studied at WIUT Commercial Law course gave me not only most up-to-date knowledge in different legal system, and especially English law, but also a set of skills which allowed me to quickly grasp how Uzbek legal system works. Critical thinking, research, communication and other soft skills which I gained during my studies at WIUT helped me a lot in achieving my goals. I'm proud that I was part of WIUT Commercial Law.
Bekzod Alimov
Diyora Abdurakhmanova
BA in Commercial Law (2017)
Paralegal at Peckar & Abramson, PC
New Jersey, USA
 
It was not until I did my Master’s Degree in the US that I understood the true value and quality of education at WIUT. The discipline and standards that I got used to at WIUT allowed me to easily complete my Master’s with flying colors, juggling a lot of other things at the same time. Although my Commercial Law journey started with some doubts (Would I be able to handle the workload? Find a job?), I ultimately ended up enjoying every single moment of this experience. 
Bekzod Alimov
Jakhongir Usmonov
BA in Commercial Law (2016)
Senior Associate at Centil Law firm
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
 
"WIUT's Commercial Law is a proper forge equipping students with deep theoretical knowledge and offering modules that train a wide range of soft skills critical for one's future career. I felt home at WIUT all the time through my undergraduate studies thanks to the supportive faculty, administrative staff and fellow students - I gained not only friends but lifelong mentors as well."