International Commercial Law
International Commercial Law
International Commercial Law


Tuition Fees Uzb
49,490,100 UZS
per course
Tuition Fees International
68,972,400 UZS
per course
1 year - full time
2 years - part time

Course description

The LLM International Commercial Law course provides an overview of the main commercial law issues that practitioners could expect to encounter on a regular basis. The course is unique in Central Asia in terms of providing students with an opportunity to study commercial law in accordance with international standards.

The LLM International Commercial Law course is a uniquely invigorating programme, balancing the best of a rigorous, traditional legal education with a contemporary perspective. The areas of specialisation address today’s most important business and legal challenges, including the study of evolving commercial relationships in the international arena, the role and impact of electronic commerce, the resolution of commercial disputes, and the gradual harmonisation of international commercial law. You will have the opportunity to explore your own ideas, gain knowledge, and develop transferable skills in a supportive environment.

How you will study

The learning on this course is a partnership between the student, their peers and the teaching team. It is a mix of timetabled activity and student’s own personal study. “Scheduled Contact/Activity Time” (i.e. “Contact Hours”) involves interaction with, or supervision from, teaching and associated staff and the activities they set up for students. It may be face-to-face or mediated through other channels such as the Intranet.

Alongside the scheduled studies, students’ “independent” study is a key learning skill for academic study and future employability. As part of the course, you will be expected to work independently in various forms such as group collaborative tasks, research, reading, revision, assessment preparation, projects that feed into presentation and debates. You will be encouraged, guided and supported towards developing skills as an independent critically aware learner. You should expect each module to have both specified contact hours and independent learning.

To summarise, very broadly, a student’s study activity will break down into:

  • Scheduled contact/activity time (lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervisions and other directed activities); and
  • Structured independent study (such as preparing for scheduled learning activity).


Course structure

The LLM International Commercial Law consists of core and optional modules. In order to be awarded a degree, students must study at least 180 credits. The course structure is validated by the University of Westminster (UK) every five years but it is subject to change each academic year following feedback from a variety of sources.

  • Foundations in International Commercial Law
  • Foreign Direct Investment Arbitration
  • Dissertation
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • Law of International Sales 
  • International Banking Law and Regulation  
  • Legal Aspects of Electronic Commerce 
  • International Energy Law
  • The Law of World Trade Organisation
  • International Taxation Law
  • International Project Finance Law 
  • Intellectual Property law
  • International Construction Law


Unique international programme 

The LLM International Commercial Law is the only available postgraduate programme in legal studies which offers a UK degree in Uzbekistan.

Part time study available

The part time mode of the course allows students to stay in practice and complete the LLM over a two year period. This is unusual for Uzbekistan as postgraduate education is usually full time and addressed to fresh graduates just after graduation.
Theory blended with practice

As part of the teaching and assessment processes of the programme, students will be able to practice and enhance their abilities to think critically and analyse legal arguments.


Applicants should normally hold an Undergraduate degree (or equivalent) from a recognised higher education institution with a minimum of a second lower class honours (2:2 or equivalent). Applicants without a formal higher education qualification or a formal qualification that is not at an equivalent academic standard, may be considered if the following conditions apply:

  • They are or have been in employment where their role is in the area of the course and involves a high level of analysis and critical thinking.

Applicants must have:

  • Had their first or second degree (or equivalent) taught and assessed in English; or
  • IELTS with an overall score of at least 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in writing or another English Language Test recognised by the University of Westminster.


Students benefit enormously from the faculty’s high level of practical experience in the industry. They provide students with unique insights into the practical aspects of law and critical career advice and support.

The course equips students for the practice of law in a specialised area, helping students to fulfil necessary professional requirements. Graduates are employed in specialist legal practices, banking and finance, insurance, transport, shipping, management, in-house legal work, import and export, insolvency practice, dispute resolution, consultancy, legal and professional training, the diplomatic service, international organisations, national governmental organisations, the wider public sector and academia.

Graduates employed at

Yulduz Yakubova

Khasan Sayfutdinov, Ph.D.

Khasan has a Ph.D. and LLM from the School of Law, Xiamen University, China. The topic of his doctoral dissertation was “Study on the Role of Bilateral Investment Treaties in the attraction of the Foreign Direct Investment to China”.

He has been teaching International Economic Law for undergraduate and graduate students since 2017 and has supervised a number of students who undertook their dissertations in international investment and trade law. 

His latest research works focus on the areas of law of the World Trade Organisation and bilateral investment treaties.  As the course leader , he is responsible within the Faculty to ensure the quality of the design and delivery of the LLM program of study at the postgraduate level.


Adeliya Medjitova 
LLM International Commercial Law (2021)
Grata International
Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Studying and getting an LLM degree from the Westminster International University in Tashkent was an excellent opportunity for me to upgrade my legal knowledge and skills and thus contribute to the development of the legal profession in Uzbekistan. During my studies at WIUT, I got a broad insight in international policies and practice and had the opportunity to work on international projects. I was also able to get contacts in the industry and enhance my networking opportunities with fellow colleagues.
Lamiya Khudoyarova
Lamiya Khudoyarova 
LLM International Commercial Law (2020)
Office of the Commissioner for Protection of Rights of Entrepreneurs
Tashkent, Uzbekistan

The LLM International Commercial Law at the Westminster International University in Tashkent is a fantastic opportunity to equip you with necessary skills and knowledge to enter into the complex legal world of both public and private sectors. Meticulously structured programme with academic rigour, diverse community of professors who are experts in their fields, vibrant, dynamic, and multifaceted students from different backgrounds immediately immerse you into the wide pool of perspectives and ideas on pressing legal issues.
Anora Turakhujaeva
LLM International Commercial Law (2021)
Grata International
Tashkent, Uzbekistan

The LLM International Commercial Law course has been a great journey into contemporary law developments that expanded my legal knowledge and enabled me to network with industry experts. The course provided me with the opportunity to learn from professionals that constantly motivated me and helped me to concentrate on my chosen field of specialisation. I am grateful for this unforgettable experience.

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