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  • Entry requirements
    an upper second honours degree in law, economics or business, or non-UK equivalent.
  • Course description

    If you want to ...
    • examine the framework of international law governing the economic relations between States
    • analyse bilateral investment and free trade treaties, and explore regional trade agreements
    • investigate World Trade Organisation law
    • study international trade regulation

    ... then LLM International Trade Law is the course for you.

    LLM International Trade Law focuses on the public international law aspects of international trade, and the regulation undertaken by international law and international institutions, including the World Trade Organisation and the International Monetary Fund.

    The course allows you to examine the significant role that international law has played in the redistribution of wealth and the reform of the global economic order, and develop a specialised and detailed knowledge of the law concerning international trade.

    You will investigate and apply the complex rules of international trade law to novel problems and real-world and hypothetical scenarios.  The course also gives you the opportunity to critically evaluate the legal rules and underlying policies concerning International Trade Law.

    The distinctiveness of this LLM programme lies in its coherent provision of postgraduate level study in the area of international trade law. Few Law Schools in the United Kingdom offer such specific programmes on international trade law.

    This course has five compulsory modules. You also choose another three to four optional modules to complete your programme.

    Compulsory modules
    International Economic Law provides a comprehensive and critical understanding of the main framework of international law governing international economic relations between states.

    The International Law of Foreign Investment focuses on the big shifts in economic relations witnessed in the recent past, underlining the significance of bilateral investment treaties, regional trade and investment agreements and bilateral free trade agreements.

    World Trade Organisation Law examines recent changes in economic relations that have underlined the significance of international trade regulation in international economic relations among States, and aims to consider and evaluate in detail some of the main topics within the WTO/GATT regime from the perspectives of both developed and developing countries.

    Research Methods focuses on the mechanics of the research process: how to formulate research questions, design research strategies and generally go about the process of 'researching.'

    Dissertation allows you to tailor your own programme of training and research in consultation with a member of staff drawn from the school's MA/PhD supervisory panel.
    Optional modules
    • EU Discrimination Law
    • E-Commerce Law, and Policy
    • EU Agricultural Law
    • Insolvency Law
    • Advanced Insolvency Law
    • Corporate Law
    • International Banking Law: The Regulatory Framework
    • International Banking Law: Capital Markets and Loans
    • International Corporate Rescue
    • International Law of Credit and Security
    • International Trade Finance Law

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