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International Trade Law (Postgraduate Diploma-LLM)

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  • Entry requirements
    Standard Entry The usual entry requirement is one of the following: a degree in law. a degree incorporating law elements or a joint honours degree incorporating law. a comparable professional qualification. Students with non-law degrees but appropriate work experience will also be considered. Candidates without a degree or equivalent but suitable work related experience may also exceptionally be considered for admission to the Diploma. Plus one of the following: * Other: Applicants for whom English is not their first language, must have attained a score of 6.5 or higher in the IELTS test.
  • Academic Title
    International Trade Law (Postgraduate Diploma/LLM)
  • Course description
    In a world of increasingly sophisticated and rapidly changing trading markets which are becoming more international in nature, organisations need well- educated, competent staff. This postgraduate programme provides students with an in-depth understanding of the legal issues involved with international trade and will provide students with a reputable qualification in this exciting area of study.

    What you will study
    In order to qualify for the LLM in International Trade Law, students are required to complete three core modules.

    Core modules

    Legal Research in Commercial Law aims to introduce students to fundamental legal concepts, the structure of the courts and the sources of law. In particular the module introduces students to the nature of contractual and tortious liability and develops the necessary core knowledge and understanding for the study of more specialist aspects of commercial law. The module integrates the study of law with the development of those legal techniques that students will need to develop, in particular legal research and writing skills.

    Carriage of Goods by Sea explores the legal rules applicable to carriage of goods by sea. It provides students with a thorough understanding of the practical legal problems of marine transportation of carriage contracts, charter-parties, international rules on the carriage of goods by sea and how disputes in such contracts are resolved.

    International Sale Contracts critically examines the legal principles regulating international sale contracts. It provides an in-depth knowledge of the various aspects of international sale of goods. It critically analyses the traditional trade terms, transfer of ownership and risk, remedies for breach of the international sale contract and frustration.

    You must select three options. At least one must be selected from List B:

    List A

        * Commercial Contracts
        * Company Law and Insolvency
        * Competition Law
        * Intellectual Property Law
        * Law in Professional Practice
        * E-Commerce Law

        * List B International Dispute Resolution
        * Marine Insurance Law
        * WTO Law

    Year 1 Modules

    EF0117 ELISS - LAW - LLM (CORE, 0 Credits)

    LA0258 Intellectual Property (OPTION, 20 Credits)

    LA0261 Competition Law (OPTION, 20 Credits)

    LA0263 Commercial Contracts (OPTION, 20 Credits)

    LA0265 Project (CORE, 60 Credits)

    LA0267 Carriage of Goods by Sea (CORE, 20 Credits)

    LA0268 E-Commerce Law (OPTION, 20 Credits)

    LA0269 International Dispute Resolution [Block A] (OPTION, 20 Credits)

    LA0274 International Sale Contracts (CORE, 20 Credits)

    LA0278 Marine Insurance (OPTION, 20 Credits)

    LA0280 Company Law and Insolvency (OPTION, 20 Credits)

    LA0283 LLM Guest Lecture (CORE, 20 Credits)

    LA0284 World Trade Organisation Law (OPTION, 20 Credits)

    LA0286 International Dispute Resolution [Block B] (OPTION, 20 Credits)

    LA0288 Law and Professional Practice (OPTION, 20 Credits)

    LA0307 Legal Research in Commercial Law (CORE, 20 Credits)

    Each core and optional module is assessed through the completion of a written assignment. Students are required to submit an assignment of no more than 4,000 words for each module. There are no examinations on the programme. Students wishing to gain an LLM must complete a dissertation of between 16,000-20,000 words in a related topic of their choice.

    The full-time programme commences in September only. The induction/study week which is planned for the beginning of each intake will create opportunities for regular contacts with students and feedback to the students on summative and formative assignments and should establish the groundwork for active participation and cooperation that are needed for successful completion of the programme.

    Please note that this programme requires one written reference to be provided with your application.

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