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  • Objectives
    Provide students with an advanced conceptual understanding of the methods, techniques and legal principles regarding international trade law that is informed by insight based on scholarship at the forefront of the discipline. Set international trade law in its business and global contexts. Develop critical, analytical and research skills, and transferable skills. Enable students to understand the application of EU law in solving concrete legal problems. Produce graduates capable of working in the field of international trade law as lawyers, operational officers, legal advisers or researchers with governments and international and business organizations, and as academics. Produce graduates who can conduct independent research and construct coherent, well written papers.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry Qualifications A good upper second class honours degree or its equivalent in Law, or in a related discipline. IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 230/570.
  • Academic Title
    LLM International Trade Law
  • Course description

    Course Description
    The LLM in International Trade Law looks at aspects of trade at international level. Much of the teaching on this course addresses topical issues that are developing as the student is studying.

    Modules and Options

    The lists of modules below represent the range of options available for each year of study. This may not be a complete list of the options you will study, and may be subject to change, so please contact the department for further details.

    Stage 1

        BROADCASTING, TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND REGULATION
        BUSINESS AND HUMAN RIGHTS
        Compulsory: INTERNATIONAL SALES CONTRACTS AND CARRIAGE OF GOODS
        Compulsory: INTERNATIONAL TRADE FINANCE LAW
        Core: DISSERTATION: LLM INTERNATIONAL TRADE LAW
        CYBERCRIME
        DATA PROTECTION
        EC BROADCASTING LAW AND POLICY
        ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS
        EQUALITY LAW, HUMAN RIGHTS AND HEALTH CARE
        EUROPEAN BROADCASTING LAW AND POLICY
        EUROPEAN COMMUNITY EMPLOYMENT LAW
        EUROPEAN COMMUNITY EXTERNAL RELATIONS
        EUROPEAN COMPETITION LAW
        EUROPEAN CONVENTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS I
        EUROPEAN ENVIRONMENTAL LAW
        EUROPEAN UNION LAW AND HUMAN RIGHTS
        FREE MOVEMENT OF GOODS AND SERVICES IN THE INTERNAL MARKET
        FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION, PRIVACY AND THE MEDIA
        HEALTH AND HUMAN RIGHTS
        HEALTH CARE ETHICS
        HUMAN RIGHTS ACROSS NATIONS AND CULTURES
        HUMAN RIGHTS AND DEVELOPMENT
        HUMAN RIGHTS FOR WOMEN
        HUMAN RIGHTS IN PHILOSOPHY AND LAW
        HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE NEW EUROPE
        INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND COMPETITION LAW
        INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW IN THE ELECTRONIC ENVIRONMENT
        INTELLECTURAL PROPERTY AND THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRIES
        INTERNATIONAL CHILD LAW
        INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION 1
        INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION II
        INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW
        INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL AND MONETARY REGULATION
        INTERNATIONAL LAW OF CREDIT AND SECURITY
        INTERNATIONAL TAX LAW
        INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND HUMAN RIGHTS
        INTRODUCTION TO THE LAW OF ARMED CONFLICTS
        ISSUES AT THE END OF LIFE
        ISSUES IN REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH
        LAW AND CULTURAL PROPERTY
        LAW OF INTERNATIONAL PEACEKEEPING
        LEGAL ASPECTS OF ELECTRONIC COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS
        PHILOSOPHY, POLITICAL THEORY AND THE EUROPEAN UNION
        PROMOTION AND PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN AFRICA
        PROTECTION MINORITIES IN INTERNATIONAL LAW
        PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL TRADE LAW
        RESEARCH METHODS IN PUBLIC LAW
        TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND COMPETITION
        THE ECONOMICS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION
        THE ENLARGEMENT OF THE EUROPEAN UNION
        THE INTER-AMERICAN SYSTEM OF HUMAN RIGHTS
        THE PROTECTION OF REFUGEES AND DISPLACED PERSONS IN INTERNATIONAL LAW
        THEORY AND PRACTICE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN RIGHTS
        TOPICS IN THE LAW OF ARMED CONFLICT
        TRADING IN DIGITAL GOODS AND SERVICES

    Teaching and Assessment Methods
      
    A: Knowledge and Understanding
        Learning Outcomes
        A1 : The fundamental doctrines and principles of business law as they pertain to the international trade of goods and services.
        A2 : Demonstrate and exercise independence of thought.
        A3 : The methods and techniques of implementing international trade law.
        A4 : How international trade law is applied in various judicial and practical situations.
        A5 : Some areas of international trade law in some depth.

        Teaching Methods
        A1 - A5 are acquired through large group interactive classes, which encourage dialogue between the students and teacher and between the students, and through seminars which allow for dynamic interaction based on directed, pre-set reading. Students are expected undertake independent research for courses and, in particular, the course essays and dissertation. A5 is in particular acquired through independent research for the dissertation.

        Assessment Methods
        Testing the knowledge-base for A1 - A5 is through course essays and the dissertation.

    B: Intellectual/Cognitive Skills
        Learning Outcomes
        B1 : Identify accurately the issue(s) which require researching.
        B2 : Apply relevant primary and secondary legal sources.
        B3 : Reason critically, identify, analyse, and solve complex problems, even in the absence of complete data.
        B4 : Recognise, rank and collate items and issues in terms of relevance and importance.
        B5 : Produce a comprehensive, coherent and sophisticated synthesis of relevant doctrinal and policy issues in relation to a topic.
        B6 : Critically evaluate the merits of particular arguments and advanced scholarship in the field.
        B7 : Present and make a reasoned choice between alternative solutions or methodologies and, where necessary, propose new hypotheses.
        B8 : Deal with complex issues both systematically and creatively, make sound judgments in the absence of complete data, and communicate the conclusions clearly.
        B9 : Demonstrate and exercise originality of thought in the application of knowledge.

        Teaching Methods
        Skills B1 - B9 are obtained and developed through seminars and large group interactive classes where there is an emphasis on group discussion and analysis of case material and problems (hypothetical and actual). All skills are complemented by the course essays and the dissertation.

        Assessment Methods
        Skills B1 - B8 will be assessed through course essays and the dissertation. B9 will be assessed by the dissertation.

    C: Practical Skills
        Learning Outcomes
        C1 : Identify, select and retrieve up-to-date legal information, using both paper and electronic sources.
        C2 : Identify, select and retrieve non-legal information pertinent to issues of international trade law, using both paper and electronic sources.
        C3 : Use and apply legal terminology and legal concepts, not only in legal settings, but to applied problems, actual or hypothetical.
        C4 : Plan and undertake tasks in and beyond complex areas of law that have already been studied; and plan and autonomously undertake independent research in areas of law not previously studied.

        Teaching Methods
        Skills C1 and C2 are developed through preparation for case studies and the large group interactive classes, and through research for the course essays and dissertation. Skills C3 and C4 are developed through seminars by way of the medium of problem solving and group discussion. Skill C4 is particularly developed through the course essays and dissertation. In addition to traditional research methods, students are expected to use the internet, LEXIS and WESTLAW when researching their assessed work in order to find primary and secondary sources, either in on-line or paper format.

        Assessment Methods
        Skills C1 - C4 are assessed through the course essays and the dissertation.

    D: Key Skills
        Learning Outcomes
        D1 : A student should be able to: (D1A) Work with the English language proficiently in relation to matters of international trade law; (D1B) Present knowledge or an argument in a clear, coherent and relevant manner; (D1C) Analyse materials pertaining to international trade law that are complex and technical.
        D2 : A student should be able to: (D2A) Produce a word-processed essay and other text in an appropriate form; (D2B) Use the worldwide web, e-mail, and also some electronic information retrieval systems.
        D3 : A student should be able to: (D3) Where relevant and as the basis for an argument, use, present and evaluate information provided in numerical or statistical form.
        D4 : A student should be able to: (D4A) Analyse a complex set of facts, where necessary in unpredictable situations, and apply relevant international trade law thereto. (D4B) From first principles, devise from existing international trade law a means by which to facilitate trade in a sphere where there has been none previously.
        D6 : A student should be able: (D6A) To reflect on his or her own learning, and to seek and make use of feedback. (D6B) To appreciate when s/he does not know enough and needs to undertake further research.

        Teaching Methods
        Skills D1 - D6 are acquired through seminars and case studies where students debate legal issues and problems, course essays and the dissertation. Skills D1 - D4 and D6 will be learnt through writing course essays and through the consequent feedback, and the dissertation.

        Assessment Methods
        Skills D1 - D4 and D6 are assessed through course essays and the dissertation

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