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.
LLM International Trade Law will enable you to embark upon a career in legal practice, or any career, where success is built upon the ability to understand, analyse and respond to developments in international trade law.
A number of our students also remain with us to pursue a further research career as PhD students.
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This course has five compulsory modules. You also choose another four optional modules to complete your programme.
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.
Postgraduate Legal Research Skills aims to prepare you for legal research required for seminar preparation, coursework assignments and for writing dissertations in law. The module focuses on instilling the fundamental research skills that you need to undertake any type of legal research.
Dissertation allows you to pursue an area of particular interest within your programme in consultation with a member of staff with appropriate expertise.
The school offers a wide range of optional modules, although the list is subject to change.
The structure of the programmes will provide breadth and depth of study and opportunities for drawing upon appropriate resources and techniques. The programmes are based on, at least, fifteen hours teaching time per taught module. Support for the dissertation rpoject is provided via two group sessions, a number of one to oe meetings and comment on draft work
Modules are offered within a small group teaching model whichprovides you with the opportunity to develop interests and informed opinions, and to communicate your conclusions. A variety of teaching provision is offered through lectures and seminars and all students meet weekly in the first semester for academic skills training
Assessment is by a variety of methods but primarily involves the writing of a 4,500 word essay at the end of each module. We assess the dissertation through your submission of a written piece of work of up to 15,000 words.
You can apply until:
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You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Schedule IELTS
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Minimum required score (Grade C):
C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.
Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.
A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in a related degree.
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
The School of Law offers a number of partial fee scholarships available for UK/EU and international students.
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