• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
International trade is fundamental to global economic prosperity. Our LLM in International Trade Law programme at Swansea University will give you an in-depth understanding of its legal and commercial aspects, to open up a range of exciting career opportunities. 

Overview

Learning from experts with high level academic and practical experience, you will gain in-depth understanding of the law concerning international sale contracts, from their formation, to the organisation of the transportation of goods, and the resolution of international disputes.

The specialist knowledge and skills you gain from this course can provide a springboard to a career in career in legal practice, education, industry, commerce, finance or arbitration.

On this LLM degree you will gain the knowledge and experience to develop into a 21st century lawyer or legal service practitioner with specialist and in-depth understanding of international trade law.

Our postgraduate law degrees give you the opportunity to learn from academics who are industry experts, with a wealth of academic and practical experience.

Career opportunities

Graduates of the International Trade Law programme at Swansea University are well positioned for stimulating and rewarding career opportunities.

Improving your employability is a key priority for us, and we organise a range of events to help, including the annual LLM careers fair, which gives you the opportunity to meet local and international law firms, as well as networking events and visits to leading practices in the City of London.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Law of International Trade
  • Charterparties: Law and Practice
  • Law and Practice relating to International Banking and Commercial Payments
  • E-Commerce
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • Law of International Trade
  • The Law of Marine Insurance

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description

      2 or 3 years

  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    570

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • The entry requirement for this LLM in International Trade Law is a 2:2 honours degree, ideally in a cognate discipline. Candidates with relevant experience are also encouraged to apply.
  • If English is not your first language you will need an acceptable pass in an approved English Language qualification such as the IELTS test (with an overall score of at least 6.5 and a minimum of 6.0 in each component).

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    15450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15450 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7300 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Part time 2 years

  • UK-EU £ 3,650
  • International £ 7,750

Part time 3 years

  • UK-EU £ 2,450

  • International £ 7,750

Living costs for Swansea

  • 727 - 1380 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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