The International Trade Law programme from the University of Birmingham draws on our research strengths in the areas of international trade law, EU law, law of comparative regional integration and transnational economic relations more widely. The principal focus is on the multilateral trading system and the law of the World Trade Organisation. Our modules will allow you to develop in-depth specialisation in key related areas, such as the environment, public procurement, or competition law.
This pathway is an excellent choice for those who want to grasp the foundations of international trade, but also engage with critical contemporary issues. This pathway will also provide a unique opportunity for deeper understanding of the challenges facing the United Kingdom in the Brexit context.
Why study this course?
- Research-led teaching - the latest Research Excellence Framework confirmed that 96% of our research is judged to be internationally recognised
- Module choice - one of the widest ranges of LLM modules available in the UK
- Employability - this programme provides a rare set of specialised modules leaving graduates uniquely qualified for growing international employment markets
- Professional links - annual law fair, visits to and from leading firms
- Pathway route - allowing flexibility in the LLM specialism you graduate with
Our graduates move onto a diverse range of careers, with many going on to work in top law schools and law firms. Some examples of where our recent graduates have gone on to work include: Linklaters LLP, 5 Pump Court Chambers, Bar Pro Bono Unit and Squire Patton Boggs. A number of our postgraduate students go directly from Birmingham to complete the Legal Practice Course or the Bar Professional Training Course.
The Law School organises a range of mooting opportunities and students have the opportunity to participate (a moot is a mock trial of a legal issue). The Moot Room is a state-of-the-art court room, complete with audio-visual equipment for recording moots. The Law School operates four mooting competitions, and students regularly represent the University at regional and national competitions, with notable success.
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- Commercial Conflict of Laws
- Environmental Energy Law
- Financing of International Trade
- Global Competition Law
- International Corporate Governance
- International Trade Law
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
DisciplinesEuropean Law International Law Master of Laws (LLM) View 390 other Masters in International Law in United Kingdom
- Applicants should have a good Honours degree in law, or a degree in another discipline augmented with a pass in the Common Professional Examination
International20160 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 20160 GBP per year during 12 months.
National9500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9500 GBP per year during 12 months.
Living costs for Birmingham
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
- Government-backed postgraduate loans are available to help UK and EU students to finance their studies. Loans are available of up to £10,906 for Masters by Research students and up to £25,700 for PhD students, in all subject areas
- Scholarships to cover fees and/or maintenance costs may be available
- International students can often gain funding through overseas research scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships or their home government
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