World Trade Institute

24 months
9889 EUR/year
9889 EUR/year
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Are you a law graduate looking to take the next step in your career or in academia? If so, you are on the right path. The TRAIL + programme at the World Trade Institute targets students and professionals with a legal background who are interested in specialising in international economic law with cross-disciplinary study of the global economy and trade and investment agreements.


The TRAIL + offered by the World Trade Institute is an advanced master’s programme in Trade and Investment Law combined with courses in international law and economics. This programme is offered at the World Trade Institute in cooperation with the Faculty of Law of the University of Bern. The programme includes more law courses and fewer courses on economics and political science than the MILE programme. Upon the successful conclusion of the TRAIL+ programme, the student is awarded an LL.M. in International Trade and Investment Law, as well as a Diploma of Advanced Studies (DAS) in International Law and Economics.

What we offer

  • A one-year, intensive graduate programme (can also be taken part-time)
  • Teaching and guidance from leading scholars and practitioners
  • The latest research developments in international trade and investment regulation, and economics
  • The opportunity to join a vibrant WTI alumni network with over 500 members worldwide
  • Strong networks and mentoring programmes to help students secure internships and entry-level positions

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • International Economics I
  • International Trade Regulation
  • International Investment Law
  • Global Political Economy
  • Global Economic Governance

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To be considered for admission to the TRAIL+ programme at the World Trade Institute, you are required to have completed a degree in law (licentiate or master's degree), or have a degree that is deemed equivalent, i.e. a degree in law which entitles you to sit for the bar exam or equivalent in your country of origin.
  • To apply for the TRAIL+ and for a detailed list of requirements, please click on the TRAIL+ application form (Word document on right).
  • Please send your complete application by email (subject line: Admission to the TRAIL+), or by mail to World Trade Institute, University of Bern, Hallerstrasse 6, 3012 Bern, Switzerland.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9889 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19778 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9889 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19778 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.

Tuition for the TRAIL+ programme is 21,000 Swiss francs for both full and part-time studies.


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