Bristol, University of the West of England

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: University of the West of England, Bristol

International Trade and Economic Law (Taught)

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Course summary

Students on this course study the institutions of international economic law that shape world trade, especially the World Trade Organisation (WTO), International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank and the role and regulation of multinational corporations in world trade. The course then focuses on international sale and carriage contracts, international payments and commercial dispute resolution.

Course details


Core modules: research methods; globalisation and the law; international contracts; World trade organisation law; option modules. You will then choose either 1 optional module (for the certificate) or 5 optional modules (for the diploma or LLM), from: natural resources law; international law and institutions; international employment law; corporate governance and corporate social responsibility; information technology law; international commercial disputes; international intellectual property law; international environmental law ; international banking and finance law ; international competition law and policy ; shipping law ; international financial crime ; or 1 option*, not listed above, offered on any of the other LLM courses.; dissertation.

Assessment method

Taught modules on the LLM International Trade and Economic Law course are assessed through a combination of written coursework assignments and oral presentations. The culmination of the course is a dissertation of up to 15,000 words, which constitutes an original contribution to the corpus of legal knowledge within an area of international trade and economic law.

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a law Honours degree (minimum 2.2) from a recognised higher education institution or equivalent from a recognised overseas institution. Candidates who have successfully completed the common professional examination (CPE) are also considered for admission onto the course. Non law graduates are also considered for admission if they have relevant experience or if they have a degree in a related area of study such as business, politics or international relations. Applicants whose 1st language is not English need to demonstrate their English language proficiency with either a minimum grade of 6.5 overall on the British Council International English Language Test (IELTS) or a TOEFL score of at least 600 (written) or 250 (computer) scale.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7750 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7750 Year 1
Scotland £7750 Year 1
Wales £7750 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £7750 Year 1
EU £14000 Year 1
International £14000 Year 1
Channel Islands £14000 Year 1

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Thursday 18th August - 08:30 - 18:00 Friday 19th August - 08:30 - 18:00 Saturday 20th August - 11:00 - 15:00 Sunday 21st August - Closed Monday 22nd August to Thursday 26th August - 09:00 – 17:00 Friday 27th August – 09:00 – 16:30 Saturday 27th August and Monday 29th August - Closed Tuesday 30th August to Thursday 1st September - 09:00 – 17:00 Friday 2nd September – 09:00 – 16:30

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International Trade and Economic Law at Bristol, University of the West of England - UCAS