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International Economic Law

Do you want to engage in stimulating intellectual debate about current economic issues?

You will study a theoretical and practical introduction to the main legal issues arising from the globalisation of the world economy. You will examine both the wider issues of governance and regulation, and specific legal issues arising from various types of international business transactions. You will consider the legal implications of the changing roles of international economic institutions in both global and regional contexts. You will study legal aspects of the various forms of international business transactions from the simple international sales contract to more complex arrangements such as joint ventures and project finance.

You will develop an appreciation of the interplay between international and national legal and regulatory frameworks, fundamental to an understanding of the globalisation of economic law.

Term 1 - The core module and 2 optional modules
Term 2 - 3 optional modules
Term 3 - Dissertation

The programme also includes research and writing skills sessions to help you prepare for writing your dissertation.

The core module is taught in the first term with optional modules running in terms one and two. We are proud of the wide variety of modules we provide and the diverse international nature of our staff and student body.

You can find full details on our wide range of modules on our module pages. Please check to make sure that the modules you are interested in are listed as running for your year of study.

The course incorporates a wide and varying range of assessment methods, which may include essays, examinations, portfolios, presentations and a dissertation.

If you are a diploma student, you will only need to take the taught elements of the course and do not need to write a dissertation.

You will be given feedback after your assessments each term.

If you want to study with us part-time, the programme is studied over a two year period instead of one. You'll attend classes alongside our full-time students in the usual weekday lecture timetable, only you'll do fewer modules per year. The lectures you attend and therefore the days you'll be on campus depend on the modules you take and the days they've been timetabled.

In your first year you'll usually take the core module and three optional modules (two per term in total), and in your second year you'll usually take the remaining two modules and complete your dissertation.

We do everything we can to make it possible for you to study for an LLM part-time and hold down a job, provided your employers are amenable, so this structure is flexible.

Academic fees for 2018-19
  Full-time Part-time
Home / EU Students £8,170 £4,085
Overseas Students £17,500 N/A

The fees listed above do not include the cost of any required textbooks.

Learn more about other costs to help you plan your budget.

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Mode of Study
Full-time: 1 year
Part-time: 2 years
7 months
Key Facts
Start Date 1 October 2018