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LLM International Trade Law

Programme code:LLM-LAW/ITLFUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr George (Qi) Zhou Contact

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

Upper second class degree in law or equivalent (including suitably qualified non-law graduates).

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:


Examination board through which the programme will be considered:


Programme specification:

At the end of the programme students should be able to:

Understand and apply complex rules of International Trade Law to novel problems and real-world and hypothetical scenarios;

Critically evaluate the legal rules and underlying policies concerning International Trade Law;

Undertake independent research and construct legal argument in the appropriate form; and

Work independently to prescribed timescales, including contributing in seminar discussions to the critical evaluation of issues relating to International Trade Law.

The distinctiveness of the programme lies in its coherent provision of postgraduate level study in the area of International Trade Law. Students on this programme will develop a specialised and detailed knowledge of the law concerning international trade.

Further, the development of research skills in public international law is central to the design of the programme, in particular the module concerning Research Methods. Successful completion of this module will ensure that students have the necessary research skills in international law to work independently and effectively on their research projects (in particular in the context of the dissertation).

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[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates are required to study the following compulsory modules:

LAW5645MThe International Law of Foreign Investment15 creditsSemester 1
LAW5655MWorld Trade Organisation Law15 creditsSemester 1
LAW5662MPostgraduate Legal Research Skills15 creditsSemester 1
LAW5780MDissertation60 credits1 Jan to 31 Oct
LAW5830MInternational Economic Law15 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

Candidates are required to study 60 credits from the following list of optional modules

LAW5334MCyberlaw: Regulation of Cyberspace15 creditsSemester 1
LAW5338MInternational E-Commerce Law15 creditsSemester 2
LAW5345MAlternative Dispute Resolution15 creditsSemester 2
LAW5445MInternational Competition Law15 creditsSemester 2
LAW5460MInsolvency Law15 creditsSemester 1
LAW5550MCorporate Law15 creditsSemester 1
LAW5556MCorporate Finance and Securities Law15 creditsSemester 2
LAW5558MCorporate Social Responsibility15 creditsSemester 1
LAW5562MInternational Banking Law: The Regulatory Framework15 creditsSemester 1
LAW5563MLaw and Economics of Business Regulation15 creditsSemester 2
LAW5565MInternational Banking Law: Capital Markets and Loans15 creditsSemester 2
LAW5568MInternational Corporate Governance15 creditsSemester 2
LAW5580MInternational Law of Credit and Security15 creditsSemester 2
LAW5584MPrinciples of International Financial Law15 creditsSemester 1
LAW5585MInternational Trade Finance Law15 creditsSemester 2
LAW5590MInternational Sales Law15 creditsSemester 1
LAW5613MInternational Tax Law and Policy30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LAW5637MFinancial Crime15 creditsSemester 2
LAW5686MTrade Marks, Geographical Indications, Designs and Trade Secrets15 creditsSemester 1
LAW5942MConflict of Laws in Business Transactions15 creditsSemester 2
LAW5952MCentral Issues in Arbitration15 creditsSemester 2

Last updated: 25/09/2019


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