LLM International Economic Law / Course details
Year of entry: 2023
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The LLM in International Economic Law offers you an opportunity to gain specialist expertise in a very important area of international law and global commerce.
Developing countries require more lawyers educated in this area, as the economic development of such countries necessitates deepening involvement in international trade and investment processes and their underpinning legal structures.
This course provides you with the core knowledge and understanding of the background to international economic law, the transactional conditions conducive to its development, and the specific and general problems which threaten the success of individual transactions.
- Develop specialist training in all aspects of international trade regulation, transactional requirements and the problems that threaten the success of trade.
- Equip more lawyers with the tools in international trade process and legal structure to further global development.
- Provide you with a good understanding of international trade, the transactional conditions conductive to its development and the specific and general problems which threaten the success and integrity of individual transactions.
- Develop research and legal writing skills in the writing of a dissertation.
Teaching and learning
Coursework and assessment
Most course units are assessed by standard methods - either one unseen written examination, or one coursework essay, or a combination of these two methods of assessment. The assessment method of each individual course unit is listed in the course unit description.
The course will be 180 credits in total and has a compulsory research component. 120 credits will be taught modules and the remainder 60 credits in the form of a 14,000-15,000-word dissertation.
Your dissertation must be within the area of one unit you have chosen. The research element of the course is supported by weekly research methodology lectures delivered throughout semesters one and two designed to improve your legal writing and research skills. For specialised streams, dissertation topic must be within those streams while for general LLM dissertation topics must be within one of the modules chosen by the student.
Course unit details
You will be doing 180 credits in total, 120 of which will be taught course units and the remaining 60 credits in the form of a dissertation.
The LLM course will typically offer around 30 different course units in any one year, and will always reflect a wide range of subjects across the legal spectrum. There will usually be course units offered on diverse topics, such as:
- international trade and corporate law;
- financial services regulation;
- European law;
- international economic law;
- intellectual property law;
- human rights law;
- corporate governance;
- law and finance in emerging markets.
Course units are worth 15 or 30 credits each. You will be required to select course units to a total of 120 credits, you must choose a minimum of four course units or a maximum of eight course units to make up your course of study. This involves taking one core course unit (International Sale of Goods) of 30 credit value.
The course will be 180 credits in total and has a compulsory research component. 120 credits will be taught course units and the remaining 60 credits in the form of a 14,000-15,000-word dissertation. The taught element of the degree will total 120 credits and the research element of the degree programme will total 60 credits. In total you will study 180 credits for a master's.
Your dissertation must be within the area of one unit you have chosen. This will be supported by weekly research methodology lectures delivered throughout semesters one and two designed to improve your legal writing and research skills.
Course unit list
The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.
|Global Economic and World Trade Law||LAWS67031||30||Mandatory|
|International Investment Law||LAWS72042||30||Mandatory|
|Academic Skills for Legal Studies||LAWS50000||0||Optional|
|Postgraduate Competition Law in an International Context||LAWS60172||30||Optional|
|International Sale of Goods||LAWS63051||30||Optional|
|Transnational Corporate & Capital Markets Law||LAWS70081||30||Optional|
|Copyright Law and Policy||LAWS70292||30||Optional|
|The Regulation of International Finance||LAWS70352||30||Optional|
|The Principles and Practice of Corporate Governance||LAWS70362||30||Optional|
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