International Trade & Economic Law LLM, PGDip, PGCert

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International Trade & Economic Law LLM, PGDip, PGCert

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Master

    • Duration:

      1 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time/Part Time

    • Start Date:

      01 September 2019

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      £ 7,000 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      £ 13,250

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    International trade has increased dramatically for many decades running, and the law which controls and regulates that trade has become very complex. The University for the West of England’s LLM in International Trade and economic Law gives you the skills you’ll need to either practice in a highly specialised field of the law, or to work in business or trade on a global level in full knowledge of the legal and regulatory requirements of your industry.

    You’ll study not only the law itself but ways to research and explore the law on your own, learning modern legal and academic research methods. You’ll take extra, elective modules if you upgrade the PGCert to a PGDip. You could, for example, learn more about how the World Trade Organisation handles disputes and transactions. For the full LLM certification you’ll also complete a 15,000 word original dissertation on a topic relate to trade or economic law.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This LLM program may be taken at full time in a single year or at part time for 2 years. Depending on the modules you take, completion time for the PGDip or PGCert awards may take substantially less time.

    Core Modules:

    • Foundations for Research
    • Research Methods

    Optional Modules (choose one):

    • Globalisation and the Law
    • International Contracts

    Elective Modules (choose 4 for the PGDip or LLM):

    • Contemporary Research
    • Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility
    • Information Technology Law
    • Information Technology Law
    • International Banking and Finance Law
    • International Commercial Disputes
    • International Competition Law and Policy
    • International Contacts
    • International Employment Law
    • International Environmental Law
    • International Financial Crime
    • International Intellectual Property Law
    • International Law and Institutions
    • Natural Resources Law
    • Shipping Law
    • World Trade Organisation Law

    Dissertation:

    This will be a substantial piece of research comprised of either:

    • New, empirical work
    • A new synthesis of existing ideas
    • The application of new topics to existing analyses
    • The application of new analyses t existing knowledge
    • The application of new evidence to an existing issue

    Learning & Teaching

    You can take this course at full or part time, and choose your level of engagement. No matter which modules you take, you’ll begin doing your own research and discussing your results almost immediately. You’ll also develop reflective, analytic and critical skills in preparation for your dissertation. You’ll have 6 to 9 hours of contact time each week as well as another 25 to 30 hours to self-directed study and preparation.

    Career Possiblities

    An LLM will add to your existing legal education, qualifying you as a burgeoning expert in the field of International Trade and Economic Law. Many students go on to study for a PhD and a research career, whilst others seek out opportunities to practice in business or industry at their new level. Graduates have gone to work for firms of solicitors, large organisations like Marks and Spencer PLC, Lloyds TSB, or even the Ministry of Defence.

    Entry Credit

    Successful completion will result in either a 1 year LLM, or optionally a PGCert or PGDip.

    Applicants must typically have achieved 2:2 honours degree in Law. Other qualifications can be accepted, please see here.

    All classes are taught in English, and international students will be required to show proficiency in English by scoring well on an approved test. For example, an IELTS score of 6.5 overall with no section scoring less than 5.5 would qualify.

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