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LLM International Trade and Commercial Law

Delivered 100% online and part-time, so you can fit studying around your existing work and family commitments


University of Essex Online

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Study method
Online with live classes
Duration
2 Years, Part-time
Qualification
Level 7 Master's degree
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Overview

This LLM International Trade and Commercial Law course will develop students’ understanding of areas of law including:

Core modules:

  • Law of the World Trade Organisation
  • International Competition Law
  • International Sales of Goods
  • Legal Research Skills and Methods
  • Dissertation

Optional modules:

  • International Carriage of Goods
  • Private International Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International Commercial Dispute Resolution

This programme is aimed at a wide range of legal and non-legal professionals who want to progress to a high-level career in international law firms, multinational companies and governmental/non-governmental organisations (among others). Delivered 100% online and part-time, this programme is also assignment based which means that there are no exams to sit.

Qualification

Level 7 Master's degree
Awarded by University of Essex

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Course content

Our LLM International Trade and Commercial Law course is developed by industry and subject leaders and is aimed to develop the knowledge gained from the PG Cert and PG Dip courses. This programme provides students an opportunity to undertake their own original research by submitting a 60-credit dissertation.

This programme provides an in-depth understanding of law subjects such as:

  • Law of the World Trade Organisation
  • International Competition Law
  • International Sales of Goods
  • Legal Research Skills and Methods
  • International Carriage of Goods
  • Private International Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International Commercial Dispute Resolution

Online learning environment

This programme is delivered 100% online and part-time providing students with the flexibility to fit their studies around work and other commitments. All of our students will receive access to a cutting-edge virtual learning platform where they can access core learning materials, lectures and seminars as well as interact with tutors and other students.

Assessment

This programme is assessed entirely by written coursework, which means that there are no exams to sit. Students will also benefit from being able to find out their provisional marks from the beginning of the course, which helps to evaluate their study approach and identify the areas to improve.

Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at a wide range of legal and non-legal professionals looking to strengthen their transferable skills and enhance their career prospects in organisations such as international law firms, multinational companies and governmental/non-governmental organisations.

This degree would be beneficial for individuals including:

  • in-house commercial solicitors
  • contracts professionals
  • senior management
  • human resources
  • insurance companies
  • investment companies
  • businesses involved in export/import
  • small business owners
  • those seeking an academic career in law
  • qualified solicitors or barristers looking to meet their annual CPD requirements

Requirements

There are flexible entry requirements for this course that consider both applicants’ academic and work experience. Please contact us for detailed information about the entry routes for this course.

Career path

Students can achieve this LLM building on the knowledge from PG Cert and PG Dip courses. This LLM programme will help to progress students’ career to a higher level or give an opportunity to study for a PhD.

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