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LLMInternational Trade Law

University of Essex
United Kingdom, Colchester
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Explore the legal issues and pertinent regulatory principles in trade relationships and the broad spectrum of related services.

At its core, international trade law concerns the regulation of the sale and transaction of goods. On our course, we ensure that you develop specialist knowledge of business and commercial law within the international context. You study topics including:

- Financing international trade
- Foreign direct investment
- Legal analysis and writing
- The sale contract
- The carriage contract

At Essex we specialise in commercial law, public law, and human rights law. We are top 20 in the UK for research excellence (REF 2014), and we are ranked among the top 200 departments on the planet according to the QS World [University] Rankings [2016] for law.

Our law course will develop your intellectual and critical faculties, encourage you to think independently and teach you to present rational, coherent and accurate arguments orally and in writing. It will provide you with an excellent foundation for any career.

Programme structure

Year 1

Dissertation: LLM International Trade Law
International Trade Finance Law
Carriage of Goods By Sea
Foundation Essay for International Trade Law
International Sale of Goods
European Union Law and Human Rights (optional)
Legal Research and the English Legal System (optional)
Approaches to Legal Theory (optional)
International Commercial Dispute Resolution I (optional)
Public International Trade Law (optional)
Legal Aspects of Electronic Commercial Transactions (optional)
Marine Insurance I (optional)
Maritime Law and Wet Shipping (optional)
International Financial Law (optional)
Cybercrime (optional)
Data Protection (optional)
Freedom of Expression, Privacy and the Media (optional)
The Legal Order of the European Union (optional)
EU Private International Law (optional)
The Economics of the European Union (optional)
The Enlargement of the European Union (optional)
Foundation Essay for Europen Union Commercial Law (optional)
EU Company Law (optional)
International Commercial and Business Law: Models, Principles and Tools (optional)
International Trade, Investment and Human Rights. (optional)
Business and Human Rights (optional)
Work-Based Project (optional)
Contemporary Issues in Human Rights and Cultural Diversity (optional)

Career opportunities

Our School of Law graduates have gone on to a wide variety of careers in international and intergovernmental organisations or employment with governments across the world, in commerce and banking, in non-governmental organisations and, as might be expected, in the legal profession and the judiciary.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
Application period has ended

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
Application period has ended

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States