International Economic and Trade Law LLM (LLM)

Brunel University London the United Kingdom

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The award
LLM

How long you will study
1 year

Domestic course fees
GBP 5990

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 10335

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About International Economic and Trade Law LLM at Brunel University London

The aim of this programme is to provide students with a knowledge and understanding of selected areas of international economic and trade law broadly understood, with an emphasis on areas with a European and international dimension. The LLM is intended to empower successful candidates to become practitioners, critical scholars, innovators and masters of their chosen disciplines.Entry RequirementsYou will normally be expected to have a second class honours law degree or equivalent to be considered for admission. Applications are welcomed from overseas students. If English is not your first language you will normally be expected to have a score of IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 585. Course AimsThe aim of this programme is to provide students with a knowledge and understanding of selected areas of international economic and trade law broadly understood, with an emphasis on areas with a European and international dimension. The LLM is intended to empower successful candidates to become practitioners, critical scholars, innovators and masters of their chosen disciplines. The LLM will focus on conceptual and theoretical sources of the substantive laws regulating the fields of study; the procedural mechanisms for the application of those laws; and the challenges that attend evolution of principles, rules and procedures. Course ContentOn the International Economic and Trade Law programme, you take four taught modules running concurrently through the teaching year from October to May. Students must take the three compulsory modules and a dissertation:Core ModulesInternational Economic LawYou will study the law governing economic relations between States, and in particular the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and its rules on the supply of goods and services, tariffs, subsidies and dumping.International Commercial ArbitrationThe main focus of the course will be on the use of arbitration to resolve disputes arising out of such international commercial transactions.International Trade LawYou will study the law governing international contracts for the supply of goods, including the issues of transport, insurance, finance, arbitration, conflicts of laws, and international harmonisation of laws.DissertationAfter the taught modules have been completed in May, if you are taking the LLM you will work on your dissertation under the supervision of a member of Law staff on a topic in International Economic Law or International Trade Law, agreed between you and the Programme Director. This will provide you with an opportunity to deepen your understanding of a particular area of interest in International Economic Law or International Trade Law. The dissertation is due at the end of September.Elective ModulesOne from a selection that currently includes:International Intellectual Property Law This course will focus on the European and international developments in Intellectual Property Law. Students will review the national and international protection of Copyrights, Trademarks, Patent and Sui Generis rights. This will include the study of WIPO treaties and TRIPS as well as European legislation.International Financial LawYou will study the nature and function of banking, securities, and financial markets; European and international legal regulation of financial markets; the role of international financial organisations.Public International LawYou will study the law governing relations between states, including international personality, statehood and recognition, territorial sovereignty, immunity, the law of the sea, state responsibility, dispute resolution and the use of force and international human rights.International Labour LawYou will study the international structures, standards and processes developed by the international Labour Organisation (ILO) concerning equality, health and safety, child labour, freedom of association and other aspects of social justice in the workplace.European and International Competition LawProviding an understanding of competition law, together with the ability to subject it to critical legal and economic analysis, this module will show how competition law can curb anti-competitive business practices which restrict competition in economic markets. Although emphasis is placed predominantly on EC competition law, developments at a broader public international level will also be explored.Note: modules are subject to withdrawal at the School's discretion.Teaching and LearningThe teaching will usually take the form of classes, involving discussion of prepared reading, supplemented by lecturing from the module teacher to introduce and consolidate the discussion. Use of WebCT, our online learning environment, will also help reinforce learning.AssessmentFor each module you will be assessed twice, first by way of a written essay and then by way of a "seen" or "pre-release" examination, where the question paper is released a short time before the day of the exam. Each assessment is worth 50% of the overall mark.

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  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardLLMHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 year
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 5990International course feesGBP 10335

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