Why pursue your LLM at Swansea
- thriving academic environment committed to excellence in teaching and research, which provides an exceptional student experience, as evidenced by our PTES results.
- A professional but friendly environment with pastoral support and free English language classes which attracts students from all over the world.
- Lectures delivered by outstanding academics at the forefront of scholarship in their areas of expertise, which they combine with skilled and innovative teaching.
- Exemption from level 2 education requirements of CIArb membership allowing you to apply to be awarded the level of Member of the Institute or MCIArb., if you successfully complete the International Commercial Arbitration module.
- Extra-curricular activities such as mooting and summer schools abroad.
- Our employability initiatives and close links with the legal practice bear fruit as Swansea LLM alumni are particularly well placed in the job market all over the world.
- For further information please see the LLM Brochure (pdf)
This exciting LLM programme allows students to focus on specific issues related to International Trade. It places emphasis upon the legal and commercial issues associated with international sale contracts, from their formation to the organization of the transportation of the goods and resolution of the international disputes that may arise.
The course is structured to provide a solid understanding of international trade law, thereby providing an effective springboard to a future career in legal practice or some other profession, or in education, industry, commerce, finance or arbitration.
The LLM in International Trade Law degree is modular, with students required to accumulate 180 credits to graduate. In appropriate circumstances, a student may graduate with a merit or distinction. Each programme is divided into two parts: Part I consists of 4 taught modules each weighted at 30 credits. Students pursuing the LLM in International Trade Law may choose four options from the modules listed above.
Part II is composed of two projects (LLM Research Projects) and is weighted at 60 credits. The LLM Research Projects will customarily be researched and written up over the summer period following the successful completion of the taught modules and are designed to enable LLM students to develop their research skills.