With a focus on the development of practical legal skills, UEA's LLM International Trade Law degree offers all the traditional modules of an international trade law Masters programme, (such as International Sales Law, Payments and Finance in International Trade, International Carriage Law, International Commercial Arbitration, and International Competition Law). However, modules are also focused on specific aspects of international law, (such as International Banking and Finance, International Information Technology Law and Intellectual Property Law) and when combined with central modules, gives those with a specialist interest a chance to find a solid grounding in their subject.
The LLM International Trade Law is offered over one year full-time, or two years part-time. Students undertake a range of compulsory and optional modules taught by the Law School. They may also, with the consent of the Course Director, choose modules worth up to 40 credits from other postgraduate courses offered by the University. This degree also offers an optional Research Methods Training component.
Building on a long record of teaching at the cutting edge of law and technology, the UEA Law School is home to a strong team of scholars investigating everything from IP enforcement to the rights and risks associated with 'Web 2.0'. The Law School postgraduate student community rarely exceeds 100 each year, as the aim is to offer small group teaching, allowing students to benefit from the knowledge and experience of lecturers who are national and international leaders in their field.
The LLM in International Trade Law is designed to give those students interested in careers in international trade or in trade-related government departments a firm introduction to both the law and practice in this challenging and complex area. UEA Law School graduates have previously progressed to a wide variety of successful careers, from private practice in local and international firms to government legal departments and international organisations, from universities to industry and commerce.