International Trade and Commercial Law (PG Dip)

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The award
PG Dip

How long you will study
16 months

Domestic course fees
GBP 6800 per total

How you will study
distance, online

Course starts
February

International course fees
GBP 6800 per total

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About International Trade and Commercial Law at University of Essex Online

Our PG Dip International Trade and Commercial Law course offers an advanced qualification that is designed to build on your knowledge from the PG Cert programme modules and also introduce legal research skills and methods, international carriage of goods, private international law, intellectual property law and international commercial dispute resolution.

Law is a widely recognised and highly respected subject and the knowledge gained on our PG Dip International Trade and Commercial Law will open up many opportunities for you to develop your skills to progress towards a high-level career in an international law firm, multinational company or governmental organisation.

Course structure

The PG Dip International Trade and Commercial Law is made up of the following modules and, upon completion, is equal to a total of 120 credits.

Level 7 modules:

  • Law of the World Trade Organisation (20 credits)
  • International Competition Law (20 credits)
  • International Sales of Goods (20 credits)
  • Legal Research Skills and Methods (20 credits)*

Optional modules**

  • International Carriage of Goods (20 credits)
  • Private International Law (20 credits)
  • Intellectual Property Law (20 credits)
  • International Commercial Dispute Resolution (20 credits)

* These modules are core and must be passed in order to achieve the award.

** In addition to the core modules, students will take two optional modules.

Upon completion of your PG Dip International Trade and Commercial Law we offer the opportunity for you to progress to study for our LLM International Trade and Commercial Law (180 credits).

Learning and assessment

Introduction

Studying online gives you the freedom to study when and where it suits you - at home, during your lunch hour or anywhere else you have internet access.

All of our online courses have an indicative study duration which is a guide to how long your course will take to complete. The actual duration may be longer or shorter depending on your speed of study, study options chosen and module availability. It's possible to complete your studies faster than the indicative course duration by doubling up on modules at certain times; however, minimum study durations do apply.

All of our courses have regular start dates throughout the year. Our academic year is organised into modules, typically with a one- or two-week break between modules and a structured three-week break for the Christmas period. Students will receive a course timetable during the application process.

Teaching methods and style

As we are a 100% online university, we utilise a Virtual Learning Environment instead of a traditional campus. The system tracks and manages the learning process in real-time and provides you with immediate access to your learning materials.

This learning platform allows both students and tutors to actively take part in real-time conversations and you can listen to, and view, live lectures and seminars over the internet. All courses are delivered in English only.

You are supported throughout your course by a dedicated Student Adviser and have the opportunity to regularly interact with fellow students and your tutor. To ensure you receive the support you need from your tutor, we cap our class sizes at 20 students.

Assessment

We adopt an assignment-based approach to assessment instead of exams. Assessment for the PG Dip International Trade and Commercial Law will be based on a combination of written coursework.

You will always be aware of your current provisional grade right from the start of the programme, allowing you to evaluate the success of your current study methods and clearly identify areas to improve. We believe that this transparency gives you the information you need to make the most of your course. We achieve this by:

·  showing your marks clearly in your gradebook, which can be viewed whenever you log onto the learning platform;

·  the rapid turnaround of work assessed to ensure that your gradebook is always up to date;

·  assessing your work throughout the module rather than waiting for end of year exams;

·  ensuring you have regular contact with your Student Adviser; and

·  the simplicity and transparency in the design of our assessment criteria.

We also have a policy of ensuring that work submitted by students is authentic. As well as the fact that all work is frequently assessed, we use a well established electronic monitoring system to check for plagiarism.

Career prospects

We are dedicated to improving employability amongst our graduates. Our online courses give you the opportunity to improve your career prospects and earning potential with a mix of key skills that are directly transferable to the workplace.

The legal knowledge gained from the PG Dip International Trade and Commercial Law could prepare you for a role in an international law firm, multinational company or governmental organisation.

Qualified solicitors or barristers will also be able to use the skills and knowledge gained from studying the course to meet their annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements.

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Notes about fees for this course

Tuition fee: £6,800 (learn more)

Entry requirements

At University of Essex Online, we believe that everyone should be able to access education. That’s why we take both academic and work-based experience into account when deciding if a student is eligible for a course. All of our potential students are assessed individually by a dedicated admissions team who will determine whether they are right for either our academic, open or work experience entry route onto our courses.

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