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    05 August 2019

International trade is fundamental to global economic prosperity. Our LLM in International Trade Law will give you an in-depth understanding of its legal and commercial aspects, to open up a range of exciting career opportunities. 

Learning from experts with high level academic and practical experience, you will gain in-depth understanding of the law concerning international sale contracts, from their formation, to the organisation of the transportation of goods, and the resolution of international disputes.

The specialist knowledge and skills you gain from the International Trade Law course can provide a springboard to a career in career in legal practice, education, industry, commerce, finance or arbitration.

Why International Trade Law at Swansea?

As a International Trade Law student at the Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law, you will be part of a globally recognised law school, with a thriving academic environment committed to excellence in teaching and research, and offering an exceptional student experience.

  • The overall rating for teaching on Swansea’s LLMs is 90% (Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2018)
  • 93% of our students overall are satisfied with their course (Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2018)
  • You will be exempted from the level 2 requirements of CIArb membership, so you can apply for the level of Member of the Institute (MCIArb), on successful completion the International Commercial Arbitration module
  • Swansea University is ranked 26th in the UK for research quality and 22nd for research impact (REF 2014)

Your International Trade Law experience

On this LLM degree in International Trade Law you will gain the knowledge and experience to develop into a 21st century lawyer or legal service practitioner with specialist and in-depth understanding of international trade law.

Our International Trade Law degree gives you the opportunity to learn from academics who are industry experts, with a wealth of academic and practical experience.

You will also learn through:

  • Guest lectures to give you insight into practice in the field
  • Mooting competitions
  • Summer schools abroad

International Trade Law employment opportunities

Graduates of the LLM in International Trade Law are well positioned for stimulating and rewarding career opportunities.

Improving your employability is a key priority for us, and we organise a range of events to help, including the annual LLM careers fair, which gives you the opportunity to meet local and international law firms, as well as networking events and visits to leading practices in the City of London.

International Trade Law modules

As part of the International Trade Law degree, students can study the following modules (you must take at least 2 of the modules in bold):

  • International Trade Law, Law and Practice relating to International Banking and Commercial Payments, Charterparties: Law and Practice, Marine Insurance, E-Commerce, and International Commercial Arbitration.

As study on the LLM in International Trade Law continues through the summer, students will be required to enrol on to a second academic year to submit their research projects.

How you're taught on the International Trade Law course

This Master of Laws programme in International Trade Law is modular, with students needing to accumulate 180 credits.

The programme is divide into two parts:

  • Part 1 consists of four modules, each weighted at 30 credits

Following successful completion of part 1, students may proceed to part 2:

  • The second part of this LLM consists of two research projects
  • The projects are usually completed over the summer period and are designed to develop students’ research skills

Students enrolled on the LLM in International Trade Law will be given the option of choosing their research essays or projects in the following areas: 

  • International Trade Law
  • Law and Practice relating to International Banking and Commercial Payments
  • Charterparties: Law and Practice
  • International Commercial Arbitration 
  • E-Commerce

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Visit the International Trade Law LLM page on the Swansea University website for more details!





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