In just one generation, the world has witnessed a dramatic increase in the economic interdependence of countries and shifts in global economic power. This reshaped global economic map has many drivers, including key international institutions and accords that seek to promote enhanced competitiveness, trade and foreign direct investment globally.
The LLM in International Economic Law aims to provide students with both a theoretical understanding and the practical legal skills set for analysing the roles that institutions play in regulating crucial international economic relations and their specific rules that often become the agreed framework for national regulation across economic sectors.
This programme will enable you to explore the significant policy issues that arise in the development and implementation of these international economic legal frameworks.
You will be able to choose from a comprehensive range of modules that focus on these international economic regulatory frameworks as they impact diverse economic sectors, including finance, trade, investment, innovation and knowledge.
Your fellow students will come from the UK and more than 80 other countries, each able to draw on prior academic and, in many cases, professional experience from different jurisdictions to enrich discussion and debate in class.
You will have the opportunity to critically explore pressing development, environmental and financial stability concerns arising from the globalisation of the world economy in a genuinely international atmosphere.
The knowledge and skills gained on this course are suitable for careers in government, international organizations, law firms and NGOs concerned with international development, trade, investment and finance.
To specialise in this area, you must select 90 credits of modules from this list and do your compulsory dissertation in the field of International Economic Law (45 credits). The additional 45 credits of taught modules can be in this area or can be unrelated and therefore selected from the full list of available LLM modules.
All modules are 22.5 credits unless otherwise stated below.
Note: Not all of the modules listed will be available in any one year and semesters listed can be subject to change. Any modules not available in the forthcoming academic session will be marked as soon as this information is confirmed by teaching academics.
The updated module list below represents the result of our ongoing modularisation of the LLM which is intended to offer students greater flexibility and choice of module options. ◦ QLLM044 International and Comparative Competition Law (45 credits) ◦ QLLM062 International Tax Law (45 credits) ◦ QLLM069 Law of Finance and Foreign Investment in Emerging Economies (45 credits) ◦ QLLM080 Multinational Enterprises and the Law (45 credits) ◦ QLLM096 Climate Change Law and Policy (45 credits) (Not running 2016-17) ◦ QLLM097 International Natural Resources Law (45 credits) ◦ QLLM128 Telecommunications Law (45 credits) ◦ QLLM155 Principles of Regulation (Sem1) ◦ QLLM187 International Investment Law (Sem 1) ◦ QLLM188 Regulation of International Investment and Public Policy (Sem 2) (Not running 2016-17) ◦ QLLM314 Transnational Law and Governance (Sem 1) ◦ QLLM315 Transnational Law and Governance in Practice (Sem 2) ◦ QLLM340 Global Intellectual Property: Fundamental Principles (Sem 1) ◦ QLLM341 Global Intellectual Property: Technology and Policy (sem 2) ◦ QLLM364 Law and Finance in Emerging Economies (Sem 1) (Not running 2016-17) ◦ QLLM365 Legal Aspects of Financing Development (sem 2) (Not running 2016-17) ◦ QLLM367 International Financial Regulation (sem 2) (Not running 2016-17) ◦ QLLM370 WTO Law: Market Access and Non-Discrimination (sem 1) ◦ QLLM371 WTO Law: Trade Remedies and Regulatory Issues (sem 2) ◦ QLLM376 International Economic Law (sem 1) ◦ QLLM387 International Trade and Investment Law of the EU (sem 1) (Not running 2016-17) ◦ QLLM388 Trade, Climate Change and Energy: EU and International Perspectives (Sem 2)