• Swansea University Featured Masters Courses
  • Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University Featured Masters Courses
  • Ulster University Featured Masters Courses
  • University of Edinburgh Featured Masters Courses
  • University of Cambridge Featured Masters Courses
  • University of Leeds Featured Masters Courses
  • FindA University Ltd Featured Masters Courses
  • Jacobs University Featured Masters Courses
University of London International Programmes Featured Masters Courses
Imperial College London Featured Masters Courses
University of Leicester Featured Masters Courses
Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh Featured Masters Courses
FindA University Ltd Featured Masters Courses

International Economic Law (LLM)

Course Description

Programme description

Since the establishment of the Bretton Woods System in the aftermath of the Second World War, we have seen an extraordinary evolution of international economic relations towards interdependence and integration.

Discussions on this process, known as economic globalisation, are commonplace in academic and other fora.

This programme seeks to provide participants with in-depth knowledge and critical understanding of the institutions, rules and principles of the international economic system, as well as of key legal and policy issues arising from the globalisation of the world economy.

Programme structure

This programme offers a wide range of subjects on economic law and commercial law with an international perspective, enabling you to tailor the LLM to meet your specific interests.

The programme structure for 2016/17 will consist of 180 credits, comprising taught courses worth 120 credits (60 credits per semester) and a 10,000 word dissertation worth 60 credits.

The 120 credits of taught courses is made up of the following mandatory, core and option courses.

Mandatory courses (60 credits):

WTO Law (full-year course, 40 credits, counting as 20 credits each semester)
International Investment Law (20 credits, semester 1)

Core courses (choose 20-60 credits):

The Law of International Trade (40 credits, full year course)
International Commercial Arbitration (20 credits, semester 1)
Principles of International Tax Law (20 credits, semester 1)
Advanced issues in International Economics Law (20 credits, semester 2)
Corporate Social Responsibility and the Law (20 credits, semester 2)

Option courses (choose 0-40 credits):

A maximum of 40 credits can be taken from any of the courses offered by the Law School confirmed in September 2016 (including the courses listed above), with the express permission of the Programme Director.

Learning outcomes

This programme is designed provide an advanced understanding of the law, institutions and policy concerning international economic relations and their ongoing development by the United Nations, the World Trade Organisation, the World Bank, and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Visit the International Economic Law (LLM) page on the University of Edinburgh website for more details!

Student Profiles

Tercentenary Awards for Excellence - 5 Awards

Edinburgh Law School is pleased to be able to offer five Tercentenary Awards for Excellence of £2,000 towards tuition fees in any LLM or MSc programme offered by the School, starting in September 2014 (including distance learning programmes, and also the MSc in European Union Politics and Law and the MSc in Global Crime, Justice and Security, both of which are offered jointly with the School of Social and Political Studies).

Value of Scholarship(s)

£2,000 towards tuition fees


Students should meet the criteria for entry to the LLM/ MSc programmes.

Application Procedure

Deadline: 30th April 2014.You must have already applied to study an LLM or MSc programme before you apply for this scholarship.Once you have applied for your chosen programme of study, you should download and complete the School Scholarships application form. This can be downloaded from the Law School website.Completed application forms should be emailed to [email protected] by the deadline date above.

Further Information



Africa LLM/ MSc Tercentenary Scholarship - Single Award

The Africa LLM/MSc Tercentenary Scholarship is open to all African students who have applied to an on-campus LLM or the on-campus MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice at Edinburgh Law School.One scholarship will be available each academic year until 2013/2014.The award is open to all suitably qualified African applicants; however, the 2012/2013 scholarship is particularly aimed at applicants who are citizens of (and normally resident in) West Africa. If no suitable application is received from these countries, the scholarship will pass to the next most suitable applicant. The award will be made solely on academic merit.The scholarship will cover the costs of postgraduate tuition fees for one academic year. The successful applicant will also be given a partial maintenance grant (£6500) to help fund their studies at the University of Edinburgh. The maintenance grant will not cover the full costs of studying at the University and applicants should ensure they have sufficient financial support to complete their studies.More detailed information can be obtained by emailing [email protected]

Value of Scholarship(s)

Tuition Fees for one year plus a stipend of £6500


Students should meet the criteria for entry to the LLM/MSc programmes.

Application Procedure

The closing date for the receipt of applications for 2012-2013 will be 30 April 2012.Applicants must complete the school's scholarship application form to indicate that they wish to be considered for this award.Word Document Completed forms should be emailed to [email protected] for postgraduate programmes must be made in parallel through the normal University application route

Further Information


Entry Requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree in law or international equivalent. Candidates with a UK 2:1 honours degree in a social science subject will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Email Enquiry

Recipient: University of Edinburgh
Insert previous message below for editing? 
You haven’t included a message. Providing a specific message means universities will take your enquiry more seriously and helps them provide the information you need.
Why not add a message here
* required field
Send a copy to me for my own records.
Email Sent

Share this page:

Cookie Policy    X