UWE Bristol - LLM International Trade and Economic Law

UWE Bristol

LLM International Trade and Economic Law

The LLM programmes overlap with the areas of research interest in the School. We have a thriving research culture with specialist research units across several fields of law.

Part of our comprehensive range of LLM programmes, the LLM in International Trade and Economic Law will equip you with the legal knowledge and capability to engage with trade and businesses at a global level.

The volume of international trade has increased substantially in the post-war period, and most rapidly in the last decade. You will study the institutions of international economic law that shape today's global economy and the role and regulation of multinational corporations giving you the skills required to work in this significant and complex area of law.

Diverse choice of modules

Pursuing an LLM allows you to focus in on a particular area of law by delving deep into the subject and undertaking independent research and learning. The modules available cover a diverse range of legal topics, making it possible to tailor the course towards the specific areas of law you wish to explore further.

Entry Requirements

  • An honours degree of 2:2 or above in Law; or
  • An honours degree of 2:2 or above plus a Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) or the Common Professional Examination (CPE); or
  • An honours degree of 2:2 or above in a related subject (such as business, politics or international relations) and/or relevant experience: please give full details in your application.
  • If English is not your first language, you will also need to demonstrate your English Language proficiency. You should have: IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in all components

Career Prospects

Studying for an LLM provides an ideal opportunity to develop specialist skills that will be favored by employers, both in the legal world and beyond. It opens up a range of career opportunities and gives our students the edge over other graduates.

The in-depth knowledge you will acquire in a particular area of law will give you a thorough grounding in the subject area and raise your employability prospects, enabling you to become a specialist within your organization. It is for this reason that many of our LLM graduates choose to go on to complete a Ph.D. or go into teaching and research.

Given the increasingly transnational nature of law, this course is designed to provide you with knowledge and skills which will be attractive to employers both in the UK and beyond. Recent graduates from Bristol Law School have gained positions in local government, solicitors firms, the Ministry of Defence, and other organizations including Marks and Spencer plc, Direct Line, and Lloyds TSB.

Our award-winning careers service helps you develop your employment potential through career coaching, a vacancy service for internships, placements, jobs, global opportunities, volunteering, and community activity plus support for entrepreneurial activity, and access to employer events.

Course Details

Year one

Core modules

  • Research Methods (15 credits)
  • Globalisation and the Law (15 credits).

Option modules

You'll study




International Contracts




World Trade Organisation Law.

Plus five modules from this list, or four of them plus one optional module from any of our other LLM courses.

  • Contemporary Research Project (15 credits)
  • Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility (15 credits)
  • Information Technology Law (15 credits)
  • International Banking and Finance Law (15 credits)
  • International Commercial Disputes (15 credits)
  • International Competition Law and Policy (15 credits)
  • International Employment Law (15 credits)
  • International Environmental Law (15 credits)
  • International Financial Crime (15 credits)
  • International Intellectual Property Law (15 credits)
  • International Law and Institutions (15 credits)
  • Natural Resources Law (15 credits)
  • Shipping Law (15 credits).
  • Dissertation


    (60 credits)
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