Bristol, University of the West of England

Bristol, University of the West of England

Global Trade

This programme offers students an opportunity to engage with the increasingly important area of global trade. The programme takes the perspective that global trade should be considered in a truly inter-disciplinary way, so it draws upon the disciplines of business, finance, economics, law, politics and international relations.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree (a lower 2nd or above) from a recognised UK higher education institution or equivalent from a recognised overseas institution or an HND or equivalent professional award (for example, at NVQ 4), plus at least 2 years of relevant work experience, or applicants with substantial relevant professional experience. If English is not your 1st language, you will be required to meet the UK Border Agency and Universities minimum English language requirements such as the International English Language Test (IELTS) overall score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component.

Course modules

Core modules: The rise of the global economy; the world trade organisation and the global trading system; globalisation and the law; international financial crime; the rise of the BRICS in global trade; the politics of trade negotiation; dissertation. MSc modules: Management research; contemporary policy analysis. LLM modules: Research methods; world trade organisation law.

Assessment methods

Assessment comprises formal tutor assessment, informal tutor assessment and informal peer review and feedback. Formal testing of the knowledge base, intellectual, subject specific and transferable skills is through a combination of exams, essays, case studies, presentations, projects and simulation games. Informal testing of intellectual, subject specific and transferable skills is undertaken through class interaction during work on current academic research and understanding, case studies, practical exercises and experiential exercises.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years
LLM Full-time - 1 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years
LLM Part-time - 2 years
MSc Block-release - 3 years
LLM Block-release - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Frenchay Campus Bristol BS16 1QY South West

Key information

Admissions and International Development
Telephone number: 
0117 32 83333