University of Essex Online

University of Essex Online

International Trade and Commercial Law

Our LLM International Trade and Commercial Law course* has been developed by subject experts and experienced legal professionals with many years of experience. It builds on your knowledge from the PG Cert and PG Dip programme modules and allows you to undertake a piece of original research by completing a 60-credit dissertation.

Law is a widely recognised and highly respected subject and the knowledge gained on our LLM International Trade and Commercial Law will open up many opportunities for you to develop your skills to progress towards a high-level career in an international law firm, multinational company or governmental organisation.

Entry requirements

We have flexible entry requirements that look at both your academic and work-based experience as well as your motivation to do the course. There are two entry routes onto our LLM International Trade and Commercial Law programme:

1. Academic Entry Route

In order to satisfy the Academic Entry Route requirements for our LLM International Trade and Commercial Law you must have the following qualifications as a minimum:

  • An undergraduate degree from an approved institution equivalent to a UK Honours degree or a relevant professional qualification.
  • If English is not your first language, your English ability should be equivalent to IELTS (Academic) 6.5. If you do not hold an IELTS or equivalent qualification, we require students to pass a free online English test.

2. Open Entry Route

We recognise that you can gain skills in a wide variety of ways and that prior academic performance is not the only indicator of an applicant’s ability. Therefore, if you do not meet the minimum academic standards above, you may still be eligible to enrol via our Open Entry Route.

In order to satisfy the Open Entry Route requirements for our LLM International Trade and Commercial Law course you must meet the following criteria as a minimum:

  • At least 5 years’ senior level work experience.
  • If English is not your first language, your English ability should be equivalent to IELTS (Academic) 6.5. If you do not hold an IELTS or equivalent qualification, we require students to pass a free online English test.
  • Your application will be considered on an individual basis taking into account your motivation for doing the course, prior work experience and other relevant qualifications that demonstrate your ability to successfully complete the programme.

If you enrol on our LLM International Trade and Commercial Law but decide that online learning isn’t for you, we will allow you to withdraw within 21 days of the start date stated on your offer letter. If you have paid an initial deposit up front, you will receive a full refund.

Course modules

The LLM International Trade and Commercial Law is made up of the following modules and, upon completion, is equal to a total of 180 credits.

  • Law of the World Trade Organisation (20 credits)
  • International Competition Law (20 credits)
  • International Sales of Goods (20 credits)
  • Legal Research Skills and Methods (20 credits)*
  • Dissertation (60 credits)*

Optional modules**

  • International Carriage of Goods (20 credits)
  • Private International Law (20 credits)
  • Intellectual Property Law (20 credits)
  • International Commercial Dispute Resolution (20 credits)

* These modules are core and must be passed in order to achieve the award.

** In addition to the core modules, students will take two optional modules.

PG Dip International Trade and Commercial Law

The PG Dip International Trade and Commercial Law is made up of the following modules and, upon completion, is equal to a total of 120 credits.

  • Law of the World Trade Organisation (20 credits)
  • International Competition Law (20 credits)
  • International Sales of Goods (20 credits)
  • Legal Research Skills and Methods (20 credits)*

Optional modules**

  • International Carriage of Goods (20 credits)
  • Private International Law (20 credits)
  • Intellectual Property Law (20 credits)
  • International Commercial Dispute Resolution (20 credits)

* These modules are core and must be passed in order to achieve the award.

** In addition to the core modules, students will take two optional modules.

Upon completion of your PG Dip International Trade and Commercial Law we offer the opportunity for you to progress to study for our LLM International Trade and Commercial Law (180 credits).

PG Cert International Trade and Commercial Law

The PG Cert International Trade and Commercial Law is made up of the following modules and, upon completion, is equal to a total of 60 credits.

  • Law of the World Trade Organisation (20 credits)
  • International Competition Law (20 credits)
  • International Sales of Goods (20 credits)
  • Upon completion of your PG Cert International Trade and Commercial Law we offer the opportunity for you to progress to study for our PG Dip degree (120 credits).

Assessment methods

We adopt an assignment-based approach to assessment instead of exams. Assessment for the LLM International Trade and Commercial Law will be based on a combination of written coursework and work on a dissertation or individual project.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
LLM Online study October 2017 £ 10,200 per Whole course () 24 months
PgCert Online study October 2017 £ 3,400 per Whole course () 8 months
PgDip Online study October 2017 £ 6,800 per Whole course () 16 months

Campus details

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