International Economic Law LLM

  • Programme duration: Full-time: 12 months   Part-time: 24 months
  • Programme start: September 2022
  • Entry requirements: You should normally hold a minimum of a 2:1 Honours Degree in Law (BA or LLB) or in a relevant field of study.
International Economic Law LLM

Module details

LLM students on any of the specialist postgraduate taught programmes must study a total of 180 credits from taught modules (120 credits) and a dissertation (60 credits)

In addition to the mandatory Dissertation and research training module, LLM students must select at least 3 taught specialist modules to the value of 60 credits from the list of module specialisms (see below). These required modules may vary slightly from year to year, and are chosen because of their particular contemporary relevance to the specialism of International Economic Law.

The remaining 60 credits may be taken from any Masters programmes offered by the school.

Please note that the list of modules below is indicative, modules are available based on staff availability for that particular academic year.

Optional modules

Law of the European Single Market (LAW520)
LevelM
Credit level20
SemesterSecond Semester
Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
Aims

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Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Demonstrate principles and techniques of advanced legal research

(LO2) Show an understanding of the relevant social, economic, political, historical, philosophical, ethical, scientific and cultural contexts within which Law of the European Single Market operates

(LO3) Demonstrate that the chosen taught modules have been studied in depth

(LO4) Identify, locate and retrieve source legal materials in Law of the European Single Market, both in paper and electronic form

(LO5) Analyse, evaluate and interpret the principal source materials of Law of the European Single Market, including national statutes, national, European and international law reports, treaties, directives and other relevant materials as appropriate

(LO6) Apply legal knowledge to a practical situation and draw reasoned conclusions supported by legal authority

(LO7) Synthesise information from primary legal sources to achieve detailed knowledge and understanding of the Law of the European Single Market

(LO8) Understand and employ English, European and international legal terminology, both orally and in writing, to explain and convey technical legal information at an advanced level

(LO9) Demonstrate advanced legal skills (e.g. critical analysis) necessary to enable them to reach a superior understanding of Law of the European Single Market, even if not previously studied at undergraduate level

(LO10) Demonstrate thorough knowledge of the legal principles underpinning free movement within the Single Market

(LO11) Demonstrate critical awareness of the broader constitutional, policy and cultural implications of European economic integration

(LO12) Locate and handle appropriate legal and non-legal materials

(LO13) Carry out research in the field of the Single Market

(S1) Develop critical analysis skills

(S2) Utilise problem-solving skills in complex theoretical and practical contexts

(S3) Develop time management and prioritisation skills by working to deadlines

(S4) Develop individual and group communication skills by seminar presentations

(S5) Develop oral discussion skills by participating in debates and problem-solving exercises

(S6) Take responsibility for their own learning

(S7) Develop their skills in reading, analysing and synthesising different viewpoints and presenting their findings/conclusions in clear, comprehensible, structured format, with detailed argumentation where appropriate

(S8) Be able to make a critical judgment of the merits of particular arguments and make a reasoned choice between alternative solutions or arguments

International Dispute Settlement (LAW521)
LevelM
Credit level20
SemesterSecond Semester
Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
Aims

To introduce students to the different methods and institutions for resolving disputes in international law, as well as their structure, underlying principles and functioning.

To enable students to examine, analyse and compare the main procedural issues in proceedings before international courts and tribunals.

To enable students to critically appraise both the growth of international adjudication and the contemporary challenges of international dispute resolution.

To enable students to critically read the decisions of international courts and tribunals.

To develop students’ critical understanding of the enforcement capacity of international law.

Learning Outcomes

(LO1) The student will be able to demonstrate a critical knowledge and understanding of the organisation of international dispute settlement.

(LO2) The student will be able to demonstrate a critical knowledge and understanding of the main international courts and tribunals, their composition, functioning, procedure and governing principles.

(LO3) The student will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the commonalities and differences in proceedings before international courts and tribunals.

(LO4) The student will have the ability to critically appraise the contemporary challenges in international adjudication.

(LO5) The student will have developed an understanding of the role of politics in international dispute resolution.

(LO6) The student will have the ability to find, interpret and critically evaluate international judicial decisions

(S1) Critical analysis of complex theoretical and practical questions

(S2) Legal reasoning and argumentation

(S3) Organisational skills

(S4) Teamwork

(S5) Communication skills

Law of the World Trade Organisation (LAW526)
LevelM
Credit level20
SemesterFirst Semester
Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
Aims

The module aims to provide a detailed coverage of the rules of the WTO and introduce students to major critical perspectives on international economic regulation. It is designed to develop an understanding of the global rules on trade between nations, resolution of trade disputes, and the conflict between trade and non-trade values, such as human rights, environment and development. The module will be useful for students interested in international business law and public international law.

Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Demonstrate principles and techniques of advanced legal research

(LO2) Show an understanding of the relevant social, economic, political, historical, philosophical, ethical, scientific and cultural contexts within which Law of the World Trade Organisation operates

(LO3) Identify, locate and retrieve source legal materials in Law of the World Trade Organisation, both in paper and electronic form

(LO4) Analyse, evaluate and interpret the principal source materials of the Law of the World Trade Organisation including national statutes, national, European and international law reports, treaties, directives and other relevant materials as appropriate

(LO5) Apply legal knowledge to a practical situation and draw reasoned conclusions supported by legal authority

(LO6) Synthesise information from primary legal sources to achieve detailed knowledge and understanding of the Law of the World Trade Organisation

(LO7) Understand and employ English, European and international legal terminology, both orally and in writing, to explain and convey technical legal information at an advanced level

(S1) Develop critical analysis skills

(S2) Utilise problem-solving skills in complex theoretical and practical contexts

(S3) Develop time management and prioritisation skills by working to deadlines

(S4) Develop individual and group communication skills by seminar presentations

(S5) Develop oral discussion skills by participating in debates and problem-solving exercises

(S6) Take responsibility for their own learning

(S7) Develop their skills in reading, analysing and synthesising different viewpoints and presenting their findings/conclusions in clear, comprehensible, structured format, with detailed argumentation where appropriate

(S8) Be able to make a critical judgment of the merits of particular arguments and make a reasoned choice between alternative solutions or arguments

International Peace and Security (LAW564)
LevelM
Credit level20
SemesterFirst Semester
Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
Aims

To analyse and assess the principles and rules of international law relating to international peace and security.

Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Demonstrate principles and techniques of advanced legal research

(LO2) Show an understanding of the relevant social, economic, political, historical, philosophical, ethical, scientific and cultural contexts within which International Peace & Security operates

(LO3) Identify, locate and retrieve source legal materials in International Peace & Security, both in paper and electronic form

(LO4) Analyse, evaluate and interpret the principal source materials of International Peace & Security, including national statutes, national, European and international law reports, treaties, directives and other relevant materials as appropriate

(LO5) Critically apply legal knowledge to the assessments provided and draw reasoned conclusions supported by legal authority

(LO6) Synthesise information from primary legal sources to achieve detailed knowledge and understanding of International Peace & Security

(LO7) Understand and employ English, European and international legal terminology, both orally and in writing, to explain and convey technical legal information at an advanced level

(LO8) Demonstrate advanced legal skills (e.g. critical analysis) necessary to enable them to reach a superior understanding of International Peace & Security, even if not previously studied at undergraduate level

(LO9) Show an understanding of the nature of the international legal system and its contributions to conflict resolution in international society

(LO10) Be able to critically appraise the content and function of international law rules on the use of force and on peacekeeping

(LO11) Be able to apply the principles and rules on conflict resolution the resolution of past and present international and national problems

(LO12) Be able to appraise, interpret and evaluate international legal texts

(S1) Develop time management and prioritisation skills

(S2) Develop individual and group communication skills

(S3) Develop oral discussion skills

(S4) Take responsibility for their own learning

(S5) Be able to make a critical judgment of the merits of particular arguments and make a reasoned choice between alternative solutions or arguments