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LLM International Trade Law Pathway

University of Birmingham

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  • Qualification

    LLM - Master of Laws

  • Location

    University of Birmingham

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

In the modern world it is vital to understand the principles and main tenets of international trade; such as tariffs and customs regulation, as well as understanding how it affects societies, regions, and the environment.

This LLM programme enables you to understand the complex issues emerging in the area of international trade, drawing on Birmingham Law School’s research strengths in the areas of international trade law, EU law, law of comparative regional integration and transnational economic relations more widely. The principal focus is on the multilateral trading system and the law of the World Trade Organisation. Our modules will allow you to develop in-depth specialisation in key related areas, such as the environment, public procurement, or competition law.

This pathway is an excellent choice for those who want to grasp the foundations of international trade, but also engage with critical contemporary issues. It will also provide a unique opportunity for deeper understanding of the challenges facing the United Kingdom in the Brexit context.

Our graduates move onto a diverse range of careers, with many going on to work in top law schools and law firms. Some examples of where our recent graduates have gone on to work include: Linklaters LLP, 5 Pump Court Chambers, Bar Pro Bono Unit and Squire Patton Boggs. A number of our postgraduate students go directly from Birmingham to complete the Legal Practice Course or the Bar Professional Training Course.

The Careers Network

The Careers Network organises regular events including presentations by top law firms and the annual Law Fair. It also runs workshops to help students prepare effective applications and to prepare for their next move. Its events on non-law careers, including journalism, marketing and working with charities, can be of interest to law students.

Application deadline

09 September 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 20,160per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Birmingham

  • University League Table

    13th

  • Campus address

    University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TT, England

A member of the Russell Group, Birmingham is a research-intensive institution. Its world-leading academics have included 11 Nobel Prize winners.
A diverse and global community, with over 8,500 international students from approximately 150 countries.
In the glorious heart of England, Birmingham is a diverse, modern and exciting city with a long cultural and intellectual heritage.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    22nd out of 123 7

    24th out of 103 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    152 70%

    25th

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    87 87%

    5th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.72 74%

    121st

    19
  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    158 72%

    23rd

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    83 83%

    29th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.89 78%

    68th

    17

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