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International Trade Law

Visit our website for more information on fees, scholarships, postgraduate loans and other funding options to study at Swansea University - winner of the 'Postgraduate' category at the WhatUni? Student Choice Awards 2017. This programme allows students to focus on specific issues related to International Trade. It places emphasis upon the legal and commercial issues associated with international sale contracts, from their formation to the organization of the transportation of the goods and resolution of the international disputes that may arise. The course is structured to provide a solid understanding of international trade law, thereby providing an effective springboard to a future career in legal practice or some other profession, or in education, industry, commerce, finance or arbitration.

Entry requirements

The entry requirements for the LLM in Internaitonal Trade Law is a 2:2 honours degree (or above) in law or cognate discipline. Candidates with relevant experience are also encouraged to apply.

We welcome applications by prospective students from around the world and look for evidence of previous study that is equivalent to the entry requirements stated above.

If English is not your first language you will need an acceptable pass in an approved English Language qualification to make sure you get the full benefit from studying at Swansea. We consider a wide range of qualifications, including the Swansea University English Test and the British Council IELTS test (with a score of at least 6.5 and 6.0 in each component). For a full list of the Acceptable English Language tests, please see

Free English classes are availavle which are designed to assist you in improving your critical legal thinking and writing.

Course modules

Modules typically include: Law of International Trade; Charterparties: Law and Practice; Law and Practice relating to International Banking and Commercial Payments; E-Commerce; International Commercial Arbitration; The Law of Marine Insurance.

Assessment methods

All LLM modules are assessed by a combination of coursework and examination, with an equal weighting of 50% normally given to each component in the final total assessment.


Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
LLM Full-time £ 6,000 (Whole course) Home/EU 1 Years
LLM Part-time £ 2,000 (Academic year) Home/EU 3 Years
LLM Full-time £ 14,250 (Whole course) International 1 Years
LLM Part-time £ 4,750 (Academic year) International 3 Years

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