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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

Candidates should have a 2:2 honours degree (or above) in law or cognate discipline. Candidates with relevant experience are also encouraged to apply. English language requirement IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each component) or Swansea University recognised equivalent.

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
LLM Part-time September 2018 7,500 (Year 1) International 2 2 Years
LLM Part-time September 2018 3,450 (Year 1) Home/EU 2 2 Years
LLM Part-time September 2018 5,000 (Year 1) International 3 3 Years
LLM Part-time September 2018 2,300 (Year 1) Home/EU 3 3 Years
LLM Full-time September 2018 15,000 (Year 1) International 1 1 Years
LLM Full-time September 2018 6,850 (Year 1) Home/EU 1 1 Years

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