LLM in International Economic Law
Minimum Entry Requirements: Upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) in Law
Start of programme: September only.
Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time
The SOAS LLM degree is a postgraduate qualification for those who hold an undergraduate degree in law.
A specialist LLM in International Economic Law will be of interest to those who wish to focus on legal aspects of international economic activity.
Students following the SOAS International Economic Law LLM are immersed in one of the youngest and most dynamic fields of international legal theory and practice.
The questions they confront are difficult, urgent and compelling:
- When we regulate international trade, do we sometimes do more harm than good?
- What impact do bureaucracy and corruption have on foreign investment levels?
- What might international institutions do to prevent a future global economic crisis?
- What changes are China and India bringing to international economic law?
- What is the impact of economic liberalization on labour law and social welfare ?
LLM students must complete 180 CATS points.
• 1.0 Unit is 45 CATS points.
• 0.5 Unit is 22.5 CATS points.
An LLM International Economic Law may be obtained by taking at least 135 CATS (equivalent to 3 x 1.0 Units) from the specialist list
- 1 x 1.0 Unit (45 CATS) to be assessed by dissertation (15,000 words).
The remaining 45 CATS may be taken from:
- International Economic Law specialist list
- General LLM list
- Non-law postgraduate SOAS course (with permission)
Degree programmes at SOAS - including this one - can include language courses in more than forty African and Asian languages. It is SOAS students’ command of an African or Asian language which sets SOAS apart from other universities.
- Commercial Law - 15PLAC166 (1 Unit) - Full Year - Not Running 2014/2015
- Company Law - 15PLAC167 (1 Unit) - Full Year - Not Running 2014/2015
- Comparative Commercial Law - 15PLAC175 (1 Unit) - Full Year
- Economic approaches to law - 15PLAH030 (0.5 Unit) - Term 1 - Not Running 2014/2015
- Foundations of Comparative Law - 15PLAH031 (0.5 Unit) - Term 1
- Intellectual property rights and development - 15PLAC113 (1 Unit) - Full Year - Not Running 2014/2015
- International and comparative copyright law: copyright in the global village - 15PLAC115 (1 Unit) - Full Year
- International and comparative corporate law - 15PLAC116 (1 Unit) - Full Year
- International commercial arbitration - 15PLAC153 (1 Unit) - Full Year
- International Economic Law - 15PLAH033 (0.5 Unit) - Term 1 - Not Running 2014/2015
- International Labour Law and Equality Rights - 15PLAC169 (1 Unit) - Full Year
- International trade law - 15PLAC120 (1 Unit) - Full Year
- Law and international inequality:critical legal analysis of political economy from colonialism to globalisation - 15PLAC131 (1 Unit) - Full Year
- Law of international finance - 15PLAC135 (1 Unit) - Full Year
- Law of Islamic finance - 15PLAC159 (1 Unit) - Full Year - Not Running 2014/2015
- Multinational enterprises and the law - 15PLAC140 (1 Unit) - Full Year
- World Trade Organisation Law - 15PLAH038 (0.5 Unit) - Term 1
- Law and natural resources - 15PLAC126 (1 Unit) - Full Year
Teaching & Learning
Classes occur in the daytime.
We recommend that part-time students have between two-and-a-half and three days a week free to pursue their course of study.
Teaching & Learning
The course lasts for one calendar year (two or three years part-time).
- Students follow taught courses for the first two terms
- Examinations (where relevant) are held in May/June (see individual course pages for details).
- The dissertation is due in September.
We aim to prepare students with a capacity to integrate their appreciation of legal theory with the demands of legal practice. Students who complete the SOAS International Economic Law LLM may go on to apply their knowledge in the private, public or third sectors; or they may be inspired to do a research degree.
How to apply
How to apply
- How to Apply
- Online Application
- Request a prospectus
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- Funding options
- English language requirements
- Tuition Fees
- Admissions Contacts
Application Deadline: 2014-03-20 17:00
Application Deadline: 2014-02-28 17:00
A Student's Perspective
Kate Van Akin - Harvard University, Law School
My time flew by in London. I made a lot of wonderful friends at SOAS, and we often attended the various events put on by the Student Union and student societies, which ranged from musical performances to debates to movie screenings.