LLM European And International Law

Glasgow Caledonian University

Program Description

LLM European And International Law

Glasgow Caledonian University

The programme LLM European And International Law is a linked Postgraduate Diploma/Masters degree. Mechanisms are available which allow those completing the Diploma at the required level to proceed directly to the Masters degree and to those who have enrolled on the full-time programme to transfer to its part-time mode and vice versa.The programme utilises a number of teaching and learning methods.

These provide students with a starting point for their own research. Students are given guidance in the selection of research strategies. Apart from traditional research materials these strategies exploit as fully as possible the availability of electronic sources. The emphasis is on autonomous learning and students concentrate on researching the law relating to a given topic.Caledonian Library and Information Centre is the main information and study centre for LL.M/Postgraduate Diploma students.

The law and library staff work closely to ensure that the students have sufficient access to information and develop skills to use the most up-to-date information services. The local European Documentation Centre is nearby, at Glasgow University Library.The full-time programme is split into three semesters. Semester A and Semester B each cover a period of twelve weeks teaching and three weeks examinations. Semester C is dedicated to the Dissertation. Semester A runs from September to January: Semester B from February to May/June; Semester C from mid-June to September.

Programme aims

The programmes present a blend of deepening and inter-disciplinary approaches to public and private aspects of the relevant law to suit the needs of those professionals who pursue or wish to pursue a career associated in some way, with legal aspects of European and international trade or with contracting at international level.

The main objective of the European and International Trade programme is to develop knowledge and understanding of the relevant trade law to the level required of a reasonably competent professional in the field.

The main objective of the International Contracting programme is to develop an understanding of contract negotiations and to acquire the knowledge of drafting international contracts to the level required of a reasonably competent professional in the field, and to further develop knowledge of differences between common law and civil legal systems by using examples of comparisons of English contract law with other countries.
In addition, all programmes, through the availability of complementary law options, seek to widen the breadth of study to accommodate your personal and/or professional interests. Also, through the availability of an optional module in Business English, they seek to enable non-native speakers of English to acquire deeper knowledge in the English language, which will improve their ability to access legal materials in English.

Each LL.M. programme is a linked postgraduate diploma/ Masters degree. You can enrol in either September or February, depending on your entry qualifications and your choice to one of the two programmes. Mechanisms are available which allow you to transfer from one programme to another. They also enable those who enrolled on and completed the diploma study at the required level to proceed to the Masters stage.

Programme Structure

  • Postgraduate Research Methods in Law (core)
  • Public International Law (core)

One option*

  • European Human Rights Law (core)

Two options*

  • Dissertation (LL.M. students only)


Assessment in all core and optional modules listed below is by evaluation of presentations and of submitted coursework.

Optional modules

One option is to be selected during the first semester of full-time study; two options to be selected during the second semester of full-time study.

Semester A

  • International Trade Law*
  • International Economic Law*
  • Comparative (European) Contract Law*
  • Business English**
  • EU Institutional Law and Policy
  • European Integration 2
  • Legal Obligations in Business
  • International and European Environmental Law
  • Public International Law
  • Module by Negotiated Study***

Semester B

  • EC Economic Law*
  • International Contract Law*
  • Contract Negotiation and Drafting*
  • European Human Rights Law
  • EC Competition Law
  • EU Social Law
  • Business English**
  • Module by Negotiated Study***

* Available as an option if not studied as a compulsory module
** Available only if not taken during the previous semester of study
*** Available only during the second semester of study.

Entry Requirements (Essential)

An Honours or an equivalent degree in Law awarded by a UK university or an overseas University of equivalent standing, or hold other degree or professional qualifications as may be deemed by the University to be of eqivalent standard.

Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Sept. 2017
1 year
Full time
Start date Sept. 2017
United Kingdom Scotland
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