LLM in International Economic Law

SOAS University of London

Program Description

LLM in International Economic Law

SOAS University of London

LLM in International Economic Law

Duration: One calendar year (full-time) Two, three or four years (part-time, daytime only) We recommend that part-time students have between two-and-a-half and three days a week free to pursue their course of study.

Minimum Entry Requirements: Upper second class honors 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 the 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 the international economic law?
  • What is the impact of economic liberalization labour law and social welfare ?


Students must take modules to a total value of 180, consisting of a dissertation (60 credits) and 120 credits of taught modules. Taught modules are worth either 15 or 30 credits.

Students who wish to graduate with a specialised LLM are required to take at least 60 credits associated with his or her specialised LLM, a further 30 credits within the School of Law (General Law Postgraduate Taught Module List), and a final 30 unit which can either be taken within the School of Law or from the Language Open Options or Non-Language Open Options pages with the LLM Programme Convenor’s permission. The dissertation topic will be undertaken within the LLM specialisation.

Specialism Module List

Specialism Module List (at least 60 credits to be taken)

  • Banking Law 15PLAC105 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Comparative Commercial Law 15PLAC175 (30 credits) Full Year
  • EU Law in Global Context 15PLAH051 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Foundations of Comparative Law 15PLAH031 (15 credits) Term 1
  • International and Comparative Copyright Law: Copyright in The Global Village 15PLAC115 (30 credits) Full Year
  • International and Comparative Corporate Law 15PLAC116 (30 credits) Full Year
  • International Investment Law and Arbitration 15PLAH063 (15 credits) Term 2
  • International Commercial Arbitration 15PLAC153 (30 credits) Full Year
  • International Trade Law 15PLAC120 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Law of Islamic Finance 15PLAC159 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Law and Natural Resources 15PLAC126 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Multinational Enterprises and The Law 15PLAC140 (30 credits) Full Year

General Law Postgraduate Module List

An additional 30 credits must be taken from the School of Law General Postgraduate Taught Module List or the Specialism Module List above.

Postgraduate Open Option Modules

A final 30 credits must be taken from the SOAS Open Option Module list, or from the General Law Postgraduate Module List above or from the Specialism Module List.


Dissertation (12,000 words), on a topic related to the specialism of the degree

  • LLM Dissertation in Law 15PLAD178 (60 credits) Full Year
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated January 21, 2018
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