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International Economic Law LLM

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Full time | Lincoln's Inn Fields | 1 year | 18-SEP-23

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1 year

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Qualification type

LLM - Master of Laws

Subject areas

International Law

Course type


Course Summary

Learn to analyse the roles that multilateral institutions play in regulating crucial international economic relations. The LLM in International Economic Law will give you a theoretical understanding and practical legal skills to understand and work with specific aspects of public international law concerned with economic relations between states and between states and non-state actors.

  • Explore the significant policy issues that arise in the development and implementation of international economic legal frameworks
  • Consider how these frameworks impact diverse economic sectors, including finance, trade, investment, innovation and knowledge
  • Critically explore pressing developmental, environmental and financial stability concerns arising from the globalisation of the world economy
  • Students who complete this LLM can go on to do a condensed LLM in Sustainable Development, in one year rather than two, at Universita Degli Studi di Milano


  • The Postgraduate School of Law Centre in Lincoln's Inn Fields and the Graduate Centre at Mile End
  • Queen Mary’s excellent Law Library and European Documentation Centre
  • Free access to online databases and collections including: LexisNexis, Westlaw, Justis, Eur-lex, Hein-Online and many more
  • Access to the University of London’s Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS) and the Library at Senate House

Career paths

There is a very high rate of employment of our students within six months of graduation. We have dedicated law careers advisers who organise events and internship opportunities with top UK and international law firms.

Graduates of the LLM have gone on to careers in government, international organisations, law firms and NGOs concerned with international development, trade, investment and finance. Examples of graduate destinations include:

  • the WTO
  • private trade law practice (Indian law firm)
  • UK Government: HM Treasury and Government Legal Department (DEFRA)
  • Japanese Customs Authorities.


This module will analyse the institutions of EMU (Economic and Monetary Union), in particular the law of the ECB and the law of the euro, and the pillars of banking union (single supervision, single resolution, single deposit insurance). The module also examines the law relating to economic governance in the EU and Eurozone, and the road to economic union, and provides an introduction to Capital Markets Union. The relationship between the single market and the European financial architecture on the one hand and banking union on the other hand are also critically considered, in the light of the challenges that Europe faces in its process of integration.

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Entry requirements

Students need to have a 2:1 or above at undergraduate level in Law or a degree with substantial law content. Law graduates with a 2:2 honours degree who also have other legal qualifications and/or substantial professional legal experience may also qualify.

University information

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is an internationally regarded public research institution based in London. It has a long history, dating back over 230 years, and is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of universities. QMUL has five campuses in the city of London and an international network of satellite campuses in China, Malta and Paris. There is a population of around 16,000 students at the London campuses and more than 32,000...more

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