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International Trade Law and Treaty Negotiation with Professional Skills, LLM

International Trade Law and Treaty Negotiation with Professional Skills, LLM

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Full time | University of Aberdeen | 12 months | 23-JAN-23

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Full time


12 months

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Qualification type

LLM - Master of Laws

Subject areas

Negotiating Skills (Business) International Trade (Overview) International Law Personal Development (Business)

Course type


Course Summary

The first of its kind, this exciting programme from our highly-rated School of Law equips the next generation of lawyers and civil servants with a unique combination of specialist legal expertise and the practical negotiation skills for a sparkling career in the fast-growing and highly competitive field of international trade.

Economic globalisation and recent world events, including Brexit and trade wars, have thrown a spotlight on the issues, challenges and complexities of international trade and trade negotiation. We offer a specialist LLM programme in this area with career opportunities for skilled and ambitious lawyers with broad and transferable skills to continue to grow. This degree is also available full-time or part-time blended learning which combines the advantages of an online, distance learning programme with the extra opportunity to further develop your professional skills in trade negotiation at a summer course on campus.

There are many opportunities at the University of Aberdeen to develop your knowledge, gain experience and build a competitive set of skills to enhance your employability. This is essential for your future career success. The Careers and Employability Service can help you to plan your career and support your choices throughout your time with us, from first to final year – and beyond.


Economic globalisation and recent world events have thrown a spotlight on the issues, challenges and complexities of international trade. Critical issues can arise when the buyer and the seller of goods are located in different legal systems. On this short course, you?ll examine the legal challenges that can occur for buyers and sellers in international sale of goods transactions. You'll consider the definition and sources of international sale of goods law, focusing on two major sources that govern international trade today: UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG, Vienna Convention). UK Sale of Goods Act 1979.

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Entry requirements

Students need to have normally a 2(1) honours degree in Law (or another related discipline) or equivalent.

University information

The University of Aberdeen was founded in 1495 and is the 5th oldest university in the UK and the 3rd oldest university in Scotland. Since its founding, the university has been ‘Open to all and dedicated to the pursuit of truth in the service of others’ and it still holds this purpose. Students from all over the world study either on campus or online, and the university attracts the best international academics, researchers, and specialists in...more