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International Economic Law LLM

Key information

Qualification type

LLM - Master of Laws

Subject areas

International Law Law (Specific Statutes)

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
  • Have the opportunity to apply for a number of internships related to your LLM


  • 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.

Different course options

Full time | Lincoln's Inn Fields | 1 year | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



The central question which this module will address is how Transnational law impacts on the future of law-making, supervision and enforcement of rules in a globalised world of transnational business and markets. Globalisation and polycentrality are phenomena that influence every aspect of the world society and challenge the efficiency and validity centralized law-making by the states. In a globalised world where business is mostly done at transnational level coupled with the pace that both economic and technology change, traditional national law-making is proving ineffective and as a result we have witnessed alternatives appearing, including from regional and international organisations but also from private transnational market actors too. The law has emerged from its national setting and presents itself as transnational which has important ramifications for policy making.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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.