Law graduates The usual qualification for entry to the LLM programme is a degree in law, or a degree with a substantial law content, of at least 2.1 honours (or equivalent). Law graduates with 2.2 honours who also have other legal qualifications and/or substantial professional legal experience may also qualify. Non-law graduates Non-law graduates with a minimum second class honours degree, that have also obtained a Merit (or 60 per cent) in the Common Professional Examination (CPE) or Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) recognised by the UK professional bodies, may also qualify. Non-law graduates may also be considered on the basis of exceptional professional experience (of at least five years) in a legal area or an area directly related to their programme of study. In all cases, a full online application is required in order for a fair assessment and decision to be made. Each application is considered on its merits and on sight of full application documents. A full and detailed CV is required for all applications and is particularly relevant where professional experience needs to be considered. International applicants: Students from outside of the UK help form a global community here at Queen Mary. For detailed country specific entry requirements please visit the International section of our website. If your first language is not English, you must provide evidence of your English language proficiency. Find details on our English language entry requirements. If you do not meet language or scholarly requirements it might be possible for you to undertake foundation or pre-sessional programmes that will prepare you for the masters programme. For more information, please contact the Admissions Office. If you are unable to find the information you require, please contact the Admissions Office for assistance.
Months of entry
In just one generation, the world has witnessed a dramatic increase in the economic interdependence of countries and shifts in global economic power. This reshaped global economic map has many drivers, including key international institutions and accords that seek to promote enhanced competitiveness, trade and foreign direct investment globally.
The LLM in International Economic Law aims to provide students with both a theoretical understanding and the practical legal skills set for analysing the roles that institutions play in regulating crucial international economic relations and their specific rules that often become the agreed framework for national regulation across economic sectors.
This programme will enable you to explore the significant policy issues that arise in the development and implementation of these international economic legal frameworks.
You will be able to choose from a comprehensive range of modules that focus on these international economic regulatory frameworks as they impact diverse economic sectors, including finance, trade, investment, innovation and knowledge.
Your fellow students will come from the UK and more than 80 other countries, each able to draw on prior academic and, in many cases, professional experience from different jurisdictions to enrich discussion and debate in class.
You will have the opportunity to critically explore pressing development, environmental and financial stability concerns arising from the globalisation of the world economy in a genuinely international atmosphere.
The knowledge and skills gained on this course are suitable for careers in government, international organizations, law firms and NGOs concerned with international development, trade, investment and finance.
All modules are 22.5 credits unless otherwise stated below.
Note: Not all of the modules listed will be available in any one year and semesters listed can be subject to change. Any modules not available in the forthcoming academic session will be marked as soon as this information is confirmed by teaching academics.
The updated module list below represents the result of our ongoing modularisation of the LLM which is intended to offer students greater flexibility and choice of module options.
- QLLM044 International and Comparative Competition Law (45 credits)
- QLLM062 International Tax Law (45 credits)
- QLLM069 Law of Finance and Foreign Investment in Emerging Economies (45 credits)
- QLLM080 Multinational Enterprises and the Law (45 credits)
- QLLM096 Climate Change Law and Policy (45 credits) (Not running 2016-17)
- QLLM097 International Natural Resources Law (45 credits)
- QLLM128 Telecommunications Law (45 credits)
- QLLM155 Principles of Regulation (Sem1)
- QLLM187 International Investment Law (Sem 1)
- QLLM188 Regulation of International Investment and Public Policy (Sem 2) (Not running 2016-17)
- QLLM314 Transnational Law and Governance (Sem 1)
- QLLM315 Transnational Law and Governance in Practice (Sem 2)
- QLLM340 Global Intellectual Property: Fundamental Principles (Sem 1)
- QLLM341 Global Intellectual Property: Technology and Policy (sem 2)
- QLLM365 Legal Aspects of Financing Development (sem 2) (Not running 2016-17)
- QLLM367 International Financial Regulation (sem 2) (Not running 2016-17)
- QLLM370 WTO Law: Market Access and Non-Discrimination (sem 1)
- QLLM371 WTO Law: Trade Remedies and Regulatory Issues (sem 2)
- QLLM376 International Economic Law (sem 1)
- QLLM387 International Trade and Investment Law of the EU (sem 1) (Not running 2016-17)
- QLLM388 Trade, Climate Change and Energy: EU and International Perspectives (Sem 2)
Fees and funding
There are a number of sources of funding available for Masters students.
These include a significant package of competitive Queen Mary bursaries and scholarships in a range of subject areas, as well as external sources of funding.
School of Law scholarships
The School of Law offers a range of scholarships for Law Masters programmes each year. Full details are made available on the law funding page from October – November each year.
Queen Mary bursaries and scholarships
We offer a range of bursaries and scholarships for Masters students including competitive scholarships, bursaries and awards, some of which are for applicants studying specific subjects.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Sue Sullivan
- +44 (0)20 7882 8092