Taught course

International Trade Regulation

Southampton Solent University · School of Business, Law and Communications

Entry requirements

An honours degree at 2:2 or higher in law or a subject that includes a substantial law component Alternatively, an equivalent professional qualification and/or evidence of law related experience will be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

Focusing on international legal business structures, this master’s course aims to provide students with an in-depth understanding of international business agreements and dispute resolution mechanisms.

Students study a broad range of contemporary topics including legal regulation, mechanisms of obtaining redress in international commercial disputes, issues relating to the protection of creative endeavour in the digital environment, and the specifics of international trade.

Delving into these subjects teaches students about corporate social responsibility; the Law of Corporations; shareholder rights and the duties of directors; ‘private international law’; ‘conflict of laws’; arbitration agreements; intellectual property rights; domain names; licensing; digital rights management and encryption; data protection and information privacy.

During the course, students will also study standard trade terms, major international trade conventions, the sale, transport and regulation of goods, customs regulations, services and capital in the EU and beyond, e-commerce, electronic contracts, and computer crime.

Information for international students

Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language. IELTS minimum 6.5 (6.0 in writing) TOEFL IBT 92 (22 in writing) - TOEFL is only valid for EU students or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
£6,750 full-time/ £3,375 part-time
International students
£11,500 full-time/for part-time fees please contact us for more information

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

023 8201 3039