Taught course

International Trade Transactions

The University of Manchester · School of Law

Entry requirements

A minimum upper second class honours degree, or the equivalent, in law.

Months of entry


Course content

International trade is a specialist but very important area of law. Whilst specialist, it has considerable numbers of practitioners all around the world and it is growing as a result of globalisation. Developing countries necessarily need more lawyers educated in this area as their development necessarily involves deepening involvement in the international trade process and the legal structures which underpin it. Globalisation also necessarily means that the same result follows in developed countries also for even here, trade is increasingly international.

This programme aims to provide a knowledge and understanding of the background to international trade, the transactional conditions conductive to its development and the specific and general problems which threaten the success and integrity of individual transactions. It also aims to encourage students to develop research skills in these areas.

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English are required to hold IELTS 7.0 with a minimum writing score of 7, or TOEFL 625 paper-based (with a minimum score on "Test of Written English" of 5.0) or 263 computer-based, or TOEFL 106 internet-based, or Cambridge Certificate Grade C.

Fees and funding

Possible funding for overseas students from The British Council in their country.

10 x £1000 Law School Scholarships for overseas students awarded on merit

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations50
Written coursework / continuous assessment20
Research papers30

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Secretary
+44 (0) 161 306 1270
+44 (0) 161 275 4724