Taught course

International Law and the World Economy

University of East London · School of Business and Law

Entry requirements

Honours degree (or equivalent) in law, international relations, humanities or social sciences or any other relevant field

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The aim of the LLM (International Law and the World Economy) Programme:

  • Offer a critical analysis of the complex matrix of law, organizations, practices and ideas that, together, make up the world economy
  • Promote debates about the role of international law in developing the framework for world trade at a time of debate about Produce excellent research and writing in the area
  • Develop a critical awareness of, and an ability to employ, competing analytical frameworks within the discourse surrounding the world economy.
  • Digest issues form a variety of disciplines including law, politics, history and sociology and so appreciate their relevance for the understanding of the world economy.
  • Identify and deal with the consequences of the global economy in national contexts and develop interdisciplinary strategies for given situations.
  • Develop the ability to analyse, articulate and write on the subject, by linking previous or current experience with an academic inquiry, particularly via the dissertation.

The LLM (International Law and the World Economy) offers a broad range of existing modules. Students must take at least one of the core modules, Law of the World Trade Organization or Globalization. A range of other options exist including, Transnational Corporations, Economic Integration in Developing Countries, Law and Development, International Environmental Law, and International Human Rights.

The LLM International Law and the World Economy) at UEL will be is a distinctive programme for the following reasons:

  • The School has experts in the field whose research was rated as international recognized in the Research Assessment Exercise 2008
  • The LLM in International Law and the World Economy would offer a wide range of modules and options.
  • The LLM in International Law and the World Economy Human Rights has a distinctive focus offering fresh courses such as Economic Integration in Developing Countries and Law & Development offered only in a limited number of other institutions.
  • The LLM in International Law and the World Economy is attractive because of the programme structure making it entirely research based while offering students the flexibility of choosing research areas within the modules and for their dissertation.
  • The LLM in International Law and the World Economy is supported by a strong library collection.

Information for international students

Applicants whose first language is not English or who have not studied for the first degree in English medium require IELTS at 6.5 or its equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
16 months
full time
8 months


part time
8 months
full time
4 months

Course contact details

Applicant Enquiries
+44 (0) 208 223 3333
+44 (0) 208 223 2978