Entry requirements

Applicants are expected to possess either a 2.1 honours degree in law or social sciences (or non-UK equivalent). In certain circumstances applicants will be accepted onto the various certificate schemes without a degree but with professional or other experience.

Months of entry


Course content

LLM International Trade Law focuses on the public international law aspects of international trade, and the regulation undertaken by international law and international institutions, including the World Trade Organisation and the International Monetary Fund.

The course allows you to examine the significant role that international law has played in the redistribution of wealth and the reform of the global economic order, and develop a specialised and detailed knowledge of the law concerning international trade.

You will investigate and apply the complex rules of international trade law to novel problems and real-world and hypothetical scenarios. The course also gives you the opportunity to critically evaluate the legal rules and underlying policies concerning International Trade Law.

The distinctiveness of this LLM programme lies in its coherent provision of postgraduate level study in the area of international trade law. Few Law Schools in the United Kingdom offer such specific programmes on international trade law.

For information please contact the School of Law Admissions Team.

Information for international students

The University of Leeds welcomes international students. English language is required (eg. IELTS). Accommodation is guaranteed for all new international students paying fees at non-EU rate. For details please refer to relevant course website.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

The School of Law offers a number of Liberty Scholarships which are awarded based on the students' performance in their undergraduate degree. Find out more.

The University also has scholarships available to UK /EU and International Students. Find out more at http://scholarships.leeds.ac.uk/

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations70
Dissertation30 (15000 words)

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Office
+44 (0)113 343 7573
+44 (0) 113 343 2452