University of Aberdeen: International Trade Law & Treaty Negotiation with Professional Skills LLM

InstitutionUniversity of Aberdeen View institution profile
Department School of Law
Telephone 01224 272090
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The first of its kind, the LLM in International Trade Law with Professional Skills programme at the University of Aberdeen equips the next generation of lawyers and civil servants with both the legal expertise and the practical skills to position themselves for employment in the burgeoning field of international trade negotiation.

Economic globalisation and recent world events, including Brexit and trade wars, have thrown a spotlight on the issues, challenges and complexities of international trade and trade negotiation. We offer a specialist LLM programme in this area with career opportunities for skilled and ambitious lawyers with broad and transferable skills to continue to grow. This option offers the benefits of a ‘blended learning’ experience, combining the advantages of an online, distance learning programme with the extra opportunity to further develop your professional skills in trade negotiation at a summer course on campus. This degree is also available full-time or part-time on campus.

The School of Law is ranked 5th in the UK for Law (The Complete University Guide 2019, The Times Good University Guide 2019), and based on the Times ranking is the highest ranked Scottish Law School.
In an LLM exit survey, we carried out in 2016, 98% of students felt that their LLM had added value to their career prospects and 97% would recommend their course to others.

This programme can be studied either on campus or by blended learning (distance with some attendance)

- Over 500 years of rich academic heritage with 21st century innovation and dynamism to create and deliver world class programmes.

- Highly-respected legal research centres including the Centres for Energy Law, Civil Law and Private International Law.

- The breadth of curriculum and depth of expertise, with specialist Masters programmes across Commercial Law, International Law, Oil and Gas Law, Human

- Rights and Criminal Justice, Intellectual Property Law and Energy and Environmental Law

- The calibre, experience, and enthusiasm of the strong academic team, challenging you with complex, realistic scenarios as you get to grips with this fascinating and fast-growing area.

- Taught by our teaching team that includes legal practitioners with extensive real-world experience.

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