The University of Sussex

International Trade Law

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Rank: 40 (The Complete University Guide)

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Study mode full-time

Degree: Masters

Start Date: 2020/09/01

Duration: -

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World economies are increasingly interconnected, posing new legal challenges in areas such as:

  • the imposition of tariffs and other trade barriers
  • the negotiation of deep regional trade agreements reducing regulatory barriers between countries
  • the enforcement of trade rules through the WTO.
Sussex is a recognised centre for research excellence in international trade law. We have one of the largest academic interdisciplinary trade research groups in the world, the UK Trade Policy Observatory (UKTPO). You’ll engage with cutting-edge research and learn to apply the rules of international trade law to the complex challenges facing the international trade system. The course is ideal if you’re already a legal practitioner in your home country, although this is not essential, as long as you have completed a basic legal education. You'll develop critical perspectives so you can understand the theories underlying trade liberalisation. You’ll develop the practical skills needed by legal advisers in the resolution of international trade disputes.


Entry requirements

You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above. Your undergraduate degree should be in law. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing

Language qualifications

IELTS: 6.5 (6.0 in each)

Notice: This score might not be totally accurate. It is the default IELTS grade for The University of Sussex, Business and management studies .

About this university

International students

Students travel from some 120 countries to study at the university and make up around one quarter of all students. There are English language courses on offer for students to whom English isn’t a first language while an International Summer School is operated in July to provide future students with an intensive course. The International Student Services departments (ISS) is also responsible for trips to prominent sights and locations around the country as well as organising cultural events and activities. The university is also a member of the Erasmus program and has a number of partnerships with other international universities such as the University of California. Student’s life outside the classroom can be organised through the Students’ Union. Their services start from arrival at the university with their Fresher’s Week when volunteers in red tops are available to help new arrivals settle in. There are also regular events to attend and plenty of information available. The union operates two bars, the East Slope Bar and Falmers Bar as well as the Falmer House common room and The Globe, a bar in central Brighton. There is also a student union shop within Falmer House and a co-operative supermarket in Bramber House. There is a student run newspaper, called The Badger, which is issued weekly while there is also a radio station and a university TV station. There is also opportunities for volunteering and charity work as well as media and arts clubs and organisations. For students interested in sports, there is no shortage of different ones on offer from team sports such as basketball and cricket to racquet sports, outdoor pursuits, martial arts and individual sports such as archery and swimming.

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