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International Economic Law - PGDip (Full-Time/Part-Time, 2018 Entry)

On this course you will study a theoretical and practical introduction to the main legal issues arising from the globalisation of the world economy. You will examine both the wider issues of governance and regulation, and specific legal issues arising from various types of international business transactions. You will consider the legal implications of the changing roles of international economic institutions in both global and regional contexts.


You will study legal aspects of the various forms of international business transactions from the simple international sales contract to more complex arrangements such as joint ventures and project finance. You will develop an appreciation of the interplay between international and national legal and regulatory frameworks, fundamental to an understanding of the globalisation of economic law.

Core Modules:
The core module is taught in the first term with optional modules running in terms one and two.

  • International Economic Law

Optional Modules: 

  • International Intellectual Property Law & Policy
  • Issues in the Taxation of International Business
  • International Banking Regulation
  • The Law of International Investment & Transnational Corporations
  • European Union Law
  • International Corporate Finance
  • Legal Aspects of International Business Transactions
  • Legal Aspects of International Trade & the World Trade Organisation
  • The Regulation of Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • International Corporate Governance & Financial Regulation
  • International Insolvency and Debt Restructuring
  • International Labour Law
  • International Arbitration
  • Global Competition Law
  • Techniques of Islamic Finance and Banking
  • European Union Intellectual Property Law and Policy
  • Economic Analysis of Law
  • Law of International Financial Transactions
  • Law and Policy of International Public Finance
  • International Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Tax Law
  • Developing Intellectual Property Law and Policy in the EU and Beyond
  • Justice and Global Society

* The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.

Term 1 - The core module and two optional modules
Term 2 - Three optional modules

The course incorporates a wide and varying range of assessment methods, which may include essays, examinations, portfolios, presentations and a dissertation. If you are a diploma student, you will only need to take the taught elements of the course and do not need to write a dissertation.


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Essential information


Full-time: 1 year

Part-time: 2 years

Entry requirements:

2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject 

English Language requirements:

Band B

Department of study

School of Law

Location of study:

University of Warwick

Course fees

Home/EU: £8,170
Overseas: £17,500

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Application information


This information is applicable for 2018 entry.