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LS5909: PROFESSIONAL SKILLS: INTERNATIONAL TRADE NEGOTIATION (2020-2021)

Last modified: 05 Aug 2021 13:04


Course Overview

This course is the professional skills element of the LLM in International Trade Law and Treaty Negotiation Programme and is taught over two weeks after a preparatory week in summer. It is a highly practical and interactive course that aims to equip students with the practical skills necessary to successfully negotiate international trade agreements. The knowledge and skills acquired on this course are suitable for positions in government, finance, international organisations, business and industry associations operating in or affected by international trade and NGOs concerned with international trade. 

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Third Sub Session Credit Points 60 credits (30 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Burcu Yuksel-Ripley

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This is an intensive and highly interactive course that provides students with training in the practical skills necessary to successfully negotiate international trade agreements. It examines the disciplines, tactics, politics, bargaining power, conduct and process of international trade negotiations. It covers the basic principles of negotiations, the elements of decision-making in trade policy and the negotiating strategies and phases of trade negotiation at domestic and international level. It identifies the key participants and their interests in trade negotiations. It also covers the formal and informal negotiating process within and between businesses groups, within the government and between countries. As part of the course, students negotiate 'mock' international trade agreements which provides them with real life experiences of trade negotiations and with the understanding of how trade negotiations are conducted.


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

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Summative Assessments

Group report and presentation

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Feedback will be provided in accordance with the University's Guidelines on Assessment, and will be designed to help students understand the mark awarded.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 40
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Feedback will be provided in accordance with the University's Guidelines on Assessment, and will be designed to help students understand the mark awarded.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
Sorry, we don't have this information available just now. Please check the course guide on MyAberdeen or with the Course Coordinator

Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Feedback will be provided in accordance with the University's Guidelines on Assessment, and will be designed to help students understand the mark awarded.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.

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