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Course Overview

This course considers aspects of international trade law and addresses the legal and practical difficulties that may arise in this context. It focuses on the law and practice relating to international sale of goods, international carriage of goods, insurance, financing of international trade, and international commercial dispute resolution by litigation and arbitration.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Burcu Yuksel-Ripley

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Course Description

This course will consider aspects of international trade law and focus on the legal and practical issues that may arise in this context. The particular issues selected will vary depending on current developments in the field. However, the indicative topics covered by the course will be the key contracts in international trade law; sources of international trade law; trade risks; international sale of goods (including the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG)); international carriage of goods (with emphasis on carriage of goods by sea); insurance matters; financing of international trade (including letters of credit); trade digitalisation; and international commercial dispute resolution by litigation and arbitration.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

2000 word essay 40%

3000 word essay 60%


Resit: resubmission of failed elements

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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