International Investment Law (935M3)
30 credits, Level 7 (Masters)
International investment law is the law that protects investors and investments located in foreign jurisdictions (known as foreign direct investment).
A global network of treaties regulate foreign direct investment. It is the interpretation of these treaties by arbitral tribunals, together with customary international law, that form the basis of international investment law.
This module examines the nature of international investment law, the protections offered to foreign investors by international investment law and investor-State dispute resolution procedures. In addition, the module considers recent developments in international investment law, including its interaction with other areas of public international law. The module addresses both theoretical and practical aspects of international investment law.
100%: Written assessment (Essay)
Contact hours and workload
This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 20 hours of contact time and about 280 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.
We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.