International Economic Disputes (M6005)

15 credits, Level 6

Spring teaching

This module examines the law relating to the settlement of international economic disputes, in particular the law and practice of the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and the role of customary international law.

The focus of this module is on how dispute resolution bodies resolve international economic disputes.


48%: Lecture
52%: Seminar


100%: Written assessment (Essay)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 22 hours of contact time and about 128 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.


This module is offered on the following courses: