International Business Transactions (M3110)

15 credits, Level 6

Spring teaching

This module focuses on the international sale of goods transported by land, sea and air. This module only deals with carriage by sea.

We will consider:

  • the main trade terms used in international sales contracts (common law and INCOTERMS)
  • the essential elements of contracts of carriage of goods by sea
  • cargo insurance
  • key aspects of the financing of international sales transactions (mainly UCP 600).


52%: Lecture
48%: Seminar


75%: Coursework (Essay)
25%: Examination (Multiple choice questions)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 21 hours of contact time and about 129 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 2024/25. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: