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Master’s Degree (M2) in International Law, International Business Law (IBL)

General information

Prerequisites for enrolment
Bac + 4
Length of studies
1 year
Accessible as
Teaching languages
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This program gives students and professionals knowledge and know-how in international business law. Its purpose is to train international business lawyers.
The program offers three specialties linked to the three specialities of the  Cluster of Toulouse:
  • Aeronautic, space and embedded systems (Aerospace Valley)
  • Cancer- Bio-Health
  • Agriculture and Agro-business

The distinctiveness of this Master is to deliver seminars taught almost completely by professionals in these areas (Airbus, Atr, Latecoere, Eads Astrium, Spot Image, Thales, Continental, Pierre Fabre, 3a Groupe...).

The Master IBL is composed of two semesters, with compulsory and optional courses,  and an internship (minimum of three months), and exceptionally a thesis related to areas of  the cluster.

Each semester, students are proposed French language and French methodology seminars.


Taught entirely in English/ 2nd semester taught entirely by professionals.



Prerequisites for enrolment : Bac + 4

Admission conditions

You wish enter a master 2 in the university for 2017/2018: the procedure implies a selective access, considering there are no selections for the master 1. Considering a Master 1 (or equivalent) graduation in 2016/2017, your continuation into a master 2 is compelled by the regulation in effect at the start of the academic year 2016/2017.

Admission Criteria
The M2 is open to:
•    Students who have acquired 60 ECTS credits from their first year of Master specialised in international and European legal issues, but not exclusively.
•    Students must demonstrate proficiency in the English language.


Registration capacity:
This course is designed for a maximum number of 20 students.

Important dates:
Application from 9 May 2017 to 1st June 2017.


The coursework duration lasts 10 months and constitutes a total of 186 hours.

UE1 - 25 ECTS - 84hrs

- International Business Law - 9hrs
- International Contracts (FIDIC Contracts, NEC3 …) - 9 hrs
- International Commercial Arbitration - 9 hrs
- International Banking and Finance Law - 9 hrs
- International Company and Corporate Law - 9 hrs
- Intellectual Property Rights - 9 hrs
- International Organisation Law - 9 hrs
- Negotiation General issues - 9hrs
- General conferences (consortium agreements, subcontracting: the law of 31st of December…) - 12hrs

UE2 – Specialisation's seminar: Aeronautic, space and embedded systems (Aerospace Valley) - 12 ECTS - 40hrs
1 – International Business Law – 10hrs
- International Contracts
- Arbitration and Other Conflict Resolution Mechanism
- Corporate Law
- Competition Regulation
- Payment Guarantees
- Tax Laws and Regulations

2 – PFI (Private Finance Initiative) and PPP (Public Private Partnership) – 6hrs

- Applicable regulation in European countries (in particular UK and France)
- Presentation of main principles
- Case presentation

3 – Public Procurement Law – 9hrs

- Applicable regulations in certain regions or countries (in particular in EU)
- Example of a Request for proposal
- Answering and selection process, offer preparation
- Competition regulations

4 – Matters relating to aircraft business – 15hrs

- Aircraft leasing and financing
- Specific regulations applicable to air traffic
- Specific regulations applicable to transportation of passengers and goods
- Responsibility of aircraft companies
- Aircraft sale contracts (including the pre-negotiation phase)
- Product liability in the aeronautical sector
- Special seminar : legal aspects of retailing of remote detection satellite data

UE3 – Specialisation's seminar: Matters relating to Cancer-Bio-Health - 12 ECTS - 30hrs
- Regulatory-Administrative Law
- Product liability
- Related competition Law
- Dispute Resolution/Litigation
- Contract Law
- Patents and Know-How
- Clinical trials / patients’ rights

UE4 – Specialization's seminar: Construction 3 ECTS - 12hrs

-    Matters related to construction
-    Insurance: decennial, biennial
-    Uxo (unexploded Ordonnance)

UE5 - 8 ECTS
Thesis Methodology (20hrs)
Intership or Thesis

Pedagogical means and methods:
In an internal attendance mode, the coursework is adjusted to the number of students enrolled in the Master 2. Besides theoretical courses conducted by teachers, a practical and concrete approach of studied topics is provided by professionals. Students will also be granted free access to various university services such as computer rooms or documentation services.

Conditions of validation

Assessment procedures for exams are detailed in the university exam decree.

Year of highschool graduation
Bac + 5

Targeted skill(s)

Occupational integration preparation, legal document drafting, plea and counselling simulations.

Career Opportunities

Targeted occupations:
You may read the OFIP’s surveys about occupational integration of the graduate student:
The OFIP (Observatoire des Formations et de l’Insertion professionnelle) surveys the academic and professional future of the alumni: continuation or resumption of studies, occupational integration, after 30 months situation (work, studies, unemployment), occupation characteristics (sector, status, functions, professions, wages, geographical mobility).
Available on the UT1 website, tab “Orientation et insertion” or at the SUIO-IP.

Contact details


Information on degrees and career orientation :

University Career, Guidance and Information Service (SUIO-IP) (Anciennes Facultés)
2, rue du Doyen Gabriel Marty
31042 Toulouse Cedex 9
Mail :
Phone: + 33 5 61 63 37 28

Internship office
Bâtiment Arsenal, 3ème étage, AR379 et 381
Phone: 05 61 63 37 35 / 35 18

Director of studies

Registrar office contact details

Admission Office

Bureau AR 120
2 rue du Doyen Gabriel Marty
31042 Toulouse Cedex 9
Phone: + 33 5 61 63 35 11

Employee training contact details

Formation continue
Manufacture des Tabacs- Bat. Q
21, allée de Brienne
31042 Toulouse Cedex 9
Phone: 05 61 12 88 36