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Finance and Financial Law - MSc and Postgraduate Diploma

About the course

There are rapid and wide-ranging changes in financial markets around the world, and in the legal and regulatory environment in which they operate. This creates a demand for people with expertise in both finance and financial law.

The MSc in Finance and Financial Law takes an integrated approach to these two aspects by including risk management, regulation, mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, bond issues, and loans. It relates to both national and international finance and will introduce you to how financial and legal principles are applied in practice as well as in theory. The Postgraduate Diploma in Finance and Financial Law is ideal for those who already have some experience in either law or finance. The ability to weight the choice of courses towards law or finance will mean that you can tailor your learning according to your needs, interests and pre-existing expertise.

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Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

Program Aims

Expertise in financial services is often polarised. Professionals either have knowledge of how financial services businesses operate or of the law relating to them. This MSc/Postgraduate Diploma creates a new kind of financial services professional: graduates who are trained in both finance and law.

Career Progression

Graduates of this programme find that their specialist knowledge is in demand by international banks and investment firms, legal practices, regulatory institutions and the academic world.

Structure and Syllabus

MSc: 8 courses (5 core courses plus 3 electives)
Postgraduate Diploma: 4 courses (1 core course plus three electives)


Five compulsory courses:
Introduction to law and to finance [C338]
Corporate finance [C321]
Financial law [C340]
Risk management: principles and applications [C323]
Legal aspects of international finance [C341]
PLUS three electives from the following:
Bank financial management [C322]
Law and regulation of electronic finance and internet banking [C345]
Finance in the global market [C342]
Regulation of international capital markets [C343]
Corporate governance [C344]
Legal aspects of corporate finance [C339]
Banking and capital markets [C326]
Research methods [C353]
Dissertation [C354] (prerequisite C353 Research methods)

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