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Qualification type

LLM - Master of Laws

Subject areas

Banking Law

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This programme is designed to equip students with a general yet comprehensive education in a range of areas within International Banking Law. The course will enable students to master the following important aspects of the discipline: core attributes of a bank (credit institution), different types of banks (retail, commercial, private, etc), regulatory authorities in the UK (FSA, Bank of England and H.M. Treasury); some of the important EU/international banking entities, e.g. ECB, EIB, EBRD, the IMF, Federal Reserve and the World Bank; Authorisation and ‘passporting’ of credit institution activities within the EEA; Capital Adequacy principles/Basel III; the notion of insider trading and the Market Abuse Directive; the supervision of investment firms within the EU and the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID); Money Laundering and the three anti-money laundering Directives; Islamic Finance and, lastly, Conflict of Laws in a banking/financial services context. Students will have a wide range of Banking Law options to choose from, and may therefore acquire broad as opposed to specialised knowledge.

Through carefully designed course work and varied teaching approaches, students will acquire the intellectual open-ness, technical expertise and critical thinking abilities that are necessary for effectiveness in a globalising world. The programme will equip students to respond effectively to the wide range of intellectual and professional challenges facing contemporary Banking Lawyers. The LLM in Law & Banking will equip them to deal with both case work and policy making.

Employment opportunities for graduates of the programme will include work with international law firms; banks or investment firms (as in-house counsel); specialised banks or central banks e.g. European Investment Bank, EBRD, the ECB (the EU’s central bank), the African Development Bank, the IMF and the World Bank; national financial regulatory authorities and international organisations such as the World Trade Organisation, the European Union, international courts and tribunals, ‘think tanks’ and research centres, and government (eg. Ministry of Finance). Having taken one of our programmes, there will, of course, also be possibilities for academically inclined students to pursue careers in teaching and research.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-20

Modules

This module offers the postgraduate student an opportunity to engage in an extended piece of research related to the study of Law. By defining an area of study, pursuing their research and presenting their work at an appropriate level, the student will develop skills of study and research. The Dissertation will enable the student to develop new skills in analysing new material and synthesising their new and existing understanding and knowledge base.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,250

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants from graduates of LLB (Single and Joint Honours) and related subjects such as Accountancy, Finance, Banking and Management Studies, Politics, International Relations and the Social Sciences. For LLB graduates and those with a related degree, we normally require a minimum of a 2.2 degree from an approved University. Applications with degrees in unrelated disciplines will be considered on a case by case basis for students with degrees in other subjects. Alternatively, possession of a suitable professional qualification or relevant practical experience may be accepted. In general, all applicants are judged on their individual merits. Work experience and other factors are also taken into consideration.

University information

Located in North Wales, between the mountains and the sea, Bangor University offers postgraduate degrees within three colleges: Arts, Humanities and Business Environmental Sciences and Engineering Human Sciences Known for its research work, Bangor is renowned in particular for its research into industries like accounting, electronic engineering, sports science and psychology. In fact, the last Research Excellence Framework (REF,...more

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