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Full time | Lincoln's Inn Fields | 1 year | 18-SEP-23

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Finance / Accounting (General) Law

Course type


Course Summary

The MSc in Law and Finance is a joint programme offered by the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) and the School of Economics and Finance.

This specialist programme will give you professional postgraduate training if you wish to advance your career in the City, government or elsewhere in the private sector. It is designed for students with an academic background in Law who want to learn more about finance and Financial students who want to learn more about financial regulations.

  • Study within the Institute for Global Law, Economics and Finance(IGLEF), a forum for interdisciplinary study and research in the areas of law, economics and finance
  • Gain access to the latest advances of applied research and develop a thorough knowledge of market-based finance and financial law
  • You will be taught by industry experts, many of whom advise and work with institutions including the World Bank, the IMF, the Bank of England, the European Union and the WTO

What you'll study

You may choose one of three pathways for the MSc Law and Finance:

  • Law and Finance
  • Banking and Financial Regulation
  • Mergers, Acquisitions and Corporate Finance Law

You select from different relevant taught modules from both law and finance. You will also undertake independent, original research for your dissertation, which will focus on an analysis of the law and finance.

You will have access to an unparalleled set of optional short courses to equip you with practical training and technical skills that are highly valued in the financial sector.

If you want to review or gain a broad understanding of financial and legal concepts, you can attend pre-sessional modules and have access to basic statistics and statistical software.

You will also have voluntary access to an excellent series of lectures in Critical Thinking and Writing in Law to help you to improve your writing and research in law skills.

You can choose the appropriate level of study for you, as we also offer a Postgraduate Certificate in Law and Finance and a Diploma in Law and Finance.

Career paths

This programme will enhance your career options by allowing you to specialise in the highly sought after interdisciplinary areas of law, economics and finance.

You may be able to go on to work at the IMF, the World Bank, investment banks, private equity funds, hedge funds, consulting companies, to work in compliance, advising the regulator, advising governments, or to work in think-tanks or NGOs.

There is a very high rate of employment of our students within six months of graduation. We have dedicated law careers advisers who organise events and internship opportunities with top UK and international law firms.


Primarily the course aims to contribute to a critical understanding of the subject matter through the combined study of theories of regulation in general and the corporate dynamics in particular, with a special focus on the different stakeholders involved in international corporate finance. The module will focus on providing an introduction to the different corporate financing options, methods and techniques, with special emphasis on the use of debt and equity. The course is strongly committed to presenting a global and comparative perspective highlighting the contemporary principles and international trends of corporate finance rather than the pointillist and ephemeral details of national rule books.
CCLF004 Law and Finance Dissertation (30 Credits) - Core

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Entry requirements

Students need to have a 2:1 or above at undergraduate level in Law or Economics (Finance); Graduates with a good 2.2 honours degree who also have other legal qualifications and/or substantial professional legal or finance experience may also qualify.

University information

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is an internationally regarded public research institution based in London. It has a long history, dating back over 230 years, and is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of universities. QMUL has five campuses in the city of London and an international network of satellite campuses in China, Malta and Paris. There is a population of around 16,000 students at the London campuses and more than 32,000...more

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