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Full time | University Square Stratford | 1 year | 25-SEP-23

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Qualification type

LLM - Master of Laws

Subject areas

Financial Services

Course type


Course Summary

This specialised LLM will equip you with expert knowledge in Financial Technology (FinTech) law and regulation. Recent developments in FinTech are having an increasing effect on the way individuals, businesses and governments save, borrow, spend and invest. This Masters will introduce key alternative finance products and services such as mobile payments, crowdfunding, cryptoassets, private digital currencies, stablecoins, decentralized finance and the approaches to central bank digital currencies. These services have been facilitated by technologies such as distributed ledger technology (DLT) blockchain, machine learning and artificial intelligence.

You will also enhance your professional skills, awareness, and ability to locate, interpret, analyse and criticise laws, rules, policies and practices on international financing, financial markets and the impact of technology in the financial services industry. This programme will also provide specialist knowledge of the key role that the law and technology play in facilitating international financial transactions such as syndicated lending and international bond issues.

What You’ll Learn

We consistently review and develop our courses and modules to ensure they are up-to-date with sector and industry graduate skills demands. Course structure, modules and options are subject to change.

You'll learn about the role that financial regulation plays in key FinTech developments such as mobile payments, crowdfunding, cryptoassets, private digital currencies, stablecoins and decentralised finance. You’ll develop an understand of the role that law and technology play in facilitating international transactions such as syndicated lending and international bond issues.

Your Future Career

After completing this programme, you would be able to work in roles including: financial/FinTech compliance specialists; lawyers within financial/FinTech institutions and law firms that have finance practice areas (they would need to have qualified in their chosen jurisdiction of practice); financial regulators and policy makers within government departments such as the ministry of finance/ treasury.


In this module you will examine the legal issues created by the international operations of large commercial banks, merchant banks and investment banks. Although based primarily on a discussion and analysis of current London City Practices, reference to other relevant laws are examined. The course has a strong comparative and international law content and emphasises a study of regulatory issues and private international law considerations in the context of international finance.
Financial Technology (FinTech) Regulation - Core

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Entry requirements

Students need 2.2 honours degree in any subject. They are normally expected to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths.

University information

At UEL, 94% of the university’s research is considered to be of international standard (REF 2014). Plus, £250k is awarded each year for postgraduate scholarships, providing a 50% discount on taught postgraduate tuition fees. The university is based across two campuses in the thriving area of East London. Stratford has the Olympic Park on its doorstep while Docklands campus has its own train station. Together, they offer over £450 million of...more