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Law, Banking and Finance LLM

Key information

Qualification type

LLM - Master of Laws

Subject areas

Banking Finance / Accounting (General) Law

Course type


Course Summary

The global financial crisis has shown the importance of banking and financial markets in economic, political and social terms.

This course offers an in-depth insight into the regulation of banking and financial services at a time when these issues are widely debated at national, regional, and international levels.

The fast moving nature of changes to the industry means that there are significant opportunities for students with an interest in the field to develop and apply specialised legal and economic knowledge.

Our course provides an interdisciplinary approach, so that you will develop business, finance, and economics knowledge as well as legal expertise. You will learn from both business lecturers who have worked in the financial sector, and law academics with first-hand experience of international legal practice in banking and financial services law.


Traditionally, students who have taken this course have gone on to work in banks, financial institutions, or law firms.

Many opportunities have opened up following the global financial crisis, and in-light of current worldwide trends in business and human rights, environmental sustainability, international sanctions, as well as Brexit.

Your future career might lead you to work in government, non-governmental organisations, or international organisations.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date



The module aims to examine the regulation of financial services and markets in a global context, with particular reference to the financial crisis and its aftermath. The syllabus will evolve in line with new developments. It is envisaged that the module may comprise the following elements: Introduction to banking and financial services regulation and the context in which the industry operates, including its recent history; main features of the regulation of financial services at the UK and EU level; substantive law relating to financial services (I): Contract and tort; substantive law relating to financial services (II): Property and crime; the interaction of financial services regulation and competition policy.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants must have, or expect to receive in the anticipated year of entry, a good honours degree in law. Exceptionally, non-law graduates with relevant legal experience may be considered.