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International Banking and Finance Law LLM

International Banking and Finance Law LLM

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Full time


12 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

LLM - Master of Laws

Subject areas

International Banking Finance / Accounting (General) International Law

Course type


Course Summary


This is a distinctive programme that provides a comprehensive postgraduate study package in the area of banking and finance law.

The programme will enable you to develop knowledge and skills in relation to the legal rules regulating the financial and capital markets in the UK, as well as at a global level. It will provide you with the opportunity to learn about the international regulatory frameworks in which banks and other financial institutions operate, as well as commercial financial issues such as the legal framework for international syndicated loans, bond issues, secured credit and insolvency.

You’ll investigate and apply the complex rules of banking and finance law to novel problems and real-world and hypothetical scenarios.

Learning and teaching

Our compulsory and optional modules are taught through a range of smaller group seminars and lectures, depending on the module. All students receive weekly academic skills training in the first semester. Support for the dissertation is provided in group sessions, a number of one-to-one meetings and comment on draft work.

Independent study is integral to this programme – not just to prepare for classes but to develop research and other critical skills.

On this course you’ll be taught by our expert academics, from lecturers through to professors. You may also be taught by industry professionals with years of experience, as well as trained postgraduate researchers, connecting you to some of the brightest minds on campus.

Career opportunities

The International Banking and Finance programme enables graduates to pursue careers where success is built on the ability to understand, analyse and respond to developments in international banking and finance law. Recent graduates have gone on to pursue successful careers in organisations such as Pinsent Masons, Fidelity International, KPMG, Alpha FMC and beyond.

The programme also provides a stepping stone to further research projects. A number of our students choose to remain with us to pursue a research career as PhD students.


The module will briefly consider the history of insolvency and then explore insolvency in today's world, the meaning of insolvency, consequences that flow from that state and the theory, aims, purposes and principles that underpin the law. Following that, the module will examine the options that are available for insolvents (both individuals and companies), the roles that are played by those who oversee formal insolvent administrations, the position of creditors, what transactions before the advent of insolvency administrations may be reviewed, the investigation of insolvents and their associates (and, in respect of companies, their officers), and what misconduct issues might be considered. The module also provides a basic introduction to international insolvency issues and considers the role of insolvency practitioners.

Tuition fees

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Course fees for UK students

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Course fees for non-UK/ international students

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Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in a related area.

Department profile

The School of Law at the University of Leeds is a community where, through our teaching, research and public engagement, we try to make a difference in the world. One of the leading law schools in the UK, we have been providing high quality legal education since 1899. We have seen our graduates progress into many different rewarding careers including as prominent judges, politicians, academics and successful legal practitioners. Our...more

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