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About Law and Finance, MSc - at Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL)

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

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

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

  • Law and Finance
  • Banking Law 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 Diploma in Law and Financeto 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 Critical Thinking and Writing in Law.

Structure

You will need to complete 180 credits in total:

  • 75 credits must be chosen from law; and
  • 75 credits must be chosen from finance
  • 30 credits by dissertation of 10,000 words

Students have the option to attend the following pre-sessional courses held during induction week:

  • Pre-sessional course in mathematics and statistics (optional)
  • Pre-sessional course in law (optional)

Please note, if you wish follow a certain pathway, some compulsory modules apply.

Learn more about Law and Finance, MSc - at Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL)

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Notes about fees for this course

Full-time study

September 2024 | 1 year

Conditional deposit

Home: Not applicable

Overseas: £2000
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Part-time study

September 2024 | 2 years

The course fee is charged per annum for 2 years. Note that fees may be subject to an increase on an annual basis - see details on our tuition fees page.

Conditional deposit

Home: Not applicable

Overseas: £2000
Information about deposits

Queen Mary alumni can get a £1000, 10% or 20% discount on their fees depending on the programme of study. Find out more about the Alumni Loyalty Award

Entry requirements

UK

Degree requirements

A 2:1 or above at undergraduate level in Law or Economics (Finance).

Other routes

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.

Find out more about how to apply for our postgraduate taught courses.

Visit the course page for international entry requirements.

Fees, Funding and Scholarships at Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL)

You can check out our scholarship offering through our website's scholarships database.

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"I greatly enjoyed that the teaching was based on an open teacher-student method, encouraging students to share views and ideas with the professors."

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