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The award
MSc

How long you will study
12 Months

Domestic course fees
GBP 12000 per total

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
January

International course fees
GBP 23000 per total

All study options

About Law and Finance at School of Law, University of Leeds

The global financial crisis has triggered greater interest in international finance law. It is broadly believed that multiple causal factors in various domains played their role in this worldwide social-economic crisis. These include international corporate governance, international banking regulation, and accounting and reporting schemes. This course will enable students to obtain a deeper understanding of these issues by studying a range of modules on various aspects of law and finance and will be attractive to those who want to specialise in law in this rapidly developing field. It will, in addition, focus on the policy issues surrounding financial regulation and will enable students to conduct research into these interdisciplinary areas.

This innovative and interdisciplinary programme meets the growing demand for professionals with financial and legal expertise by combining theory and practice to deliver one of the very few specialised law and finance postgraduate programmes in the UK.

The programme will enable you to develop knowledge and skills in relation to the law, economics and finance governing international law and finance both in the UK, Europe and at a global level.

Whether your background is weighted more towards the legal or financial field, dedicated support ensures that you will gain the necessary analytical, financial and legal skills early in the programme to be able to succeed.

You will benefit from a compulsory programme in the week before the academic year begins to ensure that all students have the required finance and elementary legal skills prior to the start of teaching. This induction programme is delivered by the School of Law and Business School. The programme focuses on a range of areas including quantitative skills. This combines with support provided by the School of Law early in the programme to ensure that all students have the requisite detailed legal skills required for the programme and to understand the latest legal frameworks and legislation which apply to this rapidly moving sector. International students will have the opportunity for additional in-sessional language support.

Practical experience

As part of the programme you will have the opportunity to gain real hands-on experience, through a range of professional activities and advanced facilities designed to develop your practical skills.

For example, you will gain understanding of financial markets, whilst developing important professional skills, as part of a one-week trading simulation delivered in partnership with Amplify Trading. Using the same market simulations as companies such as HSBC, JPMorgan and Bank of America, you will have the opportunity to find out what it's like to be a City trader operating a state-of-the-art trading desk, and to apply key financial theories to live market prices.

You will also have access to the Business School's financial markets lab, equipped with Bloomberg terminals and a virtual trading platform, providing opportunities for skills development and research activity.

Research and professional insight

You will be taught by leaders in research in these complementary disciplines.

Within the School of Law the Centre for Business Law and Practice is well known for its research in corporate and financial law, and is part of a leading Law School. Members of the Centre are academic leaders in their specialised fields, including financial law, corporate law, insolvency law, trade law, tax law and competition law and have acted as consultants to law firms, accounting bodies, national law reform bodies, government departments in various countries, and international organisations such as the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and Transparency International.

The Business School has strong relationships with the finance, credit and accounting professions, connecting you to the latest practitioner and policy developments. This means you will benefit from a Masters course that is highly relevant to the current business environment.

You will also be able to access the knowledge of the Business School's advanced specialist research units, which have strong links with leading institutions in the US, Europe and Asia. These include the Centre for Advanced Study in Finance (CASIF), the Institute of Banking and Investment (IBI) and the Credit Management Research Centre (CMRC).

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study12 months
    Course startsJanuaryDomestic course feesGBP 12000 per totalInternational course feesGBP 23000 per total

Notes about fees for this course

For the latest fee information please see our website: https://courses.leeds.ac.uk/

Entry requirements

IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component.

What students think about School of Law, University of Leeds

    Melisa Martinez Delgado, LLM International Corporate Law

    Testimonial from Melisa Martinez Delgado, LLM International Corporate Law, student at School of Law

    My experience studying at the University of Leeds has exceeded all my expectations. I have really enjoyed the seminars, participating in class with the Professors and working with my fellow international students.

    The best part of the seminars is that they really encourage you to critically analyse the law and its consequences in practice, not only learning about the theory but questioning it. The course also really encourages you to engage in research, something that I am very passionate about and will help me in my future career.

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    Nelly Tutu, LLB Law (graduate programme)

    Testimonial from Nelly Tutu, LLB Law (graduate programme), student at School of Law

    I chose Leeds because of its excellent academic reputation and its vibrant student culture. The university is very welcoming and supportive towards students, so I was excited to come here.

    I like that what I am studying is thought-provoking and challenging - this will allow me to grow, not only on an academic level, but on a personal level too.

    Being a part of the Law Society has been really fun! They put on awesome events where people from the faculty can get to know each other while doing something fun, such as the annual Law Ball. I remember being really anxious during the first week of term and the Equality and Diversity Secretary put on a great ice-breaker event where I got to meet other students who I am still friends with today!

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    Ghanashyam Khadka, LLM International and European Human Rights Law

    Testimonial from Ghanashyam Khadka, LLM International and European Human Rights Law, student at School of Law

    Its worldwide reputation on the study of law was the obvious reason that led me to choose the University of Leeds. Every seminar is exciting and the lectures have inspired me throughout the course, and using research based methodology has also been a new experience for me. Being in classes full of international course mates has been truly enthralling too. The positive aura of the school has never let me feel that I was on the other side of the globe away from home.

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