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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Finance

    Law

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    12 months full time | 24 months part time

  • Course Type

    LLM

  • Course Fees

    website

  • Last Updated

    15 January 2019

Course content

Overview

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.

Research and professional insight

LLM International Banking and Finance Law is offered within the dynamic Centre for Business Law and Practice with all the facilities that a leading research-led university offers. This includes opportunities for extra-curricular activities that enhance transferable skills and develop your knowledge of law’s impact in the wider world.

The Centre for Business Law and Practice offers a wide range of experience and expertise in a number of fields, with links to the business community through, for example, the Advisory Board, which includes practitioners amongst its members. Industry and professional speakers regularly participate in conference and seminar events, which you’re encouraged to attend.

Course content

Compulsory modules studied throughout the year will give you the opportunity to:

  • explore the catalysts and consequences of modern banking crises
  • examine international approaches to banking supervision
  • discover the legal process involved in the regulation of banks
  • study syndicated lending and the issuing of bonds on the international capital markets.

All of these topics will be examined from an international perspective and do not simply focus on English law. These modules will also enable you to hone your legal research and writing skills, which you’ll be able to demonstrate in your dissertation.

You’ll also benefit from our Support in Academic and Personal Development programme. This runs alongside your taught academic programme in semester one and is specifically designed to complement the School’s induction activities and ongoing academic skills support for students, both UK and international .

Course structure

For more information and a full list of typical modules available on this course, please read International Banking and Finance Law LLM Full Time in the course catalogue

For more information and a full list of typical modules available on this course, please read International Banking and Finance Law LLM Part Time in the course catalogue

Modules

Compulsory modules

  • Insolvency Law
  • International Banking Law: The Regulatory Framework
  • International Banking Law: Capital Markets and Loans
  • Postgraduate Legal Research Skills
  • Dissertation

Optional modules (selection of typical options shown below)

  • Corporate Finance and Securities Law
  • International Corporate Governance
  • International Law of Credit and Security
  • International Trade Finance Law
  • The International Law of Foreign Investment
  • International Economic Law

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 meet weekly in the first semester for academic skills training. Support for the dissertation is provided via two 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.

Assessment

Assessment is by a variety of methods but primarily involves the writing of an essay of up to 4,500 words at the end of each module. We assess the dissertation through your submission of a written piece of work of up to 15,000 words.

Applying, fees and funding

English language requirements

IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.

Improve your English

International students who do not meet the English language requirements for this programme may be able to study our postgraduate pre-sessional English course, to help improve your English language level.

If you need to study for longer than 10 weeks, read more about our postgraduate pre-sessional English course.

How to apply

Application deadlines

UK/EU students: 31 July

International students: 30 June

APPLY (FULL TIME) 

APPLY (PART TIME) 

This link takes you to information on applying for taught programmes and to the University's online application system.

If you're unsure about the application process, contact the admissions team for help.

Documents and information you will need include:

  • Original or certified copies of your transcripts
  • Original or certified copies of your degree certificate
  • Original or certified copy of your IELTS/TOEFL results (if English is not your first language)
  • Details of two referees.

Read about visas, immigration and other information in International students. We recommend that international students apply as early as possible to ensure that they have time to apply for their visa.

Fees

  • UK/EU: £9,000 (total)
  • International: £19,000 (total)

Read more about paying fees and charges.

For fees information for international taught postgraduate students, read Masters fees.

Scholarships and financial support

If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There may be help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government. Find out more at Masters funding overview.

The School of Law usually offers a number of scholarships.

See our scholarships page for further information.

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. Graduates have gone on to work in a variety of roles including auditors, teachers and in top level positions within the banking industry.

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


Visit the International Banking and Finance Law LLM page on the University of Leeds website for more details!

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