The LLM International Financial Law offers you an opportunity to gain specialist knowledge in one of the most high-profile areas of legal practice today.
Global financial services law and regulations are the subject of ongoing legal debate. Our legal specialists have research expertise covering a range of topical global finance issues which they bring into the classroom.
This course will introduce you to the major regulatory and contractual issues in international financial and banking law. You will be encouraged to examine the financial practices of developed and developing countries, and how these relate to broader business law issues across the world.
Coursework and assessment
Most course units are assessed by standard methods - either one unseen written examination, or one coursework essay, or a combination of these two methods of assessment. The assessment method of each individual course unit is listed in the course unit description on The School of Law website.
The course has a compulsory research component, in which students have the option of choosing either to submit two research papers of 7,000-8,000 words each (and each of the value of 30 credits) or writing a 14,000 to 15,000 words dissertation (60 credits). If students choose the option of submitting two research papers, the first research paper must be within the area of a semester one course unit that you have chosen, and the second research paper must be within the area of a semester two course unit that you have chosen. The research element of the course is supported by weekly research methodology lectures delivered throughout semesters one and two designed to improve students' legal writing and research skills. For specialised streams, dissertation topic must be within those streams while for general LLM dissertation topics must be within one of the modules chosen by the student.
This master's degree will enable you to develop the specialist knowledge necessary for a career in legal practice in any developed or developing country with a financial services or business law profile. It is also suitable for those looking to work directly in the financial services industry, especially those interested in compliance issues.
Scholarships for postgraduate Law students
No. of awards TBC
Alumni Loyalty Bursary Scheme £3,000 reduction on tuition fees for University of Manchester graduates Available to students who have received a first class honours degree and apply for master's study within three years of graduating Available for international, EU and home students who will study full-time, part-time or by distance learning For further information see the Alumni Loyalty Bursary page http://www.law.manchester.ac.uk/fees/postgraduate-taught/alumni-bursary-scheme/Scholarships for postgraduate Law students Full and partial scholarships to cover tuition fees (£6,500 full time home, £3,250 part time home, £14,500 international) paid for the 2015-16 academic year Available to applicants who have accepted an unconditional offer to study an LLM or MA by 30 June 2015, and have a first class honours degree in law or equivalent For further information see the Scholarships for postgraduate Law students page
Value of Scholarship(s)
Full and partial scholarships to cover tuition fees (£6,500 full time home, £3,250 part time home,
The School of Law offers a range of funding opportunities for students continuing their education with a taught postgraduate master's course.