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The global financial crisis has had a major impact on the way the financial system works. As a result, there is an increasing demand for professionals with expertise in international financial law.

You’ll be exposed to different perspectives and have the opportunity to widen your professional network. You’ll:

  • gain a thorough insight into issues affecting major transactions in global financial markets
  • develop a comprehensive understanding of the financial services industry
  • engage with domestic and international developments from practical, regulatory and policy perspectives on financial law.

Brighton hosts the headquarters of major international financial corporations and is located less than an hour from London, Europe’s financial capital. This gives you direct access to prospective employers.

Why choose this course?

  • Learn from today’s leading lawyers – our world-leading research underpins our teaching.
  • Prepare for your future career – our courses are designed with skills training at their core, enabling you to think logically about legal problems.
  • Discover what interests you most – Sussex Law School provides a truly international, stimulating and engaging learning environment for you to build a rich base of knowledge.

How will I study?

Teaching on this course has a practical emphasis. In addition to the fundamental theoretical knowledge and skills, you will be equipped with the practical tools necessary to apply your understanding of global finance – and how it is regulated – to the real world.

The LLM is highly interdisciplinary. This is reflected in the diversity of the modules available and the academic staff in charge of the teaching, including lawyers, economists and political scientists.

Our range of modules gives you the opportunity to identify fields of study closest to your career aspirations. You learn through core modules and options in the autumn and spring terms. In the summer, you undertake supervised work on the LLM dissertation.

You're assessed through coursework, essays and a 10,000-word dissertation.

Find out more about the core modules and options here.

Careers

This course gives you a solid formation in the field of international financial law and practice. You will be prepared to start/continue a successful career in areas such as:

  • legal practice in major law firms
  • consultancy and legal advice in multinational corporations
  • financial supervision agencies
  • international organisations.

You will also have the knowledge to go on to PhD study and then an academic career.

Graduate destinations

94% of students from Sussex Law School were in work or further study six months after graduating. Recent School of Law, Politics and Sociology graduates have gone on to jobs including:

  • paralegal, Turpin and Miller
  • general advisor, Citizens Advice Bureau
  • legal assistant, Martin Searle Solicitors.

(HESA EPI, Destinations of Post Graduate Leavers of Higher Education 2017 survey)


Visit the International Financial Law - LLM page on the University of Sussex website for more details!

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