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Law and Finance


Course Description

Overview

You can learn from and interact with some of the best academics and industry experts in their fields, many of whom advise and work with numerous leading institutions including the World Bank, and leading International law and accountancy firms.

This programme will:

◦Enhance your career options by allowing you to specialise in the highly sought after interdisciplinary areas of law, economics and finance.
◦Allow you to tailor the programme to suit your interests by choosing one of four pathways: General; Banking and financial services; Law and financial regulation; or, Law and corporate finance.
◦Provide you with the theory, knowledge, practical skills and latest developments required to work in both emerging and established economies in legal, banking, financial, governmental or research institutions.
◦Provide professional module exemptions for the CISI (Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment) Masters in Wealth Management and the CBI Chartered Banker Diploma.

Structure

MSc Law and Finance is available for one year full-time study or two years part-time study. If you are considering part-time study you should be aware that lectures are held both during the day and in the evening.

You can choose one of six paths:
◦General pathway
◦Specialist pathway A – Banking and financial services
◦Specialist pathway B – Law and financial regulation
◦Specialist pathway C – Law and corporate finance
◦Specialist pathway D - Islamic finance
◦Specialist pathway E – Compliance in the global markets.

Each taught finance module is worth 15 credits; each taught legal module is worth either 22.5 or 45 credits. The taught component of the programme is followed by examinations and a 15,000-word dissertation.

Professional module exemptions
◦If you intend to apply for the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) Masters in Wealth Management programme you can apply for an exemption from the first module, Financial Markets. For this you will need to:
◦Join CISI as a student member and complete modules: Principles of accounting, Financial Derivatives and Investment Management.
◦After graduating from the MSc Law and Finance, you will need to complete an exemption form, submit your module results and pay an exemption fee of £75. Once you have applied for an exemption from Financial Markets, you will need to pass an exam in two further modules to gain the overall CISI Masters in Wealth Management.

◦If you intend to apply for the Chartered Banker Diploma from the Chartered Banker Institute (CBI) you will be eligible for exemptions from the following Chartered Banker Diploma modules.
◦If you take QMUL modules: Ethics in Business and Finance (option) and Banking Law (compulsory) you will be eligible for exemption from CBI module: Risk Management for Banking (option).
◦If you take QMUL module: Professionalism Regulation and Ethics (Compulsory) you will be eligible for exemption from CBI module: Risk Management in Banking (Core).
◦In addition to the subject specific credits, the CBI offers one further Notional credit for a core unit, for example if you study any combination of three of the following modules: Regulation of Financial Markets, Business Finance, Principles of Accounting, Financial Markets, Financial Economics, Commercial and Investment Banking, Secured Finance in Commercial Transactions. If you gain three credits, two subject specific credits and one notional, you will be eligible to apply for CBI Associate status.

General programme

You must take a total of 180 credits to include the Law and Finance Dissertation (45 credits), at least one Law module (45 credits) or two Law modules (22.5 credits) and three Finance modules (15 credits each, a total of 45 credits) to be selected from the list of options below.

Visit the Law and Finance page on the Queen Mary University of London website for more details!



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Student Profiles
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MSc in Law and Finance Partial Scholarships 2015-16 - 4 Awards

These partial scholarships will be deducted from tuition fees payable to the college. Successful candidates for the MSc Law and Finance partial scholarships may be asked to assist with marketing events such as the postgraduate open evenings, market research and / or web / video student profiles.

Value of Scholarship(s)

1/3 of the tuition fee

Eligibility

The School of Economics and Finance and the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) are offering four partial scholarships worth one third of the tuition fee each to outstanding Home / EU and overseas full time candidates.
The successful candidates will be selected based on academic merit and / or relevant work experience only.

Application Procedure

Complete the MSc Law and Finance partial scholarship application form (download from our website) to apply for one of the partial scholarships and return it by 24 April 2015. You must hold an offer to study on the programme before we can consider you for a partial scholarship. We therefore recommend that you apply for admission to the MSc Law and Finance programme by 10 April 2015.Late or incomplete partial scholarship applications will not be considered.

Further Information

http://www.law.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding/msclawfinance/index.html


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QMUL-Chevening Scholarships - 20+ Awards

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) works closely with the Chevening - the UK government’s international scheme aimed at developing global leaders - to provide a large number of full scholarships for study on our one-year Masters courses.Every year QMUL hosts a large cohort of the 1500 Chevening Scholars who come to study at universities all over the UK. In 2016-17 we have a record of 87 scholars joining QMUL from countries across the globe!All Chevening awards cover full overseas tuition fees, as well as providing a stipend for living costs, air-fares, and a variety of other expenses.Chevening Scholars also benefit from a year-long programme of events helping you experience the best of British culture and to make the most of your time in the UK.A large number of QMUL-Chevening Scholarships will be available across all one-year QMUL masters courses.

Value of Scholarship(s)

30000

Eligibility

To be eligible for a Chevening Award you must:
- Be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country
- Return to your country of citizenship for a minimum of two years after your award has ended
- Have an undergraduate degree that will enable you to gain entry to a postgraduate programme at a UK university. This is typically equivalent to an upper second-class 2:1 honours degree in the UK.
- Have at least two years’ work experience
Please visit the website for full eligibility criteria

Application Procedure

Applications for all scholarships must be made directly to the Chevening: full details on how to apply are available on the Chevening’s webpages.The deadline for applications is Tuesday 8 November 12:00 GMT.Candidates should also apply for their chosen Masters programme at QMUL through our online portal in the normal way.Candidates are encouraged to QMUL as early as possible to ensure that their application can be processed in a time to meet the Chevening’s deadline for the confirmation of their unconditional university offer in July 2017.

Further Information

http://www.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/funding_masters/scholarships/181259.html


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QMUL Commonwealth Scholarships - 20+ Awards

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is proud to be working in partnership with the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC) in the UK to offer a wide range of scholarships for postgraduate study at Master’s and PhD level.In 2017-18 we will be hosting an unprecedented number of Commonwealth Scholars from across the globe.Commonwealth Scholarships at QMUL typically cover full overseas tuition fees, living costs, airfares, and a variety of other expenses. Scholars from developing Commonwealth countries are eligible to apply for these awards.You can apply for a Commonwealth Scholarship for Master’s (one-year courses only). All subject areas are eligible, although the CSC’s selection criteria give priority to applications that demonstrate the strongest relevance to development.

Value of Scholarship(s)

30000

Eligibility

To apply for these scholarships, you must:
- Be a Commonwealth citizen, refugee, or British protected person
- Be permanently resident in a developing Commonwealth country
- By October 2017, hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) honours standard, or a second class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree)
For full eligibility criteria, please visit the website

Application Procedure

All candidates should apply to QMUL online following our normal application procedures (please be aware that candidates applying for a Commonwealth Scholarship may have an earlier application deadline than normal) and will also need to make an application directly to the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission.Application deadline: 15 November 2016

Further Information

http://www.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/funding_masters/scholarships/181480.html


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QMUL HESPAL Scholarships - Single Award

HESPAL aims to help create the next generation of senior academics who can maintain international quality standards at Palestinian universities and to develop renewed, sustainable links between Palestinian and UK universities.
The Scheme will upgrade junior academic staff in Palestinian universities through a Masters Scholarship programme. Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has one scholarship available through the HESPAL scheme.Study areas covered include: Business, Economics and Finance; Educational Management; Political Sciences and International Relations; Human Rights and Governance; Agriculture; Engineering; Law, Management; Environmental Studies; Water management, Nursing, TSOL, Human Resourses, Economics, Literature, Linguistics, IT, Science programmes, Environmental Sciences and Sustainable Infrastructure, Clean Energy and Conservation Strategies, MA Energy Management, Energy Conservation, Sustainable Energy, ICT, nanotechnologies and energy. The scholarship covers the following:
- tuition fees
- pre-departure briefing from the British Council
- arrival allowances
- thesis allowances
- a monthly allowance to cover living expenses.The scholarship does not cover the costs for accompanying family, visa fees, IELTS cost, and Airfare ticket to from the UK.

Value of Scholarship(s)

30000

Eligibility

- Applicant must be a resident citizen of Palestinian Territories.
- Applicant must be currently employed by the Palestinian university which nominates her/him, which must be one of the participating Palestinian universities.
- Applicant will have a Masters degree from a Palestinian university with a minimum grade of very good (and equivalent to at least a 3.0 Bachelor’s Degree from UK).
- Applicant must sign a written undertaking to return to Palestinian university within a time frame agreed with their university, normally one year.
- Applicant must have IELTS certification appropriate for course and university (normally at least 6.5, sometimes higher).
Please visit website for full eligibility details

Application Procedure

The completed application forms and all other documentation must be submitted in hard copies to your university scholarship coordination office by 23 January 2017. For full application details, please visit the website

Further Information

http://www.britishcouncil.ps/en/study-uk/scholarships/hespal


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QMUL Latin American Fund Partial Scholarships - 4 Awards

The Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) at Queen Mary University of London are offering four partial scholarships worth 50% of the tuition fee each to outstanding Latin American full time applicants pursuing an LLM (all programmes), LLM in Law and Economics or the MSc in Law and Finance.The partial scholarship covers one 50% of the tuition fee only in the form of a fee waiver; the partial scholarships do not cover additional course costs (books etc...) or accommodation fees. Partial scholarships are NOT payable directly to successful applicants but are off set against your student fee invoice.The partial scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic merit, the submitted statement in response to the set question as detailed in the application, and in some cases, financial need and professional/extracurricular achievements.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Partial (50%) tuition fee waiver

Eligibility

The Latin American partial scholarships are open to applicants from Latin American nations only. You must have an offer of study on the full-time programme only and are not open to those with an offer on the part-time programme.If you have applied for funding elsewhere and are successful in receiving such funding you must inform us immediately.The scholarship will be awarded to those who we deem to have successfully demonstrated their reasoning for being awarded a scholarship based on the following criteria;- Academic merit
- Professional achievements (if any)
- Financial need.

Application Procedure

You must have an offer of study for either the LLM (all programmes), LLM in Law and Economics or the MSc in Law and Finance before you apply for the partial scholarship.The deadline for submission of the partial scholarships application is 28 March 2017 by 16.00 GMT - students must have an offer of study (either conditional or unconditional) for the LLM (all programmes), LLM in Law and Economics or the MSc in Law and Finance programme before applying for the Latin American partial scholarship.You will be required to apply for the partial scholarship via our online application link: Latin American Scholarship Application Form 2017-18. Please ensure you complete ALL relevant sections correctly.

Further Information

http://www.law.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding/QMUL%20Latin%20American%20Fund%20Scholarships/index.html



Entry Requirements

You should have a good second class honours degree, or equivalent, in Law or Economics. Relevant professional experience and/or other experience may also be considered. If your first language is not English, you must provide evidence of your English language proficiency. Find details on our English language entry requirements.If you do not meet our language requirements it might be possible for you to undertake our pre-sessional English language programmes that will prepare you for the masters programme.

Last Updated

07 February 2017

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