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Course content

The LLM in Law, Banking and Finance at Dundee offers an innovative blend of professional and theoretical training to prepare students for careers in the financial sector. The course is highly focused in nature, and unlike many other LLM courses in the field is taught by both business and legal professionals who have extensive practical experience of banking and finance law, including experience of financial regulatory law practice in both the EU and the USA.

Who should study the course?

The LLM is designed for graduates who have a law degree or a legal background who wish to develop specialised skills in order pursue a career in the banking and financial services sector.

What is so good about this course?

Dundee offers an interdisciplinary approach allowing students to develop business, finance, economics and legal skills, drawing on a range of academic expertise across disciplines. Students will benefit from working with lecturers who have first-hand experience of international legal practice in banking and finance law, who can provide a highly relevant focus to the course offerings. Dundee’s city campus provides a very extensive level of support for law and business students, including outstanding and recently refurbished library facilities.

Teaching & Assessment

- How you will be taught

During the autumn semester students will develop their understanding of financial services and markets, as well as business principles. Then in the spring semester attention turns to legal regulation in the financial sector. Banking and Finance modules are delivered by a blend of lecture, seminar and workshops. Law modules are taught by way of small group seminar discussion. You will be given reading to prepare in advance of seminars and will engage in discussions with lecturers and fellow students during the seminars. This mode of teaching will help you gain confidence in your ability to read, understand and analyse materials and in presenting your ideas in front of your peers. For your dissertation, you will be supervised on a one-to-one basis by a member of staff, with specialist expertise in your chosen topic.

What you will study

The course aims to develop the following main skills:

Understanding the regulation of financial services and markets
Ability to show how law prompts, shapes, implements and controls financial services regulation
Understanding the general concepts and issues in the field of financial services regulation
Being able to apply these understandings in the analysis of substantive areas of law and policy

- Modules

Foundation Banking, Finance and Statistics for Business
International Banking
Global Financial Markets
Financial Management of Banks
Emerging Financial Markets & Investment
International Business Finance
Business Accounting for Non-Specialists
Competition Law
Intellectual Property Law
International Taxation Law

How you will be assessed

A mixture of assessment methods will be used, including exams, course work, presentations and dissertations.


There are significant opportunities for graduates with specialised knowledge of banking and finance law flowing from very important changes to regulation in recent years. The course is designed with a practical focus with a view to assisting students to engage with such opportunities to the greatest possible extent.

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





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