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MSc Law and Accounting

Course Description

About the MSc programme

Drawing on the resources of the Department of Law and Department of Accounting, this is an interdisciplinary programme aimed at qualified lawyers, accountants and also other suitably qualified individuals. It comprises four elements: a core compulsory course, a Law course, and one Accounting course (the choice of each depending upon your specialist background) and a further option in a relevant field.

Teaching for the compulsory course and law courses will be primarily through seminars. Teaching in the accounting courses will normally be by a combination of lectures and classes or seminars. The compulsory course is examined by an interdisciplinary long essay and a two-hour examination. The other courses are examined mainly by examination but you should check requirements for individual courses.

You will benefit from being members of a small core group of around thirty students while at the same participating in the LLM student community and in the graduate student community associated with the Accounting Department.

Graduate destinations

Our graduates go on to careers in a number of roles such as: senior associates, in-house counsel, lawyers working for regulators, traders, banking analysts, regulatory accountants, auditors, consultants and forensic accountants.

Visit the MSc Law and Accounting page on the London School of Economics and Political Science website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Kais Hossaini

1830.jpg I most like the fact that I can choose courses from both the department of Accounting and Finance and the Law department. This gives me a unique opportunity to create a set of courses I really need and I really want.

When choosing where to do my Master's, I looked for the best universities worldwide regardless of their location. I chose LSE because it offers a diversified environment with students from almost all countries. In addition, it was an important criterion for me that the reputation of a university from both the academics' view and the practitioners' view stood out. LSE impresses by having an outstanding reputation in both cases.

I enjoy the many presentations and conferences held at LSE, such as the recent conference about regulation of financial markets organised by LSE's Financial Markets Group. During my studies at LSE I worked for McKinsey & Company. These experiences convinced me to work for a management consultancy firm when I finish my studies here.

(Student Profile)

Tarek el Merhebi

1831.jpg Being accepted to study at LSE, one of the top ten Law schools in the world was a unique opportunity that was not to be missed. My amazing experience started at a gathering in Beirut organized by the (British?) Embassy, where I met other Chevening scholars and realised that the best and most important aspect of my scholarship wasn’t my studies or my achievements, but being part of something that is made up of extremely talented and exceptional individuals.

Living in London is an amazing experience in itself as it is one of the most diverse and dynamic cities in the world. It becomes even better when you are a part of a group of brilliant international students with whom you can share your different cultures and experiences – people who normally you may never have a chance to interact with. One of my favourite memories was when my American/Lebanese friend hosted a Thanksgiving dinner at her place. There were five different nationalities around the table and at one point we suddenly realised that not one of us knew what Thanksgiving was really about! It was hard to contain the ensuing laughter.

From an academic point of view, LSE is very well known for its excellence and the Law and Accounting courses offer extremely solid foundations for people who could eventually see themselves doing a mixture of legal and business work. This specialised hybrid profession promises a secure future as demand for it is increasing exponentially among big multi-disciplinary practice firms.

So, besides offering you the chance to experience another culture, perfect your language skills and gain an internationally recognised qualification, studying at LSE will be a once in a lifetime experience that will shape the way you think and expand your horizons in ways you can’t even imagine.


Entry Requirements

2:1 degree or equivalent in law, accounting, management, business or economics; English requirement: law score

Last Updated

29 September 2016

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