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LLM International Banking and Finance Law

Course Description

Course overview

The University is close to the centre of legal administration and policy in Parliament, the Royal Courts of Justice, the new Supreme Court, the Old Bailey and the Inns of Court.

This course offers the appropriate experience for those looking for a career in the global economy within international corporations, investment banks, accounting firms, international law firms, international consultants and international fund management. You will acquire the necessary knowledge and understanding of the legal regulations of international and national business and finance, and employment law.

The course will give you excellent employment prospects within a wide range of international organisations and multinational corporations.

It is taught by staff with significant practical experience and good connections to industry.


Legal Aspects of International Finance
Securities Regulations
International Banking Law
International Commercial Arbitration and Mediation Law
Research Methodology

Legal Aspects of International Financial Law

The module studies international finance from an English law perspective and within the context of the practical and theoretical issues that arise. Covering key methods of international finance, such as syndicate loans, debenture, financial derivatives, and also touching other jurisdictions such as the US, the Middle East, Asia and Africa, this module provides you with a comparative approach to the law of international finance.

Securities Regulations

This module studies the law, practice and theory of securities regulations under English law but in a comparative international context focusing on US Law and practice. The module examines the different approaches to securities regulations and draws critical comparisons.

International Banking Law

This module examines the practical and theoretical issues in international banking, focusing on aspects of English banking law and international banking practices recommended by the Basel Committee under BIS. This module will provide you with comprehensive knowledge of Basel Development and its supervisory role.

International Commercial Arbitration and Mediation Law

This module gives you a detailed introduction to both the theory and practice of international commercial arbitration and mediation, as well as other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

Research Methodology

This module provides a thorough basis for Masters level research methods. It addresses core content areas appropriate to research in a legal context, and supports you to achieve appropriate levels of competence in these areas, as well as broadening your knowledge of research tools.


Your dissertation gives you the opportunity to demonstrate the mastery of a particular subject area, by completing an extended piece of self-managed research. Your dissertation will develop and test your ability to conceptualise, appraise and critically evaluate a significant topic relating to the legal issues surrounding international banking and finance.

Visit the LLM International Banking and Finance Law page on the University of West London website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A good undergraduate degree or equivalent professional qualification with appropriate law content.Students with three years’ legal or relevant commercial work experience will also be considered subject to interviews.Applicants with extensive work experience will be considered on a case by case basis.

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