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International Financial Regulation (LLM)

Course Description

This course addresses the main international financial regulation and supervision issues, including the delimitation of competences between the EU and the member states.

This course covers substantial law issues: an overview of the regulatory framework applicable to all three sectors of finance with a specific emphasis on banking and securities and an overview of their contemplated changes as a result of the financial crisis. The overarching aim of the LLM in Financial Regulation is to provide a course which affords a conceptual framework for the study of financial law.

This LLM course is provided in conjunction with Henley Business School, providing a unique opportunity to acquire a combined perspective of financial and corporate law issues.

See the website http://www.reading.ac.uk/ready-to-study/study/subject-area/law-pg/llm-international-financial-regulation.aspx

Modules include:

• Legal Aspects of International Financial Regulation
• Financial Markets
• International Finance and Investment Law: Doing the Deals.

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

What career can you have?

A postgraduate law degree will open many doors not only in specialised areas of employment, such as law firms, European and intergovernmental and nongovernmental organisations, but also in academia (with further postgraduate study), the media (journalism and broadcasting), the civil service, and other branches of public service.

Graduates from our courses have gone on to work in various capacities, in major national and international law firms, as in-house lawyers, in international organizations in UK and abroad. While many law graduates take professional exams in law and go on to practise law either in the UK or abroad, many others pursue alternative careers.


The University of Reading School of Law is a leading UK law school with a world-class reputation.

Ranked joint 7th, along with Cambridge, for world-leading research and international excellence and 11th out of all UK law schools in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (2008).

A dynamic and international learning environment with teaching supported by first class research with renowned experts across the main fields of national, European and international law.

Active career development and co-curricular opportunities including an annual 'Working Internationally' career’s forum and a series of guest lectures by practitioners.

Collaborative teaching and research in our Centre for Commercial Law and Financial Regulation and strong links with the Graduate Institute of Political and International Studies, Henley Business School, and the International Capital Market Association (ICMA) Centre.

Double Master’s courses offered with a wide range of leading partner universities worldwide, including Peking University and Renmin University in China, ALBA in Greece, MGIMO in Russia, Hanyang University in South Korea and CYCU and National Taipei University in Taiwan, amongst others.

Visit the International Financial Regulation (LLM) page on the University of Reading website for more details!

Student Profiles

Entry Requirements

You are normally required to have a good undergraduate Honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK). If you have other qualifications and a number of years' relevant work experience then you also be eligible to apply. Standard requirement is a 2:1 or higher in an undergraduate degree. However, our participants come with a variety of relevant legal and non-legal experience and all applicants are considered on individual merit.

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