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Online Master of Law, Governance, Risk and Compliance (MSc)

Course Description

Why choose the MSc in Law, Governance, Risk and Compliance?

Our Online MSc in Law, Governance, Risk and Compliance is a professional programme, delivered in collaboration with the International Compliance Association (ICA) for those seeking career-enhancing postgraduate qualifications. The programme is aimed specifically at building international legal and GRC knowledge and will prove hugely popular with students and firms from around the world.

The course is designed to meet the demand from firms for highly-skilled legal and GRC professionals (covering Anti-Money Laundering/Counter-Terrorist Financing, Regulatory Compliance, Risk and Legal areas). The link between legal skills and core GRC skills is extensive. The merging of these areas will create a range of professionals that are more in line with the modern demands and pressures being encountered in the financial services sector.

This programme will focus on the mix of professional skills required to apply regulations in practice – analysis, drafting and presentation skills, among others – so that you are equipped with the knowledge you will need as you build your international career.

We know what it takes to succeed on the constantly changing global, legal and financial services stage. Everything we do is geared towards teaching in a professional, practical context so you can enhance your professional skills and career prospects as a modern professional.


‌•Enhance your career with a qualification that reflects cutting-edge approaches to international law, regulatory risk and compliance
‌•Learn the professional skills required to apply regulations on the global stage in the field of GRC
‌•Gain practical experience from tutors with international experience
‌•Benefit from modules designed in conjunction with leading professional law firms
‌•Study via online distance-learning course
‌•Receive a professional, recognised and valuable Master’s degree

Who should apply?

Applicants are required to hold the International Compliance Association (ICA) Professional Postgraduate

Diploma in Governance, Risk and Compliance.
Those who have successfully completed the diploma receive 80 M-level credits of APL for this course.

Complete in up to two years - via supported online learning

Our MSc allows you to study over 24, 18 or 15 months and no attendance is required at our centres. This flexible method of study means you can fit your study around existing work or other commitments.

Individual tutor support

Students are allocated a specific law tutor (a qualified lawyer) for each module to give them feedback on tasks and provide one-to-one support. On successful completion of each unit, you’ll receive an exemplar covering both the law and other professional skills, such as an example client letter where the task involves advising a client in writing.

Course Content

‌•International Business Organisations (compulsory)
‌•International Public Companies Practice (recommended)
‌•International Capital Markets and Loans Practice (recommended)

Other Modules
‌•International Intellectual Property Practice
‌•International Competition/Anti-Trust Law and Practice
‌•International Mergers and Acquisitions Practice
‌•International Joint Ventures Practice
‌•International Arbitration Practice
‌•International Commercial Law

For a detailed description of the above modules, please visit this link http://www.law.ac.uk/postgraduate/msc-law/

How to Apply

To apply for our MSc in Law, Governance, Risk and Compliance commencing in July 2016 please follow the instructions below:

Print off a copy of the booking form http://www.law.ac.uk/WorkArea/DownloadAsset.aspx?id=34359747551

Ensure you have read and understood our Terms and Conditions and course fee payment, cancellation, deferral, intermission and transfer deadlines, and corresponding course fee liability for your course.

Complete the booking form in BLOCK CAPITALS.

Return the form and payment by e-mail to , if paying by cheque, to The University of Law, Admissions (MSc), Braboeuf Manor, Portsmouth Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 1HA, United Kingdom.

Further Information

For more information on eligibility, course content, structure and assessment, dates and locations please visit this link http://www.law.ac.uk/postgraduate/msc-law/

Visit the Online Master of Law, Governance, Risk and Compliance (MSc) page on the University of Law website for more details!

Student Profiles

Future Finance Student Loans - 20+ Awards

Loan highlights‌•Loans are offered from £2,500 - £40,000 to cover both tuition and living costs
‌•Loans are offered to UK, EU and even international students with a UK domiciled address
‌•Loans are available to students studying at an undergraduate or postgraduate level
‌•Loans are repayable up to 10 years and three months after graduation
‌•Students can apply for up to four payment breaks of three months each during the loan period
‌•Representative 10.8% APR (variable)

Value of Scholarship(s)

£2,500 - £40,000


Loans are offered to UK, EU and even international students with a UK domiciled address

Application Procedure

Students with an offer can submit an application online up to nine months prior to course start.You would need to submit an application via the Future Finance website. https://universityoflaw.futurefinance.com/The University of Law will be required to verify your enrolment on the course before any funding is released; this will be completed after you have undergone registrationAny loan funds requested for tuition will be released directly to The University of Law to be applied towards your tuition.

Further Information



University of Law postgraduate scholarships - No. of awards TBC

At The University of Law, we are committed to widening participation to those wishing to study law. We are offering a comprehensive range of scholarships and law bursary schemes with a fund of more than £400,000 available.
Financial contributions are available towards all postgraduate course fees and are available to those whose circumstances may otherwise prevent them from entering the legal profession. This may include those who do not possess the traditional qualifications or means to study at university.We are continuing to offer discretionary financial awards for July 2016 applicants with strong academic credentials. The available funds for such awards are limited and are awarded on the basis of merit and need.

Value of Scholarship(s)



You will need to have received an offer for one of our postgraduate courses and be from a household where the average income for the last 12 months has been £25,000 or less.

Application Procedure

You will need to have received an offer for one of our postgraduate courses and be from a household where the average income for the last 12 months has been £25,000 or less.Register your interest in one of the awards listed below to commence the application process. You’ll receive an email to confirm your registration and to explain the next steps of the application process. As part of the application, you will be required to take an online skills assessment.Note that by registering your interest below, depending on your eligibility, you could be put forward for multiple scholarships and bursaries. Successful applicants will only be eligible for one award.Any queries about the scholarships and bursaries available should be directed to our scholarships team via [email protected] wish you the best of luck.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

We also normally expect you to have one of the following qualifications:‌•a UK undergraduate degree‌•an equivalent international degree‌•the GDL (Graduate Diploma in Law)‌•the LPC (Legal Practice Course)‌•the BVC (Bar Vocational Course) or BPTC (Bar Professional Training Course)

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