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Course summary

The specialism in International Banking and Finance Law will appeal to all with an interest in financial services law. It will enable you to establish or develop a career in commercial private practice. You will also be well-prepared to embark on policy-oriented careers in the financial services sectors as well as in compliance and public service. Increasingly difficult aspects of international financial regulation in the aftermath of the collapse of financial institutions in 2008 and Brexit will be addressed as will pressing global issues such as money laundering and corrupt practices. Objectives The specialism in International Banking and Finance Law offers you the opportunity to study an important area of practice in the world’s premier financial centre, the City of London. The specialism in International Banking and Finance Law will provide you with the knowledge, skills and insight into a highly complex and increasingly significant aspect of global law and governance. It will equip you with the fundamentals of international banking and financial law for which the City of London is so famous. The breadth and depth of the curriculum in this specialist degree are highly regarded by banking and finance professionals. You will be given the support to explore and study banking law, taxation, investments, money markets, money laundering and many more. Many of the modules offered at City are unique and tailored to today’s ever evolving world of global financial regulation.

Modules

As with all LLM specialisms at City, University of London, you may take either five modules and a shorter dissertation (10,000 words) or four modules and a longer dissertation (20,000 words). All modules are of the same duration and are taught per term (September – December or January – April) rather than the whole academic year. If you take four modules you will take two per term in each term and if you take five modules will have three in one term and two in the other. Dissertations are written during the summer term when there are no classes. Specialism Modules: Choose from the following 30-credit modules:

  • International Banking Law (30 credits)
  • International Corporate Finance (30 credits)
  • International Investment Law (30 credits)
  • International Tax Law (30 credits)
  • Money Laundering Law (30 credits)
  • Project Finance and Law (30 credits)
For your remaining modules you can choose from more than 40 modules covering a diverse range of subjects. As with all LLM specialisms, you will also have a choice of any of the modules on our Law LLM. Dissertation (30 or 60 credits) The research dissertation or project provides you with the opportunity to undertake a piece of original, independent research, building on and focussed on the topic or topics that are of particular interest to you. This research can be conducted in form of a theoretical dissertation or a more practical self-selected research project approved by the potential supervisor. Thus, the particular format of your dissertation/research project depends on the particular subject area, case studies, the research questions or project objectives you chose and may include reviewing literature or doing a work-based research project.

Assessment method

This course is taught by leading academics as well as visiting practitioners including barristers and solicitors who work in private practice and in legal departments of major companies. The programme will be delivered using a hybrid model of delivery. For each taught module you will have a one hour weekly lecture and a one hour weekly interactive seminar. You will be assessed mainly through coursework, with each module contributing equally to your qualification. Some modules may be assessed by filmed assessment or examination. You will be allocated a dedicated supervisor for your dissertation who will help you develop a specific topic and provide support in terms of resources, content and structure.


Entry requirements

To apply for this degree, you will need one of the following: A degree (in any subject), of at least a second-class honours standard, conferred by an institution in the United Kingdom or Republic of Ireland or by the Council for National Academic Awards. An approved degree conferred by an institution outside the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, and a very good knowledge of the English language. If you are an applicant whose first language is not English, the following qualifications are also required: - IELTS: 7.0 or above with a minimum of 6 in each area - For the LLM we require an overall TOEFL score of 100 or better, with a minimum of 25 in Speaking, and at least 24 in every other component of the test


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £19990 Year 1
International £19990 Year 1
England £14220 Year 1
Scotland £14220 Year 1
Wales £14220 Year 1
Northern Ireland £14220 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
International Banking and Finance Law at City, University of London - UCAS