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Course summary

The aim of this course is to provide students with the opportunity to study integral parts of the international banking and financial system. On successfully completing the course, students understand and are able to comment critically on such fundamental issues as the importance of effective and proportionate financial regulation, the impact of the credit crunch, the necessity for corporate social responsibility and the increasing significance of ethical banking.


Core modules: research methods; international banking and finance law. Option modules you will choose 2 modules from following options: international contracts; globalisation and the law; international competition law and policy; international financial crime. You will then choose 3 option modules from shipping law; corporate governance and corporate social responsibility; international employment law; international commercial disputes; information technology law; international intellectual property law; world trade organisation law; dissertation.

Assessment method

Taught modules on the LLM International Banking and Finance Law course are assessed through a combination of written coursework assignments and oral presentations. The culmination of the course is a dissertation of up to 15,000 words, which constitutes an original contribution to the corpus of legal knowledge within an area of international banking and finance law.

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a law Honours degree (minimum 2.2) from a recognised higher education institution or equivalent from a recognised overseas institution. Candidates who have successfully completed the common professional examination (CPE) will also be considered for admission onto the course. Non law graduates will also be considered for admission if they have relevant experience or if they have a degree in a related area of study such as business, politics or international relations. Applicants whose 1st language is not English will need to demonstrate their English language proficiency with either: a minimum grade of 6.5 overall on the British Council International English Language Test (IELTS) or a TOEFL score of at least 600 (written) or 250 (computer) scale.

Fees and funding

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International Banking and Finance Law at Bristol, University of the West of England - UCAS