This course focuses on learning how the financial markets work, from the primary markets involving the issuance of equity, debt and derivatives, to the secondary markets involving trading and investments, as well as very large financial transactions in the international capital markets. Importantly, you will also learn how to take account of legal and regulatory risks facing financiers and bankers, structure financial instruments to suit commercial priorities and social welfare policies.
Core modules: dissertation or project; investment banking principles and practices; legal aspects of corporate finance. Option modules: derivatives and structured finance: law and practice; international corporate governance; international energy finance law; international project finance law; investments for managers: theory, regulations and social responsibility; Islamic finance and securitisation law; legal aspects of international finance; money laundering and corporate fraud.
A good Honours degree (2.2 or above or a non-UK equivalent) with an average of 55 per cent or above in law or a related subject. Applications from individuals without the formal qualifications but with professional or managerial experience in a relevant field are welcomed. Candidates whose 1st language is not English require an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent. The University offers pre sessional summer programmes for students who need to improve their English before starting your course.