MSc Finance and Financial Law

Duration: 2-5 years

Entry Requirements: Minimum first degree with good grades in any subject equivalent to a UK upper second class honours. Relevant professional qualifications or experience will be considered.

Start of programme: November/January/March/May/July

Mode of Attendance: Online Learning

This programme takes an integrated approach to finance and financial law, including risk management, regulation, mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, bond issues, and loans. In these fast changing subjects, the MSc Finance and Financial Law provides the specialist knowledge required in international banks and investment firms, legal practice, regulatory institutions and the academic world. The programme relates to both national and international finance and considers how financial and legal principles are applied in the context of actual case studies.

Students also have the option to follow one of two specific pathways within the programme - MSc Finance and Financial Law (Major: Law) or MSc Finance and Financial Law (Major: Finance). The differences between the two pathways are detailed within the programme 'structure' tab.

Graduates from the MSc Finance and Financial Law will be well equipped for a career with a financial institution, a commercial law firm, regulator, government department or indeed in general business.

Among the institutions with which our graduates are currently working are: Baronsmead Partners LLP; China Banking Regulatory Commission; Deloitte; JP Morgan Chase; Kleinwort Benson; KPMG; Merrill Lynch; Mograbi Real Estate, Israel; Rivers State Ministry of Finance, Nigeria; Telenor, Pakistan.

Structure

Students must take 180 credits. These are composed of 120 taught credits comprising a core and optional modules and a 60 credit dissertation.

Below is the structure of this programme of three components:

  1. Five core modules
  2. Three option modules
  3. Dissertation of 10,000 words on an approved topic

For students wishing to follow one of the two optional pathways within this programme (MSc Finance and Financial Law (Major: Law) and MSc Finance and Financial Law (Major: Finance), these structures are also detailed below.

  1. Four core modules
  2. Four option modules
  3. Dissertation of 10,000 words on an approved topic

In addition to the Core and Option modules, you will also study two Preparatory modules (Introduction to Financial Analysis and Introduction to Law & Legal Method).

Not all option modules are offered every year; please check your preferences with the Programme Convenor. Also note that where 15 credit modules are selected, these should be balanced between term 1 and term 2.

Part-time Study

Part-time students over two years are required to complete four modules in the first year (at least three of these should be core), then four modules plus the dissertation during the second year

MSc Finance and Financial Law - Preparatory Modules

  • Preparation for MSc Finance and Financial Law study 15PFMC079 0 Term 1
  • Introduction To Law And Legal Method (Preparatory course)

MSc Finance and Financial Law

In addition to the Core modules, you will select THREE Option modules from those listed below.

Core Modules

  • Corporate finance 15PFMC070 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Finance in the global market 15PFMC057 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Financial law 15PFMC058 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Legal Aspects of Corporate Finance 15PFMC059 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Legal aspects of international finance 15PFMC060 (15 credits) Term 2

Elective Modules

  • Banking and capital markets 15PFMC056 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Corporate governance 15PFMC069 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Islamic banking and finance 15PFMC074 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Regulation of international capital markets 15PFMC061 (15 credits) Term 1
  • The Japanese financial system 15PFMC073 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Risk management 15PFMC071 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Cross-cultural management 15PFMC076 (15 credits) Term 2
  • International Business Strategy 15PFMC082 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Topics in the Chinese economy 15PFMC075 (15 credits) Term 1
  • International Marketing 15PFMC080 (15 credits) Term 1
  • International human resource management 15PFMC078 (15 credits) Term 1

Optional Pathways

For students wishing to follow one of the two optional pathways within this programme (MSc Finance and Financial Law (Major: Law) and MSc Finance and Financial Law (Major: Finance)

MSc Finance and Financial Law (Major: Law)

In addition to the Core modules, you will select FOUR Option modules from those listed below.

Core Modules

  • Financial law 15PFMC058 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Corporate finance 15PFMC070 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Legal Aspects of Corporate Finance 15PFMC059 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Legal aspects of international finance 15PFMC060 (15 credits) Term 2

Elective Modules

  • Banking and capital markets 15PFMC056 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Corporate governance 15PFMC069 (15 credits) Term 2
  • The Japanese financial system 15PFMC073 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Finance in the global market 15PFMC057 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Islamic banking and finance 15PFMC074 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Risk management 15PFMC071 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Regulation of international capital markets 15PFMC061 (15 credits) Term 1
  • International Business Strategy 15PFMC082 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Cross-cultural management 15PFMC076 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Topics in the Chinese economy 15PFMC075 (15 credits) Term 1
  • International Marketing 15PFMC080 (15 credits) Term 1
  • International human resource management 15PFMC078 (15 credits) Term 1

MSc Finance and Financial Law (Major: Finance)

In addition to the Core modules, you will select FOUR Option modules from those listed below.

Core Modules

  • Corporate finance 15PFMC070 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Financial law 15PFMC058 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Risk management 15PFMC071 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Finance in the global market 15PFMC057 (15 credits) Term 2

Elective Modules

  • Legal Aspects of Corporate Finance 15PFMC059 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Banking and capital markets 15PFMC056 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Corporate governance 15PFMC069 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Islamic banking and finance 15PFMC074 (15 credits) Term 1
  • The Japanese financial system 15PFMC073 (15 credits) Term 2
  • International Business Strategy 15PFMC082 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Cross-cultural management 15PFMC076 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Regulation of international capital markets 15PFMC061 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Topics in the Chinese economy 15PFMC075 (15 credits) Term 1
  • International human resource management 15PFMC078 (15 credits) Term 1
  • International Marketing 15PFMC080 (15 credits) Term 1
Program taught in:
  • English

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