LLM in Financial Law
Financial Law Courses
Most LLM programmes in Financial Law in the UK tend to be ‘taught’ rather than research orientated, so they involve attending lectures classes and tutorials. A few institutions, such as the London School of Economics (LSE), also run research LLMs. As with almost every LLM course, a final dissertation is required, typically 12,000–15,000 words. The largest number of courses is run by constituent colleges of the University of London: LSE, King’s College London, the School of African and Oriental Studies, Queen Mary University of London, University College London and the University’s External LLM Programme. Oxford Brookes is amongst the other universities that also offer specialisation in these subjects. Many UK LLM programmes in Financial Law are based in London this is probably because it is a world centre for financial markets. However students shouldn’t disregard programmes located at institutions elsewhere in the UK as most of these are also well established,
Students should also consider studying at institutions outside of the UK - for example
Entry to Financial Law Courses
It is usual to have a first degree in law, but, depending on the course title and content, students with a bachelor’s qualification in economics, finance or a business subject may be accepted.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (or equivalent) scores of 6.5–7.0 are usually needed. Because of ongoing changes in the law we advise international students to regularly check the UKBA website to make sure they can fulfil the necessary requirements. Most individual institutions also have useful information on the Tier 4 requirements for international students, and can offer assistance in terms of student queries about their specific English language requirements.
Click here to find out more about English Language requirements for International Students.
Modern Banking Law, E Ellinger (ed)
Introduction to Global Financial Markets, S Valdez
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