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The University of Edinburgh: International Banking Law and Finance

Institution The University of Edinburgh
Department Edinburgh Law School View department profile
Study type Taught


The legal and regulatory infrastructure and fundamental theoretical concepts underpinning global finance have undergone fundamental changes since 2008. This has had a profound impact on financial law theory and practice and the operation of global finance. Ever-evolving finance practices, the impact of technology, and a complex regulatory infrastructure, have created a challenging environment for those working in global banking and finance as industry leaders or policy-makers and regulators.

A successful career in today’s global markets requires an extensive and in-depth knowledge of complex and sophisticated global and domestic finance laws, regulations and practices. This skillset may not be developed without extensive study and a solid understanding of the economic, financial, legal and regulatory theories supporting the operation of global finance.

This programme is ideal for those pursuing a successful career in the legal, accounting and banking industries, or those who aspire to work with regulatory authorities, central banks, and other related public sector organisations. Graduates will position themselves as highly skilled experts and future leaders in the wider area of banking law and finance.

The value of the programme to prospective students is underscored and evidenced by outstanding graduate destinations, Just in the last year, programme graduates have been recruited by:

  • leading city law firms

  • leading wall street law firms

  • US and UK fund managers and fintech firms e.g. Linklaters

  • prestigious public organisations, e.g. the European central bank

  • other leading private sector undertakings (e.g. PWC China)

To add flexibility in terms of student choice, programme students will also have the ability to pick two optional courses in order to complete their LLM qualification. The two optional courses aim to provide students with foundational knowledge of principles of private banking law and international financial transactions. As well as the fundamentals of regulation of securities/capital markets, and sustainable finance, including green washing.



From its location at the heart of Scotland’s capital, the University of Edinburgh has been providing outstanding educational opportunities for over 400 years. 

The Law School

Established in 1707, and situated in the heart of Scotland’s capital, the University of Edinburgh's Law School has been at the heart of legal research and education for more than 300 years.

By studying at Edinburgh Law School, you’ll join a vibrant, active community of world-leading researchers, legal professionals and students at all stages of their education. 

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  • The University of Edinburgh is ranked 22nd in the world (QS World University 2024) …
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