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If you are planning to specialise in the financial sector, the LLM International Financial Law is the perfect course for you! Combining two compulsory modules and two optional modules, the course offers everything you need for a solid foundation on which to build your career.

The Banking Law module will give you an understanding of the role of banks in our economy, and the relevant regulatory schemes. You will also study the banker–customer relationship, the impact of new electronic payment systems, developments within money laundering regulations and the issue of bank resolution in the light of the global financial crisis.

In the International Financial Law module you will examine financial law and approaches to key aspects of it, the regulation and supervision of financial institutions, international financial architecture, the role of credit rating agencies, and the nature of key debt and financial instruments, including International Bonds and Syndicated Loan Agreements.

These two compulsory modules are assessed via written coursework, and a practical assessment – a group presentation – also forms part of the International Financial Law module. You will supplement these modules with two optional modules from the wide range that the course has to offer.

We also offer a range of other Master of Law pathways.

Why choose this course?

The global financial crisis launched domestic and international finance to the forefront of the world’s consciousness. This course offers a critical analysis of the events, and examines the response of the world’s financial markets, as well as giving you the wider skills and knowledge you will need for a specialist career in the financial and banking sector.

As you would expect from the Hertfordshire Law School, the teaching is delivered by specialists in their field, and is underpinned by cutting-edge research and regularly reviewed and updated to ensure it remains relevant and on topic. Our innovative teaching methods are specifically designed to maximise your intellectual, transferable, interpersonal and practical skills.

If you wish, you can combine a similar pathway, and graduate with a named joint pathway. In addition, you may wish to complement your degree with our co-curricular programme, which will further enhance your skills.

Course details

Careers

The LLM Inernational Financial Law is the degree for you if you are planning a career in the banking and financial sector. On successful completion of your studies you will be ideally suited for work as an in-house lawyer or in consultancy, in an international organisation of any size and in any sector of industry, or for an academic or research career.

Teaching methods

Flexible and innovative teaching methods and focus on current global financial issues and challenges make this a very exciting degree. Teaching is delivered via class seminars and supported by a wide variety of practical work, including group discussions, small-group collaborations, role plays and debates, offering you a range of practice and experience to develop your skills of negotiation, persuasion, debating, presentation, teamwork and leadership.

Written assignments require deeper independent study, to consolidate class learning and to enable you to develop the appropriate skills to formulate arguments and seek solutions to contemporary global financial issues. Group oral presentations help you develop and demonstrate teamwork, leadership, public speaking and time management skills, all necessary for any career.

Further opportunities to develop your mentoring, teamwork and leadership skills are available through our peer support and mentoring scheme.

Structure

Level 7

Core Modules

  • Dissertation - 60 Credits
  • Banking Law 2 - 30 Credits
  • International Financial Law 2 - 30 Credits
  • Research Methods and Skills - 0 Credits

Optional

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution - 30 Credits
  • Public International Law 2 - 30 Credits
  • Intellectual Property 2 - 30 Credits
  • International Commercial Law 2 - 30 Credits
  • Legal Risk Management, Governance and Compliance - 30 Credits
  • Company Law 2 - 30 Credits
  • International Environmental Law - 30 Credits
  • International Energy Law - 30 Credits
  • Medical Law and Ethics - 30 Credits
  • International Human Rights Law - 30 Credits
  • Islamic Finance Law - 30 Credits
  • International Development Law - 30 Credits
  • Private International Law - 30 Credits
  • Emerging technologies and law - 30 Credits
  • Data Protection Law - 30 Credits
  • International Electronic Communications Law - 30 Credits
  • Corporate Governance - 30 Credits
  • Employment law - 30 Credits

Fees & funding

Fees 2018

UK/EU Students

Full time
  • £8000 for the 2018/2019 academic year
Part time
  • £665 per 15 credits for the 2018/2019 academic year

International Students

Full time
  • £12500 for the 2018/2019 academic year
Part time
  • £1040 per 15 credits for the 2018/2019 academic year

Fees 2019

UK/EU Students

Full time
  • £8400 for the 2019/2020 academic year
Part time
  • £700 per 15 credits for the 2019/2020 academic year

International Students

Full time
  • £12650 for the 2019/2020 academic year
Part time
  • £1050 per 15 credits for the 2019/2020 academic year

Discounts are available for International students if payment is made in full at registration

*Tuition fees are charged annually. The fees quoted above are for the specified year(s) only. Fees may be higher in future years, for both new and continuing students. Please see the University’s Fees and Finance Policy (and in particular the section headed “When tuition fees change”), for further information about when and by how much the University may increase its fees for future years.

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Other financial support

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Living costs / accommodation

The University of Hertfordshire offers a great choice of student accommodation, on campus or nearby in the local area, to suit every student budget.

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Entry requirements...

A first degree in Law (or a subject in a related discipline, such as Business, Political Science or International Relations) at a minimum of 2:2. Or, an overseas qualification which is equivalent to a UK Honours degree, minimum 2:2 classification.

You must also satisfy the University’s English language requirement for the course, which is a GCSE grade 4 or above (Grade C or above under the old grading structure), or IELTS at 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band. For country specific qualifications, please visit our Your Country page.

Please contact Admissions Tutor at lawadmissions@herts.ac.uk to discuss entry requirements further.

How to apply

2018

Start DateEnd DateLink
21/01/201931/01/2020Apply online (Full Time)
21/01/201931/01/2020Apply online (Part Time)

2019

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17/09/201930/09/2020Apply online (Full Time)
21/01/202031/01/2021Apply online (Full Time)
17/09/201931/05/2020Apply online (Part Time)
21/01/202031/01/2021Apply online (Part Time)

2020

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17/09/202030/09/2021Apply online (Full Time)
21/01/202131/01/2022Apply online (Full Time)
17/09/202031/05/2021Apply online (Part Time)
21/01/202131/01/2022Apply online (Part Time)