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2019/20 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MSc Law and Finance

Programme code:MSC-LAW/L&FUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Suren Gomtsian Contact address:S.Gomtsyan@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

Upper second class degree in law or a relevant business degree such as accounting, finance, economics, mathematics) or equivalent (including other suitably qualified graduates

Proof of proficiency in English language as follows:

(i) an English Language proficiency in TOEFL (paper based test) of at least 600 (including a score of at least 4.0 in the Test of Written English (TWE); or

(ii) a total score of 100 with at least 22 in listening, 24 in reading, 24 in speaking and 25 in writing on the TOEFL internet-based test; or

(iii) an overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 (with not less than 6.5 in the reading and writing components and 6.0 on the listening and speaking components; or

(iv) PTE Academic English Language Proficiency test by Pearson with at least 64 overall and at least 64 in writing and reading and 60 in listening and speaking; AND

(v) the relevant test above must have been taken within the relevant validation period
Candidates with an IELTS score of 6.0 overall (or equivalent) with not less than 5.5 in any element may be accepted conditionally on attendance at the University Language Centre’s 6 week pre-sessional English language course.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Programme specification:

- identify and articulate the primary issues in Financial Law and Finance and to be able to explain how they are being addressed;
- demonstrate an understanding of how major aspects of Financial Law and Finance impact upon the conduct of international business
- understand the key areas of Financial Law and Finance and their relevance to the UK, Europe and beyond
- demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of concepts, information and techniques that relate to the rationale for and design and practice of Financial Law and Finance
- demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of techniques applicable to conducting research in Financial Law and Finance.
- have developed the research skills to enable them to be independent researchers.


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[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

LAW5556MCorporate Finance and Securities Law15 creditsSemester 2
LAW5584MPrinciples of International Financial Law15 creditsSemester 1
LUBS5000MQuantitative Methods15 creditsSemester 1
LUBS5004MCorporate Finance15 creditsSemester 1
LUBS5982MFinancial Reporting and Analysis15 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

Candidates wil be required to study 60 credits from the following options (students wishing to take LAW5956M Dissertation (Law and Finance) must also take LAW5662M Postgraduate Legal Research Skills).

LAW5662MPostgraduate Legal Research Skills15 creditsSemester 1
LAW5952MCentral Issues in Arbitration15 creditsSemester 2
LAW5956MDissertation (Law and Finance)45 credits1 Oct to 30 Sep
LUBS5062MAccounting and Finance Dissertation60 credits1 Sept to 30 Sept

Students will be required to study 45 credits from the following optional modules

LAW5445MInternational Competition Law15 creditsSemester 2
LAW5550MCorporate Law15 creditsSemester 1
LAW5551MCorporate Transactions: Practical Skills15 creditsSemester 2
LAW5558MCorporate Social Responsibility15 creditsSemester 1
LAW5563MLaw and Economics of Business Regulation15 creditsSemester 2
LAW5565MInternational Banking Law: Capital Markets and Loans15 creditsSemester 2
LAW5580MInternational Law of Credit and Security15 creditsSemester 2
LAW5585MInternational Trade Finance Law15 creditsSemester 2
LAW5613MInternational Tax Law and Policy30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LAW5637MFinancial Crime15 creditsSemester 2
LUBS5019MForensic Accounting and Finance15 creditsSemester 2
LUBS5058MCorporate Governance15 creditsSemester 2

Last updated: 20/09/2019

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