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2023/24 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

LLM International Banking and Finance Law

Programme code:LLM-LAW/IBFFUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Karina Patricio Ferreira Lima Contact

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

Upper second class degree in law or equivalent (including suitably qualified non-law graduates).
The language requirement will be the standard one for entry to a taught masters programme in the Law School.

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


Examination board through which the programme will be considered:


Programme specification:

The distinctiveness of the programme lies in its coherent provision of postgraduate level study in the area of Banking & Finance Law which is an area of growing importance nationally and internationally.

Students on this programme will develop a specialised and detailed knowledge of the law both from a domestic and international perspective.

Successful completion of this module will ensure that students have the necessary research skills in banking & finance law to work independently and effectively on their research projects (in particular in the context of the dissertation).

Programme aims -
At the end of the programme students should be able to:
- Understand and apply complex rules of Banking & Finance Law to novel problems and real-world and hypothetical scenarios;
- Critically evaluate the legal rules and underlying policies concerning Banking & Finance Law;
- Undertake independent research and construct legal argument in the appropriate form; and
- Work independently to prescribed timescales, including contributing in seminar discussions to the critical evaluation of issues relating to all aspects of financial law.

Year1 - View timetable

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

Any student who has not studied Company Law, or who has done so, but not in a common law jurisdiction, must select Corporate Law (LAW5550M) as an option in Semester One.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

LAW5461MInternational Corporate Insolvency Law15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LAW5562MInternational Banking Law: The Regulatory Framework15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LAW5565MInternational Banking Law: Capital Markets and Loans15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LAW5662MPostgraduate Legal Research Skills15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LAW5780MDissertation60 credits1 Oct to 30 Sep (12mth)

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 60 credits from the following optional modules:

LAW5222MIntercultural Business and Organisational Communication15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LAW5334MCyberlaw: Regulation of Cyberspace15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LAW5345MAlternative Dispute Resolution15 creditsNot running in 202324
LAW5355MEnvironmental Law15 creditsNot running in 202324
LAW5445MInternational Competition Law15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LAW5550MCorporate Law15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LAW5556MCorporate Finance and Securities Law15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LAW5558MCorporate Social Responsibility15 creditsNot running in 202324
LAW5568MInternational Corporate Governance15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LAW5580MInternational Law of Credit and Security15 creditsNot running in 202324
LAW5584MPrinciples of International Financial Law15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LAW5585MInternational Trade Finance Law15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LAW5590MInternational Sales Law15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LAW5613MInternational Tax Law and Policy30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
LAW5637MFinancial Crime15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LAW5645MThe International Law of Foreign Investment15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LAW5655MWorld Trade Organisation Law15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LAW5830MInternational Economic Law15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LAW5942MConflict of Laws in Business Transactions15 creditsNot running in 202324
LAW5952MCentral Issues in Arbitration15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Last updated: 22/08/2023 13:42:37


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