Entry requirements

Entry to the MA in Banking and Law programme requires a 2(ii) undergraduate degree in a relevant subject, e.g. law, banking, economics, finance, accounting or management from a university, or a similar qualification from any other institution. Alternatively, possession of a suitable professional qualification and relevant practical experience may also be accepted. In general, however, applicants are judged on their individual merits and age, work experience and other factors are also considered.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This interdisciplinary programme will enable students to study key legal and regulatory developments affecting the financial sector, including regulation of financial services, security instruments, corporate finance and arbitration.

Compulsory modules: Bank Financial Management; Research Methods; Bank Strategy and Performance; International Banking and Capital Markets Law; Credit and Security Law; International Commercial Arbitration.

Banking (choose 1): Corporate Risk Management; Financial Analysis; International Financial Markets; International Financial Management; Islamic Banking; Islamic Finance.

Law (choose 1): International Insurance Law; World Trade Law; Industrial Property Law; Intellectual Property Law; International Corporate Finance and Merger Regulation Law; Competition Law; International Financial Instruments Law.

Information for international students

English language requirements: IELTS: overall score of 6.0 (with no element below 5.5.); Pearson PTE: a score of 56 (with no element lower than 51); Cambridge English Test – Advanced: 169 (with no element lower than 162).

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


full time
9 months

Course contact details

Debbie Pritchard
+44 (0) 1248 383023