Applications accepted from graduates of LLB (Single and Joint Honours) and related subjects e.g. Accountancy, Finance, Banking and Management Studies, Politics, International Relations and the Social Sciences. For LLB graduates and those with a related degree, we normally require a minimum of a lower second class degree from an approved University.
Months of entry
The course will enable students to master the following important aspects of the discipline: core attributes of a bank (credit institution), different types of banks (retail, commercial, private, etc), regulatory authorities in the UK (FSA, Bank of England and H.M. Treasury); some of the important EU/international banking entities, e.g. ECB, EIB, EBRD, the IMF, Federal Reserve and the World Bank; Authorisation and 'passporting' of credit institution activities within the EEA; Capital Adequacy principles/Basel III; the notion of insider trading and the Market Abuse Directive; the supervision of investment firms within the EU and the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID); Money Laundering and the three anti-money laundering Directives; Islamic Finance and, lastly, Conflict of Laws in a banking/financial services context. Part 1: Taught modules are undertaken in the period of September to June and will involve the study of 120 credits. Part 2: the dissertation is valued at 60 credits and is undertaken during the period of June to September, on successful completion of part 1. The Dissertation of approximately 20,000 words in length, and will focus on a legal topic reflecting students? specialised interests.
Information for international students
The minimum English language requirements will normally be: IELTS 6.5 with at least 6.0 in each individual component score; Pearson PTE: a score of 62 (with no element lower than 58); Cambridge English Test – Advanced: 176 (with no element lower than 169).
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Debbie Pritchard
- +44 (0)1248 383023