Taught course

Financial Services Law, Regulation and Compliance (Top-up)

London Metropolitan University · Guildhall School of Business and Law

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Entry requirements

You will be required to have:

  • passed the Financial Services Law, Regulation and Compliance Postgraduate Diploma

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Why you should study this course

This top-up LLM in Financial Services Law, Regulation and Compliance is an online course for those who have already acquired the Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Services Law, Regulation and Compliance.

You can study this course from your home, wherever that may be around the world. You won't have to study or attend sessions on campus, so you can still attend to your other responsibilities and work commitments.

More about this course

Following the banking crisis, there has been an increased need for professionals in the sector to study and understand the regulation of financial services. This course encourages you to look critically at an area of financial services law, regulation and compliance of your own interest. There is an emphasis on gaining a sound grasp of the relevant academic literature, including substantial use of key scholarly journals in the field.

You’ll be supported in undertaking online research using electronic law databases and a virtual learning environment that includes the module handbooks, lecture notes, weblinks, discussion groups, study skills materials and assessment criteria.

You’ll also have regular email support from the module tutor and dissertation supervisor, who are expert practitioners in the field.

Like many of our applicants, you may already be working in financial services or the consulting sector. While people take the course for various reasons, it's especially well-suited if you're seeking career advancement.


Part one of the course is assessed via a research proposal and literature review. Part two is assessed via a 10,000 to 15,000-word supervised research-based dissertation on a financial services law, regulation and compliance topic of your choice.

After the course

This course provides highly-specialised knowledge and research skills relevant to both legal practitioners and those operating more generally within the regulation and compliance environment of financial services or professional consulting sector.

Anyone working in politics, government, business, work-with-the-law commission, insurance, banking, the civil service, local authorities, journalism and media could also benefit from this course.

Information for international students

To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Tier 4 student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • LLM
    part time
    12 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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