Taught course

International Law and Financial Markets

University of East London · School of Business and Law

Entry requirements

Candidates must have a good honours degree in law, economics, international relations or the social sciences.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The programme will offer candidates the opportunity to study the role of public international law in the regulation of financial markets. The programme will explore the doctrines and institutions of public international law, and the form and environment of the regulation of financial markets. There will be an emphasis on the relationship between the international rule of law and international operation of finance in the context of globalization focusing on accountability, transparency and good governance. Students will take two core modules: Current Issues and Research in International Law and the Regulation of Financial Markets and two options: one from a list of international law options and another from the list of financial and economic law modules. The programme will be completed with a 15,000 word dissertation that can be written in the areas of either public international law or the regulation of financial markets.

The School of Law has expertise in the area of international law and 80% of its research was rated as of international recognition or above? in the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008.

LLM programmes were rated "commendable" (highest grade) in Quality Assurance Agency reports in 2003 and 2006.

The School of Law is the home to the Centre on Human Rights in Conflict

The programme is taught by experts in the fields of international law and financial law and sustained by regular publications and consultancy

Information for international students

In the case of applicants whose first language is not English or who have not studied to first degree level in English, they will require IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent). International qualifications will be checked for appropriate matriculation to UK Higher Education postgraduate programmes.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
16 months
full time
8 months


part time
8 months
full time
4 months

Course contact details

Applicant Enquiries
+44 (0) 208 223 3333
+44 (0) 208 223 2978