Taught course

International Banking Law

University of Reading · School of Law

Entry requirements

Applicants are normally required to have a good undergraduate Honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK). If you have other qualifications and a number of years’ relevant work experience then you may also be eligible to apply. We encourage applications from a non-law background and all applications will be assessed on their merit.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The LLM International Banking Law is unique: you can take advantage of the strengths of both a leading law school and a leading business school. Modules are taken at the School of Law and the ICMA Centre, part of Henley Business School, providing an invaluable opportunity to acquire a unique legal and financial perspective of the banking sector. The aim of the LLM International Banking Law is to train a critical pool of professionals in the key issues that the banking industry faces. This LLM will enable you to identify common aspects in the dynamics and mechanisms of the banking industry and to address the new challenges that the sector faces.

This LLM will enable students to identify common aspects in the dynamics and mechanisms of the banking industry and to address the new challenges that this sector faces. From a practical standpoint, this LLM programme will provide the tools to recognize the key elements to implement a successful financing technique by means of the analysis of theoretical issues and actual case studies. The LLM International Banking Law will define and analyse the core challenges and responses in key areas of international banking law. It will also identify and critically assess banking and hedge fund regulation as well as many other important issues in financial law related to risk. The corporate governance related dimension of the recent crisis along with many critical international banking law reform initiatives will also be examined as will the capital adequacy rules and Base III, and the nature, development and resolution of financial crises.

Information for international students

The School of Law has a large international student community and a dedicated international student support officer. For entry, evidence of English Language ability required. Normal requirements are: an overall score of 7.0 in the International English Language Test Score (IELTS) with no individual element scoring less than 6.0

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr Stavroula Karapapa
+44 (0)188 378 6417