Taught course

International Banking Law and Financial Regulation

University of Reading · School of Law

Entry requirements

Applicants for all programmes will normally be expected to have an undergraduate honours degree in the 1st or 2nd class range, or international equivalent, with degree qualifications equivalent to a UK 2.1 or higher being preferred.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The LLM International Banking Law is unique; students can take advantage of the strengths of both a leading law school and a leading business school. Core and optional modules can be taken at the School of Law, the ICMA Centre and the Henley Business School providing them with 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. The banking industry has recently gone through massive changes which have changed its structure, the way it operates and the very nature of what was thought to be a stable yet dynamic environment. The systemic nature of the banking sector gives rise to challenges that need expertise in both law and finance in order to be effectively and successfully addressed.

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.

The programme is designed to be both theoretical and practical using case studies which will enable students to understand the issues that the banking sector faces and provide solutions whilst ensuring the successful and profitable operation and development of the sector.

On completion of the LLM International Banking Law, students will be expected to be able to understand the multi -disciplinary systemic nature of the sector, the challenges it faces and the means to address these challenges. The combination of legal and financial expertise that students will receive will enable them to become successful professionals in this sector.

The programme will also develop your practical transferable skills, including the ability to conduct independent research, both online and offline; time management, verbal and written communication, presenting and planning.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • LLM
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0) 118 378 6568