Normally a first class or 2:1 honours degree (Law/Accounting/ Finance/Banking). Entry may also be possible with relevant professional qualifications.
We do accept a 2:2 if they have relevant and substantial work experience.
If an applicant doesn’t have an honours degree, we will consider if they have substantial and relevant work experience.
English language requirements
For postgraduate studies, the University of Strathclyde requires a minimum overall score of IELTS 6.5 (no individual test score below 6.0) or equivalent. Tests are valid for two years.
Months of entry
The global financial and economic crisis of 2008 has had a huge impact across the world. Financial regulation is now a priority for policymakers and governments. As a result, we're constantly considering the various legal requirements and constraints when making financial decisions and policies.
This course brings together the principals of law, policy and accounting. You'll develop an in-depth understanding of these principles which underpin the financial markets. You'll also gain a unique perspective on the rapidly changing area of regulation.
You'll study a range of compulsory law classes, taught by Strathclyde Law School. You'll also have compulsory finance and accounting classes offered by the Strathclyde Business School.
These classes will cover topics like:
- international banking law
- the legal aspects of financial regulation
- principles of corporate finance
- accounting for financial analysis
You'll also choose from elective classes which cover topics like:
- international investment law
- comparative contract law
In the summer semester, you'll complete a dissertation.
We're home to the Strathclyde Law Clinic. The Law Clinic is an opportunity for you to work as a student adviser for real-life clients.
You can apply to work in the Small Business Law Unit (SBLU) within the Law Clinic. It provides pro-bono transactional and dispute resolution legal services to businesses in Glasgow and the surrounding areas.
The SBLU will help local business owners and organisations understand their legal responsibilities. It'll also help local business and organisation protect themselves where necessary.
We want to help these businesses succeed. With our help they can:
- benefit the wider community by creating employment opportunities
- increase access to services
- encourage those within the community to further their aspirations
Information for international students
Please visit our website for information for: International students
Fees and funding
To recognise academic achievement, the Dean's International Excellence Award offers international students a merit-based scholarship of up to £3,000 for entry onto a full-time Masters programme in the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences.
Students living in Scotland can find out more about funding from the Student Awards Agency Scotland.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
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