This structure is for new students and those who registered after 1 July 2018.
Current students who registered before this date can find their programme structure here.
|Programme convenor:||Dr Richard Alexander|
|Fee:||£10,500. For full information on fees and payment options, visit our Fees page.|
|Programme start:||October / January / April / June|
The rapid and wide-ranging changes occurring in financial markets around the world and in the legal and regulatory environment in which they operate has created a demand for people with expertise in both finance and financial law. This MSc takes an integrated approach to these two aspects by including risk management, regulation, mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, formation of companies and the bank-client relation, bond issues, and loans. It relates to both national and international finance and will introduce you to how financial and legal principles are applied in practice as well as in theory.
If you have any further questions about the overall programme content and its suitability for you, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Modules and programme structure
You will study six modules: three core modules and three elective modules selected from the list below.
- Bank Financial ManagementM422
- Banking and Capital MarketsM426
- Corporate GovernanceM444
- Finance in the Global MarketM442
- Law and Regulation of Electronic Finance and Internet BankingM445
- Legal Aspects of Corporate FinanceM439
- Legal Aspects of International FinanceM441
- Regulation of International Capital MarketsM443
- Research MethodsM453
- Risk Management: Principles and ApplicationsM423
Too often expertise in financial services is polarised. Professionals either have knowledge of the practicalities of how financial services businesses operate or of the law relating to them. This programme creates a new kind of financial services professional: graduates who are trained in both finance and law. Graduates of the MSc FFL find that their specialist knowledge is in demand by international banks and investment firms, legal practices, regulatory institutions and the academic world.
This programme takes a minimum of two years to complete. Each module lasts 10 weeks. You are registered for a maximum of five years.
Education and experience
You should have an upper second class UK Bachelor's degree, or international equivalent, in any discipline. Relevant professional experience will be taken into account, but is not a requirement. Your application may also be considered if you have previous education and experience, equivalent to a degree-level qualification, which includes suitable preliminary training.
For all of our modules you are required to have a high level of English language ability in reading and writing and in study skills.
If your first degree was not taught in English, you will need to provide evidence of language ability. You will meet the English language requirement if you have passed any of the following within the past three years:
- (IELTS) International English Language Testing System (Academic) with an overall score of 7.0 or above, including a minimum of 7.0 on the written sub-test
- Pearson Test of English (Academic) with an overall score of 67 or above, including a minimum of 67 attained on each of the reading, writing, speaking and listening elements
- Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English
- Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English with an overall score of 185 or above, including a minimum of 185 attained on each of the reading, writing, speaking and listening sub-tests
- (TOEFL) iBT Test of English as a Foreign Language with an overall score of 95 or above, including a minimum of 24 attained on the reading and writing skills sub-tests and a minimum of 25 attained on the speaking sub-test and 22 attained on the listening sub-test.
You are required to have internet access to participate in this programme.