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Law and Finance

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.

Entry requirements

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.

Pre-sessional courses in English are available.

If you’re a national of an English speaking country recognised by UK Visa and Immigrations (please check most up-to-date list on the Home Office website) or you have successfully completed an academic qualification (at least equivalent to a UK bachelor's degree) in any of these countries, then you do not need to present any additional evidence.

If you are from a country not recognised as an English speaking country by the United Kingdom Visa and Immigration (UKVI), please check our English requirements before making your application.

Course modules

You will begin with a number of core classes drawn from law, accounting and finance which will introduce you to relevant legal, accounting and financial concepts and principles. Semester Two will also feature 2 core classes and you will then be able to choose from a broad range of law electives. The course will finish in the summer semester where you will do a law project.
Semester 1: Principles of finance; accounting and financial analysis; international banking law.
Semester 2: Advanced corporate finance and applications; financial regulation and compliance.
Summer Semester: Law Project. Indicative list of law electives: Contemporary employment relations; labour law in the global economy; comparative company law; world trade law; UK and EU environmental law; international environment law; law of international business; international investment law; E-commerce; arbitration law; intellectual property law.
For those students that do not have a background in accounting and finance, there will be an optional, non-credit bearing class available which will tell you all you need to know in order to follow the core classes run via the Strathclyde Business School.

Assessment methods

Teaching will be delivered through a combination of weekly seminars and lectures. Seminars take the format of small group teaching where reading is distributed in advance and students are expected to come prepared to engage in a discussion of the reading materials. Students on the LLM in Law and Finance will be able to attend regular networking events put on by the Law School as well as any events put on by the Strathclyde Business School.
Assessment in the classes will be through a mixture of exams and written assignments. The course will culminate in the Law project which you will prepare during the summer semester with the help of a supervisor drawn from the Law School's teaching staff.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
LLM Full-time September 2017 GBP 21,500 (Year 1) International 12 Months
LLM Full-time September 2017 GBP 12,000 (Year 1) Home/EU 12 Months

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