The Banking and Finance Law LLM provides a thorough grounding in the fundamental principles of international finance and financial services law, covering local and international developments from both practical and policy perspectives. From financial regulation, corporate finance, and mergers and acquisitions, to online banking and fintech, you can choose from a wide selection of modules.

  • Cover a wide range of regulatory and transactional areas, including monetary law, banking law, financial regulation, central banking and securities law
  • Study with academics who are engaged in current banking and finance policy making and legal regulatory reforms
  • Undertake modules developed in the light of recent new regulations, such as ‘Ethics in Business and in Finance’
  • Attend our seminar series, featuring prominent figures from both industry and academia
  • Your fellow students will come from the UK and more than 80 other countries, each able to draw on prior academic and professional experience from different jurisdictions

Study Details:

LLM  1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Module Details:

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Student Destinations

This programme will enhance your career options by allowing you to specialise in the highly sought after interdisciplinary areas of law, economics and finance. We have specialist career advisers who organise events and assist with finding internship opportunities at UK and international law firms and other employers.

Graduates of the LLM have gone on to work as:

  • Lawyers in law firms such as Linklaters, Baker McKenzie, and Clifford Chance
  • Academics at renowned universities such as the University of Liverpool
  • Policymakers at a wide variety of institutions such as the European Central Bank, the European Securities and Markets Authority, the Financial Conduct Authority, and the Ministry of Finance, Japan
  • Legal officers and analysts at financial institutions such as Lloyds and Barclays


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Entry Requirements

A 2:1 or above at undergraduate level in Law or a degree with substantial law content.

Law graduates with a 2:2 honours degree who also have other legal qualifications and/or substantial professional legal experience may also qualify.

Other routes

Non-law graduates with a minimum second class honours degree, that have also obtained a Merit (or 60 per cent) in the Common Professional Examination (CPE) or Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) recognised by the UK professional bodies, may also qualify. Non-law graduates may also be considered on the basis of exceptional professional experience (of at least five years) in a legal area or an area directly related to their programme of study.

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